In some structural systems in use for buildings, bridges, and roads, composite construction of reinforced concrete and precast, prestressed concrete sections has been found to be economical. As prestressed concrete is less prone to cracking than ordinary reinforced concrete, a combination of the two seems to offer advantages, especially where cracking is to be controlled. Results of tests on sixteen simply-supported concrete beams reinforced with precast, prestressed concrete elements, and on three comparable reinforced concrete beams are presented in the paper and the observed behaviour is discussed at some length.(a) /TRRL/

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    Cement Marketing Company of India Limited

    Cement House, 121 Maharshi, Karve Road
    Bombay 400-020,   India 
  • Authors:
    • Narasimhan, R K
    • Mawal, M B
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 47-51
  • Serial:
    • Indian Concrete Journal
    • Volume: 52
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Associated Cement Companies Limited
    • ISSN: 0019-4565

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM