Behavior of externally prestressed concrete girders

Mohammad R. Ehsani, Hamid Saadatmanesh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A new technique for prestressing concrete girders is presented. The girders are externally prestressed by epoxy-bonding fiber-composite plates to the tension flange of the cambered girders. This technique can be applied to single-span as well as continuous-span girders. Four 8 in. × 18 in. rectangular beams with a clear span of 15 feet have been constructed. The beams will be tested to failure after they are externally prestressed by bonding fiber-composite plates along their full lengths. The load-deflection behavior of these beams will be analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStruct Des, Anal Test
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0872627004
StatePublished - 1989
EventStructural Design, Analysis and Testing - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 1 1989May 5 1989

Publication series

NameStruct Des, Anal Test


OtherStructural Design, Analysis and Testing
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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