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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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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.
An improvement of about 300% in fracture toughness of the sample reinforced with nanographite in comparison with the ceramic sample without the additive is among other achievements of the research.
If you lose one game, the chances are you are out of the World Cup, and for me, mental toughness is key for Wales.
A series of tests were carried out on center-cracked compression and tension specimens to calculate the fracture toughness, ([K.
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.
Andy today put across a model of mental toughness that each player can relate too and the players have taken a lot of practical tips that they can know go forward and implement.
This method to estimate fracture toughness (equation 2) is free of the other material properties, unlike equation (1).
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).
The computerized fracture toughness test equipment at Laboratory Testing Inc.
The most important mechanical properties of ABS are impact resistance and toughness.
Mental toughness is a concept centred around what makes some people succeed and other people fail," he said.
One advantage of the SCF method is that it gives a fracture toughness result germane to small cracks, of the order of size of the naturally occurring flaws in a brittle material.