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# CALCULATING FRICTION AND ANCHOR SET LOSSES IN POST-TENSIONED TENDONS

Problem Description:

Web Tendons in 90-foot typical girder

Steel Ultimate Stress

fpu =

Prestress Ratio

fjack/fpu =

0.75

Jacking Stress
Anchor Set
Modulus Elasticity
Curvature Friction Coefficient
Wobble Friction Coefficient

fjack =
DL =
Es =
m =
k=

202.5
0.375
28000
0.25
0.0002

Seating Losses at Anchor
Conversion Point from anchor

Df =
Lc =

35.87 ksi
48.79 ft

Stress at Conversion Point

fconv =

184.6 ksi

Point No.

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DL*E =

Input Tendon Geometry
Distance
Angular
from
Segment change
jacking
Length
a
end
ft
ft
0
0
0
30
30
0.2
60
30
0.2
90
30
0.2
90
90
90
90
90
90
90
90
90
90
90
10500 kip/in

270 ksi

Units:

ksi
in
ksi
1/ft

0.000
Analysis Completed

Stresses in Tendon
Distance
from
jacking
end
ft
0.00
30.00
48.79
60.00
90.00
90.00
90.00
90.00
90.00
90.00
90.00
90.00
90.00
90.00
90.00

US

Prior
seating
losses
ksi
202.5
191.5
184.6
180.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4

After
seating
losses
ksi
166.6
177.7
184.6
180.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4
169.4

Design Sections
Distance
Stress
from
after
jacking
seating
end
ft
ksi
0
166.6
30
177.7
56.34
181.8
60
180.4
90
169.4

Shall be equal to the area between stress diagrams

Stress [ksi]/[Mpa]

STRESS IN POST-TENSIONING TENDON
(Stressing from the left)
250
200
150
100

[ft]/[M] 70 80 .Stress [ksi]/[Mpa] 100 50 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Distance along cable.