Application of Eurocode 7 to the design of flood embankments (C749)
This guide provides national guidance for practitioners in the UK and Ireland on the design of flood embankments to EN 1997 Eurocode 7: Geotechnical design. The aim is to improve clarity on key issues relating to the design of flood embankments, which are not addressed in detail by the current EN 1997.
- risk categories for flood embankments
- modification of partial factors on the basis of consequence
- distinction between different design situations
- design water levels and pore water pressures
- applicability of ULSs.