Stiffness of reinforced concrete beams with external tendons

  title={Stiffness of reinforced concrete beams with external tendons},
  author={Bilal El-Ariss},
  • Bilal El-Ariss
  • Published 2004
  • Engineering
  • In recent years, external prestressing has become a primary method for strengthening existing concrete structures and has been increasingly used in the construction of newly erected ones, particularly segmental bridges. Analysis of externally prestressed members is more difficult than that of members with internal bonded tendons. This is because external tendons are unbonded to the concrete and the stress in such tendons depends on the deformations of the whole member and is assumed uniform at… CONTINUE READING

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