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.
"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
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.