Actions

Actions refer to loads applied to the structure as defined below:

■ Permanent actions refer to actions for which the variation in magnitude with time is negligible.

■ Variable actions are actions for which the variation in magnitude with time is not negligible.

■ Accidental actions are actions of short duration but of significant magnitude that are unlikely to occur on a given structure during the design working life.

Imposed deformations are not considered in this publication.

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