Assessment of internal forces for intermediate anchorage zone of post-tensioned concrete structure

S.-L. Shen, D.-W. Hou, J.-L. Zhao, S. Horpibulsuk, Zhenyu Yin

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The purpose of this study is to present a simple way to predict the internal forces in the intermediate anchorage zone of post-tensioned concrete structures. Guyon presented the concept of a symmetrical prism and gave a simple equation to denote the relationship between internal forces and an eccentric load at the end anchorage zone. A series of finite element analyses were conducted to obtain the internal stresses for the intermediate anchorage under different eccentric prestressing loads. By use of Guyon's concept and by integrating stresses, a series of simple equations to assess the internal forces within the intermediate anchorage zone is obtained. The equations were validated through comparing the predicted internal forces using the proposed equations with the values of the internal forces within the ties of the model presented by the International Federation for Prestressing (FIP). © 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-378
Number of pages9
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Concrete structure
  • Intermediate anchorage zone
  • Internal forces
  • Post-tensioned
  • Prediction equations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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