Benefits of Prestressed Concrete
What is Prestressed Concrete?
Here we are talking about what is prestressed concrete and why it is widely used these days. We will also see the advantages and where the prestressed concrete is used.
The prestressed concrete has the ability to eliminate the traction forces of the concrete by adding artificial compression tensions before applying exterior loads. And also assure that when it is superimposed, the total permanent tensions should lie between the limits which the material can bear indefinitely. This technique is widely used in modern days to building all the architectural and engineering projects. As this method has many benefits.
There are many advantages of using prestressed concrete which is given below.
With the use of the prestressed technique in concrete gives the maximum strength by providing an internal compression force which counteracts the traction force produced by loads of the structural elements.
The durability of the Construction
One of the principal benefits of the prestressed beams is it eliminates the crack from all the load stages. There is no crack which means the structure has a greater capacity to withstand loads, impacts, vibration and knocks and minimize the possibility the corrosion in steel which increases the durability of the construction.
The tensile concrete allows using of large spans in construction due to the length of pieces which saves material and it is light in weight also. These tensile prestressed beams are using in places like an industrial warehouse which provide better light. It is also used in car parks as these plates allow greater separation. Between loading columns and resulting in saving of material and have large space.
These pieces are easier to use to make any beautiful architectural elements.
The large-scale production of prestressed beams and hollow core slabs provide quality control. High production and minimum production cost which very helps full for large architectural buildings and other projects.
The construction speed is increased by using prestressed concrete. As the many parts of the building can assemble at the same time. And this helps both economically and also save time.