BS EN 1998-2:2005+A2:2011 - Eurocode 8. Design of structures for earthquake resistance. Bridges – BSI British Standards

BS EN 1998-2:2005+A2:2011

Eurocode 8. Design of structures for earthquake resistance. Bridges

Status : Current   Published : December 2005



BS EN 1998-2:2005 primarily covers the seismic design of bridges in which the horizontal seismic actions are mainly resisted through bending of the piers or at the abutments; i.e. of bridges composed of vertical or nearly vertical pier systems supporting the traffic deck superstructure. It is also applicable to the seismic design of cable-stayed and arched bridges, although its provisions should not be considered as fully covering these cases.

BS EN 1998-2:2005 covers the following topics:

  • basic requirements and compliance criteria
  • seismic action
  • analysis
  • strength verification
  • detailing.

This standard supersedes DD ENV 1998-2:1996.


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Standard NumberBS EN 1998-2:2005+A2:2011
TitleEurocode 8. Design of structures for earthquake resistance. Bridges
Publication Date20 December 2005
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesDD ENV 1998-2:1996
Amended ByCorrigendum, February 2012; Amendment, December 2011; Corrigendum, May 2010; Amendment, August 2009
DescriptorsEarthquakes, Piers, Steels, Mechanical properties of materials, Strength of materials, Construction systems, Construction engineering works, Ductility, Verification, Concretes, Seismic loading, Design calculations, Structural design, Bridges, Plastics, Bearings, Seismic coefficient, Structures, Stability, Earthquake-resistant design, Mathematical calculations, Seismology
Title in FrenchEurocode 8. Calcul des structures pour leur résistance aux séismes. Ponts
Title in GermanEurocode 8. Auslegung von Bauwerken gegen Erdbeben. Brücken
ISBN978 0 580 78322 7
File Size4.837 MB

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