# structure safety-factor command

Syntax

structure safety-factor f

Set the safety factor. This is the factor by which the timestep necessary for solution stability of the structural element computations will be multiplied. The actual timestep used will be the minimum of the structural element timestep and the timesteps for the zones and other active modules (e.g., fluid, thermal or creep). In static mode, the final safety factor is one-half of f; in dynamic mode, the final safety factor is f. By default, f equals 1.0.