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toughness

[′təf·nəs]
(mechanics)
A property of a material capable of absorbing energy by plastic deformation; intermediate between softness and brittleness.

toughness

1. The ability of a structural material to resist shock or impact; its ability to absorb energy before fracture.
2. The ability of a cladding, coating, or paint film to resist abrasion, chipping, or cracking.

Toughness

Kojak
tough, New York City plainclothes detective. [TV: Terrace, 445]
Nolan, Jim
hard-bitten, he rouses fellow migrant workers to strike. [Am. Lit.: In Dubious Battle]
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In this work, the fracture toughness of rotationally molded PE and PP was measured for the first time.
Resilience, mental toughness, "grit" is a quality worth striving *for and celebrating, even as we at times fall short.
Mental toughness by sportsmen and coaches, to achieve excellent performanceis considered to be one of the important psychological features (Bull, et al.
Fortunately good science has now unpacked the ingredients of mental toughness and we know it is a learned skill, not a matter of being lucky when the genes get handed out at birth.
The Sport Mental Toughness Questionnaire (SMTQ) was used to measure mental toughness.
In view of the above considerations, the present study a) verified whether mental toughness discriminates winner and loser in a kickboxing competition and b) examined the relationship between mental toughness and muscular power performance.
In once-tempered specimen, the lower hardness decreased the wear resistance, whereas the improved toughness decreased the worn piece size (Table 2, Figures 7(b) and 7(e)); consequently, the weight loss was decreased, and the wear resistance was improved (Figure 6).
Mental toughness is commonly viewed as a combination of innate characteristics and a set of context-specific cognitive skills that can be developed (Gucciardi & Gordon, 2011; Gucciardi, Gordon, Dimmock, & Mallett, 2009; Jones et al.
One of the objectives of the STTR programme was the development of an inexpensive, ultra-strength steel with high fracture toughness that could be used in Navy aircraft applications.
Fracture toughness measurements were carried out on four rocks types:
Overall specimen size and normalized specimen thickness requirements of CS test for practically evaluating the fracture toughness of bone are addressed [11-13].
Though general research already carried out on participants in a variety of sports types facilitates the administration of many tests, researchers have recently conducted more specialized studies so as to discover more specific components of mental toughness or other psychological aspects (4, 12, 14 & 20).