design factor

design factor

[di′zīn ‚fak·tər]
(engineering)
A safety factor based on the ratio of ultimate load to maximum permissible load that can be safely placed on a structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Designers worked to preserve neighbors' views as much as possible, said Tim Wybenga, principal at TVA Architects.<br />"Although the council has made it quite clear that views are not a consideration, they were a design factor," he said.
This companion illustrates and describes exhibits relating to such matters as Seoul-on-Air: augmented environments for urban activism, Smell = Information: what could happen when invisible information--from smell molecules--is the starting point for acting and reacting, An Atlas of Machine Landscapes: a tour through the post-human architectures of machine vision, and The Ideology of Sharing Culture: open-source architecture as a design factor and research tool.
An important design factor was replicating the feel of the industry, as well as flexibility that allows for cohesiveness between programs, Anderson said.
Primarily designed for high availability ease of maintenance is an integrated design factor for the Protect Plus S500 which includes removal able internal modules contributing to low MTTR (mean time to Repair).
A 20-inch line, 0.500 WT, 35,000-yield, design factor 0.5 with an 800 psig established MAOP.
According the latest talk, the new handset may retail round $849 introducing a new design factor especially with the screen and other killer specs.
If the design factor of the tablet continues to erode laptop sales but the glass keyboards still fail to impress those who like to feel what they're typing, then what about a futuristic-looking hybrid like the Aspire R7 from Acer?
The contribution of each design factor of piezoelectric actuator is also discussed in this paper.
It states: "The key design factor is to minimise the requirement for energy use in the day to day running of the dwelling.
We envision entering the market primarily in the premium luminaire design sector in which the artistic design factor plays a large role.
The researcher finding also identified that the respondent's ranking for expected design factor of the colour are significantly different.
But the whole experience was a gentle reminder of how a simple design factor on a vehicle can really make the difference when it comes to safety.

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