Concrete: Pre-Stressing Research Paper by The Research Group

Concrete: Pre-Stressing
Reviews the methods and effectiveness of pre-stressing concrete.
# 19823 | 3,375 words | 4 sources | 1993 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2003 in Computer and Technology (Technology)

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Precast/prestressed concrete is a type of reinforced concrete in which the steel reinforcement has been tensioned against the concrete, resulting in a self-equilibrating system of internal stresses (meaning tensile stresses in the steel and comprehensive stresses in the concrete) which improves the response of the concrete to external loads. Concrete is strong and ductile in compression, but it is weak and brittle in tension. Its response to external loads is improved by applying a precompression (Collins and Mitchell, 1991, 1).

Bljuger (1988) states that precast construction is essentially a matter of transferring most of the work from the construction site to the prefabrication plant. This makes for superior working conditions so that both labor productivity and ..."

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