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GATE MT 2020 Q6. The number of independent elastic constants of an isotropic material:

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Isotropic materials have same property in each direction. So among the elastic constants Young's modulus (E), Bulk modulus(K), Shear modulus(G) and Poisson's ratio if any 2 are known we can find the other. Hance the independent elastic constants for isotropic materials is 2.

Isotropic materials have same property in each direction. So among the elastic constants Young’s modulus (E), Bulk modulus(K), Shear modulus(G) and Poisson’s ratio if any 2 are known we can find the other.

Hance the independent elastic constants for isotropic materials is 2.

See lessThis answer was edited.Correct answer is option B i.e. 2 . @Rohit.km described it best. Thank you.

Correct answer is option B i.e. 2 . Rohit jha.km described it best. Thank you.

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