Tensile Modulus of Elasticity

Tangent or secant modulus of elasticity of a material subjected to tensile loading. Alternate terms are Young's modulus and modulus of elasticity in tension. It can be measured in a tensile test or in a dynamic test where it is related to resonant frequency on a cylindrical rod by the equation:

Tensile Modulus of Elasticity Equation

where E is modulus of elasticity; 1, length of the rod; p, density; f, resonant frequency; k, radius of gyration of the rod about an axis normal to the rod axis and plane of motion (d/4 for cylindrical rods) and j, a constant dependent on the mode of vibration. Tensile modulus of elasticity is approximately equal to compressive modulus of elasticity within the proportional limit.