Load set All or alternate spans loaded

The design values should be obtained from the more critical of:

■ All spans carrying the design variable and permanent loads (see Figure 3).

■ Alternate spans carrying the design variable and permanent loads with other spans loaded with only the design permanent load (see Figure 1).The value of gG should be the same throughout.

Generally, load set 2 will be used for beams and slabs in the UK as it requires three load arrangements to be considered, while load set 1 will often require more than three arrangements to be assessed. Alternatively, the UK NA makes the following provision for slabs.

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