Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008
Joint report prepared under the JRC-ECCS cooperation agreement for the evolution of Eurocode 3.
This commentary gives explanations and worked examples to the design rules in Eurocode 3 that are influenced by toughness properties of the structural steels used.
It is therefore a commentary and background document to EN 1993-1-10 "Material toughness and through thickness properties" and its extension in EN 1993-1-12 "Design rules for high-strength steels", where toughness properties are expressively addressed. It is however also a background to other parts of EN 1993, e.g. to EN 1993-1-1 "Design of steel structures - Basic rules and rules for buildings", where the design rules are related only to strength properties as the yield strength and the tensile strength without explicitly mentioning the role of toughness that is hidden behind the resistance formulae.
Finally it gives some comments to chapter 6 of EN 1998-1: "Design of structures for earthquake resistance - Part 1: General rules, seismic actions and rules for buildings".