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 strength models were based on the calculation of two mechanisms of deformation (Ranalli, 1995; Turcotte and Schubert, 2002): a) linear increase of the brittle strength with depth by frictional sliding [3], and b) exponential decay of the viscous strength with depth according to dislocation creep [4]:
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. The corps of Wilis, led by Yulia Mashkina as a frigid Myrtha, had murder on their minds, trading ethereal elusiveness for more of a "let's get down to business" style that still left their toe hops silent as the grave and their tulle skirts billowing as if touched by a chill wind.
Measured strengths in this fracture regime are considered brittle strengths. As temperature is raised some arbitrary amount, (or test speed lowered), multiple crazing next becomes dominant, followed by shear yielding at still higher temperatures [4].