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5 Reasons Why Prestressed Concrete is Required | Advantages of PSC

Limitations of Reinforced Concrete without Prestressing Dead loads, imposed loads, deformations and load-independent effects such as temperature changes and shrinkage induces tensile forces in a RC beam. Since the tensile strength of concrete is low steel reinforcement bars are embedded in the concrete to carry all internal tensile forces. Prestressed concrete is an advanced form… Read More »

What are the advantages of Prestressed Concrete over Conventional Reinforced Concrete?

What are the advantages of Prestressed Concrete over Conventional Reinforced Concrete. The prestressing of concrete has several advantages as compared to traditional reinforced concrete without prestressing. A fully prestressed concrete member is usually subjected to compression during service life. This rectifies several deficiencies of concrete. Serviceability and Strength Reduces occurrence of cracks . Freezing &… Read More »