New Pedestal for Pre-Tensioned Pre-Stressed Beam Construction
Taking the advantages of groove pedestal and pier pedestal, a new type of pre-tensioned pedestal is constructed. The new pedestal makes full use of the deck (also the bottom formwork of the beam) to bear the tensile force so as to reduce the quantity of the pedestal construction. The new pedestal can adapt to variable geotechnical conditions by properly enlarge the arm of the turnover moment and the self-weight. The new pedestal is optimized through the bearing capacity analysis of the anti-overturning, the anti-slipping, the table anti-compressing, the force transfer plate, and the cross tie beams. The stress distribution of local bearing bracket is calculated by the finite element method so as to be reinforced accordingly. Based on practical application in some project, the new pedestal has the features of technical feasibility, security & reliability, affordability, and convenience in operation.
D. Y. Zhu et al., "New Pedestal for Pre-Tensioned Pre-Stressed Beam Construction", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 94-96, pp. 1838-1843, 2011