Resilience

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Resilience Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    resilience n
  1. the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit [syn: resiliency]
  2. an occurrence of rebounding or springing back [syn: resiliency]
Resilience Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Resilience \Re*sil"i*ence\ (r?-z?l"?-ens), Resiliency \Re*sil"i*en*cy\ (-en-s?), n.
  1. The act of resiling, springing back, or rebounding; as, the resilience of a ball or of sound.
  2. (Mech. & Engyn.) The mechanical work required to strain an elastic body, as a deflected beam, stretched spring, etc., to the elastic limit; also, the work performed by the body in recovering from such strain.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Resilience'


Resilience is the property of a material to absorb energy when it is deformed elastically and then, upon unloading to have this energy recovered. In other words, it is the maximum energy per unit volume that can be elastically stored. It is represented by the area under the curve in the elastic region in the stress-strain curve.

Modulus of resilience, Ur, can be calculated using the following formula: , where σy is yield stress, E is Young's modulus, and is strain.

An example of a biomaterial which has a high resilience is articular cartilage, the substance lining the ends of bones in articulating joints such as the knee and hip.

It might be different to Rebound resilience which is used for instance in relation with foam.

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* The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul that moment created the resilience that leaders need. - Warren Bennis


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