Designing with Post-Tensioned Concrete
Post-tensioning is a highly efficient structural system that has been used in the design of buildings and parking structures for over 50 years. The efficiency stems from being able to use high strength materials, to structurally utilize the entire cross section, to vary the force and location of the reinforcing to best resist applied loads, and to control the timing of when the prestressing force is applied to the structure.
The presentation will focus on design issues particular to post-tensioned structures. It will highlight some of the advantages and limitations of post-tensioned concrete as compared to reinforced concrete and structural steel construction. Common floor systems used in buildings and parking garages will be explored. Rules of thumb for efficient design of post-tensioned structures will be presented. Particular code requirements for the design of unbonded post-tensioned structures will be presented.
The seminar is intended for engineers with some experience in the design and construction of reinforced and post-tensioned concrete structures.
Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. CT, on Monday, May 23.
May 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central
This course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education.
Pawan R. Gupta, Ph.D., P.E., S.E. LEEP AP, is a Principal and Managing Director of Diagnostics in Los Angeles, CA. He has been involved in the design, repair, and rehabilitation of structures and facilities in the United States and Canada for the last 18 years. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, and is active in several professional organizations, including ACI and ICRI. Pawan is a member of ICRI Committee 150, ICRI Notes on ACI 562 Code Requirements. He is a Fellow of ACI and a member of ACI Committees 350, Environmental Engineering Concrete Structures; 364, Rehabilitation; 437, Strength Evaluation of Existing Concrete Structures; and 440, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement, and Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete.