At first glance the notion of using prestressed concrete in tension members is something of an enigma. Yet prestressed concrete can be used to take advantage of the strength of high tensile steel and produce members having any desired stiffness. Examples of applications are considered. The experimental investigation looked at the load-elongation and cracking behaviour of prestressed concrete members loaded in direct tension. The influence of prestress level and the effect of different amounts of bonded and unbonded wires were considered. Different combinations of high tensile and mild steel wires were used, with some of the high tensile steel being either tensioned or untensioned. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Sydney

    School of Civil Engineering, Parramatta Road
    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  2006
  • Authors:
    • WHEEN, R J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NR324 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM