Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 6): Notional loading (equivalent horizontal forces)

Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers

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1 March 2012

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 6): Notional loading (equivalent horizontal forces)

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

Date published

1 March 2012

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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This Technical Guidance Note concerns the concept of notional loading, which the Eurocodes classifies as Equivalent Horizontal Forces. These are loads that exist due to inaccuracies and imperfections introduced into the structure during its construction. The following text explains how notional lateral loads are incorporated into the design process.



(This article was updated in October 2016 to reflect errata issued since its original publication.)

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