Background Studies for the Determination of Strength Functions in Eurocode 3—Design Rules for Steel-Structuresby G. Sedlacek, Univ of Technology Aachen, Germany,
J. W. B. Stark, Univ of Technology Aachen, Germany,
Abstract: At present common unified rules for the design of Civil engineering structures are being prepared on the initiative of the Commission of the European Communities. Eurcode 3, which gives design rules for steel structures, contains strength functions that have been calibrated with tests to achieve an equal level of reliability. The evaluation procedure for obtaining characteristic and design values of strength is presented and some examples of evaluations are given.
Subject Headings: Steel structures | Strength of materials | Structural strength | Material tests | Structural reliability | Calibration
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