The state or quality of being durable; the power of uninterrupted or long continuance in any condition; the power of resisting agents or influences which tend to cause changes, decay, or dissolution; lastingness.
Resistance to change from original appearance. Durability is term used to describe how long polish film will resist changes in appearance caused by foot traffic or other types of wear before spray buffing, recoating, or stripping is considered necessary. Terms used to describe durability include abrasion resistance, adhesion, black heel mark resistance, lack of dirt embodiment, hardness, scuff resistance, scratch resistance, detergent resistance, and gloss retention.
The ability of a material to withstand the destructive agents with which it comes in contact. The term” durability” is often incorrectly used to signify only weather resistance. For instance, a material may be durable under the conditions for which it has been designed, even though the film would rapidly disintegrate upon exposure to normal weather conditions such as rain and sunlight.
1. The natural resistance of timber to biodeterioration due to fungi, insects and mechanical break down caused by weathering, checking and splitting. 2. In building, the efficacy of details in preserving or protecting the fabric of the building from decay or deterioration.
The resistance of aggregate particles to the accumulative effects of environmental and cyclical load conditions. Lack of aggregate durability results leads to a breakdown of aggregate particles resulting in an alteration in gradation and impairment of performance.
The degree to which a coating or sealant can withstand the destructive effects of the environment to which it is exposed. The term also refers to interior applications, including the ability to withstand scrubbing, abrasion, etc.
The degree to which paint withstands the destructive effects of the environment to which it is exposed, especially harsh weather conditions. Durability has two aspects. Its protective properties safeguard the substrate from degradation. Its decorative properties allow the paint to retain its attractive appearance.
The inherent resistance of wood to attack by wood destroying organisms. The term 'durability' used with reference to the classification for heartwood, according to BS EN 350-2 : 1994. The majority of sapwood in commercial use is deemed to be Class 5 (Not Durable) Durability class 1: Very Durable Durability class 2: Durable Durability class 3: Moderately Durable Durability class 4: Slightly Durable Durability class 5: Not Durable
The ability of the wood species or finish to withstand the conditions or destructive agents with which it comes in contact in actual usage., without an appreciable change in appearance or other important properties.
The durability of a gem depends both on its hardness and "toughness." It may be quite tough but easily scratched, or it may be exceedingly hard but lack toughness because of easy cleavage. Diamond is highest on the scale of hardness and, despite it rather easily developed octahedral cleavage, it is among the toughest of gemstones.
The degree to which a material retains its physical properties while subjected to stress, such as heavy use, or adverse environmental conditions. To say a material is durable suggests that it has high initial strength, and will last a long time under normal conditions of use.
A relative term indicating the degree of permanency of protective, decorative, or functional properties. Excellent durability of a pre-finished steel product implies the ability to retain the required properties for continued service.