Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers
1 May 2013
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The Institution of Structural Engineers
This note focuses on the design of reinforced concrete columns to BS EN 1992-1-1 – Eurocode 2: Design of Concrete Structures – Part 1-1: General Rules for Buildings. It covers the design of columns of all cross-section proﬁles (typically square, rectangular or circular).
The twisting of elements within structures due to eccentric loading is best avoided. Such actions develop torsion forces - which the elements were not designed to withstand. This note shows structural engineers how to avoid problems that can lead to significant remedial works and/or failures.
An introduction to the core design concepts found within current UK codes of practice.