Problem

Toughness

Other Names:
Hardness
Stiffness
Durability
Solidity
Resistance
Strongness
Nature:

In materials science and metallurgy, toughness is the ability of a material to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing. One definition of material toughness is the amount of energy per unit volume that a material can absorb before rupturing. This measure of toughness is different from that used for fracture toughness, which describes load bearing capabilities of materials with flaws. It is also defined as a material's resistance to fracture when stressed.

Toughness requires a balance of strength and ductility.

Broader Problems:
Relative properties*complex
Narrower Problems:
Fear of intimacy
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Date of last update
03.09.2019 – 17:43 CEST