Economical Design of Prestressed Concrete Beams


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Title: Economical Design of Prestressed Concrete Beams

Author(s): David P. Billington

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 50

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 73-87

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 9/1/1953

The ablity of simply supported post-tensioned concrete beams to span more than 150 ft makes it important that such members be designed for maximum economy. This paper shows the effects of varying the cross-sectional shape and size on the load capacity of any form of post-tensioned beam. The parts of the cross section above and below the center of gravity of the entire concrete section are analyzed seperately.