prestressed concrete


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prestressed concrete

n
(Building) concrete that contains steel wires, cables, etc, that are prestressed within their elastic limit to counteract the stresses that will occur under load
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prestressed concrete

[ˈpriːˌstrɛstˈkɒnkriːt] adjcemento armato precompresso
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* Develop and Implement a PCI Precast, Prestressed Concrete Building Code.
In the meantime, Head of BPJN X Kupang NTT, Hadrianus Bambang Nurhadi Widihartono said that the bridge uses construction technology of prestressed concrete girder with the length of 320 meters.
Pitting corrosion is considered as a significant cause of brittle failure of prestressed concrete structures [16, 17].
Caption: Construction of this bridge in Rankin County, MS, includes two bridge span sections, one using steel plate girders (at left) and the other using prestressed concrete beams.
This second edition reflects recent advances in the design of modern prestressed concrete structures since the first edition was published 25 years ago.
Steel wire company Insteel Industries (NasdaqGS:IIIN) said on Friday that it has acquired substantially all of the assets associated with the prestressed concrete strand business of American Spring Wire (ASW) for a purchase price of about USD36.0m.
Target: prestressed concrete strand business of American Spring Wire Corporation
Giff recognised the advantages of using prestressed concrete whilst designing and organising the building of road and footbridges for Hampshire County Council.
During release of pretensioned strands there are no anchoring devices at the end of prestressed concrete member.
Prestressed concrete bridge piers were adopted in many famous bridges [3, 4], such as the Pontchartrain Bridge in USA, Angle Island Bridge in Japan, Montsoreau Bridge in France, and Donghai Bridge and Hangzhou Bridge in China.
The specialised precast concrete company designs, manufactures, delivers and installs precast and prestressed concrete components to customer specifications.