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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 4, Number 2, March 1996 , pages 177-190
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/sem.1996.4.2.177
 


A numerical model for externally prestressed beams
Pisani MA

 
Abstract
    A method to numerically evaluate the behaviour of single span beams, prestressed with external tendons and symmetrically loaded is presented. This algorithm, based on the Finite Difference Method, includes second order effects and large displacements in an attempt to more fully understand the behaviour of the beam up to collapse. The numerical technique discussed is particularly appropriate for the analysis of R.C. and P.C. beams rehabilitated or strengthened by means of external prestressing but it is reliable for the analysis of new beams as well.
 
Key Words
    external prestressing, numerical method, simple span beams
 
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Pisani MA, POLITECN MILAN,DEPT STRUCT ENGN,PZZA L DA VINCI 32,I-20133 MILAN,ITALY
 

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