In materials science and metallurgy, toughness is the ability of a material to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing; Material toughness is defined as the amount of energy per volume that a material can absorb before rupturing. It is also defined as the resistance to fracture of a material when stressed. Toughness requires a bala
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a property, frequently applied to materials such as jade, that differs from hardness in that it refers to a resistance to breaking -- i.e., breaking or chipping rather than scratching.
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Toughness is the resistance of a material to fracture or break. It is usually measured in units of energy.
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A term denoting a condition intermediate between brittleness and softness. It is indicated in tensile tests by measurement of the ultimate tensile stress and elongation.
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Ability of a metal to absorb energy and deform plastically before fracturing. It is usually measured bythe energy absorbed in a notch impact test, but the area under the stress-strain curve in tensile testing is also ameasure of toughness.
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The ability of a metal to absorb energy and deform plastically before fracturing.
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Measure of the ability of a material to absorb energy.
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The quality or state of being tough.
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• (n.) The quality or state of being tough.
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(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 to fracture), and its toughness ... ...
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- 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.
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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
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Ability to absorb impact energy.
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The property of a metal, mostly steel, to have high strength without associated brittleness.
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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.
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Is the ability of a material to resist the development of fracture or cleavage through the body of the material.
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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.
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