Basis of design

Serviceability limit states are defined as States that correspond to conditions beyond which specified service requirements for a structure or structural member are no longer met Verification of serviceability involves checking that design effects of actions (e.g. settlements) do not exceed their corresponding design limiting values (i.e. limiting settlements). Verification of serviceability is expressed in Eurocode 7 by the inequality Ed < Cd EN 1990 exp (6.13) & EN 1997-1 exp (2.10) in...

Changes made in the UK National Annex

The UK National Annex (NA) has reconsidered the partial factor system for piling recommended in EN 1997-1 Annex A in the light of concerns from the UK piling industry that the system does not reflect current UK practice. There are worries that Eurocode 7 might result in overly conservative or, in some instances, unsafe designs. The aim of the UK NA is to provide an equivalent level of safety to traditional good practice, taking into account the benefits of pile testing. 13.11.1 Changes to...

Contents of the Eurocode

Eurocode - Basis of structural design2 is divided into six sections and four annexes (A-D), as shown in Figure 2.1. In this diagram, the size of each segment of the pie is proportional to the number of paragraphs in the relevant section. Figure 2.1. Contents of the Eurocode Figure 2.1. Contents of the Eurocode EN 1990 describes the basis for the design and verification of buildings and civil engineering works, including geotechnical aspects, and gives guidance for assessing their structural...

Design by calculation

Design by calculation involves the use of equations that relate soil and rock parameters to shaft friction and end bearing. Unfortunately, available calculation models do not reliably predict the ultimate capacity of piles, owing to the complex interaction between pile type, construction processes, workmanship, and group effects. Consequently, relatively large factors of safety (in the range 2.0-3.0) are applied in such calculations. The partial factors given in Eurocode 7 for pile resistance...

Design of slopes and embankments

The design of slopes and embankments is covered by Sections 11 ('Overall stability') and 12 ('Embankments') of Eurocode 7 Part 1, whose contents are as follows x.1 General (2 paragraphs in 11.1 and 2 paragraphs in 12.1) x.2 Limit states (2 and 2) x.3 Actions and design situations (6 and 8) x.4 Design and construction considerations (11 and 13) x.5 Ultimate limit state design (26 and 7) x.6 Serviceability limit state design (3 and 4) 11.7 Monitoring (2) and 12.7 Supervision and monitoring (5)...

Design requirements

3.2.1 Commitment to limit state design Perhaps the most significant requirement of Eurocode 7 is the following commitment to limit state design For each geotechnical design situation it shall be verified that no relevant limit state is exceeded. en 1997-1 2.1(1)P For many geotechnical engineers across Europe, this represents a major change in design philosophy, away from the traditional allowable (a.k.a. permissible) stress design involving a single, lumped factor of safety. Traditional...

Design situations and limit states

Limit states for slopes and embankments typically involve loss of overall stability of the ground and associated structures, excessive movement, loss of serviceability, or disruption of drains in an embankment dam. Section 12 includes an extensive list of additional limit states for embankments, including internal erosion surface erosion or scour deformations leading to loss of serviceability damage to adjacent structures problems with transition zones effects of freezing and thawing...

Effects of actions

In structural engineering, effects of actions are a function of the actions applied to a structure and that structure's dimensions, but not of material strength, i.e. where the notation E denotes that the design effect Ed depends solely on design actions Fdi and design dimensions adj. This holds true for linear elastic analysis of structures, but not for plastic analysis. An example may help to illustrate the ideas behind this equation. Figure 2.13 shows a simply-supported concrete beam subject...

Execution of geotechnical works

'The remit of CEN TC 288 is the standardization of the execution procedures for geotechnical works (including testing and control methods) and of the required material properties these documents have been prepared to stand alongside Eurocode 7 they provide full coverage of the construction and supervision requirements.'1 The 'execution standards' comprise a suite of twelve European standards, published over the period 1999 to 2007, which provide detailed guidance about construction and...

Geotechnical investigation and testing reports Drilling and sampling reports

Sampling methods and groundwater measurements are covered by EN ISO 22475, details of which are given in Chapter 4. EN ISO 22475-1 sets out the requirements for reporting the results of drilling, sampling, and groundwater measurements. Figure 16.2 summarizes the common features of these reports. Figure 16.2. Contents of a drilling and sampling report Figure 16.2. Contents of a drilling and sampling report These reports are similar to those defined in Section 7 of BS 59302 and represent typical...

