Time dependent deformation in prestressed concrete girder : measurement and prediction

Sokal, Y. J. (Yehuda J.) and Tyrer, P Time dependent deformation in prestressed concrete girder : measurement and prediction. Brisbane: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, 1981.

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Author Sokal, Y. J. (Yehuda J.)
Tyrer, P
Title Time dependent deformation in prestressed concrete girder : measurement and prediction
Place of Publication Brisbane
Publisher Department of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland
Publication year 1981
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Series Research report (University of Queensland. Dept. of Civil Engineering) ; no.CE 30.
Language eng
Total number of pages 45
Subjects 290800 Civil Engineering
Formatted Abstract/Summary


Prestressed concrete girders which are intended for composite construction in bridges and other similar structures are often stored unloaded jar some time before being placed in their final positions where top deck is being poured over.
During that free storage the girders are subjected to creep and shrinkage which manifests itself through increased upward deformation usually defined as camber. The analytical estimation of this deformation is important as it controls the minimum thickness of the top deck. If this deformation is exagerated, then this requires increase of the top deck and possible change in the level of bridge surface. The estimation of creep deformation is made generally in a single step calculation using data from applicable standards.
In this paper an attempt was made to correlate on site measurements with continuous computer modelling of the time-dependent behaviour using data from recently adopted international standard for concrete structures. It was found that computer modelling does predict faithfully the general behaviour of the girder. However, data from the herein used international standard is exaggerated for local conditions, so that the completed camber was larger than the measured one. 

Keyword Deformations (Mechanics)
Reinforced concrete construction -- Defects
Concrete beams -- Defects
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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