Book contents

  1. Prologue
  2. The Structural Eurocodes
  3. Basis of structural design
  4. General rules for geotechnical design
  5. Ground investigation and testing
  6. Ground characterization
  7. Verification of strength
  8. Verification of stability
  9. Verification of serviceability
  10. Design of slopes and embankments
  11. Design of footings
  12. Design of gravity walls
  13. Design of embedded walls
  14. Design of piles
  15. Design of anchorages
  16. Execution of geotechnical works
  17. Geotechnical reports



  1. Slope stability design charts
  2. Earth pressure coefficients
  3. Notes on the worked examples



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The Structural Eurocodes
Basis of structural design
Verification of strength
Design of footings

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Chapter 6. Verification of strength

Chapter 6 to 8 discuss the verification of strength (ultimate limit states GEO and STR), stability (EQU, UPL, and HYD), and serviceability (serviceability limit states). After reviewing the basis of design, each chapter focuses on how Eurocode 7 introduces reliability into the design and then discusses particular aspects of that verification. Chapter 6 explains the three Design Approaches introduced in Eurocode 7; Chapter 7 demonstrates the similarity of the EQU, UPL, and HYD limit states; and Chapter 8 reviews ways of determining settlement. Chapter 7 concludes with worked examples that illustrate the subjects covered (worked examples for strength and serviceability appear later, in Chapters 9-14).

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