The author, whose company pioneered in the development of precast prestressed segmental construction, reports on the state-of-the-art of this versatile and fast-growing construction technique. The report confines itself to the discussion of segmental construction with match-cast segments with an epoxy risin. Following a historical review of the development of segmental construction, design considerations are given for a typical segment and glued joint, choice of structural system and erection technique, selection of transverse cross section, design of longitudinal members, design of piers and stability during construction, control of deflections, precasting methods, and hoisting equipment needed for erecting the segments. The last part of the report describes the application of segmental construction to freeway overpasses and the latest technique of progressive segment placing. It is concluded that precast segmental construction is an efficient and economical construction method for medium to long-span structures.

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    Prestressed Concrete Institute

    20 North Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Muller, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Accession Number: 00082871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM