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    Default failure resistance

    Hello!
    Could you help me with the term "failure resistance"?
    What does it mean?

    Thanx
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    Default Re: failure resistance

    Hola jack8rkin,

    It refers to the resistance of a material, mechanism or structure to failure.

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    Default Re: failure resistance

    Thank you!

    Then, I would like to add to the above quesion:
    What does a "failure" mean in your understanding in this case?

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    Default Re: failure resistance

    Hi again, Jack8rkin,

    Well, imagine a mechanism, structure or system designed and developed to function without any problem , interruption, error or breakdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack8rkin View Post
    Thank you!

    Then, I would like to add to the above quesion:
    What does a "failure" mean in your understanding in this case?
    Failure resistance is an indicator of limit that refers to the power or capacity of a mechanism, structure or system to resist, or withstand failure. This is determined at time of designing of the structure/system which functions successfully within that limit without any problem , fault, or breakdown. However, if the limit is exceeded the failure resistance decreases resulting in functional failure or break-down of the system.

    So failure here refers to both potential failure as well as functional failure.

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    Default Re: failure resistance

    In connection with this, you may be interested to know that there is a metric, often used in computer harware manufacture (and maybe other sorts of manufacture): 'MTBF' - mean time between failures.

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    Default Re: failure resistance

    Thanks to everybody!
    "Failure" is still such a tricky word to me!
    Sometimes when we speak about failures they are just little cracks, a sort of "damage" to a product, and sometimes, they denote "total destruction".
    And it all is "a failure"!

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    Default Re: failure resistance

    Perhaps you could think of failure as the opposite of success. The 'success' of a mechanical structure can range from 'absence of even the slightest imperfection' to 'just managing to stay up until the engineer's out of sight'.

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