(from the article `metallurgy`) ...under an overload but not fail. Sudden failure begins at a notch or crack that locally concentrates the stress, and the energy required to extend ... The most important mechanical properties of a metal are its yield stress, its ductility (measured by the elongation...
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/t/66
- enduring strength and energy
- the property of being big and strong
- the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
- impressive difficulty
The ability of a steel to absorb large amounts of energy without being readily damaged.
Found on http://www.areforum.org/up/GeneralStructures/JOIST%20AND%20STRUCTURAL%20GLO
A quality of wood which permits the material to absorb a relatively large amount of energy, to withstand repeated shocks, and to undergo considerable deformation before breaking. Specific toughness classification are set out in AS 1720.2 SAA Timber Structures Code - Part 2 Timber Properties
Found on http://oak.arch.utas.edu.au/glossary/view_glossarylist.html?term=t
Ability to absorb impact energy.
Found on http://www.timken.co.uk/en-us/knowledge/glossary/pages/SteelTermsGlossary.a
The property of a metal, mostly steel, to have high strength without associated brittleness.
Found on http://www.metalbulletin.com/Glossary.html
1) Endurance 2) Hardiness 3) Permanence 4) Resilience 5) Robustness 6) Stability 7) Stamina 8) Staying power 9) Strength 10) Sturdiness
Found on http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/EN/crossword-dictionary/toughness/1
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.
Found on http://www.metaltek.com/value-engineering/glossary.html
Is the ability of a material to resist the development of fracture or cleavage through the body of the material.
Found on http://gemologyonline.com/gemology_dictionary.htm
Toughness indicates a stone's resistance to breaking, chipping or cracking when subjected to mechanical stress, impact, or a fall. Toughness is rated as: exceptional, excellent, good, fair, poor.
Found on http://www.allaboutgemstones.com/glossary_gemology.html
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