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Fatigue Groups

Fatigue Groups is an envelope of Load Groups. It is used in calculations of fatigue for Eurocode 3 standard, including amount of cycles of each item and in total.

1 Cycle = period of time where stress of the load varies from its minimum to maximum and back to minimum. Stress results for load will be summarized as many times as defined in item cycle and divided on total amount of cycles to calculate part of fatigue damage taken by Fatigue Group.

To create new Fatigue Group select the Fatigue Groups item in the Navigation Window.

- select items in left table and add them to Fatigue Group with default cycle = 1;

- remove items from Fatigue Group;

- set Fatigue Item Cycle and apply to all selected items in Fatigue Group;

Press Create to create Fatigue Group.