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The CHAIRMAN, proposing a vote of thanks to the Authors, said all were grateful to Mr. Hole and Mr. Eales for having put on to paper an almost epic story of achievement, an achievement against odds of weather, shortages of materials, shortages of labour and the thousand and one other factors which could so easily have set back their schedule and prevented the completion of the work on time. All would wish to join in congratulating them heartily on a magnificent job well done.
Two ways of approach to prestressed concrete are considered, and results of research discussed. Recent tests carried out on composite partially prestressed bridge slabs by the Civil Engineer’s Department, The Railway Executive, Eastern Region, are described and some results of fatigue tests mentioned. The essential features of prestressed concrete are investigated by distinguishing five different cases of under-reinforced
prestressed concrete beams and three classes of prestressed concrete (monolithic members with bonded steel, monolithic members with non-bonded steel, and an assembly of blocks without adhesion at the joints and non-bonded steel).
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