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The technical rules presented in Eurocode `Earthquake' refer to structures whose stability is important for public safety in seismic regions. The criteria for design and verification given in this code are mainly intended for minimising risk to human life. It can be assumed that a design complying with these rules will achieve this aim with an acceptable probability. The rules presented include the following parts: 1. Seismic actions, general requirements and rules for design. 2. Buildings in seismic regions, general rules for design. 3. Specific rules for different materials and elements (concrete, steel, composite, timber, masonry, mixed structures, elements). The rules refer to normal civil and industrial constructions; they may also be applied to other conventional types of structures. They do not refer to structures which are exceptional due to their design or their size, or to structures whose damage may cause additional risks for the population or the environment in the event of an earthquake.

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Authors: CEC, CEC, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12266 EN (1989) FS, Part 1, 327 pp., ECU 30
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9914-0;CD-NA-
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