COMPARATIVE STUDY OF BS 8110 AND EUROCODE 2 IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

  • CU Nwoji DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA.
  • AI Ugwu DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA.
Keywords: Codes, design, moments, shears, BS 8110, Eurocode.

Abstract

This work was undertaken to compare the use of BS 8110 and Eurocode 2 in the design of structures and focused on outlining the relative gains and/or shortcomings of Eurocode 2 and BS 8110 under certain criteria which are loading, analysis, ease of use and technological advancement. To accomplish this, the analysis and design of the main structural elements in reinforced concrete building was undertaken using the two codes. A modest medium rise building was loaded using the two code and analyzed. Analysis was done using CSI start tedds to obtain the shear force and bending moment envelopes. For the beam, it was found that Eurocode 2 gave higher internal supports moments. For the case of maximum span moments and shear force values, the Euroode 2 values lagged behind. Column load and moments values were generally lower for Euroode 2. In summary, the comparative benefits of using Euroode 2 are that it is logical and organized, less restrictive and more extensive than the BS 8110. The new Eurocodes are claimed to be the most technically advanced code in the world and therefore should be adopted by Nigerian engineers.

 

http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njt.v36i3.14

Published
2017-06-30
Section
Building, Civil & Geotechical Engineering

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