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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
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June 1, 1990
The state of Texas is involved in two projects that use precast concrete segmental erection methods with external post-tensioning tendons. Design and construction features of these projects, along with construction problems related to external tendons, are described. The future of segmental construction and use of external tendons in Texas are discussed.
The bridge that links Re Island and the mainland was completed in April, 1988. It crosses a 3000 m wide sea channel that separates the island from the town of La Rochelle, on the west coast of France. The deck of the bridge is a concrete box girder built by the balanced cantilever method with precast segments. The prestressing tendons are partly inside the concrete and partly external.
Christian Menn and Paul Gauvreau
A research project is currently underway at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, to establish the feasibility of an alternative structural system for short-span highway bridges. Concerns over the long-term durability of structural systems currently used in the 25 to 40 m span range provided the primary motivation for the study. The proposed system consists of a solid concrete slab that is externally prestressed. The external tendons are deviated at the third points of each span using struts. A 1:3-scale model bridge has been constructed and is currently being tested to verify the behavior of the bridge under permanent, service, and ultimate static loads, as well as dynamic and fatigue loads. The favorable results obtained thus far have confirmed the feasibility of the proposed structural system, and will serve as a basis for extending the concept to spans greater than 40 m in length.
R. J. Beaupre, L. C. Powell, J. E. Breen, and M. E. Kreger
A laboratory investigation was performed to study deviation saddles, a type of tendon deviator used in externally post-tensioned precast segmental box girder bridges. Ten reduced-scale models of deviation saddles were fabricated and loaded to ultimate using a specially designed testing apparatus that applied load to each deviator just as would be applied to a deviator in a bridge. The objectives of the study were to: experimentally investigate the strength and ductility of deviators; evaluate deviator details in light of observed performance; define behavioral models for deviators; determine the effects of using epoxy-coated reinforcement; and establish design criteria. Data from the test series are presented, two analysis techniques are formulated, and design recommendations are made for design of tendon deviators.
Michael E. Kreger Gregory L. Fenves, and Kamal C. El-Habr
A nonlinear finite element analysis was conducted to examine the full range of behavior of segmentally precast box girder construction with external post-tensioning tendons. A primary objective of the study was to examine the effect of dry joints (without epoxy) on the strength and ductility of box girder construction. A secondary consideration was the influence of supplemental bonded internal tendons on the behavior of the structure.
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