Designers Guide to EN and EN

Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance. General rules, seismic actions, design rules for buildings, foundations and retaining structures

Michael N. Fardis, Eduardo Carvaiho, Amr Elnashai, Ezio Faccioli, Paolo Pinto and Andre Plumier

DESIGNERS' GUIDES TO THE EUROCODES

DESIGNERS' GUIDE TO EN 1998-1 ÄND EN 1998-5 EUROCODE 8: DESIGN OF STRUCTURES FOR EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE

GENERAL RULES, SEISMIC ACTIONS, DESIGN RULES FOR BUILDINGS, FOUNDATIONS AND RETAINING STRUCTURES

M. FARD IS, E. CARVALHO, A. ELNASHAI, E. FACCIOLI, P. PINTO and A. PLUMIER

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First published 2005

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