FOS

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FOSFactory Outlet Store (retail)
FOSFestival of Speed
FOSFinancial Ombudsman Service (UK)
FOSFachoberschule (German school type)
FOSFortress of Solitude
FOSFour of Spades (band)
FOSFriends of Scouting
FOSFamily of Services (US FEMA)
FOSFructo-Oligosaccharides (nutrional supplement)
FOSFaculty of Science (various universities)
FOSFocus on Standards
FOSFile Output Stream
FOSFamily of Service
FOSFailover Services
FOSFedora Operating System
FOSFree Online Scholarship
FOSField of Search (sensor management systems)
FOSForeign Owned Subsidiaries
FOSFreedom of the Seas (Royal Caribbean cruise ship)
FOSFrançais sur Objectifs Spécifiques (French: French for Specific Purposes)
FOSField of Study
FOSFirst Order Statistics
FOSField Office Supervisor (various organizations)
FOSFirst on Stage
FOSFundamental Operating System
FOSFactor Of Safety
FOSFamily of Systems
FOSFrom Outer Space
FOSFigure of Speech
FOSFaint Object Spectrograph
FOSFamily of Spiders
FOSfree/open source
FOSFlorida Ornithological Society
FOSFiber Optic Splicing
FOSFeat of Strength
FOSFree Online Scholarship (newsletter)
FOSFrench Onion Soup
FOSFructooligosacaridos
FOSFlight Operations Support (various organizations)
FOSFree Alongside Ship
FOSFree Overnight Shipping
FOSFederatie voor Open Scoutisme (Dutch: Federation for Open Scouting; Belgium)
FOSFiber Optic Sensor
FOSFolks on Spokes (bicycle club)
FOSFederation of Workers Trade Unions (Haiti)
FOSFriend of the Sea (Sustainable Seafood)
FOSFlorida Orthopaedic Society
FOSField Operations Supervisor (Census)
FOSFoundations of Science (journal; course)
FOSFamily of Schools
FOSForward Operating Site (US military)
FOSFirst of Season (birding)
FOSFederal Operations Support (US FEMA)
FOSFabric Operating System (Brocade)
FOSFinnish Optical Society
FOSFlight Operations System
FOSFellowship of the Sun (fictitious religious organization; True Blood; TV show)
FOSFabrique d'Outillage de Saint-Étienne (French: Tools Factory of Saint-Étienne; Saint-Étienne, France)
FOSFinkel-Biskis-Jinkins murine Osteogenicsarcoma (cancer research)
FOSFuel Oil Supply
FOSFront Office System (software)
FOSFreedom of Services (EU)
FOSFaint Object Spectrometer
FOSFree On Steamer
FOSFinger of Suspicion
FOSFish Odor Syndrome
FOSFlight Operation Segment
FOSFull of Stool (medical slang)
FOSFollow On Support
FOSFull of Stuff (polite form)
FOSFlorida Oceanographic Society
FOSFull Operational Status
FOSFall Of Shot
FOSFrinton on Sea (Essex, UK)
FOSFirst on Scene (first aid)
FOSFoot of Slope (change of gradient)
FOSFocus on Solving
FOSFriends of Science Society (Calgary, AB, Canada)
FOSFollowers of Set (roleplaying)
FOSFire Of Savannas
FOSFreedom of Speech, Inc
FOSFeature of Size (geometric dimensioning)
FOSFeet on Street (India)
FOSFuel Operator Station
FOSFound On Shelf
FOSFollow On Spares
FOSFollow on Sustainment
FOSFlight Operations Software
FOSFailure of Selection (US DoD)
FOSFuel Oil Spill
FOSFrosts of Sweden (knife manufacturer)
FOSFather Over Shoulder
FOSFast Optical Shutter
FOSFull Operating System
FOSFeasibility of Support
FOSFit or Split
FOSForward Observer Software/System
FOSFleet Ordnance Support
FOSFunky Old Soul
FOSFollow On Ship
FOSFinancial Operations Supervisor
FOSFriends of Suai
FOSFront Offside (vehicular collision reports)
FOSformer owner's stamp (used books)
FOSFellowship of the Services
FOSField Operation Service
FOSFunctional Operational Specification
References in periodicals archive ?
Day [32] also proposed that the factor of safety for the surficial stability is highly dependent on the effective cohesion.
The factor of safety computed by the proposed multi-rigid-block failure mechanism for slope A was first compared with the results obtained by Huang et al.
Using a conservative approach for engineering design does not guarantee safety, can lead to overdesign of components and structures, and removes meaning from the term factor of safety by introducing intentionally arbitrary inputs.
Therefore, this paper adopts the modified Bishop method to calculate the factor of safety. The modified Bishop method sets three hypothetical conditions: (1) the actual tangential force at the failure surface is the part that the shear strength works; (2) the vertical shear strength between slices is ignored; (3) the yield of soil mass matches the Mohr-Coulomb criterion.
The minimum factor of safety, [FS.sub.min] obtained is calculated by minimizing the performance function G(X t) as Equation 17:
Step 4: Calculate the fatigue factor of safety by comparing the equivalent alternating stress to the fatigue failure strength.
* Buckling load > Factor of safety x the maximum gas load (Recommended FOS, 3 to 6).
In the following section, by using two (2) cover systems originally designed to the same level of factor of safety, it is shown that the geosynthetic-reinforced cover slope exhibit better stability, in addition to higher waste storage capacity, during and long-term after earthquake occurrence.
Although Escola and Smith present an extreme example of contradictory results, most cases are reconcilable if one considers the sample testing frequency and the factor of safety choice in light of the potential dangers of the product.
Figure 9 presents the factor of safety changes over time in experiments conducted.
According to the conventional definition of the factor of safety for some point within a soil mass, the safety factor is the ratio between the shear strength and shear stress at that point [24,25]:
The SRF is strength reduction factor, for which the SRF value corresponding to failure is the value of the factor of safety (FoS).