EN 13001 Standard

EN 13001

Currently, in SDC Verifier, it is possible to perform code checking according to EN 13001 (2018) Crane safety – General design – Crane standard EN 13001-3-1+A2 Limits States and proof competence of steel structure.
You can perform Static Strength, Fatigue Strength and Weld Strength checks according to EN 13001 in SDC Verifier.

Crane safety – General design (EN 13001, 2018)

EN 13001-3-1 standard deals only with the limit state method. The allowable stress method is reliable in specific cases – for cranes where all masses act only unfavorable with linear relationship between load actions and load effects. To account for the uncertainty of fatigue strength values and possible consequences of fatigue damage – fatigue strength specific resistance factor should be specified. This standard considers only nominal stresses, i. e. stresses calculated using traditional elastic strength of materials theory; localized stress concentration effects are excluded. When alternative methods of stress calculation are used, such as finite element analysis, using those stresses for the proof given in this standard may yield inordinately conservative results. Read the help article on implementation of NEN EN 13001 in SDC Verifier.

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European Standards (abbreviated EN, from the German name Europäische Norm (“European Norm”)) are technical standards drafted and maintained by CEN (European Committee for Standardization), CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization), and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). Moreover, there are a lot of ISO and IEC standards that were accepted as “European Standard” (headlined as EN ISO xxxxx) and are valid in the European Economic Region. European Standards are a key component of the Single European Market. They are crucial in facilitating trade and have high visibility among manufacturers inside and outside the European territory. A standard represents a model specification, a technical solution against which a market can trade.

European Standards must be transposed into a national standard in all EU member states. This guarantees that a manufacturer has easier access to the market of all these European countries when applying European Standards. Member countries must also withdraw any conflicting national standard: the EN supersedes any national standard.