Civil Engineering Department U.E.T.

Lahore, Fall 2013

Prestressed Concrete

Assignment # 2 - Flexural Analysis
(Due: October 7, 2013-Beginning of Class)

Problem 1
Design a simply supported pretensioned double T-beam for a parking garage with harped tendon and with a span of 75 ft. Use ACI 318 building code allowable stresses. The beam has to carry a superimposed sustained service live load of 1400 plf and superimposed dead load of 250 plf. Assume that the beam is made of normal weight concrete with psi and that the concrete is 65 percent

of the cylinder strength. Assume that time dependent losses of prestress are 24 percent of the initial prestress. Use and . psi for stress relived tendons

Problem 2
Design a simply supported pretensioned beam with a parabolic tendon profile and a span of 80 ft. The beam has to carry a superimposed sustained service live load of 1200 plf and superimposed dead load of 100 plf. Due to architectural constraints, certain geometric dimensions of the beam are fixed as shown in the following figure. You are free to change other dimensions to fulfill your design needs. Assume that the beam is made of normal weight concrete with psi and that the concrete is 85 percent of the cylinder strength. Assume that

time dependent losses of prestress are 12 percent of the initial prestress. Use psi for stress relived tendons and . How does your

assumed self-weight of the beam compare with the final weight of the beam? Try to minimize the prestress in the beam.

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Civil Engineering Department U.E.T. Lahore, Fall 2013

Prestressed Concrete

Figure 1 – Geometric Constraints of Prestressed Beam of Problem # 2

Problem 3
Design the beam of Problem # 2 assuming that the beam has a constant eccentricity. Permit a maximum concrete stress .

Problem # 4
Calculate the shape of the kern envelope for the cross-section shapes shown in the following figure 2.

Figure 2- Cross-sections for which Kern Envelope are to be calculated
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Prestressed Concrete

Problem # 5
For the beam of problem # 2, determine and plot limiting envelope of tendon profile along the longitudinal axis of the beam. Clearly label top and bottom kern points. Consider mid-span, quarter-span and beam ends as controlling section. Label ordinates of key points along the length of the beam.

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