# What is the relation between elastic constants?

## What is the relation between elastic constants?

Young’s modulus, bulk modulus and Rigidity modulus of an elastic solid are together called Elastic constants….Elastic constant formula.

Formula | SI Units | |
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The relation between Young’s modulus and bulk modulus | E=3K(1−2μ) | N/m2 or pascal(Pa) |

### What is the relationship between Young’s modulus and elasticity?

Young’s modulus is a measure of the ability of a material to withstand changes in length when under lengthwise tension or compression. Sometimes referred to as the modulus of elasticity, Young’s modulus is equal to the longitudinal stress divided by the strain.

#### What is the interrelationship between the three constants?

All three elastic constants can be interrelated by deriving a relation between them known as the Elastic constant formula. The bulk modulus and the shear modulus are dependent constants and they are related to Young’s modulus and the Poisson ratio.

**Which of the following materials has 21 independent elastic constants?**

anisotropic

A hyperelastic material with stress and strain symmetry has 21 independent elastic constants. The material with 21 independent elastic constants is also called as anisotropic or aelotropic material. Further reduction with one plane of material symmetry gives 13 independent elastic constants.

**What are three elastic constants?**

The three types of elastic constants are:

- Modulus of elasticity or Young’s modulus (E),
- Bulk modulus (K) and.
- Modulus of rigidity or shear modulus (M, C or G).

## Why are elastic constants important?

The elastic constants include the bulk modulus, Lame constant, Poisson’s ratio, shear modulus, and Young’s modulus. Elastic constants are important in seismology because the velocity of waves depends on the elastic constants and density of the rock.

### What are the four elastic constants?

Elastic Constants

- Young’s modulus.
- Bulk modulus.
- Rigidity modulus.
- Poisson’s ratio.

#### What is the difference between elastic modulus and Young’s modulus?

Young’s modulus, also referred to as elastic modulus, tensile modulus, or modulus of elasticity in tension is the ratio of stress-to-strain and is equal to the slope of a stress–strain diagram for the material. The force at elongation (strain) is measured.

**What is meant by Poisson’s ratio?**

Poisson’s ratio is defined as the ratio of the change in the width per unit width of a material, to the change in its length per unit length, as a result of strain.

**What are the three different types of elastic constants?**