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  1. Prologue
  2. The Structural Eurocodes
  3. Basis of structural design
  4. General rules for geotechnical design
  5. Ground investigation and testing
  6. Ground characterization
  7. Verification of strength
  8. Verification of stability
  9. Verification of serviceability
  10. Design of slopes and embankments
  11. Design of footings
  12. Design of gravity walls
  13. Design of embedded walls
  14. Design of piles
  15. Design of anchorages
  16. Execution of geotechnical works
  17. Geotechnical reports



  1. Slope stability design charts
  2. Earth pressure coefficients
  3. Notes on the worked examples



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The Structural Eurocodes
Basis of structural design
Verification of strength
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Chapter 2. Basis of structural design

Chapter 2 discusses the basis of structural design, as set out in the Structural Eurocodes. It reviews the contents of the ‘head’ Eurocode (EN 1990) in some detail, including topics such as: requirements; assumptions; Principles and Application Rules; principles of limit state design; design situations; ultimate limit states EQU, STR, and FAT; serviceability limit states; actions, combinations, and effects; material properties and resistance; geometrical data; structural analysis and design by testing; and verification by the partial factor method. The chapter concludes with worked examples involving a shear wall under combined loading, loads on a pile group supporting an elevated bridge deck, and the results of compression tests on concrete cylinders.

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