Service behaviour of pre-stressed members


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The presentation runs from an introduction to the fundamentals to in-depth treatments of more advanced topics in modern prestressed concrete structures. It suits senior undergraduate and graduate students and practising engineers who want comprehensive introduction to the design of prestressed concrete structures.

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By purchasing this Online Learning Module, you will have the opportunity to view recorded presentations (video and audio) at your own pace over a 90-day period.

Presenters: Professor Gianluca Ranzi - Professor School of Civil Engineering
His work aims at producing technological developments that enhance building functionalities, with particular focus on adaptive structural systems that improve indoor comfort conditions, building technologies for the mitigation of urban heat island effects and energy demand side management strategies for the building-to-grid integration.


  • Creep effects & Shrinkage effects
  • Factors influencing concrete time effects
  • Time dependent behaviour of concrete: Creep & Shrinkage
  • Short term analysis
  • Long term analysis
  • Effects of varying non-stressed reinforcement
  • Overview of possible future developments on future modelling
  • Examples with post tension composite slab samples
Total viewing time - 30 min