Prestressing Methods

  • James R. Libby


Prestressing can be defined as the application of a predetermined force or moment to a structural member in such a manner that the combined internal stresses in the member, resulting from this force or moment and from any anticipated condition of external loading, will be confined within specific limits The prestressing of concrete, which is the subject of this book, is the result of applying this principle to concrete structural members with a view toward eliminating or materially reducing the tensile stresses in the concrete.


Reinforce Concrete Bond Stress American Concrete Institute Prestressed Concrete Flexural Member 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • James R. Libby
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  1. 1.James R. Libby and AssociatesSan DiegoUSA

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