damage tolerance


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damage tolerance

[′dam·ij ‚täl·ə·rəns]
(engineering)
The ability of a structure to maintain its load-carrying capability after exposure to a sudden increase in load.
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It also offers damage tolerance, and resistance to fatigue, impact, fire, and corrosion.
Ceramic coatings and CMC sales are likely to record a relatively faster growth in sales, as these have been deemed to hold higher specific strength over larger temperature range, along with greater damage tolerance, than monolithic ceramics.
The pivotal role of the lattice structure in impact absorption and in increasing damage tolerance is considered in Figs 6 and 9.
Xyscan is capable of providing both 2D and 3D imaging to support detailed process validation, damage tolerance requirements, geometrical measurements, and production defect detection.
In order to overcome limited ductility and damage tolerance at room temperature, it is mandatory to ensure the material processing be above the BDTT.
Initial development of the MQ-9B was done using GA-ASI Internal Research & Development (IRAD) funds, and introduced a number of hardware and software upgrades, such as improved structural fatigue and damage tolerance, as well as robust flight control software.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Nature has produced exquisite composite materials--wood, bone, teeth, and shells, for example--that combine light weight and density with desirable mechanical properties such as stiffness, strength and damage tolerance.
/ Jacobs ESSSA, where he held the concurrent titles of Skill Lead and Damage Tolerance Subject Matter Expert.
Given their benefits of lightweight strength, corrosion resistance, sound damping, damage tolerance, lower-cost tooling, and ability to consolidate multiple subcomponents into a single streamlined part, polymer composites continue to gain traction in the commercial truck market for the same reasons their use is growing in passenger cars and light trucks.
Once implemented on aircraft, UTC Aerospace Systems' electrothermal ice protection systems with CNT technology will deliver uniform heat distribution, enhanced damage tolerance, and improved fatigue resistance in a lightweight system.
Such design strategy allows the structure to tolerate damage so its structural health is not compromised under the real loading conditions, according to a damage tolerance design philosophy.