CE 4363. FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE. 3 Hours.
Introduction to pre-tensioned and post-tensioned concrete structures, bonded and unbonded constructions, hardware, stress calculations, section proportioning, flexural design, shear design, prestress losses, deflections, allowable stress, load-balancing, and ultimate strength, design/analysis methods, including: partially prestressed systems shear design, analysis and design of composite beams, design of prestressed concrete bridges. Both American Concrete Institute (ACI-318) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO-LRFD) provisions will be discussed. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4347 and Admission to the CE Professional Program.