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Several references come to mind:

Prestressed Concrete Structures - Michael P. Collins/Denis Mitchell, 
Prentice Hall Toward a Consistent Design of Structural Concrete - 
Schlalch/Schafer/Jennewein, PCI Journal/May-June 1987

The above two references went over some basic concept of strut and tie 
model.  Essentially, if you can replace your concrete structural elements 
with an equivalent truss, where compression member (strut) made of concrete 
 and tension member (tie) made of reinforcing steel.  If you can get the 
static work out, and the reinforcement is properly anchored at the node, 
you are done.

Notes on ACI 318-xx Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete - 
PCA has many examples of applying strut and tie model in different concrete 



-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Joseph Grill Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 2:15 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Strut and Tie

If you find something please forward to me.
On Nov 22, 2013 4:48 PM, "Polhemus, William" <wpolhemus(--nospam--at)>

> Anyone have a recommended source (text or web-based) dealing with
> strut and tie analysis? I have the basic concepts but much of what
> I've seen is either analysis examples that assume the reader knows the
> basic concepts, or academic/research-level treatments with little 
> practical use. 
> Suggestions?
> William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> Lead Civil/Structural Engineer
> CRA Engineering Group, Inc.
> 6320 Rothway
> Suite 100
> Houston, TX 77040

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