Several interesting points arise from the preparation of Eurocode 3 'Design of Steel Structures'. The Eurocodes aim at three-way harmonisation between countries, between materials and between industries. Features include a clear distinction between fundamental principles and practical application rules, emphasis on methods of analysis including practical imperfections and the consistent use of self-explanatory symbols, which reduce the need for words in calculations. Avoidance of errors in calculations is assisted in Eurocode 3 by adopting unified formats for member buckling, using slenderness for beams as well as columns, enabling engineers to retain a "feel" for the development of their designs, whilst introducing safe simplifications where justified. Another important feature is the extensive use of statistical calibration against data banks of test results. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 864118.

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • TAYLOR, C
  • Publication Date: 1992


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  • Accession Number: 00663324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85166-953-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 24 1994 12:00AM