Forces in Unbonded Tendonsby Rex C. Donahey, Oklahoma State Univ, United States,
G. Steven Gipson, Oklahoma State Univ, United States,
Abstract: A rational analysis procedure for the calculation of tendon forces in prestressed beams with unbonded tendons is discussed. The prestressing tendon is analyzed as a tight-string which carries a portion of the external load. Further development of the method is in progress.
Subject Headings: Tendons | Vertical loads | Load factors | Prestressing | Beams | Reinforced concrete | Girders
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