Notify your administrator of your interest. It provides a briefer and more accessible presentation of the design procedures associated with the relevant Eurocode. The Nationally Determined Parameters of the National Annex to the relevant Eurocode are included, as well as some of the more important non-contradictory complementary information NCCI. Structural Eurocodes are a suite of design codes that will harmonize technical specifications for building and civil engineering works across Europe. Their introduction in March requires the withdrawal of more than 50 British Standards.
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Eurocode 1 is a lengthy, and often involved, document which can appear daunting both to students and to practising engineers wishing to upgrade their expertise to take in Eurocode-based design processes.
Only the main loadings routinely used in building design in the UK are covered here, and there is no intention to make the treatment encyclopaedic. It is assumed that the guide is to be used in the UK, and where references are made to National Annexes the UK National Application documents have been used. Students can trace the source of particular information by following the source references in the left-hand margins.
Eurocode 1 is abbreviated to EC1 in the left margin. A brief sequence of the steps involved in determining the various design loadings is provided in each section in the form of a flowchart, and the subsequent text then addresses the processes which make up the appropriate flowchart.
The Eurocodes, although separate, are designed to be used together and should satisfy the principles specified in BS EN Eurocode 0: Basis of Structural Design, abbreviated to EC0 in the left margin. This guide begins with a brief summary of the requirements of Eurocode 0. It should be understood that this is not intended to be an explanation of its philosophy, or of the risk analysis principles on which much of it is based. Although this is valuable material for those who wish to go deeply into the principles as well as the practice of the Eurocodes, the idea here is simply to make it possible to allow students and engineers to familiarize themselves with the usual load assessment process by practising it in the simple and practical design of structural elements.
A key objective has been to keep the document as slim and manageable as possible in order to minimize the mass of very rarely used material which is included. The term covers both building and civil engineering works. It refers to the complete construction works comprising structural, non-structural and geotechnical elements.
EC0 1. NOTE 2 Impact, snow, wind and seismic actions may be either variable or accidental actions, depending on the available information on statistical distributions. A representative value may be the characteristic value Fk or an accompanying value wFk EC0 1.
For bridges, structural elements comprise girders, structural slabs and elements providing support such as cable stays EC 1. They also include services and machinery fixed permanently to, or within, the structure EC 1.
EC 1. For some engineers it will become important to understand its particular philosophy of limit-state design, and the statistical principles which underpin it. However, the sole objective of this brief section is to provide just enough Eurocode 0 information to enable realistic load cases to be created using the loading information contained in the sections on gravity, snow and wind loading on buildings.
It is used alongside Eurocodes 1 to 9 EN to EN for the structural design of buildings and civil engineering works. It provides the principles and requirements for safety and serviceability, and gives general principles for the structural design and checking of buildings and civil engineering structures. It also provides guidelines for the related aspects of structural reliability, durability and quality control.
In previous British Standards, the rules for satisfying safety, serviceability and durability criteria are identified in the individual design codes, which are largely based on the specific materials used in particular forms of construction. BS EN , however, provides material-independent guidelines, and therefore presents a clearer general basis for meeting particular design criteria. Requirements The fundamental requirements concern safety, serviceability, fire exposure and robustness of the structure.
They require that a structure is designed and built such that, during its intended life: EC0 2. EC0 2. These requirements should be satisfied for the entire design working life of the building. EC0 Table NA.
Concise Eurocodes: Loadings on Structures BS EN 1991 - BSI Shop