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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 5, Number 4, August 2005, pages 327-343
Eurocode 4: A modern code for the design ofrncomposite structures
Jan Stark

Abstract     [Full Text]
    The European Standards Organisation (CEN) has planned to develop a complete set of harmonized European building standards. The Eurocodes, being the design standards, form part of this total system of European standards, together with standards for fabrication and erection and product standards. After a period of experimental use of the ENV(European Pre Standard)-versions of the Eurocodes, these are now converted into official EN? (European Standards). Design of composite steel and concrete buildings and bridges is covered by Eurocode 4. An overview will be given of the historic development of Eurocode 4, the structure and contents of the EN version and the present status and planning for completion. The Eurocode treatment of some selected technical items will be presented in more detail.
Key Words
    composite structures; standards; Eurocodes.
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