Anchorage Zone with Straight Tendons

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The dimensions of an anchorage zone with straight tendon(s) and the information on a bearing plate are assigned. The boundary lines of the anchorage zone are drawn according to the assigned dimensions. The direction Left indicates that the forces by prestressing tendons act from left to right. The symbol T is the thickness of the zone.


The jacking force is assigned. The jacking force must be positive value.

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Four reference distances A, B, C, and D are assigned for the automatic construction of the strut-tie model for the anchorage zone.


The areas of reinforcing bars assigned to the anchorage zone with straight tendons are recognized as the steel tie areas of the strut-tie model for the anchorage zone. The information on the reinforcing bars can be altered, added, or deleted in the DEFINE-Tie Types-Reinforcement Ties. The information can be assigned to the elements of the strut-tie model in the ASSIGN-Tie Types.