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Section 3: Strut-and-Tie Method

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Structural Analysis

Do not use Strut and Tie Modeling for standard girders and bent caps. Strut and Tie Modeling is appropriate to use when designing footings, dapped beam ends, post-tensioning anchorage zones, deviation diaphragms, bents that use high load bearings, and other special designs.

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Design Criteria

For members designed with strut-and-tie, check the calculated shear, using the Service I Load Combination, against the resistance from Equation C5.8.2.2-1.

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