The British Standard “BS 7608: Guide to fatigue design and assessment of steel products” gives methods for assessing the fatigue life of parts of steel products that are subjected to repeated fluctuations of stress. It is applicable to a large number of industrial fields. The codes includes the standard stress concepts and also defines different Finite Element modelling techniques for the fatigue assessment.
The integration of the code is currently in process.
Typical fields of application: buildings, offshore structures, plant design, general engineering components, railway vehicles.