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BS EN 1993-1-8:2005

Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures. Design of joints

Status : Current, Project Underway   Published : May 2005



What is BS EN 1993-1-8:2005?

Eurocode 3 applies to the structural design of buildings and civil engineering works in steel. This part specialises in the design of steel structures. As part of the Eurocode series, this standard shares best practice methods for the design of joints that are mainly subject to loading – using steel grades S235, S275, S355 and S460.

How does it work?

BS EN 1993-1-8 first explains the basis of design, before looking at the connections made with bolts – including bolted joints, riveted joints and welded joints – and pins. The standard also defines welded connections and demonstrates how to do an analysis, such as a rigid or elastic plastic global analysis. Other topics include the classification of joints, the modelling of beam-to-column joints and structural joints connecting H or I sections.

Who should buy it?

  • Civil engineers
  • Construction engineers
  • Architects
  • Site managers
  • Suppliers of construction system parts
  • Manufacturers of steels for construction engineering works
  • Welders

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Standard NumberBS EN 1993-1-8:2005
TitleEurocode 3. Design of steel structures. Design of joints
StatusCurrent, Project Underway
Publication Date17 May 2005
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 2320:1997, EN 12345:1998, EN 14399-6:2002, ISO 4032:1999, ISO 4017:1999, EN 10056-2:1993, EN ISO 4018:2000, EN ISO 2320:1997, EN 14399-3:2002, EN ISO 4016:2000, EN 14399-4:2002, EN ISO 7090:2000, EN ISO 7089:2000, EN ISO 4033:2000, ISO 4033:1999, EN 20898-2:1993, EN ISO 7719:1997, ISO 4016:1999, EN ISO 5817:2003, EN 14399-1:2002, ISO 1891:1979, ISO 4018:1999, EN 10025-6:2004, EN 10210-2:1997, EN 10219-1:1997, EN 10029:1991, ISO 898-2:1992, ISO 4014:1999, EN 10055:1995, EN 10025-3:2004, EN 10025-1:2004, ISO 898-1:1999, EN 10025-5:2004, EN 10025-4:2004, EN 10219-2:1997, EN 1090-2, ISO 286-2:1988, EN 288-3:1992, EN 10051:1991, EN 10025-2:2004, EN ISO 4017:2000, EN 10210-1:1994, EN 10056-1:1995, EN 14399-5:2002, EN ISO 4034:2000, EN ISO 898-1:1999, EN ISO 7042:1997, EN ISO 7091:2000, EN 10164:1993, EN ISO 10511:1997, EN ISO 13918:1998, EN ISO 7040:1997, EN ISO 4032:2000, EN 10034:1993, EN ISO 14555:1998, EN ISO 4014:2000, EN ISO 10512:1997, ISO 4034:1999, EN 14399-2:2002, EN ISO 10513:1997
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS 449-2:1969, BS 4604-1:1970, BS 4604-2:1970, DD ENV 1993-1-1:1992, BS 5400-3:2000, BS 5950-1:2000
Amended ByAMD 16291
AMD 16571
Corrigendum, August 2010; Corrigendum, February 2010; Corrigendum, September 2006; Corrigendum, June 2006
Draft Superseded ByDD ENV 1993-1-1:1992
DescriptorsStructural steels, Structural systems, Steels, Loading, Metal sections, Plastic analysis, Bolted joints, Welded joints, Riveted joints, Beams, Construction engineering works, Structural design, Structures, Fasteners, Joints, Buildings, Columns, Structural members
Title in FrenchEurocode 3. Calcul des structures en acier. Calcul des assemblages
Title in GermanEurocode 3. Bemessung und Konstruktion von Stahlbauten. Bemessung von Anschlüssen
ISBN978 0 580 72497 8
File Size2.834 MB

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