The DVS1612 is a German code dealing with the design and endurance strength analysis of steel welded joints in rail-vehicle construction. It includes strength values for standard structural steels and can also be used for stainless steels. Fatigue strength values are defined for weld details typical to railway applications. The nominal stress concept is used. The fatigue assessment is based on the endurance strength. No damage calculation is included in this code. The current version was published in August 2014.
LIMIT includes all features of the DVS1612. Additionally also a static assessment is possible in accordance with the European code EN12663. The results are available as degrees of utilization.
Typical fields of application are: railway industry world wide.