Optimum Design of Prestressed Concrete Membersby Chen H. Wang, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg. and Mech.; The Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, D.C.,
Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 7, Pg. 1525-1534
Document Type: Journal Paper
Spandrel beams and drop panels, or both, often existed in monolithic continuous structures. The analysis of this type of structural member is entirely different from that of a member having a uniform section. An optimum design method for a prestressed concrete member with prismatic haunches under a uniformly distributed load is developed without calculating the secondary moment caused by the prestressing force. This reduces the analysis to that of a nonprestressed member and gives a direct design procedure and desired stresses in the control section of the member for practical application.
Subject Headings: Prestressing | Prestressed concrete | Continuous structures | Stress analysis | Panels (structural) | Load and resistance factor design | Beams
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