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First Semester M.E. (Civil) Degree Examination, March 2013 Prestressed Concrete/Str 2K8PC101 : PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES Time : 3 Hours

Max. Marks : 100

Instructions : 1) Answer any five full questions. 2) Reference to IS-1343 Permitted. 3) Any missing data may be suitably assumed. 1. A simply supported prestressed concrete beam of 300 mm×500 mm covers a span of 10 M. It is subjected to an u.d.l. of 30 kN/m in addition to its self-weight and is prestressed with a force of 1750 kN with a prestressing cable of parabolic profile. The cable is anchored at the center of gravity of the cross-section at support section and has a dip of 160 mm at the middle cross-section. Analyse the beam for the effects of prestressing and the loads at mid cross-section, using the philosophy of stress concept and force concept. 20 2. a) Explain concept of Prestressing and explain the load carrying Mechanism of the prestressed concrete element and how does it differ from Reinforced : Concrete element (Force concept).


b) A post-tensioned bonded p.s.c beam has a cross-section of 300×600 mm. This beam spans distance of 10 m and carries a u.d.l of 16 kN/m in addition to its own-self wt. A prestressing force of 1500 kN is applied at a distance of 120 mm from soffit. If 15% loss could be expected in prestressing force @ time t = ∞ . Evaluate the stresses at transfer stage and @ service load stage at top and bottom fibres. If the permissible stresses in concrete in compression and in tension are limited to as 16 N/mm2 and 1.5 N/mm2 respectively, determine the maximum u.d.l. that could be permitted on the beam for the same prestress and eccentricity. 14


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3. A prestressed concrete beam has a cross-section of 300×600 mm and it is post-tensioned with 12 nos of 12 mm dia strand in 4 cable ducts. 4 strands form one cable. 50 mm duct is provided for each cable of 4 strands. Each cable with 4 strands is prestressed at one stretch with a force 1000 kN. If the cable alignment is straight for cable 1 and 2 at 100 mm from soffit and cable 3 and 4 have a parabolic profile with their position at 200 mm from soffit at midspan to a position of 100 mm from top at the end section. The bottom cables 1 and 2 are stressed first and then the second level cables 3 and 4 are stressed. Evaluate the loss in force of prestress due to elastic shortening. Assume m = 6. 20 4. a) Briefly explain different types of flexure failures encountered in prestressed concrete member.


b) An unsymmetrical T-s/c has a top flange width of 1000 mm and thickness of 200 mm and the effective depth of cross-section of 900 mm. It is prestressed with 48 numbers of H.T.S. wires of 8 mm diameter, which has ultimate tensile strength of 1500 N/mm2. The effective centre of steel is at 100 mm from the soffit of the beam. The steel is prestressed to a level of 900 N/mm2 after losses. Evaluate the moment of resistance of section as per IS-specification. 14 5. A prestressed concrete beam of rectangular s/c. of size 250×600 mm is prestressed with parabolic cable having maximum eccentricity of 100 mm at the center of the span, reducing to zero at the supports. The beam spans 10m and carries a load of 25 kN/m and the prestress force on the cable is 1200 kN. Concrete has a density of 24 kN/m3. Calculate the maximum principal stress at the cross-section 300 mm away from the support. 20 6. A prestressed concrete beam having a rectangular section 100 mm wide and 200 mm deep spans over 2.76 m. The beam is prestressed by a straight cable containing 5 wires of 5 mm diameter stressed to 1200 N/mm2 at an eccentricity of 40 mm. Assume modular ratio α = 6. If the modulus of elasticity of concrete is 34 kN/mm2 and modulus of rupture is 4 N/mm2. Calculate the maximum deflection of the beam at the following stages : a) Prestress + self wt of beam b) Prestress + self wt of beam + imposed load c) Cracking load d) 1.46 times the working load.




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7. a) Briefly explain the differential shrinkage in composite construction of prestressed and in-situ concrete.


b) A composite T-beam is made up of a pretensioned beam 300mm wide and 1000mm depth and a cast-in situ slab of 200 mm thickness and 1500 mm width. The modulus of elasticity of cast-in situ slab will be 28 kN/mm2. The differential shrinkage 100×10–6 units, determine the shrinkage stresses developed in the precast and cast-in situ units. 8. Explain briefly (any four) :

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a) Loss due to elastic deformation of concrete. b) Advantages of Prestressed concrete. c) Variation of stresses in steel at various load stages in a prestressed concrete element. Subjected to flexure. d) Mechanism of shear resistance in p.s.c. beams (uncracked beam). e) Advantages of statically indeterminate structures. ———————

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its own-self wt. A prestressing force of 1500 kN is applied at a distance of. 120 mm from soffit. If 15% loss could be expected in prestressing force. @ time t = ∞ .

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