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AS/NZS 1170.0:2002


Structural design actions, Part 0: General principles

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Provides the procedure for structural design. It includes design procedures, reference to design actions (other parts of the series), combinations of actions, detailing for robustness, methods of analysis and methods for confirmation of a limit states design. It also covers the use of special studies and experimental testing and, for New Zealand, criteria for selection of annual probability of exceedance. Information is given in appendices on selection of serviceability criteria.
Published: 04/06/2002
Pages: 30
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Table of contents
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.3 Referenced documents
1.4 Definitions
1.5 Notation
2 Structural design procedure
2.1 General
2.2 Ultimate limit states
2.3 Serviceability limit states
3 Annual probability of exceedance (for structures in New Zealand only)
3.1 General
3.2 Design requirements
3.3 Importance levels
3.4 Annual probability of exceedance
3.4.1 Ultimate limit states
3.4.2 Serviceability limit states
4 Combinations of actions
4.1 General
4.2 Combinations of actions for ultimate limit states
4.2.1 Stability
4.2.2 Strength
4.2.3 Combinations for snow, liquid pressure, rainwater ponding, ground water and earth pressure
4.2.4 Combinations of actions for fire
4.3 Combinations of actions for serviceability limit states
4.4 Cyclic actions
5 Methods of analysis
5.1 General
5.2 Structural models
6 Structural robustness
6.1 General
6.2 Load paths
6.2.1 General
6.2.2 Minimum resistance
6.2.3 Minimum lateral resistance of connections and ties
6.2.4 Diaphragms
6.2.5 Walls
7 Confirmation methods
7.1 General
7.2 Ultimate limit states
7.2.1 Stability
7.2.2 Strength
7.3 Serviceability limit states
Appendix A
Appendix B
B1 General
B1.1 Scope
B1.2 Reliability
B1.3 Use of test data
B1.4 Modelling
B1.5 Report
B2 Proof testing
B2.1 General
B2.2 Test load
B2.3 Criteria for acceptance
B3 Prototype testing
B3.1 General
B3.2 Design capacity of specific products and assemblies
B3.3 Units for testing
B3.4 Test load
B3.5 Criteria for acceptance
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
F1 General
F2 Importance levels
F3 Design events
Amendment control sheet
Cited references in this standard
NZS 1170.5
Structural design actions, Part 5: Earthquake actions – New Zealand
Structural design actions, Part 4: Earthquake actions in Australia
Structural design actions, Part 1: Permanent, imposed and other actions
Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions
Structural design actions, Part 3: Snow and ice actions