Stress Control by Deflecting & Debonding Tendons in PSC Design

U Tub Composite Bridge Girder being Transported to site

Precast beams with straight, fully bonded tendons are very convenient for detailing and manufacture. However, one of the advantages of prestressing, namely using the dead toad of the unit to reduce transfer tensile stresses in the concrete, is lost in such members, because this tension becomes most critical at the ends of the beams, where … Read more

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering work in Progress

Civil Engineering is the oldest and quintessential engineering profession. It encompasses a variety of sub-disciplines and jobs. Civil engineering is the oldest branch of engineering which is growing right from the stone age civilization. American Society of Civil Engineering defines Civil Engineering as the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences … Read more