The philosophy of design for prestressed concrete structures is generally that of eliminating flexural tensile cracking. This concept is tempting from a theoretical viewpoint, but cracking owing to secondary effects (e.g. in composite beams, at beam junctions and around anchorages) is in reality unavoidable. In partial prestressing, flexural cracking is permitted but is controlled by the use of auciliary reinforcement. It is, in essence, a combination of reinforced and prestressed concrete. /IRRD/

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 272-276
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
    • ISSN: 0028-808X

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  • Accession Number: 00081777
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM