Prestressed Concrete

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Our outline of prestressed concrete covers pre-tensioning and post-tensioning, friction losses, anchor zone stress checks, serviceability checks for deflection, several complete design problems of traditional beams and slabs, along with an introduction to strut-and-tie design methods.

The teachings of Ted Zoli at Princeton University were vital to the completion of this outline.


The textbooks “Prestressed Concrete: A Fundamental Approach,” by Nawy, and “Prestressed Concrete Structures,” by Collins and Mitchell, are also highly recommended.