Ground investigation for footings

Annex B.3 of Eurocode 7 Part 2 provides outline guidance on the depth of investigation points for spread foundations, as illustrated in Figure 10.1. (See Chapter 4 for guidance on the spacing of investigation points.) The recommended minimum depth of investigation, za, for spread foundations supporting high-rise structures and civil engineering projects is the greater of za > 3bF and za > 6m where bF is the breadth of the foundation. For raft foundations za > 1.5bB The depth za may be...

Ground investigation for gravity walls

Annex B.3 of Eurocode 7 Part 2 provides outline guidance on the depth of investigation points for retaining structures, as illustrated in Figure 11.1. (See Chapter 4 for guidance on the spacing of investigation points.) The recommended minimum depth of investigation, za, for excavations where the groundwater table is below formation level is the greater of za > 0.4h and za > (t + 2m) Where the groundwater is above formation, za is the greater of za > (H + 2m) and za > (t + 2m) If all...

Index

Accidental 21, 37, 41, 51, 82 characteristic 42-3, 60, 179-180, 204 combination of 41-2, 53 design 36, 39, 40-1, 43, 52-3, 80, 175, 179, 204 effect of 32, 34-5, 590 favourable 50, 80-1, 210, 269-270, 276, 278, 317, 320-1, 358, 361-2, 367-8, 413-421 geotechnical 79, 176, 184, 191-4, 269, 318, 420, 462 ground movements 75, 78, 264, 278, 450, 454 horizontal 57-58, 306, 315-6, 135, 179, 256, 309, 316, 322 structural 184-5, 191, 194, 329, 413 variable 39-41, 51, 179, 183, 187-8, 191, 193, 205,...

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Verification of rotational stability Nominal depth of embedment dnom 9.8 m Design is unacceptable if the degree of utilization is > 100 Reaction near wall toe FEd HRd - HEd -120.4- Design is unacceptable if the degree of utilization is > 100 Verification of rotational stability Nominal depth of embedment dnom 9.8 m Design is unacceptable if the degree of utilization is > 100 Reaction near wall toe FEd HRd - HEd 97.7- Design is unacceptable if the degree of utilization is > 100 In...

International Standardization Organization ISO

The International Organization for Standardization (known as ISO, after the Greek word 'isos' meaning 'equal') was founded in 1947 to 'facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards'.13 ISO is a network of national standards bodies from 158 countries (comprising 103 member bodies, 46 correspondent members, and 9 subscriber members). Figure 1.5 illustrates the current membership of ISO. Based in Geneva, ISO has almost 200 technical committees (TCs) which are...

Key features of the book

A distinctive feature of Decoding Eurocode 7 is its extensive use of flow diagrams (e.g. Figure 0.1), which help explain how reliability is introduced into the design process, and mind maps (e.g. Figure 0.2), which bring together a mixture of information into a coherent framework. The book is enhanced by a colour section between its middle pages. Figure 0.2. Key features of Decoding Eurocode 7 Figure 0.2. Key features of Decoding Eurocode 7 The book deliberately presents Principles and...

Notes and references

EN 1991-4, Eurocode 1 Actions on structures, Part 4 Silos and tanks, European Committee for Standardization, Brussels. 2. EN 1993-4-1, Eurocode 3 Design of steel structures, Part 4-1 Silos, European Committee for Standardization, Brussels. 3. See, for example, Clayton, C. R. I., Milititsky, J., and Woods, R. I. (1993) Earth pressure and earth-retaining structures (2nd edition), Glasgow, Blackie Academic & Professional, 398pp. 4. UK National Annex to BS EN 1997-1 2004, Eurocode 7 Geotechnical...

Outline of the book

Chapter 1 introduces the various Structural Eurocodes, the links between them, and their timetable for publication. This chapter places the Eurocodes into the wider landscape of standards development not only by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), but also by the International Standards Organization (ISO) and various national standards bodies, such as the British Standards Institution (BSI) and its German counterpart, Deutsches Institut f r Normung (DIN). Chapter 2 discusses the...

Principles and Application Rules

A distinctive feature of the Structural Eurocodes is the separation of paragraphs into Principles and Application Rules (see Figure 2.4). Design which employs the Principles and Application Rules is deemed to meet the requirements provided the assumptions given in EN 1990 to EN 1999 are satisfied. en 1990 1.3(1) Principles - identified by the letter 'P' after their paragraph numbers - are general statements and definitions that must be followed, requirements that must be met, and analytical...

Scope of Eurocode Part

Eurocode 7 - Geotechnical design, Part 1 - general rules2 is divided into twelve sections and nine annexes, as shown in Figure 3.1 and Plate 5 of this book's Figure 3.1. Contents of Eurocode 7 Part 1. See Plate 5 for colour version. Figure 3.1. Contents of Eurocode 7 Part 1. See Plate 5 for colour version. colour section. In this diagram, the size of each segment of the pie is proportional to the number of paragraphs in the relevant section. Part 1 provides a general framework for geotechnical...

Scope of the book

Decoding Eurocode 7 provides a detailed examination of Eurocode 7 Parts 1 and 2 (ENs 1997-1 and -2), together with an overview of more than a hundred associated European and International standards that this major new geotechnical standard depends upon. The associated documents include another fifty-six standards in the Structural Eurocodes suite (ENs 1990 to 1999) sixty-one geotechnical investigation and testing standards (EN ISOs 14688, 14689, 17892, 22282, 22475, 22476, and 22477) and eleven...

Stability of an infinitely long slope

Consider the classical problem of determining the stability of an infinitely long slope, as illustrated in Figure 9.3. If the slope is underlain by a permeable stratum, as shown in the top half of Figure 9.3, any water in the slope flows vertically downwards into the underlying stratum and, as a result, pore water pressures do not build up in the soil. The stability of this slope is identical to that of a dry slope with the same gradient p. Figure 9.3. Confined soil slopes overlying (top)...

Statistical methods for ground characterization

' Use of statistics demands a high order of statistical technique, available from very few designers who have committed their time to training and experience in geotechnical engineering.'24 The characteristic value of a material property Xk is defined in Chapter 2 as follows where mX is the mean of X, sX its standard deviation, and kn a statistical coefficient that depends on the number of samples n. This definition may be stated more simply as Characteristic value mean value + epistemic x...

Summary of key points

'structural design is an iterative process of applying engineering mechanics and past experience to create a functional, economic, and, most importantly, safe structure for the public to enjoy'10 The Eurocodes - and in particular, EN 1990 - provide a comprehensive and cohesive framework for ensuring the safety of structures. The engineering concepts that are embodied in them have been used in engineering practice for decades and will be familiar to most structural engineers. The impact of the...

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Integration of these equations allows the active effective earth and water thrusts (P'a and Ua on Figure 11.6) to be calculated P' j< adz and Ua j udz 0 0 where H is the height of the virtual plane above the base of the wall. Both of these actions are unfavourable for bearing, sliding, and toppling of the wall. Section 6 of Eurocode 7 Part 1 requires the design vertical action Vd acting on the wall's foundation to be less than or equal to the design bearing resistance Rd of the ground beneath...

Verification of stability

'Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world' - Archimedes (c. 287-212 BC) Verification of stability involves checking that destabilizing effects of actions do not exceed the corresponding stabilizing effects, plus any resistance that enhances those stabilizing effects. Verification of stability is expressed in Eurocode 7 by the inequality in which Ed,dst the design effect of destabilizing actions, Edstb the design effect of stabilizing actions,...

Verification of strength

'It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive' - Homer (800-700 BC)1 Verification of strength to Eurocode 7 involves checking that design effects of actions do not exceed their corresponding design resistances. Verification of strength is expressed in Eurocode 7 by the inequality Ed < Rd EN 1990 exp (6.8) & EN 1997-1 exp (2.5) in which Ed the design effects of actions and Rd the corresponding design resistance. This requirement applies to ultimate limit state GEO,...

