With more than 40 years of experience of study, teaching, and work on post-tensioning applications around the world, Professor Emeritus Bijan Aalami has written this book for students as well as practicing engineers. While the book covers the basics and concepts of post-tensioning in simple and clear language, it also focuses on applications through discussions of practical, real-world examples. Topics include; U.S. and European codes for post-tensioning design, unbonded and bonded construction technology, step-by-step numerical example of a flat slab construction, numerical example of an industrial floor, design of ground-supported floors on expansive soil, mat (raft) foundation design, design concepts of column-supported floors, application of finite elements to design of concrete floors, design of post-tensioned floors for seismic forces, treatment of shortening of post-tensioned members, cracking of post-tensioned floors and crack mitigation schemes, stress losses in post-tensioning, and safety evaluation of post-tensioned floors. The material is presented in lb-in. and Nmm side by side.
Bijan O. Aalami