This book examines the application of strut-and-tie models (STM) for the design of structural concrete. It presents state-of-the-art information, from fundamental theories to practical engineering applications, and also provides innovative solutions for many design problems that are not otherwise achievable using the traditional methods.
Table of Contents
Principle of the Strut-and-Tie Model. Developing a Strut-and-Tie Model. Failure Criteria. Illustrative Design Examples. Deep Beams. Openings in Shallow and Deep Beams. Beam–Column Connections. Pile Caps.
Dr. S. E. Metwally has broad experience in the structural design of many municipal and industrial structures, bridges, and large-scale roof structures. His academic positions in Egypt include Head of the Structural Engineering Department at El-Mansoura University and Tanta University, Professor of Concrete Structures at El-Mansoura University, Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Institute of Structural Design, University of Stuttgart, and Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Metwally obtained his Ph.D. from Purdue University, and his M.S. from George Washington University. Honors include the State Prize in Structural Engineering and the Encouraging State Prize in Engineering Science both granted by the Egyptian Academy of Science and Technology, and the award of Distinction of First Class granted by the President of Egypt.
Dr. Wai-Fah Chen is a well-respected leader in the field of plasticity, structural stability, and structural steel design over the past half-century. He has made major contributions introducing the mathematical theory of plasticity to civil engineering practice, especially in the application of limit analysis methods to the geotechnical engineering field. Having headed the engineering departments at the University of Hawaii and Purdue University, Dr. Chen is a widely-cited author and the recipient of several national engineering awards, including the 1990 Shortridge Hardesty Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University, and is Member of U.S. National Academy of Engineering and Member of Taiwan’s National Academy of Science (Academia Sinica), formerly Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University and Dean of Engineering at University of Hawaii. He is currently a Research Professor of Civil Engineering at UH.
"A very well-written book, illustrated with numerous design examples and especially suited for structural engineers and students."
—Qing Quan Liang, Victoria University, Australia
"The main strengths of the book are its clarity of presentation of strut and tie models and the methods of their analysis, and its inclusion of many worked examples. These examples cover many practical cases where the design can benefit from the complete realizations of force paths within a structure. Practicing engineers should find this book serves as an essential tutor for applying a logical and consistent approach to design."
—E.A.W. Maunder, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
"This book is timely and well-articulated. The good number of numerical examples of practical applications is a main asset of the book. It will be appealing to many structural designers. The coherent coverage of the strut-and-tie model for various applications makes it unique as similar books are not yet published. The two authors are highly qualified structural engineers and have an enormous wealth of research and practical experience in reinforced concrete structures and plasticity theory."
—Ashraf Ashour, University of Bradford, United Kingdom