The December 2009 issue of Ground Engineering magazine includes the first part of a two-part paper written by Brian Simpson (Arup Geotectnics) and myself, on pile design to Eurocode 7 and the UK National Annex.
Part 1 of the paper covers the provisions of Eurocode 7 itself (ENs 1997-1 and -2), which apply throughout Europe except where modified by a National Annex.
Part 2 (to appear in the January 2010 issue of GE) will present the values of the various factors required by the UK National Annex, together with a description of the process by which they were derived. Part 2 will also include two worked examples showing the application of the Eurocode rules.We welcome your comments (post them here!).