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Loading on structures, structural analysis, testing, practical structural design

Recently revised national and international standards for structural design are systematically based on probabilistic concepts, mathematical statistics and on the theory of structural reliability. The International Standard ISO 2394:1998 and EN 1990:2002, based on materials of JCSS, play a key role to constitute a common basis for defining design rules relevant to the construction and use of the wide majority of buildings and civil engineering works (ISO 13822:2001, ISO 22111:2007).