EN 1990: Basis of structural design
EN 1990 establishes Principles and Requirements for the safety,
serviceability and durability of structures, describes the basis for their
design and verification and gives guidelines for related aspects of structural
|EN 1990:2002 ||Eurocode - Basis of structural design|
|EN 1990:2002/A1:2005||Eurocode - Basis of structural design|
EN 1990 is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 1991 to EN
1999 for the structural design of buildings and other civil engineering works,
including geotechnical aspects, structural fire design, situations involving
earthquakes, execution and temporary structures. For the design of special
construction works (e.g. nuclear installations, dams, etc.), other provisions
than those in EN 1990 to EN 1999 might be necessary.
EN 1990 is applicable for the design of structures where other
materials or other actions outside the scope of EN 1991 to EN 1999 are
EN 1990 is applicable for the structural appraisal of existing
construction, in developing the design of repairs and alterations or in
assessing change of use.
EN 1990 may be used, when relevant, as a guidance document for the
design of structures outside the scope of the EN Eurocodes EN 1991 to EN 1999,
- assessing other actions and their combinations;
- modelling material and structural behaviour;
- assessing numerical values of the reliability format.