Uses of Prestressed Concrete

There are a huge number of uses:

Railway Sleepers;

Communications poles;

Pre-tensioned precast “hollowcore” slabs;

Pre-tensioned Precast Double T units – for very long spans (e.g., 16 m span for

car parks);

Pre-tensioned precast inverted T beam for short-span bridges;

Pre-tensioned precast PSC piles;

Pre-tensioned precast portal frame units;

Post-tensioned ribbed slab;

In-situ balanced cantilever construction – post-tensioned PSC;

This is “glued segmental” construction;

Precast segments are joined by post-tensioning;

PSC tank – precast segments post-tensioned together on site. Tendons around

circumference of tank;

Barges;

And many more.

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