Prestressed Concrete – Interview Questions for Structural Engineers 2

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1. Pre-stressed concrete members usually contain what type of reinforcement?
2.

In a fully prestressed concrete beam, how much of the cross sectional area can be considered effective?

3. Where will the stress value be greatest in the column in the image under eccentric load P?

Column with moment
4. Post tensioning can be used to reduce the deflection of a beam. True or False
5. What type of stress is directly introduced by prestressing?
6.

Pre-stressing a concrete beam primarily adds what type of stress to the section?

7. In this method, the prestress is imparted to concrete by bear ing.
8. Concrete is the most common prestressed material.
9. Precast members are typically stressed using which method of tensioning?
10. In this method, the prestress is introduced by bond between steel & concrete.

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