Durability


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durability

[‚du̇r·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(engineering)
The quality of equipment, structures, or goods of continuing to be useful after an extended period of time and usage.

Durability

A factor that affects the life-cycle performance of a material or assembly. All other factors being equal, the more durable item is environmentally preferable, because it means less frequent replacement. However, durability is rendered moot as a factor if the material is replaced for aesthetic reasons prior to it actually wearing out.

durability

1. The ability of a material, component, assembly, or building to resist weathering action, chemical attack, abrasion, and other conditions of service.
2. The resistance of a particular species of wood to decay.
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Bubble-making materials are usually used to increase the durability of concrete.
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Durability Director achieves this by providing a single, comprehensive environment to simplify, standardize, customize and automate the durability process.
Kalitta Air also maintains the option to purchase additional durability kits.
Twelve papers from the June 2005 symposium present recent studies on the durability of sealant and adhesive materials, explore the factors influencing the durability of sealed joints and adhesive fixations, and report on the development of new test methods and performance- based standards.
Later in the day, the symposium will address the durability of membranes and catalysts via such sessions as "Performance Degradation of DMFC MEAs and Methods of Improving Their Longevity," "Understanding Carbon Corrosion in Electrocatalysts" and "Catalyst Stability and Its Impact on Stationary Stack Durability.
The high-performance binder system combines two different binders mixed with cross-linked material, allowing for a strong connection of metal particle and increased durability.
Structural finger-jointed southern pine is routinely subjected to durability cycle procedures as part of certification and quality control processes (SPIB 2002).
For auto exteriors, Solvay has two new families of engineered TPOs that exhibit high stiffness, impact resistance, and enhanced surface durability comparable to engineering thermoplastics.
The unique combination of safety, speed of construction, and long-term durability is what makes cast-in-place reinforced concrete the ideal material for a school--or any other public or commercial building," says Alfred G.
Features structural components purpose-built for durability in demanding applications.
That regrettable deal, the emblem for a whole series of ill-fated Dodgers moves until it was upstaged by the Mike Piazza trade, happened because of the club's doubts about Martinez's durability.