Austin Gurney wrote:
I'm taking a class in SW and we're working on factor of safety simulation.
Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.
I’ll muddy the waters.
Factor of Safety is not factor of safety.
Never occurred to me to put the reported value on a drawing.
A safety factor (SF) is the ratio of the calculated stress vs. the allowable strength of the material. For some designs a SF may be in relation to the accepted UTS - or- the YS for a material.
Personally, I would never put SF, MS, or UC on a print. It's not the place for back up calculations and explaining assumptions.