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Stringer-Panel Models in Structural Concrete

Applied to D-region Design

  • Offers alternative to the Strut-and-Tie Model (STM)

  • Explains Stringer-Panel Model (SPM) clearly and succinctly

  • Concludes with two appendices on linear-elastic analysis and provides programs to use for the model proposed


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Johan Blaauwendraad
    Pages 1-14
  3. Johan Blaauwendraad
    Pages 15-26
  4. Johan Blaauwendraad
    Pages 27-31
  5. Johan Blaauwendraad
    Pages 33-38
  6. Johan Blaauwendraad
    Pages 39-41
  7. Johan Blaauwendraad
    Pages 43-50
  8. Johan Blaauwendraad
    Pages 51-56
  9. Johan Blaauwendraad
    Pages 57-63
  10. Johan Blaauwendraad
    Pages 65-73
  11. Johan Blaauwendraad
    Pages 75-79
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 81-99

About this book


Structural concrete designers nowadays distinguish between B-regions (named after Bernoulli beam theory) and D-regions (D standing for ‘disturbed’). They are all familiar with B-regions, but less acquainted with the expertise required for D-regions. To design D-regions, the Strut-and-Tie Model (STM) is usually applied, a model laid down worldwide in structural codes of practice. The Stringer-Panel Model (SPM) recommended here is a companion method to the STM, with the advantage of being suitable for different load cases and reversed loading. This being so, the SPM is suitable for linear-elastic analyses where durability is a key consideration, but also suits structural design for contexts of cyclical seismic activity. Finally, this book sets out how structural engineers who prefer the STM can nevertheless apply the SPM to determine a proper strut-and-tie model.


Plates and FEM Structural Concrete Bernoulli beam theory Model Code 2010 Concrete plasticity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Formerly of Delft University of TechnologyEdeThe Netherlands

About the authors

Johan Blaauwendraad is professor emeritus at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stringer-Panel Models in Structural Concrete
  • Book Subtitle Applied to D-region Design
  • Authors Johan Blaauwendraad
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-76677-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-76678-2
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 99
  • Number of Illustrations 48 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Structural Materials
    Building Materials
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