• Principles of prestressing - Materials of prestressing - Systems of prestressing - Loss of prestress - Deflection of Prestressed Concrete members.
  • Slabs - Pre-tensioned and Post-tensioned beams - Design for flexure, bond and shear - IS code provisions - Ultimate flexural and shear strength of prestressed concrete sections - Design of end anchorage zones using IS code method.
  • Composite beams - Analysis and design.Partial prestressing - non-prestressed reinforcements.
  • Analysis of Continuous beams - Cable layout - Linear transformation - Concordant cables.
  • Design of compression members and tension members.Circular prestressing - Water tanks - Pipes - Analysis and design - IS Codal provisions.


  • Lin. T.Y., Burns, N.H., Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures, John Wiley & Sons