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Thanking the lecturer and opening the meeting for discussion the Chairman said they had had a most interesting lecture. Mr. a’Court had thrown out a wealth of ideas and the most intriguing one was that as concrete was such a readily used material we were
stretching it to the limit to which it could be used. He wondered if that was so, for when they could produce a light weight concrete which was strong there was a whole range of other uses which had not yet come into being.
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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