# Resilience vs. Resiliency

By Jaxson

• Resiliency

In material science, resilience is the ability of a material to absorb energy when it is deformed elastically, and release that energy upon unloading. Proof resilience is defined as the maximum energy that can be absorbed up to the elastic limit, without creating a permanent distortion. The modulus of resilience is defined as the maximum energy that can be absorbed per unit volume without creating a permanent distortion. It can be calculated by integrating the stress–strain curve from zero to the elastic limit. In uniaxial tension, under the assumptions of linear elasticity,

U

r

=

σ

y

2

2

E

=

σ

y

ϵ

y

2

{displaystyle U_{r}={frac {sigma _{y}^{2}}{2E}}={frac {sigma _{y}*epsilon _{y}}{2}}}

where Ur is the modulus of resilience, σy is the yield strength, εy is the yield strain, and E is the Young’s modulus. This analysis is not valid for non-linear elastic materials like rubber, for which the approach of area under the curve till elastic limit must be used.

Wikipedia
• Resilience (noun)

The mental ability to recover quickly from depression, illness or misfortune.

• Resilience (noun)

The physical property of material that can resume its shape after being stretched or deformed; elasticity.

• Resilience (noun)

The positive ability of a system or company to adapt itself to the consequences of a catastrophic failure caused by power outage, a fire, a bomb or similar (particularly IT systems, archives).

• Resiliency (noun)

resilience

Wiktionary
• Resilience (noun)

the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness

“the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions”

• Resilience (noun)

the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity

“nylon is excellent in wearability, abrasion resistance and resilience”

Oxford Dictionary