Editor-in-Chief, Professor Leroy Gardener, has selected ‘Prestressing in Coventry Cathedral’ as his featured article in the latest issue of Structures – Volume 11 (August 2017).
In 'Prestressing in Coventry Cathedral', Professor Chris Burgoyne (University of Cambridge) and Owen Mitchell (Mott MacDonald) summarise the four different prestressing systems in the Cathedral and estimate the amount of prestress and its purpose in each location; consider what might happen to the structure if corrosion of the tendons were to occur; and consider what could be monitored to give as much warning as possible about future problems. Many of the principles discussed may be applicable to other prestressed concrete structures.
The paper will be free to access for the next six months.
Other highlights in the issue include:
• ‘A Review on Bond and Anchorage of Confined High-strength Concrete’ by Sulaiman et al.
• ‘Plasticity Modeling of Concrete Confined With NiTiNb Shape Memory Alloy Spirals’ by Chen and Andrawes
Institution members can read the issue in full at www.structuresjournal.org. Student Members may have access via their university library.
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