RC Design VI: Theory and Applications of Strut-and-Tie Models for Structural Concrete Design

(17th April 2024)

The full-day course will be delivered on the web using Zoom.

Reinforced concrete stands as the primary cornerstone of the construction industry. Most undergraduate courses on reinforced concrete design focus on essential but basic reinforced concrete structural elements, including the ultimate limit state design of conventional beams, one-way and two-way slabs, and short columns in buildings, and the fundamental understanding of the serviceability limit states concerning deflection and cracking. However, many practical but useful designs of common reinforced concrete structural elements are not covered in the undergraduate civil engineering curricula. This CPD series of 10 courses in reinforced concrete design is organized to fulfill the gap between academia and industry to provide practicing engineers with an in-depth knowledge in the day-to-day design of reinforced concrete.

The strut-and-tie model (STM) is a structural idealization and has emerged as a powerful tool for the analysis, design and detailing of structural concrete subjected to shear, moment, axial force, or combinations of these and other actions. Both Eurocode 2 (EC2) and ACI-318 have included strut-and-tie methods for the structural concrete design, allowing and encouraging their more widespread use. However, there is little simple guidance within EC2 or indeed elsewhere. This one-day Web-CPD course is designed to introduce the theory and failure criteria of strut-and-tie models (STMs), providing guidance and fostering understanding in the development of STMs.  The applications and design examples for significant and widely used structural concrete members employing the strut-and-tie method are presented and discussed.   


Course Outline:

Instructor:  Ir Professor J.S. Kuang

Language: Cantonese with technical terms in English

Date:  Wednesday, 17th April 2024 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Venue: Your comfortable office or home

Cost: $1,480 (include an electronic copy of course notes and attendance certificate)

Early bird discount: $1,280 for registration completed on or before 10th April 2024.



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