The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 69 (1991) > Issues > Issue 6 > Design and Detailing of Structural Concrete Using Strut-and-Tie Models
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Design and Detailing of Structural Concrete Using Strut-and-Tie Models

So-called ‘details’ are as important for a structure’s behaviour and safety as the standard problems of design which are covered in the Codes. A unified design concept which covers also the details consistently for all types of concrete structure is described in this paper. It is based on strut-and-tie models, including the truss model for beams as a special case. After the principles of the method and the modelling process are explained, simpllfled rules are proposed for dimensioning all the individual members of the model and their nodes. Some examples show the application of the method and demonstrate, also, its use for the improvement of the conceptual design of details. J. Schlaich, Professor Dr. Ing. and K. Schäfer, Professor Dr. Ing.