Law of elasticity

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The law of elasticity is a law of matter . It allows the reaction of an elastic material , i.e. the stresses occurring in the material, to be calculated from the strains forced in the material . In the case of linear-elastic behavior of the material with small deformations and rotations, this also includes the inverse consideration: the elongations are then the resulting state variables of the - however - generated stresses in the material. The law is used in engineering and engineering mechanics to describe the behavior of the specific material. Furthermore, a homogeneous material is assumed in the following statements .

The linear special case of the law of elasticity is Hooke's law .

Other types of elastic material behavior are non-linear elasticity or viscoelasticity .