Prestressed Concrete

Definition: structural concrete in which internal stresses have been introduced to reduce potential tensile stresses in concrete resulting from loads.- ACI Concrete Terminology


Prestressed concrete is structural concrete in which internal stresses have been introduced to reduce potential tensile stresses in the concrete resulting from loads. This introduction of internal stresses is called “prestressing” and is usually accomplished through the use of tendons that are tensioned or pulled tight prior to being anchored to the concrete. Common pretensioned members in buildings and parking garages include hollow core sections and double-tee sections.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON PRESTRESSED CONCRETE

Live Load Distribution in a Slab-on-Girder Bridge Subjected to Corrosion and Differential Settlement

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 5/31/2022

Load Testing of a Deteriorated Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridge Without Plans

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 5/31/2022

Evaluation of Live Load Distribution Factors for Aging Prestressed Concrete Bridges

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 5/31/2022

Live Load Distribution Factors for a Partially Composite I-Girder Bridge

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 5/31/2022

Structural Strengthening with FRP Systems

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 4/1/2022

ACI 318 Shear Design Method for Prestressed Concrete Members

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 10/1/2021

Hard and Soft Projectile Impact Simulation of Prestressed Concrete Panels

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2021

2021 PCI Design Awards

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2021

FRP Retrofitting and Non-Destructive Evaluation for Corrosion-Deteriorated Bridges in West Virginia

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 1/1/2021

US 41 over North Creek; FRP Reinforced Concrete Two-Span Flat Slab Bridge and CFRP-Prestressed Concrete/GFRP Reinforced Substructure and Bulkhead Wall System

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 1/1/2021

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