FEM Research on Static Mechanical Performance of Twice Prestressed Composite Curved Beam
The conception of twice prestressed composite structures (TPCS) was proposed in order to solve great distortion problems in prestressed concrete structures. Through decomposition of the total prestress, we define the 1st stage as one part of the prestress acting on a prefabricated beam, and the 2nd as the other part on a post-pouring structure. This kind of structure could substantially decrease its distortion and enhance the efficiency of prestress, at the same time contributing to flexibly laying the prefabricated concrete. A continuous curved prestressed concrete box girder bridge was modeled with the FEM software ANSYS, taking into account the ordinary steel and prestressed losses. The aim is to analyze the deformation, stress performance, the impacts of the primary prestressed force value on the anti-deforming performance as well as bearing load performance of the twice prestressed composite curved beam. The conclusion could provide a basis for the application and promotion of the structure.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
F. F. Wei et al., "FEM Research on Static Mechanical Performance of Twice Prestressed Composite Curved Beam", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 1038-1042, 2011