Post Tensioning in Concrete

Definition: method of prestressing reinforced concrete in which tendons are tensioned after the concrete has attained a specified minimum strength or a specified minimum age.- ACI Concrete Terminology

Post-tensioning is a method of reinforcing (strengthening) concrete or other materials with high-strength steel strands or bars, typically referred to as tendons. The materials used to post-tension concrete members are ultra-high-strength steel strands and bars. Horizontal applications (such as beams, slabs, bridges, and foundations) typically employ strands. Walls, columns, and other vertical applications usually use bars. The steel reinforcing strands are installed in a way that protects them from bonding with the concrete. Slabs and girder sections are the most common post-tensioned member found in buildings and parking structures.


Reactive Powder Concrete Anchorage, for Post-Tensioning with CFRP Tendons

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 11/1/2006

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Practice oriented papers and articles ON POST TENSIONING IN CONCRETE

Full-Scale Testing of Wacker Drive Viaduct Prototype

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 2/1/2003

Creating Continuity in Precast Girder Bridges

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/1995

Macro-Cracking and Crack Control in Concrete Structures--A State of the Art

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/1/1992

Rectangular Prestressed Tank in a Corrosive Environment

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 5/1/1992

Unbonded Post-Tensioned Slabs: An Economical Alternative

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 2/1/1992

Effect of Creep and Shrinkage on the Design of Nuclear Reactor Containment Building

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 12/1/1991

Prestressed Bridges in Adverse Environments

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/1/1991

Design and Construction of a State-of-the-art Superflat Floor

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 4/1/1991

Tower of Strength

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/1991

Behavior of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Connections

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/1984

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