Design Approach 3
Design approach 3 applies the partial factors to load actions and at the same type to material (material parameters of soil).
Contrary to other design approaches, it distinguishes geotechnical loads - State GEO (load actions caused by soils - e.g. earth pressures, pressures due to surcharge, water action) and loads applied to structures - State STR (the program considers the self weight of a structure, input forces acting on the structure, anchors, geo-reinforcements, mesh overhangs). A different set of coefficients, specified in the "Partial factors" dialog window, is used for each type of load. Partial factors applied to geotechnical loads are mostly smaller than those applied to structure loads.
Input of partial factors for design approach 3