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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: Prestressed Concrete, Design Principles, and Reinforcing Units
Author(s): Herman Schorer
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 493-528
Abstract:Discusses the steel stress limitation in ordinary reinforced concrete design and shows how working stresses may be increased by the use of monolithic, prestressed concrete construction. It gives a descrip- tion of self-contained prestressed reinforcing units and points out the advantageous combination of high yield-point steel wire and high-early-strength concrete. A derivation of the elementary design principles is illustrated by examples. The theoretical conclusions are compared with some observations on prestressed prisms and test beams.
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