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Upgrading steel I-beams using local post-tensioning


Taoum, A and Jiao, H and Holloway, D, Upgrading steel I-beams using local post-tensioning, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 113 pp. 127-134. ISSN 0143-974X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jcsr.2015.06.012


This paper investigates the behaviour of steel beams upgraded using locally pre-stressed reinforcing steel bars. The reinforcing bars were welded to the beam's flange or web at both ends and tensioned using a manual screw jack to increase the load-carrying capacity and stiffness of the beam. In total, seven beams were upgraded and tested under three-point bending, using different configurations of reinforcing steel. Results showed that the level of pre-stress, the type of local prestress (internal or external) and the diameter of rebars used significantly affected the beams' stiffness and their ultimate load-carrying capacity. The results obtained in this study were compared to those of other methods used for upgrading steel beams.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:local prestress, load-carrying capacity, I-beams retrofit
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Structural engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction materials performance and processes
Objective Field:Metals
UTAS Author:Taoum, A (Dr Assaad Taoum)
UTAS Author:Jiao, H (Dr Hui Jiao)
UTAS Author:Holloway, D (Associate Professor Damien Holloway)
ID Code:101372
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-06-20
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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