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Application of the partial safety factor concept for the structural design of tunnels in Germany / Anwendung des Teilsicherheitskonzepts beim Standsicherheitsnachweis von Tunneln in Deutschland

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Medium: journal article
Language(s): en  de 
Published in: Geomechanics and Tunnelling, , n. 1, v. 3
Page(s): 48-58
DOI: 10.1002/geot.201000004
Abstract:

The calculation and design of engineering structures in Germany has changed from a global safety factor concept to a partial safety factor concept introducing a number of partial safety factors. The report presents the current rules for transport tunnels and explains the new method of structural design and serviceability by means of a practical example.

Keywords: structural safety, limit state, partial safety factors, actions, German regulations, combination coefficients, comparison global safety factor concept

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  • Date created
    19/11/2010
  • Last Update
    26/02/2016