Zi mz

The line labelled 'best fit' on Figure 5.18 gives values of cu which have a 50 probability of being exceeded by the local value of cu at the same depth. This line is readily calculated by spreadsheet programs using linear regression. The curve labelled 'lower characteristic' gives values of cu which have a 95 probability of being exceeded by the average value of cu over the depths considered. This is a 95 confident mean value and is the value most often needed in geotechnical designs which...

Reinforced concrete walls

Earth Reinforced Concrete Wall

Figure 11.6 shows the pressures that act on a T-shaped gravity wall, assuming that a surcharge q exists at ground surface and the water table is located above formation level. The assumption is made that the wall's heel is wide enough for a Rankine zone to form within the backfill that sits on top of the wall's heel (see Section 11.4.4 for further discussion of this point). Figure 11.6 shows the pressures that act on a T-shaped gravity wall, assuming that a surcharge q exists at ground surface...

Emirates Stadium Pile Tests

13.14.3 Static load tests for the Emirates Stadium in London Example 13.3 looks at the design of bored piles for the Emirates Stadium in London, the new home of Arsenal Football Club.18 Seven preliminary pile tests were carried out on piles of the same diameter, but with slightly different depths of penetration. Six of the piles (P1-3 and P5-7) were of similar length, between 23.5m and 26.3m, and one pile (P4) was significantly shorter, at 16.9m. All the piles were of bored construction. Ground...

Stability of a finite slope based on method of slices

Bromhead5 defines the factor of safety used in limit equilibrium methods as the ratio of the mobilized shear strength to the actual shear strength available. This is akin to applying a partial factor to material strength and hence those Design Approaches that apply partial factors to material properties are highly suited to the solution of slope stability problems. Methods for the limit equilibrium analysis of slopes range from simple translational sliding along a flat plane (as discussed in...

Earth pressure coefficients

EN 1997-1 Annex C provides a numerical procedure for determining active and passive earth pressure coefficients for use in retaining wall design, which is discussed in Chapter 12. The charts that follow show the variation in KaY and KpY (denoted Ka and Kp on these charts) with angle of shearing resistance 9, for different values of interface friction 5 (0 , 5 , 10 , 15 , 20 , 25 , and 30 ), for vertical walls (0 0 ). Each figure gives curves for different slope gradients tan p (flat, 1 10, 1 5,...

Design for serviceability

Design values of earth pressures for the verification of serviceability limit states must be derived using characteristic soil parameters, taking account of the initial stress, stiffness, and strength of the ground the stiffness of structural elements and the allowable deformation of the structure. These earth pressures may not reach limiting (i.e. fully active or passive) values. EN 1997-1 9.8.1(2)P, (4), and (5) Limiting values for the allowable wall and ground displacements must take into...

Verification by the partial factor method Partial factors on actions

Weak And Partial Structural Models

Representative actions (Frep) are converted into design values (Fd) by multiplying by an appropriate partial factor (yf) where yf takes account of uncertainties in the magnitude of the action, model uncertainties, and dimensional variations. For unfavourable actions, yf 1, whereas for favourable actions yf 1 and the previous equation is qualified as follows (see Figure 2.18) Values of yf and YF,fav for persistent and transient design situations are given in EN 1990 and vary between 0.9 and 1.5,...

Ground Investigation Report

Ground Investigation Eurocode Ppt

The requirement for a Ground Investigation Report GIR appears in EN 1997-2 The results of a geotechnical investigation shall be compiled in a Ground Investigation Report which shall form part of the Geotechnical Design Report. EN 1997-2 6.1 1 P The contents of the GIR are specified both in EN 1997-1 as an Application Rule and in EN 1997-2 as a Principle The Ground Investigation Report should normally consist of shall consist of, if appropriate a presentation of all available geotechnical...

Limiting equilibrium methods

Point Fixity

Limiting equilibrium methods are commonly used to assess the required penetration of embedded retaining walls, associated shear forces and bending moments in their cross-sections, and the forces in any props or anchors used to support them. Limiting equilibrium methods assume that the full strength of the ground is mobilized uniformly around the wall, so that the wall is at the point of collapse or 'limiting equilibrium' . Cantilever walls and walls propped near their top are statically...

