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See detailAVEC BNT - Analysis and Comparison of European and Chinese Design Codes - B. Script & Examples
Schäfer, Markus UL; Zhang, Qingjie UL; Bender, Michel et al

Book published by BNT (2018)

In recent years, half of the newly constructed building floor areas in the world are built in China, thus it is important and interesting to know the Chinese design codes for buildings and compare them ... [more ▼]

In recent years, half of the newly constructed building floor areas in the world are built in China, thus it is important and interesting to know the Chinese design codes for buildings and compare them with Eurocodes, which are one of the most advanced design codes in the world. Funded by “Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships” the project “AVEC BNT” was started in 2016 to compare the design codes mainly related to concrete structures and composite structures. This script is the main intellectual outputs from this project. It comprises codes background analysis, direct codes terms comparison and design examples. The script covers most of the design topics related to design of concrete structures and composite structure for building design as well as the design basics such as safety concept. It is a common achievements of students, researchers and professors from different universities and instructions of different countries. The main work is done at University of Luxembourg especially for the design basics part and the design of composite structure of steel and concrete. For design of concrete structure part, University of Applied Science Trier (Germany) and Thei (Hong Kong, China) has offered great helps and contributed many parts. To conform with the goals of Erasmus+ to promote the cooperation and mobility with the EU’ partner countries and to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy, the script involves many student’s work. The students could participate in the project through either joining special courses offered by the project partners, as well as, doing a student project, bachelor or master thesis related to this project. Further more the students participated within the transnational teaching activity weeks. With the guidance, the students were able to learn and compare difference design methods by EuroCodes and Chinese design codes and to cooperate with their colleges from different countries. To achieve good quality of the final script, which can be used as additional information and learn material for other students and engineers to learn about Eurocodes and Chinese codes for structural design. Also the work was edited into a uniform formatting to make it constant in style and easy to read. Although, besides the contribution from students, many other topics were added to make the documents complete, it was not possible to cover every topic in the codes due to the limited time and resources. Thus, topics such as fire design, seismic design, bridge design, pre-stressed structures and others are not within the scope of the work. The scripts are divided into 7 sub chapters and many small topics. Each topic has two main documents for Eurocodes and Chinese codes. The main documents have same list of contents, which allows readers to compare the design aspects from the two codes systems easily side by side. Besides that, each topic is also provided with a general summary of comparison, which points out the most important difference and general overview of the design. In the documents not only the content of the codes but also the background information is discussed, which will help students and engineers to understand not only the difference of design but also the reasons behind it. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of Design Codes for Composite Beams of Steel and Concrete in Europe and China
Zhang, Qingjie UL; Schäfer, Markus UL; Santos-Ferreira, Katia

in 12th Japanese-German Bridge Symposium (2018, September 04)

The comparison gives an overview of the codes for the design of composite structures for buildings. Thereby the history, developments and general structures are illustrated first. Eurocode 4 (EN1994) is a ... [more ▼]

The comparison gives an overview of the codes for the design of composite structures for buildings. Thereby the history, developments and general structures are illustrated first. Eurocode 4 (EN1994) is a part of the Eurocodes, which are European harmonized design codes for buildings and bridges. In this paper, the equivalent Chinese codes are compared to the structure and contents of Eurocodes. EN1994-1-1, which is the first part of Eurocode 4 for general buildings, and JGJ138-2016 have similar design scopes, both cover topics of composite beams, columns, slabs, and connections. JGJ138-2016 also covers the design of composite shear walls and seismic design, while EN1994-1-1 considers more about durability and time effects. For the more technical comparison, the general design bases such as safety concept and design action effects are alike. The material property values by the two codes are mostly similar except for concrete. For structural members, the focus here is mainly on the comparison of composite beams in steel and concrete. The comparisons are explained with the help of parameter studies and theoretical comparisons. [less ▲]

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