Note: This post is the first in a series of blogs exploring industry-recognized structural design principles. This material originated in an internal white paper written by Dr. Robert Tryon, Chief Technology Officer at VEXTEC.
In the world of structural design, there are two main analytical techniques that are currently employed when attempting to predict the durability of components and systems: safe life design and damage tolerance analysis. Depending on the type of industry, one particular philosophy can be preferred over the other. We offer here an overview of these design philosophies. Read more