# Your question: How do you find the factor of safety in Solidworks?

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## What is factor of safety in mechanics of solids?

Definition. There are two definitions for the factor of safety (FoS): The ratio of a structure’s absolute strength (structural capability) to actual applied load; this is a measure of the reliability of a particular design.

## What is a 4 to 1 safety factor?

In the section covering leaf chain, the Machinery Directive states that the minimum safety factor when lifting a weight should be 4:1. In other words, the leaf chain should be able to lift four times the maximum weight it will be lifting in its working life.

## What is a good factor of safety?

General recommendations

Applications Factor of Safety – FOS –
For use with highly reliable materials where loading and environmental conditions are not severe and where weight is an important consideration 1.3 – 1.5
For use with reliable materials where loading and environmental conditions are not severe 1.5 – 2

## What is the factor of safety ratio?

Concept: The factor of safety is defined as the ratio of ultimate to working stress (in case of brittle material). The factor of safety may also be defined as the ratio of the resisting force to failure causing force.

## How do I read solidworks simulation results?

Displaying SOLIDWORKS Simulation Results in the Graphics Area

1. Open an assembly that has a simulation study saved with it.
2. Click the Static 1 tab.
3. In the Simulation Study tree, right click Static 1 and click Run.
4. Click the Model tab.
5. Click Simulation Display (View toolbar) or View > Display > Simulation Display .
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## How do you simulate in Solidworks?

6 Steps to your first SOLIDWORKS Simulation

1. Step 1: Define your Study. Static, Thermal, Frequency, etc.
2. Step 2: Assign your Materials.
3. Step 3: Apply the Boundary Conditions (Free Body Diagram)
4. Step 4: Mesh the Model.
5. Step 5: Run the Analysis (Solve)
6. Step 6: View the Results.

## What do you mean by factor of safety?

: the ratio of the ultimate strength of a member or piece of material (as in an airplane) to the actual working stress or the maximum permissible stress when in use.