# Definition of constitutive equation

## constitutive equation in Mechanical Engineering*Powered by* COBUILD (kɒnstɪtutɪv ɪkweɪʒən)

Word forms: (regular plural) constitutive equations

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noun

(Mechanical engineering: Mechanics and dynamics) A constitutive equation is an equation that describes the relationship between two physical quantities, for example between the stress put on a material and the strain produced on it. ⇒ The constitutive equation for most metals is based on Hooke's law. ⇒ Constitutive equations, such as Hooke's law for linear elastic materials, describe the stress-strain relationship in calculations. ⇒ A constitutive equation is an equation that describes the relationship between two physical quantities, for example between the stress put on a material and the strain produced on it.

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## Nearby words of 'constitutive equation'

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