In the eurocode series of European standards (EN) related to construction, Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures (abbreviated EN 1993 or, informally, EC 3) describes how to design of steel structures, using the limit state design philosophy.
Eurocode 3 applies to the design of buildings and civil engineering works in steel. It complies with the principles and requirements for the safety and serviceability of structures, the basis of their design and verification that are given in EN 1990 - Basis of structural design. It is only concerned with requirements for resistance, serviceability, durability and fire resistance.
Eurocode 3 is intended to be used in conjunction with:
EN 1993-1-1 gives basic design rules for steel structures with material thicknesses t >= 3 mm. It also gives supplementary provisions for the structural design of steel buildings.
EN 1993-1-2 deals with the design of steel structures for the accidental situation of fire exposure and it has to be used in conjunction with EN 1993-1-1 and EN 1991-1-2. This part only identifies differences from, or supplements to, normal temperature design. EN 1993-1-2 deals only with passive methods of fire protection.
EN 1993-1-3 gives design requirements for cold-formed thin gauge members and sheeting. It applies to cold-formed steel products made from coated or uncoated thin gauge hot or cold rolled sheet or strip, that have been cold-formed by such processes as cold-rolled forming or press-braking. It may also be used for the design of profiled steel sheeting for composite steel and concrete slabs at the construction stage, see EN 1994. The execution of steel structures made of cold-formed thin gauge members and sheeting is covered in EN 1090.
EN 1993-1-4 deals with the additional requirements for the design of steel structures made of stainless steel and it has to be used in conjunction with EN 1993-1-1 and EN 1993-1-3.
EN 1993-1-5 gives design requirements of stiffened and unstiffened plates which are subject to inplane forces.
EN 1993-1-6 gives design requirements for plated steel structures that have the form of a shell of revolution.
EN 1993-1-7: provides principles and rules of application for the structural design of stiffened and unstiffened plates loaded with out of plane actions and it has to be used in conjunction with EN 1993-1-1.
EN 1993-1-8 gives design methods for the design of joints subject to predominantly static loading using steel grades S235, S275, S355 and S460. More specifically, it gives detailed application rules to determine the static design resistances of uniplanar and multiplanar joints in lattice structures composed of circular, square or rectangular hollow sections, and of uniplanar joints in lattice structures composed of combinations of hollow sections with open sections (space frames and trusses).
EN 1993-1-9 gives methods for the assessment of fatigue resistance of members, connections and joints subjected to fatigue loading. These methods are derived from fatigue tests with large scale specimens, that include effects of geometrical and structural imperfections from material production and execution (e.g. the effects of tolerances and residual stresses from welding).
EN 1993-1-10 provides the guidelines for the selection of steel for fracture toughness and through-thickness properties of welded elements where there is a significant risk of lamellar tearing during the fabrication process.
EN 1993-1-11 gives design rules for structures with tension components made of steel which due to their connections are adjustable and replaceable. These components due to their adjustability and replaceability properties are mostly pre-fabricated delivered on-site and installed into the structure as a whole. Non adjustable and replaceable components are out of the scope of EN 1993-1-11.
EN 1993-1-12 gives rules that can be used in conjunction with all the other part of EN 1993 to enable steel structures to be designed with steel of grades greater than S460 up to S700.
EN 1993-2 gives a general basis for the structural design of steel bridges and steel parts of composite bridges. It gives provisions that supplement, modify or supersede the equivalent provisions given in the various parts of EN 1993-1. This standard is concerned only with the resistance, serviceability and durability of bridge structures. Other aspects of design are not considered.
EN 1993-3-2 applies to the structural design of vertical steel chimneys of circular or conical section. It covers chimneys that are cantilevered, supported at intermediate levels or guyed. It is concerned only with the requirement for resistance (strength, stability and fatigue) of steel chimneys. The term Chimney is used to refer to:
EN 1993-4-1 provides principles and application rules for the structural design of steel silos of circular or rectangular plan-form, being free standing or supported and is concerned only with the requirements for resistance and stability of steel silos.
EN 1993-4-2 provides principles and application rules for the structural design of vertical cylindrical above ground steel storage tanks for liquid products with the following characteristics:
EN 1993-4-3 deals with the analysis and design of steel pipelines used for the transport of liquids and gases under normal temperatures.
EN 1993-5 gives design rules for steel sheet piling and bearing piles to supplement the generic rules in EN 1993-1 and is intended to be used with Eurocodes EN 1990 - Basis of design, EN 1991 - Actions on structures and EN 1997-1 for Geotechnical Design.
EN 1993-6 gives principles and application rules for the structural design of crane runaway beams and other crane supporting structures including columns and other member fabricated from steel. This part is intended to be used with Eurocode EN 1991-1 and it covers overhead crane runaways inside buildings and outdoor overhead crane runaways.