Volumetric Strain is the exact ratio of change in volume to the original volume. It is denoted as **ε _{V. }**It can be expressed as ε

Or, Change in Volume/ Original Volume

The normal stress, which is related to the single side of each cube, and it is taken when comes in the form of a ratio. So, the stress to volumetric strain is called the volume modulus or bulk modulus of rigidity. It is denoted by K.

σ_{normal} / ε_{V = }k

It can also be said as Direct Stress/ Volumetric strain

ε_{V }= ε_{x} + ε_{y} + ε_{z} = dV / V

The total volume is taken here and it is divided by the original volume. Here, you can easily notice the small factors which are the voulmes in the different direction of the axis as x, y and z. To understand the various conditions you just need to explain it through proper diagram.

**Links of Previous Main Topic:-**

- Rectilinear motion in kinetics of particles
- Work and energy
- Linear momentum
- Force mass acceleration
- Simple stress introduction
- Normal strain
- Stress strain diagram ductile material mild steel
- Axial deformation
- Deformation of a bar due to stress developed
- Poissons ratio
- Shear strain

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