Design of anchorages

The design of anchorages is covered by Section 8 of Eurocode 7 Part 1, 'Anchorages', whose contents are as follows 8.1 General 12 paragraphs 8.2 Limit states 1 8.3 Design situations and actions 2 8.4 Design and construction considerations 15 8.5 Ultimate limit state design 10 8.6 Serviceability limit state design 6 8.7 Suitability tests 4 8.8 Acceptance tests 3 8.9 Supervision and monitoring 1 Section 8 of EN 1997-1 applies to prestressed and non-prestressed anchorages both temporary and...

Slope Stability Da3 Eurocode

TChoice made in Eurocode 7 Designers' Guide3 It is unclear whether this should be Yes or No tChoice made in Eurocode 7 Designers' Guide3 It is unclear whether this should be Yes or No 6.3.4 Choice of design approach by different European countries Eurocode 7 Part 1 allows each country to specify in its National Annex which design approach must be used within its jurisdiction. The choices made by the countries within CEN4 are summarized in Figure 6.18 for slopes and Figure 6.19 for other...

The Structural Eurocode programme

Standards Architecture Class

The Structural Eurocodes are a suite of ten standards for the design of buildings and civil engineering works, as illustrated in Figure 1.1 and Plate 2 in the book's colour section . These standards are divided into fifty-eight parts and are accompanied by National Annexes issued by the various European countries that have introduced the Eurocodes into their design practice. Figure 1.1. Standards within the Structural Eurocodes programme. See Plate 2 for colour version. Figure 1.1. Standards...

Medium dense gravelly SAND grSa

Concrete pile driven into clay and sand The design in this example compares the three Design Approaches discussed in Chapter 6, using the partial factors specified in Annex A of EN 1997-1. Eurocode 7 emphasises design of piles via testing and gives little guidance to design by calculation. This example uses standard UK calculation procedures and highlights some areas where there is debate how Eurocode 7 should be applied. O Unlike other geotechnical structures, for DA1 the partial...

Comparison with existing practice

Standard Penetration Test

The following sub-sections compare the Ground Investigation and Geotechnical Design Reports with traditional reports on these subjects. Current UK practice is specified in Section 7 of BS 5930,5 which defines the series of reports illustrated in Figure 16.7. Field reports cover all the information that needs to be obtained while working on site, e.g. the recording of in situ tests such as the standard penetration test, cone penetration test, pressuremeter, etc. and production of drillers' logs....

Active Earth Pressure

What Earth Pressure

Curve 1 on each graph shows the results obtained for a serviceability limit state calculation, with all partial factors set to 1.0 - i.e. with all parameters at their characteristic values. The depths of embedment needed to ensure stability for this situation are 9.63m and 7.00m respectively for the two walls. Curve 2 shows the results obtained when passive earth pressures are treated as an unfavourable action, as allowed by the Single-Source Principle discussed in Chapter 3. A single partial...

Reaction to the Eurocodes

The Eurocode Scream Jack Offord

Unfortunately, many engineers' initial reaction to Eurocode 7 is a cross between The Eurocode Scream see Figure 17.1 and the natural instinct of an ostrich, which , when frightened, buries its head in the sand. However, when the shock of the new is overcome, views change as the benefits of the Eurocodes become apparent. The views of many engineers are based on limited knowledge of the Eurocodes and even less experience of using them in practice. Figure 17.2 summarizes some of the opinions that...

Reinforced fill structures

'Eurocode 7 does not cover the detailed design of reinforced fill structures. The values of the partial factors given in EN 1997-1 have not been calibrated for reinforced fill structures.'6 The design of reinforced fill structures is currently carried out according to national standards, such as British Standard BS 8006.7 Although national standards share many common features, differences in working practices, geology, and climate, etc. have delayed the development of a single design method...

Ground characterization

Ground Characterization

'In dealing with real world problems, uncertainties are unavoidable'1 5.1 From test results to design Ground characterization is the process of deducing suitable values for geotechnical parameters from the results of field or laboratory tests. Ultimately, these values will be used in design calculations, after the application of appropriate partial factors to cater for uncertainties in the available data. There are three distinct steps in this process, as shown in Figure 5.1. Put simply,...

