Modelling an Unbonded Prestessed Tendon

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Modelling an Unbonded Prestessed Tendon

Post by schaf218 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:02 pm

Hello all,

I am doing some dynamic modelling and I am trying to figure out how I can model an unbonded prestressed tendon used to apply an axial load. I have tried just using an axial load, but it fails to account for the increase in axial force due to deflection of the column during dynamic analysis.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Modelling an Unbonded Prestessed Tendon

Post by vesna » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:12 pm

You need to model the tendon itself. In this PEER 2008/06 report (free to download) you may find information you need.

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