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The Strut & Tie method of analysis and design is a unified approach that considers all load effects (M, N, V, T) simultaneously and has evolved as one of the most useful design methods for shear critical structures and the regions of concrete structures where complex interactions occur.

12/09/2019
When: Thursday 12 September 2019
12:30 pm
Where: Ellerslie Event Centre
80-100 Ascot Avenue (Ellerslie Racecourse)
Greenlane
Auckland 1051
New Zealand
Contact: Learned Society - Secretary
(09) 536 5410

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WHY YOU & YOUR EMPLOYEES SHOULD ATTEND THIS SEMINAR
The Strut & Tie method of analysis and design is a unified approach that considers all load effects (M, N, V, T) simultaneously and has evolved as one of the most useful design methods for shear critical structures and the regions of concrete structures where complex interactions occur.

The method relies on a first-principles approach to explain how forces are transmitted through reinforced concrete and is particularly effective when trying to explain the complex actions occurring in diaphragms, deep beams, pre-stressed members, and members with penetrations.

The procedure also allows a consideration of the likely pattern of cracking and is particularly effective as an investigative tool when trying to explain post-earthquake observations. The procedure is detailed within NZS 3101 but until recently has not been widely taught to training structural engineers.


THIS SEMINAR WILL COVER

  • Understanding the basic theory of strut and tie modelling and how it can be used to design complex regions of concrete structures.
  • Concepts of establishing simple, reliable and practical strut and tie models for different types of concrete members.
  • Use of strut and tie as an explanatory tool to understand observed performance including failures in concrete structures.
  • Strut and tie design compliant with Appendix A of NZS 3101.
  • Examples of the use of strut and tie for real design scenarios.

OTHER BENEFITS

  • Comprehensive resource through the seminar notes
  • Knowledgeable experienced speakers with good platform skills
  • The opportunity to network with industry peers

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Designers, Specifiers, Consulting Engineers, Building Certifiers, Local Authorities, Graduate Engineers and Contractors.

INVESTMENT DETAILS

  • CNZ-LS members $360 (GST exclusive) per person
  • Non CNZ-LS members $460 (GST exclusive) per person (includes complimentary CNZ-LS membership until 30 June 2020)

SEMINAR FEES INCLUDE

  • Tea and coffee on arrival
  • Afternoon tea
  • Comprehensive seminar notes

PROGRAMME

12:30 – 1:00 Registration

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Fundamentals of Strut & Tie (Rick Henry)
  • B and D regions
  • Truss modelling of concrete structures
  • Establishing strut and tie models
  • Typical applications for strut and tie

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Using Strut & Tie as an Investigative Tool (Des Bull)

  • Review load paths in structures
  • Explain damage seen in structures after loading, including earthquake damage
  • Understand causes of engineering failures

3:00 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea

3.30 – 4:15 pm

Doing Strut & Tie Design Compliant to NZS 3101 (Rick Henry)
  • Types and strengths of nodes
  • Design of ties
  • Design of struts
  • Deep beam example

4:15 – 5:00 pm

Examples of Strut and Tie Designs (Des Bull)

  • Step by step design examples using real scenarios encountered in design practice
  • Implementation of strut and tie technique to solve complex designs

PRESENTERS
Concrete NZ – Learned Society acknowledges the following supporting organisations for making this seminar series possible:

  • Des Bull, Courtesy of Holmes Consulting Group
  • Rick Henry, Courtesy of University of Auckland

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