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: Deflection of Partially Prestressed Beams Under a Combination of Long-Time and Short-Time Loading
Author(s): E. W. Bennett and K. H. Lee
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 185-214
Keywords: beams (supports); cracking (fraturing); cyclic loads; deflection; loads (forces); partial prestressing; prestressed concrete.
Abstract:A series of nine partially prestressed concrete beams was tested by a combination of a long-time load with intermittent cycles of short-time load over a total period of about one month. Additional tests were made of three of the beam types under the long-time load alone. The load-deflection-time relationships are discussed and a method of calculation of deflection is described which takes account of the "tension stiffening" effect of the concrete between the cracks. The ACI 318-83 recommendations are also checked against the results and found to be satisfactory for initial short-time loading but unconservative for a combination of long-time and intermittent cyclic loading.
Click here to become an online Journal subscriber