The Factor of Safety Wizard allows you to assess the safety of your design based on a failure criterion.
After your run a static study, you can calculate the factor of safety of your model.
 After you run a static study, rightclick Results and select Define Factor of Safety Plot.
 Click the down arrow on Results (Simulation CommandManager) and select New Plot, Factor of Safety.
Step 1 of 3
All  Selects all bodies to plot the factor of safety.  
Selected bodies  Select a single or multiple bodies from the menu to plot the factor of safety.  
Criterion  Select one of the following failure criterion:


Composite Options ( Available for models with composite shells only) 


When you select Automatic, the software selects the most appropriate failure criterion across all element types. The software applies the following conditions:


What does this mean  Displays the mathematical relation that described the selected failure criterion. 
Property
Include title text  Lets you type a custom title for the plot.  
Associate plot with name view orientation  Associates a predefined view orientation with the active plot.  
Next  Goes to the next step. 
Step 2 of 3
Units  Sets the stress units.  
Set stress limit 


If you selected MohrCoulomb stress criterion from the previous step, you must set the tensile and compressive stress limits.


Multiplication factor  Allows you to enter a multiplication factor for calculating the selected stress limit. For example, if you apply a factor of 0.5 to a yield strength stress limit of 2000 psi, Factor of Safety Wizard uses 0.5 x 2000 = 1000 psi for the stress limit.  
Beam Results  
Shell Results  Select the shell face for which you want to perform the Factor of Safety:
Run two checks: one for the top face, and the other for the bottom face.


Material involved  Displays the material names and properties related to the stress limits used by Factor of Safety.  
Composite Options (Available for models with composite shells only.) 


Prev  Returns to the previous step.  
Next  Goes to the next step.  
Step 3 of 3
Factor of safety distribution  Plots the distribution of the factor of safety.  
Areas below factor of safety  Plots the regions below the specified factor of safety (displayed in red color). Regions above the specified factor of safety are displayed in blue color.  
Safety result  Lists the minimum factor of safety based on the selected criterion.  
Prev  Returns to the previous step. 