prestressing cable

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In prestressed concrete, a steel element such as a wire, cable, bar, rod, or strand used to impart prestress to the concrete when the element is placed under tension.
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The presence of prestressing cables is not considered in the composite behaviour model itself, but rather during optimization it is taken into account when determining the loading capacity.
The external forces to apply at the beam to take into account the actions of external prestressing cables are evaluated by simple geometric considerations, as shown in Figure 8.