Technical output


Joint Working Group XIII-XV

From the Chair

To act as a transmission belt between science and engineering applications by monitoring or initiating scientific research in fatigue, by deciding what can be used for design purposes, by implementing these topics into a comprehensive and consistent recommendation and finally to serve as a background group for discussions in scientific research, exchange of experience and establishing of fatigue design codes.

Terms of reference

To instigate, collect and evaluate collections of fatigue data of welded joints and components in respect to various verification procedures as e.g. nominal stress, structural stress, notch stress, fracture mechanics. To study the effects of weld imperfections. To consider possible future developments e.g. artificial intelligence, neural networks. To develop and update the procedures and make them ready for practical application and implementation into codes. To establish and publish fatigue design recommendations as an applicable example. To present a word wide body for experts for discussion of related issues.

Books published with IIW

Provides quantitative and qualitative measures of the geometric features and imperfections of welds

IIW Guidelines on Weld Quality in Relationship to Fatigue Strength

Provides a basis for the design and analysis of welded components subject to fluctuating load forces

Recommendations for Fatigue Design of Welded Joints and Components