DS/EN 1997-2:2007 ( Withdrawn )

Eurocode 7 - Geotechnical design - Part 2: Ground investigation and testing

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(1) EN 1997-2 is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 1997-1 and provides rules supplementary to EN 1997-1 related to:
- planning and reporting of ground investigations;
- general requirements for a number of commonly used laboratory and field tests;
- interpretation and evaluation of test results;
- derivation of values of geotechnical parameters and coefficients.

In addition, examples of the application of field test results to design are given.
NOTE – Establishment of characteristic values is covered in EN 1997-1.

(2) This document gives no specific provisions for environmental ground investigations.

(3) Only commonly used geotechnical laboratory and field tests are covered in this standard.
These were selected on the basis of their importance in geotechnical practice, availability in
commercial geotechnical laboratories and existence of an accepted testing procedure in Europe.
The laboratory tests on soils are mainly applicable to saturated soils.
NOTE – It is expected that updates of the present standard will gradually include laboratory and field tests
covering additional aspects of soil and rock behaviour.

(4) The provisions of this standard apply primarily to projects of geotechnical category 2, as
defined in 2.1 of EN 1997-1:2004. The ground investigation requirements for category 1 projects
are normally limited as the verifications often will be based on local experience. For
geotechnical category 3 projects, the amount of investigations required will normally be at least
the same as indicated for geotechnical category 2 projects in the following sections. Additional
investigations and more advanced tests, related to the circumstances that place a project in
geotechnical category 3, may be necessary.

(5) The derivation of parameter values is dedicated primarily to the design of pile and spread
foundations based on field testing, as detailed in Annexes D, E, F and G of EN 1997-1:2004.

Number of pages: 200

Published: 2007-08-28

Date of approval: 2007-06-14

Date of withdrawal: 2011-11-25

International relationships : EN 1997-2:2007 IDT

ICS: 91.060.01 - Elements of buildings in general 91.070.70 - Eurocode 7 Geotechnical design. 91.120.20 - Acoustics in building. Sound insulation 93.020 - Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Undergroun

Item number: M214874



  • CEN/TC 250/SC 7

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