Concrete Bridge Design and Construction series. No. 3: Prestressing for concrete bridges

Author: Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG)

Date published

28 February 2014

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Concrete Bridge Design and Construction series. No. 3: Prestressing for concrete bridges

The Structural Engineer
Author

Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG)

Date published

28 February 2014

Author

Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG)

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

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This article examines the prestressing for a concrete bridge. Prestressing enhances the capacity of a member that is weak in tension, but strong in compression. It effectively creates a new material that is strong in tension. A prestressed bridge has much less steel to be handled, which reduces congestion, leading to easier and quicker concrete placing.

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PDF
Pages:
5
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Concrete Bridge Design & Construction series Technical Issue 3

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