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Comparative study on structural behaviour of bonded and unbonded post-tensioned beam

Md Noor, Nurazuwa (2006) Comparative study on structural behaviour of bonded and unbonded post-tensioned beam. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.


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In this study, a simple computer program are written using FOTRAN 90 to investigate the behavior of simply supported beam constructed with straight tendon which are subjected to three different load cases. Considering the same stresses applied, beam subjected to loading at one third span shows a less deflection than other load cases. Behavior due to the deflection of bonded tendon gave better performance than unbonded tendon. However, beams with larger span-to-depth ratio would require deviators in case of external prestressing to achieve the desired performance. Parabolic and trapezoidal tendon allows the prestressed beam to carry heavier loads because of the balancing effects of the vertical component of the prestressing deflected tendon. Hence it will required less prestressing force at the mid span compared with the force required in the straight tendon.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: girders, prestressed concrete beams
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Ms Aryanti Ahmad
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2011 05:28
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019 00:55
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/684
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