Department of Engineering Structures Research Group

# Prestressed Concrete - Module 4D8

This module is designed to introduce students to the principles of prestressed concrete. It covers design and analysis of prestressed concrete structures and is intended to form a useful basis for a future career as a practising engineer.

This web page will contain all the lecture notes and handouts, together with relevant papers.

All material is copyright C J Burgoyne. Any engineers designing structures using the principles outlined here should satisfy themselves of the applicability of those principles in any particular situation, and should also verify for themselves the accuracy of any equations quoted.

Note that all links to teaching material can only be viewed from within the cam.ac.uk domain
 Syllabus Lecture 1 History (.pdf) Slides Lecture 2 Current practice (.pdf) Slides Lecture 3/4 Elastic Design Slides Lecture 5/6 Ultimate Strength Analysis Slides Lecture 7 Composite Construction Slides Lecture 8 Losses Slides Lecture 9/10 Creep and shrinkage Slides Lecture 11/12 Continuous Beams Slides Lecture 13/14 New Materials Slides

### Computer Programs

There are a number of useful computer programs available for use to be found in the Red Tools system. (A link that should work from outside the department is here.) Follow the link to the Structures programs. These should not be used for Examples papers (excpet as a check) because you won't have access to them in exams, but they can be used for the design exercise.

1. Elastic Design (Under Prestressed Concrete). Automates the techniques taught in lectures 3/4
2. Ultimate Strnegth Design (Under Prestressed Concrete). Automates the techniques taught in lectures 5/6
3. Macaulay's Method for Continuous Beams (Under Beams). Analyses continuous beams - useful for lectures 11/12
4. Polygonal Cross-section analysis using perimeter method (Under Section properties). Useful for sections that cannot easily be idealised as a small number of rectanngles

### Examples sheets (.pdf format)

 Sheet 1 Solutions Sheet 2 Solutions

### Past Exam Papers (.pdf format)

 1996 - Paper Solutions 1997 - Paper Solutions 1998 - Paper Solutions 1999 - Paper Solutions 2000 - Paper Solutions 2001 - Paper Solutions 2002 - Paper Solutions 2003 - Paper Solutions 2004  - Paper Solutions 2005  - Paper Solutions 2006  - Paper Solutions 2008  - Paper Solutions 2010  - Paper Solutions

### Other material

History of Prestressed Concrete in the UK
Virtual Reality Model of Torridge Bridge (local users can access the full VR model - all users can see screen-shots)
Winterton House - prestressing a complete building