Innovative solution for post-tensioned anchorage zone concrete failures
Grant number: DE170100165 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020
This project aims to design post-tensioning anchorage zones for early age concrete. Post-tensioning of concrete is a common construction method in Australia and worldwide. Despite careful material selection, many unexplained catastrophic failures happen at anchorage zones. Current empirical models in the standard design guidelines are outdated and inadequate, because they are based on the properties of hardened concrete. A more reliable design approach is expected to benefit the construction and consulting industries, encourage the adoption of high-performance and sustainable materials, improve community safety, and reduce the environmental effect.
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