Current European Views on Structural Safety

by Roy E. Rowe, Dir. of Res. and Devel.; Cement and Concrete Assoc., Wexham Springs, Slough, Bucks, England. Reporter of Commission VI, Safety, Comité Européen du Béton,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 3, Pg. 461-467

Document Type: Journal Paper


The activites of many European and international committees concerned with treatment of structural safety are briefly reviewed and the generally accepted design approach using limit-state concepts is presented. The significance of the various partial safety factors is considered and the recommended orders of magnitude of these are given. Future research to refine the assessment of the partial safety factors is indicated.

Subject Headings: Structural safety | Limit states

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