A thorough investigation of the interdependent behavior of prestressed system

Nguyen, Thuy Thi My & Iu, Chi Kin (2015) A thorough investigation of the interdependent behavior of prestressed system. In Choi, C.K. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2015 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, International Association of Structural Engineering and Mechanics (IASEM), Incheon, Korea, pp. 1-16.


View at publisher


Due to the existing of many prestressed members in the structural system, the interdependent behavior of all prestressed members is the main concern in the analysis of the pretension process. A thorough investigation of this mutual effect is essential for an effective, reliable, and optimal analysis. Focus on this aspect, this paper presents an investigation of the interdependent behavior of all prestressed members in the whole structural system based on influence matrix (IFM). Four different types of IFM are introduced. Two different solving methods are brought forth to analyze the pretension process. The direct solving method solves for the accurate solution, whereas the iterative solving method repeatedly amends to achieve an approximate solution. A numerical example is then conducted. The result shows that various kinds of complicated batched and repeated tensioning schemes can be analyzed reliably, effectively, and completely based on IFM.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

28 since deposited on 15 Sep 2015
15 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 87423
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
Keywords: finite element method, prestress system, steel structure
ISBN: 978-89-89693-413-05530
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2015 02:50
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 01:17

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page