safety factor


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safety factor

n
(General Engineering) another name for factor of safety
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Noun1.safety factor - the ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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In fact this study attempts to understand students' perception of the influential safety factors which associates with their pedestrian activities.
He reminded that the safety factor was two times less in 2008-2009.
Although the probability-based approaches are superior to the safety factor method when considering uncertainties, they are seldom employed by fire safety engineers, many of whom fear that such methods will prove complex (He 2010).
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Follow proper design principles to design in a safety factor (see the box "How to Define a Safety Factor"), ensuring some tolerance for processability variations without jeopardizing functionality of the part.
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There is the safety factor, and I was always brought up to where you can race hard, you can race aggressive and they can race you, but you respect them.
This conservative safety factor typically adds mass, posing a disincentive to casting use in an industry in which weight is of vital importance.
The 2200 has a rated capacity of 2200lbs with an industry standard 5:1 safety factor.
The need for a scorch safety factor is based on possible localized hot spots that might cause scorching.
But to have a reasonable safety factor built into the system, even one photon from an electron's track had to be sufficient to trigger a response.