Jan 20, 2014
Engineers are missing suitable safety formats and guidelines for the application of nonlinear simulation for design of reinforced concrete structures. We want to change this. Vladimir Cervenka, therefore, played a key role in formulating these concepts in the new fib Model Code 2010, and presented the new guidelines at the IPW conference which took place in Brno, Czech Republic on November 6-8, 2013.
Model Code 2010 introduces non-linear analysis in design of concrete structures requires an alternative approach to safety verification and related global safety format. Several methods for verification of limit states using non-linear analysis are presented: full probabilistic method, method ECOV based on the estimate of resistance variation, global safety factor according to EN1992-2 and partial safety factors. The methods are compared on several examples of reinforced concrete structures ranging from ductile to brittle modes of failure.
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