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161-Fundamentals of Post-Tensioned Concrete Design for Buildings-Part Three

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

161-Fundamentals of Post-Tensioned Concrete Design for Buildings-Part Three

This is Part Three 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 Three should be taken after Parts One and Two.

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.

Part Two illustrated 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 now 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.

161-Fundamentals of Post-Tensioned Concrete Design for Buildings-Part Three
Nathan Y
12/07/2018
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I completed all three parts. I thought these were very good for the purpose of introduction and refreshing for simplified methods of design for post-tensioned slabs.
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161-Fundamentals of Post-Tensioned Concrete Design for Buildings-Part Three
02/15/2017
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Great review of PT floor slab design principles and pointing out items (for further self study) of other points to be checked (ie deflections, studrails)
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Course Review Part III Post-tension
Anonymous reviewer
01/11/2016
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Good course. Fair questions.
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Fundamentals of Post-Tensioned Concrete Design For Buildings - Part 3
Anonymous reviewer
12/13/2015
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The course information was well-written and provided practical insight of the design detail requirements.
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  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
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