design ultimate load

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design ultimate load, factored load

In structural design, the working load times the load factor.
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Aerospace structural ground testing involves two basic types: static testing, where the aircraft structures are loaded up to maximum strength-up to 150 percent of design ultimate load and fatigue testing, where the test specimens are cyclically loaded in a repeated fashion, simulating daily wear and tear on the aircraft.

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