Report on Corrosion of Prestressing Steels 1

Report on Corrosion of Prestressing Steels

Description Several attempts were made to prestress concrete in the 1800s, but modern development of prestressed concrete began in 1928 and is credited to E. Freyssinet of France (Lin and Burns 1981). Freyssinet understood the importance of prestressing using high-strength steel to avoid prestressing losses that significantly reduce the applied prestressing force. Use of prestressed …

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