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stringent (and expensive) quality control. Estimates of explicit design factors of safety, Fd
Experienced design engineers develop rules of thumb (estimation) for
estimating overall values of Fd. Novice designers will use the following table
to assist familiarization of the various influences (factors). Mechanical Design Factors of Safety
explicit Factors of Safety Mechanical Design Factors of Safety
explicit Factors of Safety
Design factor of safety, Fd Mechanical Design Selection of materials
In choosing a material for a component, the engineering
• Will it work?
• Will it last?
• Can it be made?
• Can it be made within cost and weight limits?
For now, metals will be the focus...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course MECHANICAL 101 taught by Professor Kent during the Three '11 term at University of Melbourne.
- Three '11