The computational fatigue analysis with numerical simulation is based on the proven concepts of classical engineering sciences and the regulations of the relevant standards. Both the proven concepts and the standards are continuously supplemented, revised and extended by the new, constantly improving possibilities of FEM simulation.
Common standards and regulations include the FKM-Guideline for the calculatory strength verification for machine components as well as the SIA and Eurocode standards as unified regulations for design in the building industry. In addition, special industry-specific standards exist above all in the transport sector, for rail and water vehicles and in aviation. The following list shows an excerpt.
European standards and regulations
|FKM-Guideline||Calculatory strength verification for machine components|
|SIA260||Basis of structural design|
|SIA261||Actions on structures|
|Eurocode||Basis of structural design|
|Eurocode 1||Actions on structures|
|Eurocode 3||General rules and rules for buildings|
|Eurocode 9||Design of aluminium structures|
|DIN 19704||Hydraulic steel structures|
|DIN EN 12663||Structural requirements of railway vehicle bodies|
|DIN EN 13749||Method of specifying the structural requirements of bogie frames|
|DIN EN 15227||Crashworthiness requirements for railway vehicle bodies|
|DIN EN 61373||Rolling stock equipment - Shock and vibration tests|