There are two philosophies in Mechanical Design, the safe life design and the fail safe design. The safe life design is based on concept that there must be no cracks or defects in the material. And fail safe design consider that there is a defect in material, but the component can be working safety, this is, the damage tolerance concept assumes the existence of initial flaws in the mechanical component and its philosophy is based on the acceptance that damage will propagate and an adequate system of inspection should be implemented in order to monitor the damage. This work aims to present a state of art in relation to the mechanical design of components that contain defects inherent to the casting process and present a methodology to be following in mechanical design of casting components.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event7th International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design - Albufeira, Albufeira, Portugal
Duration: 11 Jun 201715 Jun 2017


Conference7th International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design
Abbreviated titleM2D2017
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