By Haig Gulvanessian, Jean-Armand Calgaro, Milan Holicky
This guide has been absolutely up to date to coincide with the release of the 1st sequence of Eurocodes. EN 1990 is the code meant for use at the side of all different Eurocodes for the structural layout of creating and civil engineering works.
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This implies the use of a relatively short period, but not for those situations where a local failure may remain undetected. Examples of accidental situations may be foreseen easily in common cases. However, in some specific cases the classification of an action as accidental may not be so obvious; for example, the effect of a snow or rock avalanche may not be considered an accidental action when a protective structure is considered. (4) Seismic situations. These refer to exceptional conditions applicable to the structure when subjected to seismic events.
The shape of members and structural detailing’. The shape of members together with their detailing will influence the durability of a structure, for example an angle or channel steel section may retain or not retain moisture depending upon the orientation of the section. For concrete, transverse reinforcement can restrict deleterious effects arising through processes such as reinforcement corrosion and the alkali–silica reaction. ‘The quality of workmanship and level of control’. The level of control of workmanship during execution can have an effect on the durability of a structure.
An adequate reliability level for damage-intolerant structures can also be assured by an appropriate quality control programme. In the case of damage-tolerant structures, fatigue damage may be regarded as a serviceability limit state. 1), and in Annex A1, where appropriate sets of partial factors are provided. 38 50 Thomas Telford (Gulvanessian) 26 April 2002 15:43:04 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen CHAPTER 3. 4. 14). 4(1)P). Taking into account the time dependency of load effects, it is useful to distinguish two types of serviceability limit states, which are illustrated in Fig.
Designer's guide to EN 1990 : eurocode: basis of structural design by Haig Gulvanessian, Jean-Armand Calgaro, Milan Holicky