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Cover to Reinforcement (Walls: EC2)


For 1 layer of reinforcement, the vertical bar is on the centre­line of the wall thickness, the
face of the horizontal bar is closest to the critical concrete face.
For 2 layers of reinforcement, the horizontal bars are placed outside the vertical bars at each
face.
The nominal concrete cover is measured to the face of the horizontal bar or any
link/containment transverse reinforcement that may be present.
You are required to set a minimum value for the nominal cover, cnom,u, for each wall in the
wall properties.
This value is then checked against the nominal limiting cover, cnom,lim which depends on the
diameter of the reinforcement plus an allowance for deviation, Δcdev (specified in Design Options
> Wall > General Parameters).

Generally, the allowance for deviation, Δcdev is a NDP.1 The recommended value is 10mm, but
under strict controls it can be reduced to 5mm.
If cnom,u < cnom,lim then a warning is displayed in the calculations.

Parent topic
• Wall Design to EC2

1. BS EN 1992­1­1:2004 cl 4.4.1.3 (1)P

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