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Title: Prestressed Concrete Members Optimum Design
Author(s): L. I. Nedelcu
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 87-98
Keywords: computer programs; elastic analysis; optimization; prestress loss; prestressed concrete; prestressing steels; structural design; General
Abstract:Presents an optimum design for a given prestressed concrete member, chosen from an existing shape library and a given external load system. It is emphasized that, as part of the given data, the tendon diagram is determinant in designing a prestressed concrete member. The analysis is based on the elastic behavior of the member, and a realistic investigation of the capacity of the member is performed. The whole process implies an appreciable volume of computations and is suitable for digital computers. A design aid for the initial and final stages of the prestressed concrete member is also presented.
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