Factors considered for selecting factor of safety

Q.  Which of the following factors are not considered while selecting values for factor of safety?
- Published on 14 Sep 15

a. Cost
b. Failure consequences
c. Degree of uncertainty about loading and material
d. None of the above

ANSWER: None of the above


  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 29 Oct 15
    - Factor of safety is defined as the ratio of material strength and allowable stress.

    - Different factors to be considered while considering factor of safety are:

    1) Degree of uncertainty about loading and material strength.

    2) Failure - human safety and economics.

    3) Cost for providing factor of safety.

    4) Uncertainties caused when loads are applied to strength of materials.

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