Architects van Mourik designed, in cooperation with Glasimpex Holland, an all glass roof for a cultural centre at Utrecht. The roof is sized 13×17m1, the main beams are 13m length. Because of the low budget the beams are split in four pieces size 3,25m1. Bearing hole connection is used. The design have to meet the EN1990 and national annex of Holland. Meaning the probability of failure and the way the structure fails must meet the requirements of the EN1990. Using the Dutch standard NEN2608, the EN1990 is respected. NEN2608 annex D given method, based on Fine and Kinney, is used to estimate the number of broken plies from the structural member that can be expected during the servility of the structure. The damaged structure must be able to carry a given level of load.
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