Modulus of Elasticity: Steel, Concrete & Aluminum


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A W-shaped steel beam (E= 210 GPa) is subjected to a 100 MPa tensile stress. How much is the change of length of the beam with respect to its original length?

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1. A steel rod (E = 200 GPa) is subjected to a strain of magnitude 0.01, what is the average stress on the rod?

2. What is the correct formula of the modulus of elasticity given, the applied force on a beam, its original length, its cross sectional area, and the change in length due to the load?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet and quiz, you can see what you know about modulus elasticity. Its formula and stress are topics covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can gauge your understanding of:

  • Calculating the value of stress
  • Finding average stress of objects
  • The formula for modulus of elasticity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on modulus elasticity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the modulus of elasticity for various materials to interpret which substance is being used in a practice problem
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the formula used for modulus of elasticity

Additional Learning

Learn more about these concepts by using the lesson called Modulus of Elasticity: Steel, Concrete & Aluminum. Use this lesson to:

  • Define strain
  • Examine the importance of elongation for materials
  • Review the relationship between strain and modulus of elasticity