Enter the force, initial length, area, and transverse displacement into the calculator to determine the shear modulus.

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## Shear Modulus Formula

The following equation is used to calculate a shear modulus of a material.

G = F * L / A * D

- Where G is the shear modulus (pascals)
- F is the force (N)
- L is the initial length (m)
- A is the area being acted on (m^2)
- D is the transfer displacement (m)

To calculate the shear modulus, divide the product of the force and initial by the product of the area and transfer displacement.

## Shear Modulus Definition

Shear modulus is defined as the ratio of shear stress to shear strain and is a measure of the rigidity of a material.

## Shear Modulus Example

How to calculate a shear modulus?

**First, determine the shear force.**Calculate the force causing the shear.

**Next, determine the initial length.**Calculate the initial length of material.

**Next, determine the total area.**Calculate the total area the force is acting on.

**Next, determine the transfer displacement.**Calculate the transfer displacement.

**Finally, calculate the shear modulus.**Calculate the shear modulus using the formula above.

## FAQ

**What is a shear modulus?**

A shear modulus, also know as rigidity modulus, is the ratio of shear stress to shear strain acting on an object.

**How is shear modulus calculated?**

Shear modulus is calculated using the formula above. It’s equal to shear stress divided by shear strain.

**What’s the difference between shear modulus and Youngs modulus.**

Shear modulus is a measure of the rigidity of an object. Young’s modulus is a measure of the elasticity of an object.