Designing to Eurocode

This chapter is intended to assist engineers with the design of columns and walls to Eurocode 21. It sets out a design procedure to follow and gives useful commentary on the provisions within the Eurocode. The layout and content of Eurocode 2 may appear unusual to designers familiar with BS 81102. Eurocode 2 does not contain the derived formulae; this is because it has been European practice to give principles and general application rules in the codes and for detailed application rules to be presented in other sources such as textbooks or guidance documents.

Chapter 1, originally published as Introduction to Eurocodes3, highlighted the key differences between Eurocode 2 and BS 8110, including terminology.

It should also be noted that values from the UK National Annex (NA) have been used throughout this publication, including values that are embedded in derived formulae. (Derivations can be found at www.eurocode2.info.) A full list of symbols related to column design is given at the end of this chapter.

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