Freezing and Thawing Effects on Prestressed Concrete

by M.J. Gutzwiller,
F.F. Musleh,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 10, Pg. 109-124

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Freeze and thaw test were conducted on 48 specimens representing strength levels of 5000 and 3000 psi; some of beams with 5000 psi strength were post-tensioned throughout test; significant improvement in durability was found to result from post-tensioning; post-tensioned concrete specimens made of rich mix showed better durability than unstressed concrete made of same mix.

Subject Headings: Freeze and thaw | Prestressing | Prestressed concrete | Tension | Strength of materials | Materials processing | Concrete beams | Material durability | Structural strength

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