On-Demand Course: Effective Use of the Strut-and-Tie Method per ACI 318-19, Part 1 of 2

Price: $ 39.00 USD

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The contents of this course include 4 recorded presentations from the ACI 2021 Spring Convention:

1. Strut-and-Tie Fundamentals; Daniel Kuchma, Tufts University

2. Changes in the Strut-and-Tie Method for ACI 318-19; Gary Klein, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

3. Strut-and-Tie Model for Extradosed Cable-Stayed Bridge Diaphragm; Robert Anderson, AECOM

4. Hammerhead Bent Cap: Example using ACI 318-19 Strut and Tie Method; Robin Tuchscherer, Northern Arizona University

INSTRUCTIONS: Study the materials included in this module. Then, complete and pass the corresponding 10-question quiz with a score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate for 0.1 CEU (equivalent to 1.0 PDH). This online course is not approved for credit with the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB).

Continuing Education Credit: 0.1 CEU (1.0 PDH)

Approved AIA and ICC

Access Period: 30 days



The Strut-and-Tie Method is an approach to evaluate or design any structural concrete member, or discontinuity region in a member, by modeling the member or region as an idealized truss. The concepts behind the development of the Strut-and-Tie Method (STM) will be presented as well as “What’s New” in the ACI 318-19 code. The session will include the fundamentals of STM as well as practical examples; accordingly, the session is geared toward practitioners and educators who utilize or would like to learn more about the strut-and-tie provisions in the ACI 318 code.


Document Details

Author: Kuchma, Klein, Anderson, Tuchscherer

Publication Year: 2022


Categories: Design, Shear

Formats: Online Learning

Table of Contents

Learning Objectives

• Describe the fundamentals of the strut-and-tie method

• Identify the new provisions for strut-and-tie in the ACI 318-19 as well as the latest related research

• Describe the use of strut-and-tie method for bridge applications

• Evaluate the ability of the strut-and-tie method for identifying and providing a suitable internal load path


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