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Behaviour of prestressed beam strengthened with external tendons

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The prestressing technique using external tendons can be considered an effective method of strengthening bridges deteriorating due to increasing overloading and progressive structural aging. In order to analytically investigate the dynamic behavior of prestressed composite girder bridges, strengthened with external tendons, this paper focuses on a simply supported prestressed composite girder with alternative prestressing levels, eccentricity of the attached tendons, and tendons properties. The accuracy of the proposed analysis is verified by comparison with the results of dynamic tests on large-scale prestressed composite girders. Furthermore, as a practical example, the results of a dynamic test in which the strengthening method is applied to an actual bridge are discussed.

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Author(s): Miyamoto A, Tei K, Nakamura H, Bull JW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Structural Engineering

Year: 2000

Volume: 126

Issue: 9

Pages: 1033-1044

ISSN (print): 0733-9445

ISSN (electronic): 1943-541X

Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers


DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2000)126:9(1033)


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