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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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.
Our main experiment examined the effect of adhesive through-reinforcement (two levels) and the effect of glass-fibre reinforcement of adhesive bond lines on different measures of fracture toughness of a model laminated birch wood composite (Figure 1).
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.
Fracture toughness testing involved loading a bar of metal, containing a notch that has been sharpened by growing a fatigue crack to the required depth, until the point of failure.
The present research proposed that mental toughness would be positively associated to behavioral activation system, which in turn may lead to improved mental health whereas it would be negatively related to behavioral inhibition system and fight-flight-freeze system.
From the literature review it concludes that Ball Indentation test provides methodology for calculation of plane strain facture toughness which is essentially meant for conservative design of thick components.
The simulated samples were used for testing of hardness and impact toughness; while they actually represent the weakest zone of welded joint within heat-affected zone (HAZ).
where [[sigma].sub.t] and [K.sub.IC] are the tensile strength and Mode I fracture toughness of rock, respectively, with a coefficient of determination [r.sup.2] = 0.62.
From the fracture toughness analysis of injection and compression mold grade PP, it was found that the toughness is related to the initial notch depth, sample dimensions, temperature, and deformation rate [13],The application of linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) to measure the fracture toughness of PP homopolymer is restricted to -60[degrees]C [14] because of the excessive nonlinearity at higher temperatures [13-15].