oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Target safety and SABS 01 60 load factors : technical paper



The Working Group of the Structural Division of SAlCE investigating limit-state design has proposed a uniform set of load factors to be included in SABS 0160, together with a framework for evaluating partial material and resistance factors. This procedure involves a calibration procedure against existing material codes of practice, in which the partial material and resistance factors are selected on the basis of achieving a target level of the notional probability of failure. In this paper aspects of structural safety and reliability are discussed in relation to the porposed SABS 0160 load factors.

Eenvormige lasfaktore wat in Suid-Afrikaanse grenstoestandkodes vir materiaalontwerp gebruik sal word, is onlangs voorgestel. Hierdie lasfaktore is bepaal deur die gegewens van slegs die lasuitwerking te oorweeg. In hlerdie verhandeling word die gedeeltelike materiaal- en weerstandsfaktore, tesame met belangrike faktore, bespreek.


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