Strut and Tie Models: Analysis and Design presents a systematic and consistent approach to the application of the STM to almost all types of members using the arbitrary distinction between a D and a B region. Strut and tie modeling provides design engineers with a flexible and intuitive option for designing structures or portions that are heavily influenced by shear forces. The book also demonstrates how strut and tie modeling and finite element methods are not mutually exclusive but rather complementary and supportive.
The book's four part treatment starts with an overview of structural analysis and strut and tie models (STM). This is quickly followed by relevant topics such as: loads and load paths through members plus case studies, and formalization of strut and tie models. Applications of STM are then explained in detail along with extracting STM through FEM. In addition, the book will include solved examples and mobile apps.
- Includes moment curvature analysis, interaction diagrams and reinforcement design and stress analysis for structural cross sections
- Includes modeling tools and computational methods for cross-sections for stress distribution and stress calculations
- Features many illustrations, schematics, diagrams and line drawings
- Includes author-developed computer-based apps to be used in conjunction with the practical applications presented in the book
- Covers both the Eurocodes and American Concrete Institute codes, which are two major, widely-used building design code documents in the world according to researchgate.net
Introduction Overview of Structural Analysis Overview of Strut and Tie Models (STM)
Part A: Loads and Load Paths through Members A.1 Principle of Steel Bridges A.2 Steel Truss Bridges (Plus Case Studies) A.3 Steel girder draw bridge (Plus Case Studies) A.4 Steel truss railway bridge (Plus Case Studies)
Part B: Formalization of Strut and Tie Models (STM) B.1 Overview of Truss Analogy B.2 Definition of STM B.3 Struts. Ties, Nodes B.4 Principles of constructing STM B.5 Manual analysis of STM B.6 Computer Aided Analysis of STM B.7 Interpreting STM Results B.8 Limitations of STM
Part C: Application of STM C.1 Overview C.2 Beams and Transfer Girders C.2 Transfer Slabs C.3 Corbels, Brackets C.4 Joints C.5 Walls C.6 Footings and Pipe Caps C.7 Bridge Bents C.8 Pre-stressed Members C.9 Special Applications
Part D: Extracting STM through FEM D.1 Principle of STM extraction D.2 From Membrane and Shell Models D.3 From Solid Models D.4 Non-linear modeling and STM
Naveed Anwar is the Executive Director/CEO of AIT Solutions (AITS), Director of Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS), and member of the Structural Engineering faculty at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. He teaches academic courses to Masters and PhD students at AIT, related to modeling, analysis and design of tall buildings and bridge structures.
Dr. Anwar received his BSc. degree in Civil Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1982, and both Masters and PhD degrees in Structural Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand in 1986 and 2004, respectively. He was the Managing Director of a civil and structural engineering consulting firm in Pakistan for several years before joining AIT in 1995.
Dr. Anwar has an experience of over 35 years in the structural modeling, analysis and design of buildings, project management, design of bridges and other structures, designing hundreds of projects. His specialty is in the performance based design and evaluations of structures, specially tall buildings. He has conducted hundreds of professional training. Workshop and seminars, attended by more than 3500 professionals in more than 15 countries. Topics covered in these events are related to structural analysis, design, dynamic analysis, and nonlinear analysis etc. He is proficient in the development of software for structural engineering applications, including earthquake resistant design, structural detailing etc. and is the author of several software including SDL, SYSDesigner, GEAR, BATS, NichadCAD etc. He has also contributed towards the development of many other programs such as RISA Section, CSI Section Builder and CSICOL.