Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers
1 May 2013
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The Institution of Structural Engineers
An understanding of what causes concrete to crack is important when inspecting new works or existing structures.
This note focuses on the design of columns in simple construction to BS EN 1993-1-1 – Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures – Part 1-1: General Rules for Buildings . It covers rolled steel ‘I’ and ‘H’ sections acting as columns within a braced steel frame structure.
This note is an aide to those seeking to design an unreinforced masonry retaining wall. Following this guidance will prevent cracking and ensure that the wall performs as intended.