1b-ex. Factor of Safety Examples
Ex. 1b.1

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Example 1b.1  Factor of Safety

Given: An aluminum bar can support a force of P = 42.0 kN in tension before it yields (starts to permanently deform).

Req'd: If the Factor of Safety is 3.00 against yielding, determine the Allowable Load, Pallow (the maximum Working Load), that the bar can be subjected to.


Pallow = Pf/F.S. = (42.0 kN)/(3.00) = Pallow = 14.0 kN

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Updated: 05/16/09 DJD