BS 7608:2014+A1:2015 Guide to fatigue design and assessment of steel products

BS 7608:2014+A1:2015

Guide to fatigue design and assessment of steel products

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : March 2014



What is this standard about?

This is the latest version of a comprehensive and well-established code of practice outlining methods for assessing the fatigue life of parts of steel products that are subject to repeated stress fluctuations.

Who is this standard for? 

  • Mechanical engineers
  • Rail engineers
  • Construction and welding engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Related manufacturers
  • Anyone using Eurocode 3 and BS 7910

Why should you use this standard? 

BS 7608 is a code of practice for the design of steel structures and covers the general aspects of fatigue design of fabricated steel elements.

It provides general recommendations for parts of structures that are subject to repeated fluctuations of stress and covers wrought structural steel with yield strength up to 700 N/mm^2 operating in sub-creep regime.

It applies to all areas of industrial application that are not covered by other British Standards containing fatigue assessment rules.

NOTE: Some British Standards have specific product acceptance tests for fatigue life, but do not have assessment rules. In such cases the guidance in this British Standard might be applicable for product development purposes.

What’s changed since the last update?

The 2015 amendment includes:

  • Modifications to some equations
  • Corrections 
  • Various technical improvements

Standard NumberBS 7608:2014+A1:2015
TitleGuide to fatigue design and assessment of steel products
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 March 2014
Confirm Date10 November 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS ISO 12108, BS EN ISO 4762, BS EN ISO 4017, BS EN 1011-3, BS EN 1011-2, BS EN 1993-1-8, BS 4190, BS 4395, BS EN ISO 9013, BS 3643-2, BS EN 10163, BS 7910, BS 3692, BS EN ISO 3506, BS EN ISO 4014, BS EN 1011-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN ISO 19902, BS EN ISO 7500-1, BS ISO 14347, BS EN 1994, BS EN 1992, BS EN 40, BS EN 287-1, BS ISO 12107, PD 5500, BS EN 10051, DNV-RP-C203, BS 7910, BS 4395-2, BS EN 13445, BS EN ISO 15609-1, BS EN 1993, PD ISO/TR:14345, VDI 2230:2003, BS EN ISO 5817, ASTM E1049 - 85(2011)e1, BS EN 10029:2010
ReplacesBS 7608:1993
Amended ByAmendment, December 2015
Draft Superseded By15/30329661 DC
DescriptorsStress, Structures, Bibliography, Dimensions, Fracture, Fatigue, Steels, Joints, Design calculations, Strength of materials, Welding, Stress analysis, Classification systems, Design, Structural systems, Structural steels, Structural design
ISBN978 0 580 91540 6
File Size1.636 MB

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