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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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Modified Goodman and Miner's Rule calculations are applied to determine adequate fatigue life while von Mises stresses are compared to yield stresses to determine adequate safety factors.
This condition can be seen in the different safety factors with the different soil depths.
To verify the reliability of the nonproportional correlative reduction finite element method for slope strength parameters, the nonproportional relationship between the cohesion reduction factor and the internal friction angle reduction factor is introduced into Bishop's slice method, yielding the nonproportional double safety factors of Bishop's slice method.
In fact this study attempts to understand students' perception of the influential safety factors which associates with their pedestrian activities.
4) The bottom line for a number of publications on this topic is: "use no safety factors at all.
Safety factors have been widely employed in fire safety engineering due to their simplicity.
Additionally, safety factors have been reduced to 16 (Normal) and 15 (Novice).
Safety factors are commonly used by engineers when designing various types of HVAC systems for use in all types of buildings.
the second step implies the calculation of the safety factors associated to each failure mechanism identified at the preceded step.
With the new tensioner, all equipment is sized with safety factors for all mechanical, pneumatic and electric components to allow the use of the machine continuously up to the rated performances and to accept overloads up to the peak holding force without using the overload capacity of any component.
The centrifugal loading has a significant stiffness effect which causes law increasing of the buckling safety factors, leading to the increased resistance to torsional deformations and to deformations caused by the misalignments of the two shafts.