A measure of a material's ability to absorb work, or the actual work per unit volume or unit mass of material that is required to rupture it. Toughness is proportional to the area under the load-elongation curve from the origin to the breaking point.
The ability of a material to withstand shock. See also brittleness, ductility, elasticity, fatigue, hardness, malleability
Ability of a material to absorb, energy and deform plastically before fracturing. Toughness is proportional to the area under the stress-strain curve from the origin to the breaking point. In metals, toughness is usually measured by the energy absorbed in a notch impact test.
Property of absorbing considerable energy before fracture; usually represented by the area under a stress-strain curve, and therefore involving both ductility and strength.
A quality of wood that permits the material to absorb a relatively large amount of energy, withstand repeated shocks, and undergo considerable deformation before breaking.
The ability of a mineral or gemstone to resist breakage (fracturing). Toughness is not the same as the hardness of a stone.
The maximum amount of energy, referenced to a passive state, transferred to a body in the form of mechanical work, that the body can absorb prior to structural failure (ordinarily by fracture or rupture); the total area under the load-deformation plot.
It is the breakage (fracturing) resistance ability of a mineral or gemstone. The toughness is different from the hardness of a stone.
Ability of a material to absorb energy without failure. May be expressed as the total area under the stress-strain curve.
An Attribute, representing the wrestler's ability to withstand physical assault, his resistance to damage and injury. Not to be confused with Stamina.
Measure of mechanical energy that can be withstood by a material before a fracture develops.
Property of the material to resist to the propagation of cracks. It can be measured by a resilience test.
enduring strength and energy
the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
Energy absorbed by a material as it fractures, a measure of its resistance to fracture.
The ability of a gem mineral to resist breakage; not the same as hardness. Diamond is the hardest of all gems but breaks (cleaves) rather easily; jadeite is much softer but is highly resistant to breaking.
A measure of the amount of energy absorbed by a material as it fractures. Toughness is indicated by the total area under the material’s tensile stress-strain curve.
The resistance to fracture from impact. It is closely related to the absence of brittleness.
The ablity of a metal to resist breaking.
a measure of the ability of a sample to absorb mechanical energy without breaking, usually defined as the area underneath a stress-strain curve. (see: stress, strain)
The ability of a material to take bending, impact, etc., without cracking.
The ability of a hard finish to resist bending, impacts or distortion without cracking. The opposite of brittleness.
Tendency of a material to absorb work.
The property that allows wood to bend without breaking (see Plasticity).
The ability of a material to absorb energy.
the ability to aborb energy of deformation without breaking. High toughness requires both high strength and high ductility.
Resistance to breakage.
A blade's ability to absorb energy by impact prior to fracturing.
The ability of a stone to resist breaking or fracturing.
The ability of a finish to withstand abrasion, scratches, etc.
The ability of a metal to rapidly distribute within itself both the stress and strain caused by a suddenly applied load, or more simply expressed, the ability of a material to withstand shock loading. It is the exact opposite of "brittleness" which carries the implication of sudden failure. A brittle material has little resistance to failure once the elastic limit has been reached.
The ability of a dried film to be bent, indented or distorted without cracking. The opposite of brittleness.
The ability of a metal to absorb energy and deform plastically before fracturing.
A measure of the energy required to break a material.
An overall strength measurement which takes into account both the amount of pull and the amount of elongation a sample can withstand.
The ability of the metal to absorb energy and to deform plastically during fracture. Toughness values obtained in testing depend upon the test temperature, the rate of loading, the size of the test specimen, as well as the presence of a notch and its acuity.
In materials science and metallurgy, toughness is the resistance to fracture of a material when stressed. It is defined as the amount of energy that a material can absorb before rupturing, and can be found by finding the area (i.e., by taking the integral) underneath the stress-strain curve.