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ASSIGNMENT

STRUCTURE- IV
1. A prestressed-concrete rectangular beam 500 mm by 900 mm has a simple span of 8 m
and is loaded by a uniform load of 40 KN/m including its own weight. The prestressing
tendon is located as shown and produces an effective prestress of 1700 KN. Compute top
and bottom fiber stresses in the concrete at the midspan section, using 1st concept.
2. Consider the same problem stated in question 1. Compute top and bottom fiber stresses
in the concrete at the midspan section, using 2nd concept.
3. Consider the same problem stated in question 1. Compute top and bottom fiber stresses
in the concrete at the midspan section, using 3rd concept.
4. A straight pre-tensioned concrete member 15 m long, with a cross section of 420 mm
by 420 mm, is concentrically prestressed with 760 mm2 of steel wires with a stress of
1040 MPa. If Ec = 33000 MPa and Es = 200,000 MPa, compute the loss of prestress due
to the elastic shortening of concrete at the transfer of prestress, using elastic analysis with
transformed section.
5. Consider the same member as in question 4, but post-tensioned instead of
pretensioned. Assume that the steel is made of 4 tendons with 190 mm2 per tendon. The
tendons are tensioned one after another to the stress of 1040 MPa. Compute the loss of
prestress due to the elastic shortening of concrete.
6. A pre-tensioned concrete member with a cross section of 250 mm by 350 mm, is
concentrically prestressed with 580 mm2 of steel wires with a stress of 1035 MPa.
Assume, n = 6, compute the stress of concrete immediately after transfer of prestress,
using elastic analysis with transformed section (an exact solution).
7. A pre-tensioned concrete member with a cross section of 200 mm by 350 mm, is
eccentrically prestressed with 580 mm2 of steel wires with a stress of 1035 MPa. The
centre of steel is 125 mm above the bottom fiber. Assume, n = 6, compute the stress of
concrete immediately after transfer of prestress, using elastic analysis with transformed
section (an exact solution).
8. A post-tensioned beam has a mid-span cross section of 220 mm by 350 mm with a
duct of 50 by 70 mm. it is prestressed with 590 mm2 of steel to an initial stress of 1035
MPa. Immediately after transfer the stress is reduced by 10% due to loss. Compute the
stresses in the concrete at transfer.
9. A post-tensioned bonded concrete beam 300 mm by 550 mm has a simple span of 11m
and has a prestress of 1570 kN in the steel immediately after prestressing, which
eventually reduces to 1370 kN due to losses. The beam carries two live loads of 50 kN
each in addition to its own weight of 4.5 kN/m. Compute top and bottom fiber stresses in
the concrete at the midspan section, (a) under the initial condition with full prestress and
no live load and (b) under the final condition after the losses have taken place and with
full live load.
10. For the same problem as in problem 9, compute the concrete stresses under the final
loading condition by locating the center of pressure C for the concrete section.