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Interim Report. Design of Portal Frames to Eurocode 3: An overview for UK designers

PubJul13Catalogue number SCI P400
ISBN Number 978‑1‑85942‑206‑9
Authors D G Brown BEng CEng MICE
Pagination 48 pp
Pages A4 Paperback
Publication date July 2013

In the UK, designers of portal frame buildings have commonly used bespoke software specifically written for the analysis and member design in accordance with BS 5950.

The view has arisen that design to Eurocode 3 is not practical. This short guide was written to refute that impression. The guidance aims to show how existing analysis software (for use in design to BS 5950) may be utilised, with appropriate adjustments, and how (at least in the interim, until Eurocode-specific software is widely used) portal frame member design can be carried out manually at critical locations without undue complexity.

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