STRINGER PANEL MODEL FOR STRUCTURAL CONCRETE DESIGN

Many concrete structures can be treated as two-dimensional plate problems. Both the load and the support reactions have lines of actions that coincide with the plane of the structure. In practical design, two prominent methods of analysis exist: the strut-and-tie method and the finite element method. The authors briefly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these two methods, and subsequently propose a new method called the stringer panel model for the design of economic and rational reinforcement. This approach considers both equilibrium and compatibility and is highly design-oriented. An additional advantage of this method is that an estimation of the crack width in the serviceability limit state is part of the result.

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  • Accession Number: 00726960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1996 12:00AM