Prestressed Concrete Designer's Handbook, 3rd ed: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Prestressed Concrete Designer's Handbook, 3rd ed

1st Edition

By P.W. Abeles, B K Bardhan-Roy

CRC Press

588 pages

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The third edition of this authoritative handbook provides the structural designer with comprehensive guidance on prestressed concrete and its effective use, covering materials, behaviour, analysis and design of prestressed elements. It includes numerous examples, design charts and details of post-tensioning systems.

Table of Contents





Behavior of prestressed concrete beams

Types of prestressing steel

Criteria for analysis and design

Losses of prestressing force

Analysis of stresses

Flexural design of prestressed members

Examples of flexural design

End blocks. Composite members

Deflection. Other design considerations

Statically-indeterminate structures

Applications of prestressing

Design for fire resistance


Appendix: design philosophy

Design data and charts

About the Authors

P. W. Abeles DSc, CEng, FIStructE, FAm Soc CE, MConsE

B. K. Bardham-Roy BE, CEng, FICE, FIStructE, MConsE

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials