Loads may not have changed but the way we evaluate them has. The entertainment industry has shifted away from relying on single, large factors of safety, instead applying appropriately smaller design factors to understood loads. In this session, the presenters will define terms such as characteristic, dynamic, and peak load, and they will demonstrate how these concepts are used in engineering calculations.
These principles form the basis for current entertainment machinery Standards. This session is part of the Engineering Commission's Mechanical Design Series with “Stage Machinery Brake Design and Selection" and “Emergency Stop Systems - How Safe is Safe Enough?”.