Problem

Toughness

Other Names:
Hardness
Stiffness
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. 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
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
23.08.2016 – 19:47 CEST