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Factor Of Safety ( F.S. )

Factor Of Safety ( F.S. )
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Factor of safety ( F.S. ) is used to cover uncertainties in a coupling design; analytical assumptions in stress analysis, material unknowns, manufacturing tolerances, etc.. Under given design conditions th F.S. is the ratio of strength ( or stress capacity ) to actual predicted stress; where stress is a function of torque, speed, misalignment and axial displacement.

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