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Measurements of prestress and load tests to failure on segmental concrete beams.

R. J. Woodward

Measurements of prestress and load tests to failure on segmental concrete beams.

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Published by Transportand Road Research Laboratory, Structures Group, Bridges Division in Crowthorne, Berks .
Written in English


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SeriesResearch report / Transport and Road Research Laboratory -- 255, Research report (Transport and Road Research Laboratory) -- 255.
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Open LibraryOL13964075M

The easiest and the most accurate way to evaluate stresses in such specimens is to measure the corresponding strains, and by knowing the modulus of elasticity of used material, stresses can be evaluated. This was during the early part of the twentieth century and was the introduction of prestressing. Full size image In total nine full-scale modified Tx28 girders with a length of 7. Standard specifications for highway bridges 17th ed. Thus, the average cracking strain through the entire studied zone for each end was considered as the average of these four measured strains. They observed that the first crack was always a web shear crack.

The first beam tested failed at a maximum moment of kNm at a deflection of mm. Since ACI approach for the modulus of elasticity was proved using the current study data to be applicable for higher strength of concrete, it will be used to estimate the tensile stress causes the web shear cracks in the studied girders. Full size table Girder A2 was loaded using shear span-to-depth ration of 3. The compilation of the mix, will depend on the nature of the structure being built and may involve the delivery aspect and its placement in the formation of the structure. Actuator frames B and C were installed on the north and south ends of the girder, respectively.

A conducted test may focus on measured strain distributions, in respect of length and depth of respective beams, transfer lengths, deflections, cracking loads and forces in post-tensioned strands. This study demonstrates the potential usefulness of deflection and strain measurements as indicators of the pretension applied or remaining in prestressed concrete beams. This was during the early part of the twentieth century and was the introduction of prestressing. Girders A2, F2, C2, and C4 were loaded using shear span-to-depth ratio of 3. The failure mode of the two beams differed considerably. The maximum moment applied to the second beam was kNm and this caused a deflection of 54 mm.


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Measurements of prestress and load tests to failure on segmental concrete beams. by R. J. Woodward Download PDF Ebook

Shear and flexure cracks formed on the girder during the load test regularly were marked on the grid. Neither type of gauge gave a reliable indication of joint opening. The mid-span losses for the two beams were of the order of 10 per cent to 15 per cent, although losses were higher at some of the joints in the second beam tested.

Therefore, the cracking tensile stresses of the test girders need to be evaluated. Actuator frames B and C were installed on the north and south ends of the girder, respectively. The displacement-control mode was essential in capturing the ductility or brittleness behavior of the girder failing in shear.

The concrete was placed into each cylinder in three layers. Furthermore, a finite-difference model was employed in order to ascertain the validity of ANSYS results by comparison with engineering beam theory taking into account the applied pretension.

The maximum moment applied to the second beam was kNm and this caused a deflection of 54 mm. Girders A2, F2, C2, and C4 were loaded using shear span-to-depth ratio of 3. Thus, computations are viewed nowadays as efficient alternatives to tests, time-wise and cost-wise.

Thus, the average cracking strain through the entire studied zone for each end was considered as the average of these four measured strains. The compressive stresses, have the effect of counteracting the tensile bending stresses of an applied load.

At the beginning of testing girder C4, the south actuator had a controlling problem which resulted in applying a huge sudden load which let the south end cracked before the starting of the test.

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Testing Procedure In the event of pre-stressed concrete beams, a laboratory is consulted regarding fatigue tests being conducted on proposed product samples. A and T rebars were designed to be the lateral and longitudinal flexural reinforcement in the top flange.

Tests of composite concrete beams with prestressed planks

Full size image The transverse reinforcement stirrups of the tested girders had been designed according to University of Houston design method developed recently by Laskar et al. The two main objectives were to develop a suitable finite element model of prestressed concrete beams and to forecast beam prestension on the basis of deformations resulting from specified simple load, e.

From Fig. As the deflection was increased further the applied moment reduced but the beam did not fail until it reached a deflection of mm. It is an intensive part of the testing program relative to a prestressed concrete beam load test Measurements of prestress and load tests to failure on segmental concrete beams.

book failure. Availability: Find a library where document is available. This experimental program could not evaluate the cracking load at different shear span-to-depth ratios because of using a uniform distributed load.

It can be seen that the measured tensile strength at cracking using different shear span-to-depth ratios is comparable for the same concrete strength.

This study demonstrates the potential usefulness of deflection and strain measurements as indicators of the pretension applied or remaining in prestressed concrete beams. The load cells of 2, KN capacity were placed on top of the steel pedestals fixed to the strong floor.

However, results will also show the fatigue resistance in prestressed concrete beams and any advanced warnings of failure. Flexicore of Texas precast plant in Houston produced the concrete mix for Group C. In general circumstances, a beam will be statically loaded, to about eighty percent of the ultimate flexible capacity.

Conclusions and recommendations are drawn for use in design practice.Axial Load The "plane sections" theory which is capable of predicting the response of prestressed and non-prestressed concrete beams loaded in flexure and axial load is described in several text-books (e.g., Refs.

2, 3 and 4). This theory will he briefly illustrated here in order to review concepts which will he used in developing the models for. Mar 29,  · Prestressed concrete (PC) is the predominant material in highway bridge construction. The use of high-strength concrete has gained wide acceptance in the PC industry.

The main target in the highway industry is to increase the durability and the life-span of bridges.

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