|Department of Engineering|
|Structures Research Group|
|Engineering Department > Structures Group > Teaching|
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
|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 9/10||Creep and shrinkage||Slides|
|Lecture 11/12||Continuous Beams||Slides|
|Lecture 13/14||New Materials||Slides|
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.
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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