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Mr. John Turner

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

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Posted By John Turner 05-25-2017 09:29 AM
Found In Egroup: Integrated Buildings & Structures
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This is kind of a pet peeve of mine. As structural engineers, we are typically working toward lean solutions. When we consider the weights of materials (typically as a measure of constructed cost), we are attending to the minimization of materials and the associate embodied energy. When we consider constructability, ...
Posted By John Turner 05-11-2017 06:23 PM
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The failure mechanism on the inside of hooks is typically concrete crushing. Because of this, I tend to detail hooks to turn away from the compression zone, that is, bars follow CRSI into the heel. In the case of a retaining wall, the bars on the heel side (soil side) are the ones resisting the moment ...
Posted By John Turner 05-09-2017 10:04 AM
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I think we would need to see some validation testing, since the struts are three-dimensional. The expected failure mode in compression is tension across a strut - as with inclined shear cracks in beams. In a relatively thin member, there might be insufficient confinement of the compression struts for ...
Posted By John Turner 05-09-2017 10:03 AM
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A 2005/2006 report from the University of Texas used thin panels to test strut and tie assumptions. Report was FHWA/TX-06/0-4371-2 Design for Shear in Reinforced Concrete Using Strut-and-Tie Models by Brown, Sankovich, Bayrak, Jirsa, Breen, and Wood. I have (intuitive) concerns about applying methods ...