Towards the Second Generation Eurocodes: Evolution of EN 1991-1-4 Wind Actions

  • S. O. HansenEmail author
  • R. Höffer
  • J. Rees
  • F. Ricciardelli
  • P. Spehl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 27)


In December 2012, through Mandate M/515, the European Commission asked CEN to develop new standards, or new parts of existing standards. This is to include the incorporation of new performance requirements and design methods, the introduction of a more user-friendly approach in several existing standards, and a technical report on how to adapt the existing Eurocodes and the new Eurocode for structural glass to take into account the relevant impacts of future climate change. Within Phase 2 of the Mandate, in 2017 Project Team SC1.T3 EN1991-1-4 was appointed to draft the new EN1991-1-4 on wind actions on structures. This paper summarises the first revised draft prepared in the first year of activity of the Project Team, providing preliminary information on the possible modifications that might appear in the second generation of the document, expected to be completed in 2020.


Codes of practice Eurocodes Wind actions Wind models Aerodynamic coefficients Dynamic response Aeroelastic instabilities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. O. Hansen
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. Höffer
    • 2
  • J. Rees
    • 3
  • F. Ricciardelli
    • 4
  • P. Spehl
    • 5
  1. 1.Svend Ole Hansen ApSCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Faculty of Civil and Environmental EngineeringRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  3. 3.COWIChipping Sodbury, BristolUK
  4. 4.Department of EngineeringUniversità della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”AversaItaly
  5. 5.SECO BelgiumBrusselsBelgium

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