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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.
Response time in emergency situations is one of the most important safety factors in minimizing the loss of life and property.
Safety factors have been widely employed in fire safety engineering due to their simplicity.
The Member of Parliament described said Arab moves as security and safety factors, "which in turn shall fortify the Lebanese internal scene in the face of growing Israeli threats.
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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.
This will allow aerospace design engineers to specify castings without using design safety factors.
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.
Because of redundant safety factors built into modern airliners and airlines' maintenance practices, Nance said he was surprised the malfunction occurred.
The list is composed of all the essential safety factors that I have learned as a so-called "expert witness" over the last 35 years.