Effect of Sizes and Positions of Web Openings on Strut-and-Tie Model of Deep Beams

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Title Effect of Sizes and Positions of Web Openings on Strut-and-Tie Model of Deep Beams
Author Guan, Hong
Journal Name Advances in structural engineering : an international journal
Editor J.G. Teng
Year Published 2005
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd
Abstract The trend towards high-rise concrete structures has placed an increased importance on the design of reinforced concrete deep beams. Deep beams also have useful applications in foundations and offshore gravity type structures. Numerous design models for deep beams have been suggested, however even the latest design manuals still offer little guidance for the design of deep beams in particular when complexities exist in the beams like web openings. A method commonly suggested for the design of deep beams with openings is the strut-and-tie model which in the present study is developed through topology optimisation of continuum structures. During the optimisation process, both the stress and displacement constraints are satisfied and the performance of progressive topologies is maximised. In all, eight concrete deep beams with web openings are optimised and compared in an attempt to examine the effect of sizes and positions of web openings on the strut-and-tie models. Through comparison with published experimental crack patterns, the study confirms the effectiveness of the optimisation technique in developing the strut-and-tie model representing the load transfer mechanism in concrete deep beams under ultimate load, which in turn would assist detailed design of such structural elements.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.multi-science.co.uk/advstruc.htm
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/1369433053749643
Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 Multi-Science Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 8
Issue Number 1
Page from 69
Page to 84
ISSN 1369-4332
Date Accessioned 2006-01-08
Date Available 2009-03-20T05:30:44Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject PRE2009-Structural Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/4298
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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