Evaluation of Ultimate Strength Design Equations for Stress Calculation of Unbonded Tendons ;;;;
The present study is to investigate the possibility of overestimation or underestimation when the ACI Code equations are used to evaluate the unbonded tendon stress. An experimental program was planned with 6 beams which divided into two groups. Each group consisted of 3 beams to check the possibility of overestimation or underestimation of unbonded tendon stress. The experimental results were also compared with various design equations including the one proposed by Moon and Lim. It was proven that the ACI Code equations may overestimate or underestimate the unbonded tendon stress in certain cases.
ACI Code equations;overestimation or underestimation of tendon stress;prestressed concrete;unbonded tendon;