prEN 1993-1-11

Eurocode 3 - Design of steel structures - Part 1-11: Tension components prEN 1993-1-11

Publication date:   Mar 14, 2024

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CEN/TC 250 Structural Eurocodes

European Norm

91.010.30   Technical aspects | 91.080.13   Steel structures | 93.040   Bridge construction



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1.1 Scope of EN 1993-1-11
(1) EN 1993-1-11 provides rules for structural design of tension components made of steel, in addition to other parts of EN 1993, for use in structures made of steel or other materials such as concrete, steel-concrete composite and timber.
(2) EN 1993-1-11 covers the resistance, serviceability and durability of steel tension elements.
(3) The following items/aspects are outside the scope of EN 1993-1-11:
- pre- or post-tensioned systems in accordance with EN 1992-1-1 and EN 1992-2;
- reinforcing steel as part of a concrete structure in accordance with EN 1992-1-1;
- tension components in piling;
- detailed design of terminations.
1.2 Assumptions
(1) Unless specifically stated, EN 1990, EN 1991 and the EN 1993-1 series apply.
(2) The design methods given in EN 1993-1-11 are applicable if:
- execution quality is according to EN 1090-2; and
- the construction materials and products used are as specified in the relevant parts of the EN 1993 series, or in the relevant material and product specifications.
(3) EN 1993-1-11 is used in conjunction with ENs, EADs and ETAs for tension components.

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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EN 1993-1-11:2006


prEN 1993-1-11
40.20 DIS ballot initiated: 12 weeks
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