Strain Energy Calculation With Volumetric Strain Values

The strain values can be calculated with the stress values with the help of Hooke’s law. If an equal stress value is applied to a unit volume(cubic), the strain values of each side will be equal. This is called a volumetric strain.

Here we show you how to calculate strain energy with volumetric strain values via a calculator. 

Strain Energy Calculation With Volumetric Strain

Equal stress values acting on a stress element(Image Source:D. K. Singh – Strength of Materials-Springer, 2020, pg.419).

You can make this calculation with the calculator below;

Strain Energy Calculator Of Volumetric Strains

The use of the calculator above is very simple. You just need to enter the required values inside the brackets. Then click on the ‘Calculate!’ button to see the result. If you want to do another calculation, just click on the ‘Reset’ button. 

Here, you need to enter the stress value that is applied from three sides of the body. Then enter the elasticity modulus and Poisson’s ratio of the material. And enter the total volume which is the volume of the stress element that undergoes stress. If you are making your calculation for a unit volume, enter the total volume as 1. 

You can enter the values in suggested units in parentheses.


The calculation of the strain energy due to the volumetric strains is very simple. 

Mechanicalland does not accept any responsibility for calculations made by users in calculators. A good engineer must check calculations again and again.

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