Please follow the links on the navigation pane on the left to access the website for each of the Structural Eurocode teaching material projects within the School.

A selection of Eurocode 3 material is provided on the following basis: these materials are copyright Queen's University Belfast; you may download this work and share them with others as long as you credit Queen's University Belfast; you cannot alter, edit, or extract from them in any way; you cannot charge anyone for their use; you can use them for your own training but not to provide paid-for training for others.

You may download the material below:

eLearning videos

- Video 1 Introduction to Eurocode 3

This e-lecture provides an overview of the development and structure of Eurocode 3 and highlights the major differences between Eurocode 3 and BS 5950. - Video 2 Loading

This e-lecture gives an introduction to EN 1990, combinations of actions and ultimate and serviceability limit states. - Video 3 Structural analysis

This e-lecture covers the different types of analysis used in Eurocode 3, and also shows how we should deal with imperfections. There is a worked example at the end based on an example taken from the access-steel website. - Video 4 Brittle fracture

This e-lecture covers brittle fracture and steel sub-grade selection. Methods of steel sub-grade selection are considered using the BS 5950, Eurocode 3 and PD (published document) 6695 approaches. The recommended approach is using PD 6695, and there is an example at the end using this method. - Video 5 Cross-section classification

This e-lecture covers cross-section classification and resistance to local buckling. Differences and similarities between Eurocode 3 and BS 5950 methods of classification are identified, and there are examples at the end which incorporate screenshots from MasterSeries software and the ‘Interactive Blue Book’. - Video 6 Restrained beams part 1 Introduction and bearing resistance

This e-lecture is a brief introduction to the design of restrained beams and an overview of the method to work out the bearing resistance of a beam is followed by an example. - Video 6 Restrained beams part 2 Shear resistance, combined shear and bending

This second e-lecture on restrained beams covers the method to work out the shear resistance of a beam followed by a worked example comparing the results using both Eurocode 3 and BS 5950 methods. The end of this section gives a brief summary of how to deal with situations where there is combined shear and bending. - Video 6 Restrained beams part 3 Serviceability and worked examples

This final e-lecture on restrained beams covers serviceability, and at the end there are several worked examples which incorporate screenshots from the MasterSeries software and the ‘Interactive Blue Book’. - Video 7 Unrestrained beams lateral torsional buckling part 1 Introduction

This e-lecture is a brief introduction to the design of unrestrained beams, in particular some theory regarding lateral torsional buckling. - Video 7 Unrestrained beams lateral torsional buckling part 2 Design steps

This second e-lecture on unrestrained beams covers the method to work out the lateral torsional buckling resistance of a beam. There is a table with ten important design steps, each step is then described in turn and the method to obtain the values for each step is described in detail. - Video 7 Unrestrained beams lateral torsional buckling part 3 Worked examples

In this e-lecture there are several worked examples on unrestrained beams, incorporating screenshots from the MasterSeries software and the ‘Interactive Blue Book’. - Video 8 Compression members part 1 Introduction and cross-sectional resistance

This e-lecture is an introduction to the design of compression members, including information about elastic buckling theory, and then contains an overview of the method to work out the cross-sectional resistance of a compression member, followed by a worked example. - Video 8 Compression members part 2 Buckling resistance and example 1

This second e-lecture on compression members covers the method to work out the buckling resistance of a compression member followed by a worked example. - Video 8 Compression members part 3 Examples 2 and 3

This final e-lecture on compression members consists of two worked examples which incorporate screenshots from the MasterSeries software and the ‘Interactive Blue Book’. - Video 9 Tension members part 1 Tension member design steps, non-staggered and staggered fasteners

This first e-lecture on tension members gives the tension member design steps, and it shows how we should deal with non-staggered and staggered fasteners. There is an example based on a staggered fastener arrangement at the end. - Video 9 Tension members part 2 Angles with a welded end connection, angles connected by a single row of bolts, and MasterSeries example

This second e-lecture on tension members covers angles with a welded end connection and angles connected by a single row of bolts. There is an example using MasterSeries at the end. - Video 10 Combined axial compression and bending

This e-lecture covers combined axial compression and bending to Eurocode 3. The Interaction method is shown along with the choice of using either Annex A or Annex B. There is a worked example at the end which uses the Annex B method. - Video 11 Joints part 1 Introduction and bolted joints

This e-lecture is a brief introduction to bolts, including different bolts types and the different sections of Eurocode 3 which are relevant. The introduction is followed by a section on bolted joints which contains the different methods needed to work out the various resistances, followed by an example. - Video 11 Joints part 2 Welded joints

This second e-lecture on joints briefly covers welded joints. There is a worked example at the end.

Downloadable handouts

- Handout 1 Introduction to Eurocode 3.
- Handout 2 Loading
- Handout 3 Structural analysis
- Handout 4 Brittle fracture
- Handout 5 Cross-section classification
- Handout 6 Restrained beams
- Handout 7 Unrestrained beams lateral torsional buckling
- Handout 8 Compression members
- Handout 9 Tension members
- Handout 10 Combined axial compression and bending
- Handout 11 Joints

© 2018 Queen's University Belfast. Maintained by Dr. John D McKinley and Dr. James Lim

Acknowledgement: This material was developed through a project part-funded by the UK Higher Education Academy under the Northern Ireland Enhancement Fund (grant DCE 620).

Disclaimer: This material is provided on an 'as is' basis without warranty of any kind. Queen's University Belfast makes no warranty that the material will meet your requirements, that the material is error-free, that results obtained from the use of the material will be reliable, nor that any errors in the material will be corrected.