SELECTION OF CHARACTERISTIC VALUES AND PARTIAL FACTORS IN GEOTECHNICAL DESIGNS TO EUROCODE 7

The means by which reliability is achieved in designs to ENV 1997-1, the new CEN limit state prestandard for geotechnical design, is presented. In particular, the selection of characteristic strength values and partial factors is examined. A rational method is described for selecting characteristic strength values from limited test results and experience. The reason for three cases, with different partial factors, is explained. The example of an eccentrically loaded foundation illustrates how the controlling case may depend on the loading condition. The importance of using a geometrical factor in the design of an embedded retaining wall is demonstrated. (A)

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    Elsevier

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  • Authors:
    • Orr, TLL
  • Publication Date: 2000

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 263-79
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  • Accession Number: 00793679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2000 12:00AM