Look out for my article When an irresistable force meets an immovable object, which will appear in the next issue of GeoDrilling International. It summarises what geotechnical engineers need to do to prepare for the imminent arrival of Eurocode 7 (i.e. Part 1 with National Annex and Part 2, with NA to follow). In brief the answer is:
- Embrace limit state design
- Embrace partial factors
- Mind the subscripts
- Demand a good site investigation
- Select your material properties carefully
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