Differentiating the reliability of aluminum structures

Marian Gwóźdź

Abstrakt

The design of aluminum structures, according to the modern generation of European standards, sets new requirements regarding the reliability management of such facilities before the authors of architectural and structural designs. Reliability problems should be formulated at an early stage of the investment process ‒ the construction design, in a clear manner, requiring the authors of detailed designs and contracting companies to provide structures exhibiting the operating parameters in agreement with the expectations of the investor. The basics of substantive and formal requirements in this respect are set out in Eurocode PN EN 1990 and the European standards dealing with the manufacturing and erection of structures. Problems of modern reliability management for aluminum structures are referred to the case of large volume buildings subject to climate actions.

Słowa kluczowe: aluminum, reliability, consequence classes, structural classes, manufacturing classes, supervision level, inspection level
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