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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.
Title: A Historical Review of Prestressed Concrete through Patents
Author(s): A. Schokker
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 33-48
Keywords: history; patent; post-tensioned; prestressed
Abstract:Prestressed concrete is a relatively young form of construction in the UnitedStates. The development of the various types of prestressing materials, includinganchorages was critical to the success of prestressed concrete as we know it today.This paper reviews the history of prestressed concrete with a focus on post-tensioningrelated patents in both the United States and abroad. Early patents from 1945 andonward are included up through the present day. The 1950’s and 1960’s are a primaryfocus as the decades where prestressed concrete was taking a foothold in the UnitedStates.
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