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First Published - January 1995
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This document sets out the basis of the SAFESA methodology for the
use of finite element analysis is to support the qualification of
engineered structures. The philosophy adopted in SAFESA is to
formalize the process of structural qualification. The objective is
to minimize the opportunity for error – especially in regard
to the idealization process. To this end, SAFESA provides a
systematic procedure (or framework) for carrying out finite element
analysis within a qualification. The framework in itself should
help to minimize error, and also provides a means of identifying
and treating errors.
SAFESA is based on current best practise. Experienced practitioners will find few surprises and hopefully much with which they agree within the document. It is relevant to anyone using finite element analysis to check the integrity of engineered structures and should find use within the aerospace, building, civil, offshore, defence manufacturing, nuclear, process and shipbuilding industries for example. As the SAFESA Quick Reference Guide is not aimed at any particular industry it has been necessary to generalize some of the concepts and practises unique to certain industries. Also, some of the terminology may appear to be somewhat convoluted on first acquaintance. Words ascribed particular meaning are shown underlined when first used and are explained further in the Glossary.
For experienced analysts and those already familiar with SAFESA, this document serves as a summary reference to the SAFESA Technical Manual. Readers unfamiliar with SAFESA are advised to start with the summary in Section 2. Section 3 then provides a summary reference for ‘Defining the scope’ of a structural qualification and Section 4 introduces the process of ‘Idealization’ and outlines the relationship of the remainder of the detailed assessment to idealization.
This document is supported by a number of other documents, including ‘The SAFESA Management Guidelines’  and the ‘SAFESA Technical Manual’  and broadly supports recent quality standards such as ISO 9001  and the NAFEMS QSS .
SUMMARY OF THE SAFESA APPROACH
STAGE 1 – DEFINING THE SCOPE
STAGE 2 – DETAILED ASSESSMENT
APPENDIX A – Idealization and Error Assessment Summary
APPENDIX B – Idealization Error Sources and their Treatment
APPENDIX C – Glossary
APPEDIX D - References
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Date: January 1, 1995