CE 532
Prestressed Concrete
(3

0:3)
Description
:
Basic principles, short

and long

term properties of constituent materials, partial prestressing. Flexural behavior, analysis and design of prestressed concre
te
beams, classes, cracking, pretensioning,
post

tensioning, service load design, load balancing, strength design, strain limits, flexural efficiency. Bond, transfer and
development lengths, anchorage zone design. Shear and diagonal tension. Evaluation of immediate and long

term losses. Composite c
onstruction and design, shear

friction
theory. Deflection calculation using approximate single time step approach
.
Pre

requisite:
CE
432 Reinforced Concrete 1
Student Assessment and Grading:
As
signments (10%),
2 Exams @ 2
5
% each (
5
0%), Final Exam (40%)
Learning outcomes, delivery and assessment methods

Cross Reference Table:
Student Learning Outcome
Method of Delivery
Assessment Methods
Program Objectives
ABET 2000
Criterion 3
1.
Undestand basic concepts; eqivalent loads,
stressing methods, Prestressing
force, losses,
material properties.
Examples and problems.
Assignments and exams.
1,2, 3
a,b,e
2.
Determine
flexural stresses in p
retressed
concrete beams at different stages of
con
struction and loadings.
Examples and problems
.
Assignments and exams.
1,2,
3
a,b,e
3.
Calculating cracking load and flexural
strength using different approaches.
Examples and problems.
Assignments and exams.
1,2, 3
a,b,e
4.
Design
various shaped

sections
for flexural
moment using stress basis, load balancing
and strength methods.
Des
ign anckarage
zone.
Examples and problems
Assignments and exams
1,2, 3,4,5
a, b,c,d,e,g
5.
Design
of
web reinforcement for shear.
Examples and problems
Assignments and exams
1,2, 3,4,5
a, b,c,d,e,g
6.
Compute/estimate
short term and long term
prestressing loss
es.
Examples and problems
Assignments
and exams
2, 3
a,b,e
7.
Analysis and design of composite cast in
place slabs with precast prestressed girders.
Examples and problems
Assignments and exams
1,2, 3,4,5
a, b,c,d,e,g
8.
Compute deflections and camber in
prestr
essed concrete beams.
Examples and problems
Assignments
and exams
1,2, 3, 4,
a, b,c, e
9.
Analyze and design
of
prestressed
continuous beams.
Examples and problems
Assignments
and exams
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
a,b,c,d, e, f,g
Catalog
Data
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Textbook
Nilson, Arthur, H., Design of Prestressed Concrete, John Wiley and Sons.
Reference
s
1

Nawy, E. G., Prestressed Co
ncrete A Fundamental Approach,
Prentice Hall.
2

PCI Design Handbook, Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute
3

Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318M

02)
and Commentary (ACI RM

02).
Coordinator
Mohammad Smadi
Goals
1.
To develop firm basi
c understanding of the fundamental principles of
prestressed concrete behavior, and prestressing capabilities.
2.
To be fully aware of the differences in the material properties and
structural behavior of prestressed verses reinforced concrete eleme
nts.
3.
To be able to handle with confidence complete design of prestressed
concrete elements using various approaches.
4.
To a
pply fundamental concepts of analysis and design of prestressed concrete
structures.
Pre

Requisites by Topic
1.
Stress strain relations
2.
Analysis of dete
rminate and indeterminate structures
3.
Properties of Concrete and Steel
4. Design of reinforced concrete beams for flexure and shear
CE 532
Prestressed Concrete
Learning
Outcomes
After completing this
course, the students will be able to:
1.
Undestand the basic concepts of prestressing procedures and materials, and
the differences with reinforced concrete.
2.
Determine flexural s
tresses in p
retressed concrete beams at different stages
of construction
and loa
dings
as well as cracking load and flexural strength.
3.
Analyze and design
various shaped

sections of prestressed concrete beams
for flexure and shesr, and design the end zone.
4.
Compute/estimate
short term and long term prestressing losses.
5.
Analyze and desi
gn composite cast

in

place slabs (decks) with precast
prestressed girders.
6.
Compute deflections and camber in prestressed concrete beams.
7.
Analyze and design
prestressed continuous beams.
Topics
1. Principles and methods of prestressing
0
5
Lectures (50 min each)
2. Prestressing materials: steel
and concrete
03 Lectures
3. Stress
es, cracking and strength computations
10
Lectures
4. Flexure: working stress analysis and design
0
7
Lectures
5. Flexure: ultimate strength analysis and design
03 Lectures
6. Design for shear
04 Lectures
7. E
stimation of losses
02 Lectures
8.
Analysis and design of composite beams
03 Lectures
9
. Deflection computation and control
0
3
Lectures
10
. Analysis and design of continuous beams
06 Lectures
11. Exams
02 Lectures
Computer Usage
ST
T
AD
Pro
, PROKON,
Self programming
.
Method of Assessment
[Assignme
nts, Quizzes,
Exams,
etc.]:
Assignments and Quizzes = 10%, Two Exams =
50%,
Final Exam = 40%
Estimated
Content
Engineering Science
0.5 Credit
Engineering Design
2.5 Credit
Prepared by
Mohammad Smadi
Da
te :
Monday, November 25, 2013
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