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.

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Figure 0.2. Key features of Decoding Eurocode 7

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Figure 0.2. Key features of Decoding Eurocode 7

The book deliberately presents Principles and Application Rules in a completely different running order from the Eurocodes, so they can be explained more clearly and placed more sensibly in the context of existing practice. Information that is scattered in Eurocode 7 is brought together in helpful summary tables and fully annotated worked examples are included in several chapters to demonstrate how the Eurocodes are used in practice.

Although one of the authors of this book has been involved in the development of Eurocode 7, this has not prevented us taking a critical view of the code, presenting it 'warts and all'. This will allow engineers reading this book to come to an informed opinion about the merits of Eurocode 7, which we are confident will generally be very positive.

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