Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
The British maritime standard BS 6349 is being updated to be compatible with the Eurocodes. Hitherto BS 6349 has had no part considering the seismic situation and the document here discussed is the first attempt to define a set of provisions for earthquake resistant design consistent with the Eurocodes and in particular Eurocode 8 (EC8 hereafter). It is to be included in the current series of revisions to BS 6349 and is presented as an interface document between the two sets of Standards. This paper gives a brief introduction to the new provisions and presents aspects of the structural modelling, which is contained mainly in the bound-on Commentary.