Shear Modulus of Elasticity

Tangent or secant modulus of elasticity of a material subjected to shear loading. Alternate terms are modulus of rigidity and modulus of elasticity in shear. Also, shear modulus of elasticity usually is equal to torsional modulus of elasticity. A method for determining shear modulus of elasticity of structural materials by means of a twisting test is given in ASTM E-143. A method for determining shear modulus of structural adhesives is given in ASTM E-229.