This standard (ST) covers design philosophy, design, fabrication and installation of composite components.
The main objective of this ST is to provide an internationally acceptable framework for the design, fabrication and maintenance of composite components with the aim of obtaining a consistent and appropriate safety level and cost-effective solutions.
The standard also intends to:
- serve as a technical reference document in contractual matters between customer and contractor and/or supplier
- provide cost-effective solutions based on complete limit state design with reliability-based calibration of safety factors
- reflect the state-of-the-art and consensus on accepted industry practice
- provide guidance and requirements for efficient global analyses and introduce a consistent link between design checks (failure modes), load conditions and load effect assessment in the course of the global analyses.