Title: Tips for Post-Tensioning—Part II
Author(s): Donald Kline
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 40-44
Keywords: tendon, load, prestress, fold
In February 1988, Concrete International published Dan Falconer’s article on design and detailing of unbonded post-tensioned parking structures. In the current article, the topic is broadened by providing tips for designing of post-tensioned two-way slabs in buildings. Load balancing, minimum and maximum average prestress, tendon profiles, drop panels, design software, and restraint to shortening are discussed.