By Concrete Society Working Party

Seeing that Post-tensioned concrete flooring was once first released in 1994, using put up- tensioned concrete flooring in constructions has endured to develop always. Use within the united kingdom is becoming swiftly, yet their maximum use has been within the united states, in particular California, and in addition in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and Europe. commonplace purposes contain places of work, vehicle parks, hospitals and commercial buildings.

The first version of this e-book mixed numerous prior Concrete Society Technical stories in this topic and extended a number of the concepts in response to BS 8110. The well timed ebook of this up-to-date model will replace thoughts to the necessities of Eurocode 2 and in gentle of advancements in present practice.

This document explains the general thought of post-tensioned concrete ground development in addition to giving designated layout recommendations.The chapters are as follows:
Structural behaviour
Structural form
The layout process
Construction details
Special makes use of of post-tensioning in development constructions

The Appendices to the document offer beneficial more information. significant labored examples contemplate the layout of post-tensioned flat slabs and using finite point research, amplifying the methods given by and large textual content. different examples give some thought to the designated elements of layout, together with the calculation of prestress losses, tendon geometry, secondary results and native bursting reinforcement. eventually, an Appendix bargains with the real subject of the vibration behaviour of post-tensioned flooring, a space that has no longer been good lined within the past.

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Where the slab is designed using bonded tendons andlor reinforcement, the limit given in Table 5 for ‘with bonded reinforcement’ may be used provided that the spacing of the tendons or bars does not exceed 500mm. Otherwise the stress limit for ‘without bonded reinforcement’ should be used. 4. 29 Post-tensioned concrete floors: Design handbook lines of zero she\ column centreline placed in line with the centre line of the column with a width which extends either side of the line of ‘zero shear’.

9). 1 General The analysis of post-tensioned flat slabs differs from a reinforced concrete design approach owing to the positive effect that the tendons have on the structure. In reinforced concrete the reinforcement is initially unstressed; the stress in the reinforcement results from the deformation and cracking of the structure under applied load. In this way the reinforcement may be considered to act passively. On the other hand, the tendons in a post-tensioned floor are actively stressed by the jacks so that they are loaded before the application of other loads with the exception of early thermal shrinkage.

The deflections of a structure, or of any parts of a structure, should not adversely affect appearance or performance. g. finishes) should be limited. 1). The prediction of serviceability deflections is complex and requires a detailed knowledge of the likely loading regime and the age of the concrete at the time of loading. In addition the properties of the concrete and the stress levels within it have a major influence on the long-term deflections. As a guide for a prestressed solid slab, continuous over two or more spans in each direction, the sparddepth ratio should not generally exceed 42 for floors and 48 for roofs.

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