RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF PRESTRESSING IN PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Experience and some damages in the last 30 years teach that full prestressing is often not the best solution for prestressed concrete structures. Better service performance can be obtained with partial prestressing. Serviceability criteria are proposed to meet performance requirements. Cracks with limited crack width are harmless, but crack width control must be improved and this can be done by partial prestressing. Rules are given for a reasonable choice of the degree of prestressing. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Concrete Design: U.S. and European Practices. Proceedings of the symposium cosponsored by the American Concrete Institute, the Comite Euro-International du Beton, the Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the Federation Internationale de la Precontrainte, ACI Annual Convention, Philadelphia, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute

    P.O. Box 19150, Redford Station, 22400 Seven Mile Road
    Detroit, MI  United States  48219
  • Authors:
    • LEONHARDT, F
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00196180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM