RESEARCH ARTICLE


Bending Characteristics of a Post-Tensioned, Prestressed Concrete, Simply Supported Beam



Qingming Xiang1, Youliang Yang1, Jiaxuan Su1, Tianshu Yang1, Xuansheng Cheng2, *
1 WenZhou Traffic Quality Supervision Bureau, WenZhou, P.R. China
2 School of Civil Engineering, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou, P.R. China


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Abstract

Introduction:

To analyze the basic, mechanical properties of post-tensioned, prestressed concrete, simply supported beams with grouting material of varied porosity under load, a finite element model is established by using ANSYS finite element software.

Methods:

The mid-span, cracking deflection and the equivalent stress of the prestressed, concrete beams with grouting material of varied porosity are calculated under different load forms.

Results and Conclusion:

The analysis results show that the cracking deflection of the prestressed, concrete beams increases with the increase in the porosity of the grouting material of the beams under different load forms. By contrast, under the same porosity grouting material, the cracking deflection of the symmetrical loads is larger than that of the uniform and concentrated loads. As the porosity of the grouting material increases, the peak value of equivalent stress decreases. The equivalent, stress-peak value of the concentrated load is always larger than the equivalent, stress-peak value under the uniform and symmetrical loads.

Keywords: Post-tensioned method, Prestressed concrete, Porosity of grouting material, Simply supported beam, Finite element, ANSYS.