Ground improvement

As Figure 15.1 shows, there are five execution standards concerned with the execution of ground improvement, as discussed in the following subsections. Figure 15.10 summarizes the scope of EN 12715,17 which deals with the execution of grouting including non-displacement and displacement grouting but excluding jet grouting, which is covered by EN 12716 see Section 15.4.2 . The standard identifies three types of grout solution, suspension, and mortar and outlines their characteristics and...

Eurocode Retaining Wall Stem Design Example

Retaining Wall Design Example

The worked examples in this chapter consider the design of a T-shaped gravity wall retaining dry fill under undrained conditions Example 11.1 the same wall under drained conditions Example 11.2 the same wall again, retaining wet fill under drained conditions Example 11.3 and a mass concrete wall retaining granular fill Example 11.4 . Specific parts of the calculations are marked O, , , etc., where the numbers refer to the notes that accompany each example. 11.11.1 T-shaped gravity wall...

Soilstructure interaction analysis

Eurocode 7 notes that, for anchored or strutted flexible walls, the magnitude and distribution of earth pressures, internal structural forces, and bending moments depend to a great extent on the stiffness of the structure, the stiffness and strength of the ground, and the state of stress in the ground. If structural stiffness is significant, soil-structure interaction analysis should be performed to determine the distribution of actions. The stress-strain relationships used in such analyses...

QEk A A

Footings With Biaxial Moments

Where Vrep is a representative vertical action VGk, VQk, and WGk are as defined above A' is the footing's effective area defined in Section 10.4.2 and is the combination factor applicable to the ith variable action see Chapter 2 . If we assume that only one variable action is applied to the footing, this equation simplifies to since 1.0 for the leading variable action i 1 . The design bearing pressure qEd beneath the footing is then where yg and yq are partial factors on permanent and variable...

Eurocode 7 Worked Examples

Eccentrically Loaded Footings

The worked examples in this chapter consider the design of a pad footing on dry sand Example 10.1 the same footing but eccentrically loaded Example 10.2 a strip footing on clay Example 10.3 and, for the same footing, verification of the serviceability limit state Example 10.4 . Specific parts of the calculations are marked O, , , etc., where the numbers refer to the notes that accompany each example. Example 10.1 considers the design of a simple rectangular spread footing on dry sand, as shown...

Identification and classification of soil

Columns Eurocodes

Identification and classification of soil is covered by International Standard EN ISO 14688, which is divided into three parts covering description Part 1 , classification Part 2 , and data transfer Part 3 .6 EN ISO 14688 is referenced extensively in EN 1997-2. Figure 4.6 illustrates the logic for identifying soils according to EN ISO 14688-1. The main soil types are divided into made ground, organic soil, volcanic soil, and very coarse, coarse, and fine soils. Very coarse soils are sub-divided...

Principles of limit state design

The Structural Eurocodes are based on limit state principles, in which a distinction is made between ultimate and serviceability limit states. Ultimate limit states are concerned with the safety of people and the structure. Examples of ultimate limit states include loss of equilibrium, excessive deformation, rupture, loss of stability, transformation of the structure into a mechanism, and fatigue. Serviceability limit states are concerned with the functioning of the structure under normal use,...

UkM rw h d yw d j

Magnel Diagram

D,dst Yg,dstYw y dj Yg,dstYw 1 d and, since this is a permanent destabilizing action, its design value is The characteristic vertical total stress acting on the same plane is and, since this is a permanent stabilizing action, its design value is Substituting these expressions into ud dst lt od stb and simplifying produces -1 hnL _ I j 0.33 - hnL 1.5 I 3 I 3.0 1. For this situation, we conclude that the partial factors specified for limit state HYD are equivalent to a global factor of 3.0 on the...

Utilization Factor Structural Design

Sheet Pile Basal Heave

The design is unacceptable if the degree of utilization is gt 100 Traditional factor of safety against piping The soil's critical hydraulic gradient is i crit - 1 Factor of safety on hydraulic gradient is F - 3.38 w 0 The degree of utilization using expression 2.9 a is close to 100 , whereas using 2.9 b it is less than 50 . Eurocode 7 does not explicitly state where the partial factors should be applied, which leads to the discrepancy between these expressions, which was not anticipated by the...

