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prestressing

Applying a load to a structure, deforming it so that it will withstand a working load more effectively or so that it will deflect less.
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Since prestressed NSMR introduces prestress to improve actively the performance based upon the behaviour of NSMR, its behaviour is closely related to that of NSMR.
Pitting corrosion is considered as a significant cause of brittle failure of prestressed concrete structures [16, 17].
In prestressed concrete girders with unbonded tendons (internal or external), the stress increment in tendons depends on the geometrical and material deformations of the member.
To analyze critical loads of the prestressed stayed column for the full range of prestress values the geometrically nonlinear analysis (GNIA) is necessary, as revealed by Saito and Wadee (2008).
For the first and second kinds of prestressing systems, in the prestressing process, after releasing the prestressed FRP plate, sheet, or laminate, high interfacial shear stress would generated at two ends of the FRP and would result in the FRP debonding.
Conclusions: Analysis for construction loads indicated that first segment near the face of the pier was over prestressed due to cantilever tendons during construction to resist the total dead load of the girder and other construction loads.
This second edition reflects recent advances in the design of modern prestressed concrete structures since the first edition was published 25 years ago.
Steel wire company Insteel Industries (NasdaqGS:IIIN) said on Friday that it has acquired substantially all of the assets associated with the prestressed concrete strand business of American Spring Wire (ASW) for a purchase price of about USD36.0m.
However, as to the new prestressed anchor frame beam reinforcement structure, when performing analysis of the stability of the slope, the stability analysis is more complex.
This ASCE manual defines structural configurations of prestressed concrete poles for electrical utility installations and discusses the loading behavior and foundation conditions to consider when designing prestressed concrete pole projects.
The possibility of prestressed suspension bridges development is evaluated.
The specialised precast concrete company designs, manufactures, delivers and installs precast and prestressed concrete components to customer specifications.