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Categories: Engineering ratios, Articles with short description, Mechanics, Safety engineering
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factor of safety  safety factor
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The ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use WordNet 3.0
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The ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
In engineering, a factor of safety, also known as safety factor, expresses how much stronger a system is than it needs to be for an intended load. Wikipedia
Especially structural engineering contexts Wikipedia Disambiguation
factor by which an engineered system's capacity is increased over the expected requirement to ensure safety in the face of error or uncertainty Wikidata
The ratio of the maximum stress or load which something can withstand to the stress or load which it was designed to withstand under normal operation. Wiktionary
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The common safety factor used for elevator support cables is 11. Wiktionary
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