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General method of second order analysis: the value of γCE

Eurocode 2 part 1-1: Design of concrete structures   5.8.6 (3)

With stress-strain diagrams based on design values, a design value of the ultimate load is obtained directly from the analysis. In the k value of Expression (3.14), Ecm is substituted by:

Ecd = Ecm/γCE (5.20)


The recommended value for γCE is 1,2.

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