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Title: Computer Evaluation of the Effect of Prestressing on a Shell Structure
Author(s): Jeanne M. Nagele, Sankar C. Das, and Reda M. Bakeer
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 409-424
Keywords: computer programs; domes (structural forms); evaluation; jacking; nuclear reactor containment; prestressed concrete; prestressing; prestressing steels; shells (structural forms); structural analysis; Structural Research
Abstract:The purpose of this investigation was to examine the forces developing in the dome of a prestressed concrete nuclear containment structure due to prestressing of vertical tendons. A computer program was developed for personal computers to evaluate the effect of prestressing forces. A parametric study was conducted, using the program, to examine the effects of dimensions, prestressing force, properties of tendons, etc. on the resulting stresses in the dome.
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