Study on a New Linear Arrangement of Prestressed Concrete Beam
A new kind of prestressed concrete beams with spiral broken line cables subjected to torsions is present based on the fundamental principle of equivalent loads of prestressed reinforcement. It carried out the emulation analyses and load tests of the beams on spiral broken line cables and the general prestressed concrete beams with longitudinal cables. The results showed that the spiral broken line cables effectively postpone the cracking of the beam and increased both crack torsional moment and ultimate torsion moment, and kept some ductility.
C. B. Li and Q. Wang, "Study on a New Linear Arrangement of Prestressed Concrete Beam", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 94-96, pp. 1471-1475, 2011