Template talk:Elastic moduli

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Should the formula table be initially hidden? --Berland 15:26, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

yes, I think it would be better. Formulas are detailed information, which should be kept in minimum to keep the article text more readable. Also I think this table should be added to all linear elasticity articles (section see also) which include even one of these moduli. The key idea of the different moduli is that you need only two of them to describe linear material and different applications use different forms for simplicity. I would add this note in to the table "note: a linear elastic material needs only two moduli, other moduli can be expressed as their function". Maybe I sleep on it, the phrasing is not that good. Dv3 20:11, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
I am not sure yet how to best hide the contents technically (that is, I have to read some wikidocs first), so if someone knows, please go ahead. --Berland 13:05, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
I changed the "autocollapse" to "collapsed". Autocollapse hides only if there is two or more tables in the page.Dv3 09:19, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
Not quite how I envisioned it. I would like only the table inside the table to be collapsed, so that the list of elastic moduli is visible, and some text like 'Conversion formulas between elastic moduli' to be a table header for an initially collapsed table. --Berland 11:34, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
I changed the template code so that only the inner table of conversion formulas are hidden. --Berland 18:43, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
It's an excellent table, and I have been using it on a regular basis. Its really a pain to have to click, scroll, click in order to see it though. I changed it to default visible. The article is no less readable as long as the table is at the bottom. PAR (talk) 22:12, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

On possible expansion of the table[edit]

Page 20 of the paper http://sepwww.stanford.edu/sep/berryman/PS/gassmann.pdf has a longer table that possibly can be copied here if needed. That table is transposed compared to this table, and a transposed version is probably the way to go if this table is to be expanded. --Berland (talk) 12:57, 2 March 2009 (UTC)