Toughness, in materials science and metallurgy, is the resistance to fracture of a material when stressed. It is defined as the amount of energy per volume that a material can absorb before rupturing.
Another definition is the ability to absorb mechanical (or kinetic) energy up to failure.
Toughness index for alloy comparisons: an overall Toughness Index can provide important insights during the materials selection process.
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