fracture toughness

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frac·ture tough·ness

(frakshŭr tŭfnĕs)
Ability of material to resist breakage.
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i]([sigma]) of the minimum value of brittle strength is given by (Cramer, 1946; Gumbel, 1960)
The resulting equation cannot be solved in an elementary way for normally distributed brittle strength values of the elementary units.
In other words, at low temperatures the yield strength is higher than the brittle strength, so failure is in the brittle mode.