Masters Theses

Author

Wayne F. Alch

Abstract

"Prestressed concrete as a structural material is finding wider usage in the United States today. Until recently, economic factors have precluded the use of prestressed concrete in this country, while Europe became the leader in discovering new uses and applications in construction for the material. As new methods are developed in this country, more engineers and contractors are discovering that prestressed concrete is, in many ways, far superior to plain or reinforced concrete. In line with this awakening the Missouri Highway Department is carrying on research to determine the feasibility of prestressed concrete for highway slabs. This study is a part of that research program.

It is the purpose of this study to investigate the shrinkage characteristics of thin prestressed concrete slabs. It has long been known that concrete shrinks as it ages, and it has also been known that under load a further shrinkage takes place. In line with the above research this study will investigate four slabs of concrete, three of which are prestressed, to determine the laboratory shrinkage characteristics. The results of this study will be used to correlate field data"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Lund, Louis H., 1919-1998

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1957

Pagination

vi, 57 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 56).

Rights

© 1957 Wayne F. Alch, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Pavements, Prestressed concrete -- Creep
Prestressed concrete -- Creep
Concrete slabs -- Testing

Thesis Number

T 1142

Print OCLC #

5154597

Electronic OCLC #

945981764

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