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Flexural behaviour of locally post-tensioned reinforced concrete beams


Taoum, A and Jiao, H and Holloway, D, Flexural behaviour of locally post-tensioned reinforced concrete beams, Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 16, (3) pp. 180-186. ISSN 1328-7982 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13287982.2015.1092680


This study investigates the behaviour of locally post-tensioned reinforced concrete beams. Local post-tensioning is an innovative alternative to existing conventional post-tensioning methods that achieves prestressing of concrete beams using conventional reinforcing steel. Four concrete beams were locally post-tensioned and tested. The theoretical predictions were made based on AS3600-2009. A new theoretical approach is proposed to determine the cracking moment of tested beams, since the current design guide was not applicable to this post-tensioning method.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:locally post-tension, concrete beam, bending, local prestress
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:104910
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-11-25
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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