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JOURNAL OF FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING 27, 2015.y., pp. 41-56


CONCRETE COVER TO REINFORCEMENT ACCORDING TO EUROCODE
 
DOI: 10.14415/zbornikGFS27.04
UDC: 624.012.45:693.546
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Author : Goleš, Danica
 
 Summary:
 For decades, the scientific and professional literature emphasizes the importance of proper design and construction of concrete cover to reinforcement, which should ensure the safe transmission of bondforces, the protection of the steel against corrosion and an adequate fire resistance. Nevertheless, in engineering practice in the region often is insufficient attention paid to this subject. Eurocode 2, in comparison to the Code on technical standards for concrete and reinforced concrete from the 1987th (Regulations), sets more stringent criteria for the nominal cover and therefore, their instant application in our country is recommended. In order to make the adoption of concrete cover during design easier and faster, in the paper is this procedure shown through tables and diagrams and numerical examples, with comparison of values obtained according to Eurocode and current Regulations. The review is given to the relationship between Structural Class, Exposure Class, type of element, concrete Strength Class and the concrete cover thickness.
 
 Keywords:
 Reinforced concrete structures, concrete cover, Eurocode