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Course Name Pre-Stressed Concrete Design
Course Code 18SC708
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019


Course Syllabus

Introduction to prestressed concrete: types of prestressing, systems and devices, materials, losses in prestress. Analysis of PSC flexural members: basic concepts, stresses at transfer and service loads, ultimate strength in flexure, code provisions. – Statically determinate PSC beams: design for ultimate and serviceability limit states for flexure, and flexure combined with axial compression or tension; analysis and design for shear and torsion, code provisions. Transmission of prestress in pretensioned members; Anchorage zone stresses for post tensioned members. Composite construction with precast PSC beams and cast insitu RC slab Analysis and design, creep and shrinkage effects. Partial prestressing principles, analysis and design concepts, crack- width calculations. Analysis and design of prestressed concrete pipes, tanks and spatial structures slabs, grids, folded plates and shells.

Text Books

  • Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures, Lin T .Y and Burns N.H, John Wiley and Sons, 1982.
  • Prestressed Concrete, RajaGopalan. N, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 2002.
  • Design of Prestressed Concrete, Arthur. H. Nilson, Wiley India Pvt Ltd, 2011.
  • Limit State Design of Prestressed Concrete Vols I and II, Guyon. Y, Applied Science Publishers, London, 1974.
  • Fundamentals of Prestressed Concrete, Sinha N.C and Roy S. K, S. Chand and Co., New Delhi, 1985.


‘Pre-Stressed Concrete Design’ is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

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