Title: Unbonded Post-Tensioned Slabs: An Economical Alternative
Author(s): Angelo Mattachione
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 41-45
Keywords: anchorage (structural); corrosion resistance; durability; friction; post tensioning; prestressed concrete; prestressing steels; tensile strength; Design
Even though post-tensioned slabs can be a cost-effective alternative to regular reinforced concrete in many cases, resistance remains to their use. Such aspects as structural behavior, applications, advantages, and costs are discussed to assist in assessing the system's viability.