Anchorage tests

Proof Load Yield

Eurocode 7 discusses three types of anchorage test investigation, suitability, and acceptance. An investigation test is a 'load test to establish the ultimate resistance of an anchor at the grout ground interface and to determine the characteristics of the anchorage in the working load range'. This definition is identical to the one given in EN 1537. EN 1997-1 8.1.2.5 Investigation tests are performed, before working anchorages are installed, to establish the anchorage's ultimate pull-out...

Material properties and resistance Resistance

Concrete Stress Block Eurocode

The resistance of a structural member is defined as the capacity of a member or component, or cross-section of a member or component of a structure, to withstand actions without mechanical failure In structural engineering, resistance is a function of the structure's material strengths and its dimensions, but not of the magnitude of any actions applied to the structure, i.e. where the notation R denotes that the design resistance Rd depends solely on design material strengths Xdi and design...

Limit state EQU

Limit state EQU, dealing with static equilibrium, is defined as Loss of static equilibrium of the structure considered as a rigid body, where minor variations in the actions or their distribution are significant, and the strengths of materials are generally not governing. Limit state EQU does not occur when the destabilizing design effects of actions Ed,dst are less than or equal to the stabilizing design effects Ed,stb Ed, dst Ed,stb EN 1990 x 67 Ed, dst Ed,stb EN 1990 x 67 Figure 2.6....

Combinations of actions

Favourable Permanent Action

Representative actions Frep are obtained by assembling suitable combinations of characteristic values Fk , following the rules given in ENs 1990 and 1991. The representative value of a single generic action is given by where is a combination factor, less than or equal to 1.0. The combination factor is omitted for permanent actions, i.e. a representative permanent action G,j is equal to its characteristic value Gkj . The total design permanent action Gd is then obtained from the sum of the...

Pile Negative Friction Eurocode

Retaining Wall Design Example Eurocode

Eurocode 7 requires consideration of both short- and long-term design situations, to reflect the sometimes vastly different resistances obtained from drained and undrained soils. At first sight, the requirements of EN 1997-1 appear to cut across those of EN 1990. However, it is not difficult to combine these ideas to cater for common geotechnical problems Persistent Normal Long Buildings and bridges founded on coarse soils and fully-drained fine soils Short Partially-drained slope in fine soils...

Deriving geotechnical parameters Overview

Eurocode Clay Shear Strength

The derived value of a geotechnical parameter is defined in Eurocode 7 as the value obtained by theory, correlation or empiricism from test results EN 1997-1 1.5.2.5 amp EN 1997-2 1.6 3 As the flow-chart of Figure 5.2 illustrates, test results may be converted into derived values X by use of correlations such as that between cone penetration resistance and angle of shearing resistance in sand , theoretical considerations such as conversion of triaxial compression into plane strain strengths for...

Worked examples

Ground Investigation

The worked examples in this chapter use the guidance given in Eurocode 7 Part 2 on the scope of ground investigations to illustrate where there are significant changes from current UK practice. Example 4.1 considers the specification of field work for a hotel site in North West England Example 4.2 looks at how changes in soil description will affect the borehole logs and Example 4.3 discusses the specification of laboratory tests. Specific parts of the calculations are marked O, , , etc., where...

Standards for geotechnical investigation and testing Eurocode Part

Geotechnical Investigation

Eurocode 7 - Geotechnical design, Part 2 - ground investigation and testing2 is divided into six sections and twenty-four annexes, as illustrated in Figure 4.1 and Plate 6 in the book's colour section . 2 Planning of ground 1 General Investigations 3 Soil and rock Figure 4.1. Contents of Eurocode 7 Part 2. See Plate 6 for a colour version. 2 Planning of ground 1 General Investigations 3 Soil and rock Figure 4.1. Contents of Eurocode 7 Part 2. See Plate 6 for a colour version. EN 1997-2 provides...

Supervision monitoring and maintenance

Eurocode 7 has specific requirements to ensure the quality and safety of a structure the construction processes and workmanship shall be supervised the performance of the structure shall be monitored during and after construction and the structure shall be adequately maintained. EN 1997-1 qualifies this requirement by saying these tasks should be undertaken 'as appropriate'. Thus, if construction does not need supervising, or the structure does not need monitoring or maintaining, then the...