Behaviour of Prestressed Concrete End Blocks

by T. J. Ibell, Cambridge Univ, Cambridge, United Kingdom,
C. J. Burgoyne, Cambridge Univ, Cambridge, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics

Abstract: This paper briefly reports on a series of experiments carried out on strip-loaded prestressed concrete end blocks. The results show that corresponding design methods presently used in Europe are conservative. In all cases, failure of the end blocks was by initial cracking, followed by wedging punch-through of the plate.

Subject Headings: Concrete blocks | Material properties | Prestressing | Prestressed concrete | Construction methods | Cracking | Material failures | Failure analysis | Structural failures | Europe

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