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Optimization of the Prestressing Force in Continuous Concrete Bridges


Abstract Most engineers may agree that an optimum design of a particular structure is a proposal that minimizes costs without compromising resistance, serviceability and aesthetics. Additionally to these conditions, the theory and application of the method that produces such an efficient design must be easy and fast to apply at the structural engineering offices.

A considerable amount of studies have been conducted for the past four decades. Most researchers have used constraints and tried to minimize the cost of the structure by reducing the weight of it [8]. Although this approach may be true for steel structures, it is not accurate for composite structures such as reinforced and prestressed concrete. Maximizing the amount of reinforcing steel t... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Raudales, Eduardo Rene (Author) / Fafitis, Apostolos (Advisor) / Zapata, Claudia (Committee member) / Hjelmstad, Keith (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Bridge / Concrete / Continuous / Optimization / Prestressing force
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 80 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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