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ENG8802 Advanced Prestressed Concrete

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
Version produced : 8 March 2013

Other requisites

Completion of undergraduate course CIV3506 Concrete Structures or equivalent. Familiarity with design standards for structural engineering.


Prestressed concrete is used extensively in bridges, multistorey buildings and many other important parts of today's modern infrastructure. The inherent weakness of concrete in tension is offset by introducing a pre-compression in a prestressed member, which improves its service load behaviour, such as reduced deflections and cracking. An advanced understanding of its behaviour is essential before safe and economical designs can be produced. This course will provide a detailed coverage of: The behaviour of prestressed concrete, analysis and design for strength and serviceability of prestressed concrete members, such as beams and slabs including continuous members, and anchorage design and losses in prestress. It will also cover the recent advances in prestressed technology including external post-tensioning, use of fibre reinforced plastics in prestressing and improvement in the durability of prestressed concrete structures.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 Online