A step-by-step computer method is presented for the analysis of the time-dependent stresses and deformations of continuous composite concrete beams and plane frames. It accounts for the effects of creep and shrinkage of concrete and the relaxation of prestressing steel. The frame members can be composed of one or more concrete parts reinforced with prestressed and nonprestressed steel, or of steel girder and concrete deck. A bridge example of a type commonly used in highway bridges is analyzed. It is shown that accurate analysis of composite prestressed concrete structures cannot be achieved without rational account of creep, shrinkage, and relaxation. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Tadros, M K
    • Ghali, A
    • Bilger, W H
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 871-884
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 12893 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM