in SolidWorks January 31, 2020
How safe is your design?
What happens if your design fails? – Would there be any consequences?
What tools do you have to ensure safety?
SOLIDWORKS Simulation lets us see where and how a part will fail before even making a prototype :
Despite this there are still many real life accidents that happen. Some products are risky :
See video here : https://www.carthrottle.com/post/zd2x4je/
Whilst some products are designed well but can become overloaded by an unforeseen loads in the real world :
( Would you have foreseen this load?)
“Loving couples engraved Padlocks collapse Paris Bridge”
Final Question : Would you ever sky dive with only a single parachute and no reserve chute?
So why design with only one safety fallback?
Rollercoaster designers frequently add a seat belt to their pull down bars just in case the mechanism fails.