In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
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: Philosophy of Design of Partial Prestressing
Author(s): P.W. Abeles
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 287-304
Keywords: cracking (fracturing); fatigue (materials); loads (forces); partial prestressing; post-tensioning; prestressed concrete; prestressing; prestressing steels; pretensioning; structural design
Abstract:A mixed solution of conventional design with pre-tensioned tendons was suggested by F.v.Emperger in many possiblities in 1941. The preferred solution is a design in which the section is in compression under frequently occurring load (which may also be dead load). Another solution relates to avoiding visible cracks under working load. (Limited prestress, Class 2 CEB). The latter was successfully introduced by British Railways in 1948 and in Germany in 1951/53. Very statisfactory fatigue tests were carried out in Liège in 1951. Previously full prestressing, at which only compressive stresses occur, was considered the only satisfactory solution; but according to Leonhardt this is a waste of energy. T.Y. Lin has the greatest practical experience with partial prestressing with his method of load counterbalancing.
Click here to become an online Journal subscriber