DESIGNING WITH EUROCODES

Introduction The Eurocodes is a common set of technical rules for the design of building and civil engineering works for European Union (EU) member states. Every member states will adopt and translate the base Eurocodes into their national language, e.g., for UK it would be BS EN 199X-Y-Y. Local differences within each member states will be taken care of through their respective National Annex (NA), i.e. NA to BS EN 199X. You can try the following websites for more information about Eurocodes: Joint Research Centre – E.U. Commission BSI Eurocodes Expert Institution of Structural Engineers Concrete Centre CLG – UK government Steel Concrete Institute and Access steel British Standards Institution (BSI) has come up with a BSI Structural Eurocodes Companion (click to download the PDF) and which is available for free. It is written by leading industry experts from the world of standards and further afield. It delivers practical and timely advice on how the new codes will work and how they might benefit construction professionals. The Eurocodes suite of codes The Structural Eurocodes consist of 10 standards in 58 parts. They are: Eurocode EN 1990 EN 1991 EN 1992 EN 1993 EN 1994 EN 1995 EN 1996 EN 1997 EN 1998 EN 1999 Title Eurocode: Basis of structural design Eurocode 1: Actions on structures Eurocode 2: Actions on structures Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures Eurocode 4: Design of composite structures Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures Eurocode 6: Design of masonry structures Eurocode 7: Geotechnical design Eurocode 8: Design for earthquake resistance Eurocode 9: Design of aluminium structures No of parts the head code 10 4 20 3 3 4 2 6 5

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SEARCHING FOR EUROCODES @ BSOL
Eurocodes are available at NTU Library through searching our subscribed database, British Standards Online (BSOL). The steps are: 1. 2. Go to Library Homepage Click on “Databases”

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You will see the Alphabetical List. Select “B” and look for “British Standards Online” (BSOL).

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After clicking BSOL the “Terms & Conditions of Use” page will appear. For remote access, user has to authenticate either as staff or student\XXXXX followed by your password. Enter the Standard Number. To search for a Eurocode, for e.g. Eurocode 7, enter with inverted comma, “en 1997″ at the search box. You will receive many results if you just enter the number, “1997”.

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Three results for “en 1997″. Note: Eurocode 7 has 2 parts plus one National Annex

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SELECTED BOOK TITLES ON EUROCODES
(1) Title: Author: Call number: Availability: Structural elements design manual : working with Eurocodes Draycott, Trevor. TA658.D768 2009 Click here

Synopsis: This book is the structural engineer’s ‘companion volume’ to the four Eurocodes on the structural use of timber, concrete, masonry and steelwork. For the student at higher technician or first degree level it
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provides a single source of information on the behaviour and practical design of the main elements of the building structure. With plenty of worked examples and diagrams, it is a useful textbook not only for students of structural and civil engineering but also for those on courses in related subjects such as architecture, building and surveying whose studies include the design of structural elements. [As taken from book cover] (2) Title: PP 1990: 2007 Extracts from the Structural Eurocodes for students of structural design Publisher: British Standards Institute Call number: QC100.B862 PP1990 2007 Availability: Click here Content: PP 1990 is a user-friendly guide which introduces the principals of Structural Eurocodes to students of civil engineering, structural engineering and structural design.� This revised edition of PP 1990 includes updated extracts from nine of the ten published Eurocodes†. Each extract is accompanied with commentary and worked examples written by experts from industry and UK universities. This second edition also has the benefit of featuring extracts and explanatory text on the relevant published UK National Annexes which supply information on any nationally determined parameters referred to in the Eurocode text. It is important for students to be aware of the Structural Eurocode series. The series details common design principals and rules for the design of structures and component products, and describes a common series of methods for calculating the structural strength of elements used in construction. From 2010 this set of unified international codes of practice will replace national codes in the European Community. They are already mandatory for European public works and are set to become the benchmark standard for the private sector, throughout Europe and Worldwide. [As taken from BSi webpage] (3) Title: Author: Call number: Availability: Decoding Eurocode 7 Bond, Andrew TA705.4.E85B711 Click here

Synopsis: “Decoding Eurocode 7″ provides a detailed examination of Eurocode 7 Parts 1 and 2 and an overview of the associated European and International standards. Information scattered around the Eurocodes is collected into summary tables and diagrams. Extensive, fully annotated worked examples demonstrate how to apply Eurocode 7 to practical design situations. Flow diagrams explain how reliability is introduced into design and mind maps gather related information in a coherent framework.The
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coverage includes: the Structural Eurocodes; Basis of structural design and general rules for geotechnical design; Ground investigation, testing, and characterization; Verification of strength, stability, and serviceability; Design of slopes and embankments, footings, gravity walls, embedded walls, piles, and anchorages; Execution of geotechnical works; and, Geotechnical reports. Written by authors who specialize in lecturing on the subject, “Decoding Eurocode 7″ explains the key Principles and Application Rules of Eurocode 7 in a logical and simple manner. Invaluable for practitioners, as well as for high-level students and researchers working in geotechnical fields, it shows how to apply the Eurocode to real designs. [As taken from Amazon.com] (4) Titles: Steel Building Design: P361: Introduction to the Eurocodes; P362: Concise Eurocodes; P363: Design Data; P364: Worked Examples – Open Sections; P365: Medium rise braced frames; P374: Worked Examples – Hollow Sections P387: Worked Examples for Students; The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) Lee Wee Nam Library, Level 2

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Searching for SCI publications: You can use our Library Catalogue to search for SCI publications that are available at our library, in particular, on Eurocode titles. At the Search Box, just type: “steel construction institute” under “Author“.

(5) Title: Author: Call number: Availability: Designers’ guide to Eurocode 1 : actions on buildings : EN1991-1-1 and -1-3 to -1-7 Gulvanessian, H. TA658.2.G973 Click here

Synopsis: The part of Eurocode 1 covered by this guide, EN 1991-1, addresses the general actions on building and civil engineering structures. This Designers’ Guide looks specifically at actions on buildings, including full explanation, commentary, examples and direction to the National Annex documents on each of the following sub-parts of the code:

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1-1: Densities, self-weight and imposed loads 1-3: Snow loads 1-4: Wind actions 1-5: Thermal actions 1-6: Actions during execution 1-7: Accidental actions Note: More titles on “Designers’ guide to Eurocode” by Thomas Telford are available at NTU Library. You can locate them by searching our Library Catalogue. Some examples of the titles available:   Designers’ guide to EN 1993-2: Eurocode 3: design of steel structures. Part 2, Steel bridges; Designers’ guide to EN 1991-1-4 : Eurocode 1: actions on structures, general actions : part 1-4 : wind actions;

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