Finite Element Modeling of Post-Tensioned Two-Way Concrete Slabs under Flexural Loading
Post-Tensioned (PT) method is a widely used technique to prevent cracking and to minimize the deflection which is resulted by loads. In this method, stress is applied after concrete placing and reach adequate hardening and strength. This paper investigates the structural behaviour of PT two-way concrete slabs. The main objective of this study involves a detailed flexural behavior analytical investigation of PT concrete two-way slab with the different bonded tendon layout. This will be achieved by non-linear Finite Element (FE) analysis programs method, to choose the most effective and optimum position of tendon layout with different number of tendons and applied load on the concrete two-way slab. A parametric study was conducted to investigate the effect of tendons layout on the overall behavior of post-tensioned two-way concrete slab. The result obtained from finite element analysis showed that the failure load in PT in both directions increased about 89 % as compared with slab PT in one direction.
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