Design Factor and Factor of Safety [Machine Design]

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Design Factor and Factor of Safety [Machine Design]
« on: February 13, 2017, 11:37:21 AM »

Design Factor and Factor of Safety


Reliability is the probability that equipment such as parts, assemblies, components machines, and systems of machines will perform the intended function satisfactorily, or without failure. In many machinery applications, failure is the result of excessive stress, distortion, wear, or corrosion. We next consider some typical cases involving stress-strength interference.