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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After a conventional analysis was done using idealized geometry and using a safety factor of 3 for strength, an initial semi-elliptical crack was introduced to determine the stress intensity factor of the crack-tip and the minimum fracture toughness value required for a safety factor of 3 (Fig.
The goal was to arrive at an equation, a formula, that determines how many bolts, and how much shotcrete and mesh, are needed for a specified area to have a minimal safety factor of 1.
He added, The award of this contract very much reflects this expertise, acknowledges the multi-disciplinary skills of the CRA team and spotlights the companys increased provision of traditional PSR safety factor authoring support to both UK and overseas clients, to compliment the Probabilistic Safety Analysis services for which we have gained our reputation.
In determining the number of geotextile reinforcements required for the embankment, the common reference used is the safety factor value.
Meanwhile, the safety factor of the slope can be defined as the ratio between the actual cohesion of the sliding surface soil and the cohesion required for display on the sliding surface when the slope can attain the limit equilibrium state.
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.
4) The bottom line for a number of publications on this topic is: "use no safety factors at all.
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).
Some engineers use an overly-conservative estimate for Pz as a safety factor.
First up is the Verso compact seven-seater and Toyota has really upped the safety factor (right).
i] and the minimal corresponding safety factor for each model.