What is a structure ?

A structure means a system of connected parts used to support a load. An elastic body is called a structure when a set of loads are applied the elastic body deforms and also the system …

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Losses in Prestressed concrete

The effective prestress in concrete undergoes a gradual reduction with time from the stage of transfer due to various causes. This is called losses in prestressing. Types of Losses Pre tensioning Elastic deformation in concrete …

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Prestressing methods

Prestressed concrete is used in a wide range of building and civil structures where its improved performance can allow for longer spans, reduced structural thickness, and materials saving compared with simple RCC. There are basically two …

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IS Specifications for prestressed concrete

The code of practice for prestressed concrete is IS:1343-1980. In this post some of the very important specifications which one should keep in mind before going for design of prestressed concrete is discussed. Minimum cover …

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Materials used for Prestressed concrete

Prestressed concrete is used in a wide range of building and civil structures where its improved performance can allow for longer spans, reduced structural thickness, and materials saving compared with simple RCC. Prestressed concrete is …

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Longitudinal bars detailing of a column section

Longitudinal reinforcement is provided in column to carry thr applied axial load and bending moment along with concrete. Minimum longitudinal reinforcement It should be at least 0.8 percent of the gross cross sectional area required. …

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Detailing specification for a beam section

A beam is a structural element that is capable of withstanding load primarily by resisting against bending. We design beams by limit state method as per IS 456: 2000. We should consider different detailing specifications …

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