Distinction between principles and application rules

1) Depending on the character of the individual clauses, distinction is made in this part between principles and application rules.

2) The principles comprise:

— general statements and definitions for which there is no alternative, as well as

— requirements and analytical models for which no alternative is permitted unless specifically stated.

3) The principles are identified by the letter P following the paragraph number.

4) The application rules are generally recognized rules which follow the principles and satisfy their requirements.

5) It is permissible to use alternative rules different from the application rules given in this Eurocode, provided it is shown that the alternative rules accord with the relevant principles and have at least the same reliability.

6) In this part the application rules are identified by a number in brackets eg. as this clause. 1.4 Definitions

For the purposes of this prestandard, a basic list of definitions is provided in ENV 1991-1, "Basis of design" and the additional definitions given below are specific to this part.

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