overdesign


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overdesign

As applied to structural design, a design based on requirements higher than service demands, usually as a means of compensating for unknown and/or anticipated deficiencies.
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This overdesign requirement would increase vehicle size/weight for some variants.
It is hoped that further experimental work will help to narrow the gap in our current understanding in order to build safe pipelines without expensive overdesign.
Elevators must be overdesigned to some degree because of the likelihood of misuse and the dire consequences of failure, but many engineering structures do not require the overdesign that is typically present.
Among the strategies evaluated, the two that reduced embodied emissions--increased fly ash and reduced overdesign due to better designs--were found to lower the CO2 emissions by approximately 10% and 17%, respectively, while also saving upfront costs.
Most developers are not trained to direct Architects and Engineers and as a result will generally accept whatever is presented and generally that translates into overdesign and higher construction costs.
Talus addresses this with a comprehensive multi-mode multi-corner (MMMC) post-route optimization engine that optimizes across all active corners and still ensures that all timing, leakage and limit requirements are met without using punitive margins and overdesign.
Three key factors: 1) overdesign, 2) lack of technical expertise at the overseeing transit agency, and 3) external factors like political interference and rising material costs.
Did they purposely set out to overdesign the rovers, paying little or no attention to the original mission requirements?
Overdesign The System: "Overdesign the system a bit, and be sure your servo parameters and system event tilling work for all expected loads--and for machine mechanics both new and old," he explains.
Diligent design: In the past, architects and design professionals often tended to overdesign to provide a layer of protection in the case of system or material failure.
If it was possible to overdesign a book then Harvard Design School - the creators of this masterpiece - have done just that.
The need to periodically clean luminaires has been recognized, but has not been a high priority with many users as maintenance budgets are reduced," she said, resulting in yet additional system overdesign.