Enduring Strength

by Randall W. Poston, P.E., Principal; WDP & Associates, Inc., Austin, TX,
Karl H. Frank, P.E., Warren S.Bellows Centennial Professor; University of Texas at Austin,
Jeffery S. West, P.E., Assistant Professor; University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 9, Pg. 58-63

Document Type: Feature article


The long-term effectiveness of posttensioning in bridges depends on the resiliency of the tendons, and various factors related to construction and marine environments come into play. How can these sinews be better protected?

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Tendons | Structural strength | Seas and oceans | Post tensioning

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