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FINDINGS FROM THE 2ND SET OF EUROCODE 7 DESIGN EXAMPLES (2011)
In April 2010 the 2nd International Workshop on the Evaluation of Eurocode 7 was held in Pavia, Italy. This Workshop was organised by ETC 10 and the SC7 Maintenance Group. In preparation for the Workshop, a set of six design examples was prepared and published on a website together with online questionnaires for each example. These examples were completed by geotechnical engineers from different European countries using the partial factors in their own National Annexes and submitted online. Whereas the design examples for the 1st International Workshop held in Dublin in 2005 provided the characteristic parameter values, the design examples for the 2nd International Workshop held in Pavia did not but provided instead the results of the geotechnical investigations for each example. These included field and laboratory tests and required the characteristic values to be selected from this geotechnical information. Reviewers were appointed to evaluate the designs submitted for each example and to report to the Pavia Workshop on the designs received. This paper presents an overview of the findings from the second set of Eurocode 7 design examples. These findings are compared with the findings from the first set of design examples for the Dublin Workshop and assessed in the light of the implementation of Eurocode 7 in Europe in 2010.
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