An experimental evaluation of some of the physical properties used in prestressed concrete design

The paper presents results from a series of experiments conducted in Western Australia. These were designed to evaluate physical properties used in prestressed concrete design, especially shrinkage and creep of concrete and relaxation of prestressing steel. It also indicates how calculations were performed and assesses the values measured compared with values which would be used in current practice. Measured values for creep and shrinkage are presented in full, together with details of mix design, loads applied etc. There are also measured values of the elastic modulus and, in a few cases, strength gain curves. The paper points out the limitations of results obtained and draws tentative conclusions based on these results.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 215-35
  • Monograph Title: Aggregate durability tests compared
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01439178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:03PM