2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2018 2:03 PM by James Riddell

    Factor of Safety Questions

    Austin Gurney

      Hey everyone this is my first post. I'm taking a class in SW and we're working on factor of safety simulations and I have a couple questions.  I've done quite a bit of googling that didn't clarify much for me. My questions are....

       

      1. Is there a way to import simulation information like factor of safety into a drawing and an e-drawing? (other than just making a text box?) I did figure out how to make an e-drawing that contains the factor of safety simulation of the part, but what if I wanted to display this on a drawing file?
      2. Is factor of safety a clear and concrete number value like an average? Or is is variable along the entire part? I'm having trouble understanding how to read the info once a study is done.

       

      Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.

       

      -Austin

        • Re: Factor of Safety Questions
          J. Mather

          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.

           

          -Austin

          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.

          • Re: Factor of Safety Questions
            James Riddell

            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.