Design by Quantitative Factor of Safety

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Hsuan-Loh Su

Imperial College, London University, London, England

J. Eng. Ind 82(4), 387-391 (Nov 01, 1960) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3664258 History: Received October 21, 1958; Online December 09, 2011


The traditional safety factor has a qualitative meaning only. However, it can be quantitatively interpreted through the possible variations of the components in a design as well as the probability of safety. The proposed design method based on such a safety factor gives not only a more rational but also a more economic design than the conventional methods.

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