Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 4131–4140 | Cite as

Mechanical Properties of Prestressed Concrete Members with Inclined Tendon Configuration Subjected to Uniaxial and Biaxial Loading

  • Chaobi ZhangEmail author
  • Jianyun Chen
  • Baochu Yu
  • Jing Li
Research Article - Civil Engineering


The mechanical properties of prestressed concrete members with inclined tendon configuration subjected to axial loading were analyzed with a finite element model based on the actual nuclear containment dome structure. This model takes into account the influences of uniaxial or biaxial loading, loading direction and biaxial loading ratio. The numerical results show that the loading direction has significant effects on the stress–strain curves. Under biaxial loading, the change trends of stress with different loading ratio are distinct along different loading directions. The validity and reliability of the finite element analysis were verified via comparing with the results of related experiments.


Nuclear containments Mechanical property Axial loading Biaxial loading Concrete damaged plasticity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Ocean and Civil EngineeringDalian Ocean UniversityDalianChina
  2. 2.School of Civil and Hydraulic EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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