Material evaluation


Knowledge underpinning material evaluation[1] procedures includes such things as a material’s composition and structure; how a material’s properties can be changed; the material’s expected performance[2] specifications[3]; and the social, cultural, and environmental factors associated with where the product is to be situated.

Terms definitions
1. material evaluation. Knowledge underpinning material evaluation procedures includes such things as a material’s composition and structure; how a material’s properties can be changed; the material’s expected performance specifications; and the social, cultural, and environmental factors associated with where the product is to be situated. « Back to Glossary Index
2. performance. How well a system or algorithm runs or operates. « Back to Glossary Index
3. specifications. Specifications in a brief define (the nature of) the appearance and performance requirements against which an outcome can be evaluated as fit for purpose (by key and wider stakeholders). The specifications may also include constraints on both the outcome and the practice that can be undertaken to develop it. « Back to Glossary Index