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160-Fundamentals of Post-Tensioned Concrete Design for Buildings-Part Two

By: John P. Miller, PE, S.E.

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

160-Fundamentals of Post-Tensioned Concrete Design for Buildings-Part Two

This is Part Two of a three-part course that covers the fundamentals of post-tensioned concrete for building structures using unbonded tendons. This course is intended to be an introductory course for structural engineers new to post-tensioned concrete design, and is a good refresher for experienced structural engineers. Part Two should be taken after Part One and prior to Part Three.

Part One gave us a brief historical background and how post-tensioned members are differentiated from pre-tensioned members. You learned about the load balancing concept, hyperstatic moments, pre-stress losses, the basic requirements of ACI 318 (Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete), and nominal flexure and shear capacities of post-tensioned members.

Now, in Part Two, we will follow design examples of two of the structural systems commonly used in buildings and parking structures, namely a one-way continuous slab and a two-span beam. Part Two is an example-intensive course, with key concepts introduced along the way.

Part Three continues with the study of two-way, post-tensioned slab systems, including a complete design example using the Equivalent Frame concept. Part Three also covers related topics such as punching shear for two-way slabs and moment transfer at the column. Part Three is an example-intensive course, with key concepts introduced along the way.

By successfully completing all parts of this three-part course, you should be comfortable performing a preliminary design by hand and be able to quickly check a computer generated design or an existing design by hand.

160-Fundamentals of Post-Tensioned Concrete Design for Buildings-Part Two
N Yost
12/04/2018
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Good basic introduction/review for post-tensioned concrete design. The materials are well done. The test makes you think, but terribly difficult if you've read the materials.
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160-Fundamentals of Post-Tensioned Concrete Design for Buildings-Part Two
02/14/2017
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Great incremental development and guidance for the design of PT elements
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Fundamentals of Post-Tensioned Concrete- Part 2
Jame Fawcett
10/30/2015
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Good follow up to Part I.

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anonymous
04/29/2015
There is nice continuity between Part I and Part II with a sufficient amount of review. The design examples in Part II are clear and thorough. The information is easy to follow, yet not overly simplistic.
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  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
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