Resilience of a material is defined as the amount of energy the material can absorb and still return to its original state. Metallic resilience is an element of physical systems that can be harvested in many innovative ways, which is one intention of this Community Resilience Collaborative.
Here is a wonderful definition along with a metric: “We can define resilience of the material to be the amount of energy the material can absorb and still return to its original state. If we are talking about stressing the material and having it return to its original state, we are talking about the material remaining in the elastic region of the stress-strain curve. It turns out that we can get the energy of elasticity by taking the area under the curve of the stress-strain curve. That area has been highlighted in the figure below, which is the area under the curve from the origin to the yield strength.”
- Resiliency and Toughness
- Images of Metallic Resilience
- Implications for seismic activity (Science Direct)