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bulk modulus Line breaks: bulk modu|lus

Definition of bulk modulus in English:


The relative change in the volume of a body produced by a unit compressive or tensile stress acting uniformly over its surface.
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  • They then calculated both the shear modulus and the bulk modulus, which are measures of the mineral's ability to deform when squeezed or bent in different ways.
  • A related quantity, the bulk modulus, is defined as the reciprocal of the compressibility.
  • The material properties for the different regions included the bulk modulus, thickness, and density.

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