Material properties

Material properties are specified in terms of their characteristic values. This usually corresponds to the lower 5% fractile of an assumed statistical distribution of the property considered.

The values of yc and ys, partial factors for materials, are indicated in Table 1.2. Table 1.2

Partial factors for materials

Design situation

yc - concrete

ys - reinforcing steel

ULS - persistent and transient

1.50

1.15

Accidental - non-fire

1.20

1.00

Accidental - fire

1.00

1.00

SLS

1.00

1.00

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