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Title: Vertical Prestressing of Flat Plates Around Columns
Author(s): A. Ghali, M.A. Sargious, and A. Huizer
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 905-920
Keywords: columns (supports); concrete slabs; ductility; flat concrete plates; prestressed concrete; prestressing; research; shear strength; stress transfer; tests
Abstract:Paper presents results of a series of tests to develop an effective method of strengthening flat plates at their connection with columns. Prestressing in a direction normal to the slab surface is shown to provide substantial increase in both strength and ductility.
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