Prestressed Concrete

  • Edward S. Hoffman
  • David P. Gustafson
  • Albert J. Gouwens
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Abstract

Prestressed concrete is reinforced concrete in which there have been introduced internal stresses of such magnitude and distribution that the stresses resulting from loads are counteracted to a desired degree. For design under the Code, the internal stresses can be introduced by pretensioning (a method of prestressing in which the tendons are tensioned before the concrete is placed) or by post-tensioning (a method of prestressing in which the tendons are tensioned after the concrete has hardened) (Section 2.1).

Keywords

Service Load Live Load Shear Reinforcement Prestressed Concrete Flexural Member 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward S. Hoffman
    • 1
  • David P. Gustafson
    • 2
  • Albert J. Gouwens
    • 3
  1. 1.Edward S. Hoffman, Ltd.ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Concrete Reinforcing Steel InstituteSchaumburgUSA
  3. 3.Gouwens Engineering Consultants, Inc.ElmhurstUSA

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