Background Studies for the Determination of Strength Functions in Eurocode 3—Design Rules for Steel-Structures

by G. Sedlacek, Univ of Technology Aachen, Germany,
J. W. B. Stark, Univ of Technology Aachen, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


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: Strength of materials | Steel | Steel structures | Material tests | Structural reliability | Structural design | Structural strength | Statistics | Europe

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