Enter the creep strain and the elastic strain into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Creep Coefficient. 

Creep Coefficient Formula

CC = CS / ES


  • CC is the Creep Coefficient ()
  • CS is the creep strain
  • ES is the elastic strain

To calculate Creep Coefficient, divide the creep strain by the elastic strain.

How to Calculate Creep Coefficient?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Creep Coefficient.

  1. First, determine the creep strain. 
  2. Next, determine the elastic strain. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CC = CS / ES.
  4. Finally, calculate the Creep Coefficient.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

creep strain = 0.5

elastic strain = 0.6

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is creep strain?

Creep strain refers to the gradual deformation of a material under sustained stress over time. It is typically observed in materials subjected to high temperatures or prolonged mechanical stress.

How does elastic strain differ from creep strain?

Elastic strain is the immediate deformation a material undergoes when a stress is applied and is fully recoverable upon the removal of the stress. Creep strain, on the other hand, occurs over time and is not fully recoverable.

Why is the Creep Coefficient important in engineering?

The Creep Coefficient is crucial in engineering because it helps in the design and analysis of materials and structures that are expected to experience high temperatures or prolonged stresses. It allows for the prediction of long-term deformation and ensures the structural integrity over the lifespan of the material or structure.

Can the Creep Coefficient be negative?

No, the Creep Coefficient cannot be negative. Since it is a ratio of the creep strain to the elastic strain, and both strains are positive quantities, the Creep Coefficient is always a positive value.