factor of safety


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factor of safety

n
(General Engineering) the ratio of the breaking stress of a material or structure to the calculated maximum stress when in use. Also called: safety factor
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Noun1.factor of safety - 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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The minimum value of factor of safety for 3% reinforcement composites is 1.
16] proposed a rotational-translational collapse mechanism to assess the factor of safety of slopes with a weak layer.
It would have been difficult to achieve a factor of safety greater than two using HDD when crossing that kind of soil formation.
The factor of safety is a very easy calculation to perform in many circumstances, and it is very easy to interpret the results.
In the limit equilibrium based infinite slope stability analysis, the slope failure will occur when the factor of safety is below one (FS < 1), and the critical state is obtained when the factor of safety is equal to one (FS = 1).
To analyze membrane pack behaviour, its fatigue factor of safety must be determined at different loading conditions.
Outputs include fatigue life, damage, factor of safety, stress biaxiality, fatigue sensitivity as shown in Figures.
The secondary treatment process, activated carbon filtration, is provided as an added factor of safety after air stripping to remove any residual VOCs should raw water concentrations increase beyond the capacity of the air strippers.
Analysis results can generate contour plots of fatigue life, damage, factor of safety, and stress biaxiality, as well as rainflow matrix, damage matrix, fatigue sensitivity, and hysteresis.
Water mounding resulting from earthquake-induced warping of covers of waste containment systems may result in time-dependent reduction of post-earthquake factor of safety against instability (FS).