Experimental Study on the Stress Increment of Prestressed Tendons of Retard-Bonded Prestressed Concrete Continuous Beams
Based on the bending experiment for two-span continuous beams of retard-bonded prestress concrete, the analysis of the stress increment of prestressed tendons is made in the loading process. The theory that the working performance of retard-bonded prestressed concrete members is as same as unbonded prestressed concrete members during the retarding period is demonstrated. It is feasible to use the formulas for the reference (Technical specification for concrete structures prestressed with unbonded tendons) to calculate σputhe ultimate stress and Δσp the Stress increment of the retard-bonded prestressed tendons and the recommended formulas are advised to use. It is also demonstrated that retard-bonded prestressed concrete members have the same working performance as bonded prestressed concrete members after the retarding period. The conclusion of this paper can provide the reference date for the design of retard-bonded prestressed concrete continuous beam.
Q. Fu et al., "Experimental Study on the Stress Increment of Prestressed Tendons of Retard-Bonded Prestressed Concrete Continuous Beams", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1431-1435, 2011