Eurocode 5: a young engineer's perspective
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The Eurocodes are a series of standards that establish common rules across the European Economic Area (EEA) for structural design using main construction materials such as concrete, steel, masonry, timber, aluminium and glass. They allow a designer to prove compliance with the requirements of the European Construction Product Regulation and...
The sensitivity of human beings to vibration is quantified in the form of base curves in BS 6472:2008 and ISO 2631-2. These standards clarify that the human perception of vibration is dependent on the frequency of vibration under consideration, are highly subjective to each individual and are subject to a...
Senior structural engineer, TRADA Technology Ltd, Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe urges timber and wood suppliers to consider CE marking or third-party certification to take advantage of the way Eurocode 5 has changed the approach to designing in timber.
The key aim of the Eurocodes has been to create a common...