Recommendations for Fatigue Design of Welded Joints and Components

  • A. F. Hobbacher

Part of the IIW Collection book series (IIWC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 139-143

About this book


This book provides a basis for the design and analysis of welded components that are subjected to fluctuating forces, to avoid failure by fatigue. It is also a valuable resource for those on boards or commissions who are establishing fatigue design codes. For maximum benefit, readers should already have a working knowledge of the basics of fatigue and fracture mechanics. The purpose of designing a structure taking into consideration the limit state for fatigue damage is to ensure that the performance is satisfactory during the design life and that the survival probability is acceptable. The latter is achieved by the use of appropriate partial safety factors. This document has been prepared as the result of an initiative by Commissions XIII and XV of the International Institute of Welding (IIW).


Crack Propagation Rate Crack Propagation Threshold Effective Notch Stress Fatigue Action Fatigue Damage Ratio Fracture Mechanics Macro-geometric Discontinuity Palmgren-Miner Rule Stress Intensity Factor Ratio

Authors and affiliations

  • A. F. Hobbacher
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Applied SciencesWilhelmshavenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23756-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23757-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-435X
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-4368
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