Test of a Post-Tensioned Concrete Masonry Wall


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Title: Test of a Post-Tensioned Concrete Masonry Wall

Author(s): S. Rosenhaupt, F. D. Beresford, and F. A. Blakey

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 64

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 829-837

Keywords: concrete blocks; concretes; masonry; post-tensioning; prestressed concrete; research; walls.

Date: 12/1/1967

A test of a full sized post-tensioned concrete masonry wall is reported. The results of the test are compared with the design based on a truss analogy and with an analysis as a two-dimensional stress problem using McHenry’s lattice analogy. Except in the neighborhood of a doorway in the wall, agreement between experimental results and both the truss and lattice analogy solutions was very good.