prEN 1991-1-8

Eurocode 1: Actions on structures Actions from waves and currents on coastal structures

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CEN/TC 250 Structural Eurocodes

European Norm


Drafting of new Eurocode EN 1991-1-8 based on ISO 21650:2007. The essential scope to be addressed are:
(1) Drafting/redrafting of the standard in a “Eurocode style”. Wave and current actions shall be tied in to the existing Eurocode design frame.
(2) Considering any additional, content, updates and comments of the stakeholders following consultation.
(3) Propose a split of the standard in normative and informative parts.
(4) Include, if relevant, other up-to-date complementary information, beside ISO 21650:2007.

Wave and current actions on structures have become a more important part of structural design. Safety and reliability of coastal structures are more focused as both the utilization of the coastal areas have increased, structures have become more exposed, and discussions of sea level rise is addressed in the engineering society.
Response to Mandate M/515 EN intent is that the EN standards shall comply with the Essential Requirement n°1 (mechanical resistance and stability), which addresses water and wave actions on all geo-fixed structures.
I. Wave and current actions are essential actions and may govern the design of coastal (sea exposed) small structures to large waterfront protection/flooding structures of land areas. The normative part of the
standard should scope actions on structures. The work shall be tied/linked to the design frame in EN 1990.
II. Strength and resistance rules/recommendations should be kept in annexes to the standard.
III. Design rules and/or recommendations, especially concerning the methods to be used, may be outlined, where needed, as dependent on reliability levels as defined in the current valid EN 1990

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

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