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By James R Libby

This ebook was once written with a twin objective, as a reference ebook for training engineers and as a textbook for college students of prestressed concrete. It represents the 5th new release of books in this topic written via its writer. major additions and revisions were made during this version. Chapters 2 and three comprise new fabric meant to aid the engineer in realizing elements affecting the time-dependent houses of the reinforcement and urban utilized in prestressing concrete, in addition to to facilitate the evaluate in their results on prestress loss and deflection. Flexural power, shear energy, and bond of prestressed concrete contributors have been handled in one bankruptcy within the of flexural power has 3rd variation. Now, within the fourth version, the therapy been improved, with extra emphasis on pressure compatibility, and put in bankruptcy five that's dedicated to this topic on my own. bankruptcy 6 of this variation, on flexural-shear energy, torsional energy, and bond of prestressed toughen­ ment, used to be increased to incorporate discussions of Compression box idea and torsion that weren't taken care of within the previous variations. In comparable model, extended discussions of lack of prestress, deflection, and partial prestressing now are awarded individually, in bankruptcy 7. Minor additions and revisions were made to the cloth inside the ultimate chapters aside from xv xvi I PREFACE bankruptcy 17. This bankruptcy, that's dedicated to building concerns, has vital new fabric on constructibility and tolerances as with regards to prestressed concrete.

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C/) ~ .... ::: r:: O. 80 Ratio of Initial Steel Stress to Tensile Strength Fig. 2-13. Plot of the relationships between the ratio of intrinsic relaxation to initial steel stress and the ratio of initial steel stress to steel tensile strength. for stress-relieved and low-relaxation prestressing reinforcement (after CEB). values are recommended by CEB for use when actual relationships between intrinsic relaxation and initial steel stress are not known for the specific steel to be used on a project.

The bars are generally cold-stretched in order to raise the yield point and to render them more elastic at stress levels below the yield point. After coldstretching, they frequently are stress-relieved in order to improve the ductility and stress-strain characteristics. 0 percent in a gage length equal to 20 bar diameters, or of 7 percent in a gage length equal to 10 bar diameters. Bars sometimes are produced with properties exceeding the minimum requirements of ASTM A 722. A typical stress-strain curve for a high-tensile-strength bar is given in Fig.

The reason for this is that prestressing bars and strands frequently are made to sizes that are different from their nominal diameter. By this means the 22 I MODERN PRESTRESSED CONCRETE bars or strands are intended to have breaking strengths that equal or slightly exceed the minimum breaking strengths required by the applicable ASTM specifications, but the ultimate unit tensile stresses actually may be less than the nominal ultimate unit tensile strength. For this reason, the stress-strain characteristics of prestressing materials used in stressing calculations (see Chapter 16) and in flexural strength calculations (see Chapter 5) should be based on test data provided by the manufacturer of the actual material to be used and not on theoretical values computed by using nominal areas and unit stresses for minimum yield strength requirements.

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