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Experimental Evaluation of Prestress Force in Tendons for Prestressed Concrete Girders using Sensors
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Experimental Evaluation of Prestress Force in Tendons for Prestressed Concrete Girders using Sensors
Shin, Kyung-Joon; Park, Young-Ung; Lee, Seong-Cheol; Kim, Yun Yong; Lee, Hwan-Woo;
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 Abstract
The prestressing force has not been managed after construction nevertheless it is one of the importrant factors that maintain the structural safety of PSC girder bridges. The prestressing force is just measured during construction using jacking device and after that, it can not be managed practically. For this reason, this study investigated the measurements of prestress using embedded sensors that can be available now with an ultimate goal to propose smart prestressed girders that can measure the prestress from the birth to the end of service life. 4 types of sensors were installed on the small prestressed girders, and the applicability and the accuracy of those sensors were tested while the prestress was applied to the girders. The results show that a center-hole type loadcell has a tendency to measure a prestressing force higher than a reference value, especially when it is loaded with an eccentricity. a EM sensor shows several advantages that has a good practical accuracy, that can be installed anyplace along the tendons.
 Keywords
PSC girder;prestress evaluation;loadcell;EM sensor;
 Language
Korean
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