The basic aspects of the Eurocode 2 format for serviceability limit states analysis are discussed.
The serviceability limit states regarding stress, cracking and deformation are dealt with and the
proposed models of analysis are illustrated in detail. Various case studies have been fully developed
and some Code formulas have been rearranged in order to obtain simpler forms suitable for design
purposes. In particular, for the limit state of cracking, an approximate procedure for the evaluation of
the crack width, leading to very accurate results of simple use has been carried out. Regarding the
deformation limit state, closed forms to calculate the deflections of simply supported cracked beams,
subjected to a uniformly distributed load or to a concentrated load acting at mid-span have also been