fracture toughness

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fracture toughness

A measure of a member’s ability to absorb energy without fracture.
References in classic literature ?
For Spirits when they please Can either Sex assume, or both; so soft And uncompounded is their Essence pure, Not ti'd or manacl'd with joynt or limb, Nor founded on the brittle strength of bones, Like cumbrous flesh; but in what shape they choose Dilated or condens't, bright or obscure, Can execute their aerie purposes, And works of love or enmity fulfill.
The probability density function of the brittle strength of sub-volumes of the material body containing a single elementary flaw (here referred to as elementary units) is denoted by f([sigma]), and the cumulative frequency curve by
Kulagina returned as a Wili with nearly boneless backbends and an eerily brittle strength.