Publication detail

The power of prestressing

STRÁSKÝ, J.

Original Title

The power of prestressing

English Title

The power of prestressing

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The idea of prestressing - a product of the tventieth century - has announced the single most significant new direction in structural engineering of any period of history. It putinto the hands of the designer an ability to control structural behaviour and, at the same time,it enabled the designer - of forced the designer- to think more deeply about the construction. Moreover, the idea of prestressing opened up new possibilities for a form that influences the general culture. To focus on that fact, and to narrow the scope, the paper will consider bridges only, even though prestressing has broad applications to all kinds of buildings. However, the idea of prestressing arose out of bridge design, and its most impressive forms, from a purely engineering viewpoint, have appeared in bridges

English abstract

The idea of prestressing - a product of the tventieth century - has announced the single most significant new direction in structural engineering of any period of history. It putinto the hands of the designer an ability to control structural behaviour and, at the same time,it enabled the designer - of forced the designer- to think more deeply about the construction. Moreover, the idea of prestressing opened up new possibilities for a form that influences the general culture. To focus on that fact, and to narrow the scope, the paper will consider bridges only, even though prestressing has broad applications to all kinds of buildings. However, the idea of prestressing arose out of bridge design, and its most impressive forms, from a purely engineering viewpoint, have appeared in bridges

Keywords

prestressed concrete, bridges, cable-stayed bridges, tension stiffening

RIV year

2004

Released

01.09.2003

Publisher

Thomas Telford Publishing, London E14 4JD

Location

London

ISBN

0-7277-3248-X

Book

Proceedings of the International Symposium "Role of Concrete Bridge in Sustainable Development

Edition number

1

Pages from

1

Pages to

16

Pages count

16

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT9301,
  author="Jiří {Stráský}",
  title="The power of prestressing",
  annote="The idea of prestressing - a product of the tventieth century - has announced the single most significant new direction in structural engineering of any period of history. It putinto the hands of the designer an ability to control structural behaviour and, at the same time,it enabled the designer - of forced the designer- to think more deeply about the construction. Moreover, the idea of prestressing opened up new possibilities for a form that influences the general culture. To focus on that fact, and to narrow the scope, the paper will consider bridges only, even though prestressing has broad applications to all kinds of buildings. However, the idea of prestressing arose out of bridge design, and its most impressive forms, from a purely engineering viewpoint, have appeared in bridges",
  address="Thomas Telford Publishing, London E14 4JD",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the International Symposium "Role of Concrete Bridge in Sustainable Development",
  chapter="9301",
  institution="Thomas Telford Publishing, London E14 4JD",
  number="09",
  year="2003",
  month="september",
  pages="1--16",
  publisher="Thomas Telford Publishing, London E14 4JD",
  type="conference paper"
}