The ‘basic requirements’ of Eurocode are that all structures are required to have adequate: resistance (strength) Clause 2.1(2)P, serviceability Clause 2.1(2)P, durability Clause 2.1(2)P and Clause 2.4, fire resistance Clause 2.1(3)P, robustness Clause 2.1(4)P. Compliance with the Principles and Rules set out in the Eurocodes should ensure that these criteria are satisfied. It is presumed that ‘design and construction’ in accordance with the Eurocodes is carried out/supervised by appropriately qualified and experienced personnel. In addition EN 1990 provides the basis for: structural design verification guidelines of reliability relating to safety, serviceability and durability for design cases not covered by EN 1991 to EN 1999, e.g. additional/new actions, materials or structures not currently included in the existing Eurocodes.
Swipe to navigate through the chapters of this book
Please log in to get access to this content
- EN 1990: Basis of Structural Design (Eurocode)
B.Sc., Ph.D., C.Phys., M.InstP., C.Eng. William M. C. McKenzie
- Macmillan Education UK
- Sequence number
- Chapter number