"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.
Lund, Louis H., 1919-1998
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
vi, 57 pages
© 1957 Wayne F. Alch, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Pavements, Prestressed concrete -- Creep
Prestressed concrete -- Creep
Concrete slabs -- Testing
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Alch, Wayne F., "Creep characteristics of thin prestressed concrete slabs" (1957). Masters Theses. 2188.