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Course Code 18CV81 
CIE Marks 40
Teaching Hours/Week(L:T:P) (3:0:0) 
SEE Marks 60
Credits 03 
Exam Hours 03

Course Learning Objectives: This course will enable students to learn Design of Pre Stressed Concrete Elements.

Module -1

Introduction and Analysis of Members: Concept of Pre stressing - Types of Pre stressing - Advantages -
Limitations –Pre stressing systems - Anchoring devices - Materials - Mechanical Properties of high strength concrete - high strength steel - Stress-Strain curve for High strength concrete. Analysis of members at transfer - Stress concept - Comparison of behavior of reinforced concrete – pre stressed
concrete - Force concept - Load balancing concept - Kern point -Pressure line.

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Module -2

Losses in Pre stress: Loss of Pre stress due to Elastic shortening, Friction, Anchorage slip, Creep of concrete,  Shrinkage of concrete and Relaxation of steel - Total Loss. Deflection and Crack Width Calculations of Deflection due to gravity loads - Deflection due to prestressing force -Total deflection - Limits of deflection - Limits of span-to-effective depth ratio -Calculation of Crack Width - Limits of crack width.

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Module -3

Design of Sections for Flexure: Analysis of members at ultimate strength - Preliminary Design - Final Design for Type 1 members.

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Module -4

Design for Shear: Analysis for shear - Components of shear resistance - Modes of Failure - Limit State of collapse for shear - Design of transverse reinforcement.

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Module -5

Different anchorage system and design of end block by latest IS codes.

Course outcomes: After studying this course, students will be able to:

1. Understand the requirement of PSC members for present scenario.
2. Analyse the stresses encountered in PSC element during transfer and at working.
3. Understand the effectiveness of the design of PSC after studying losses
4. Capable of analyzing the PSC element and finding its efficiency.
5. Design PSC beam for different requirements.

Question paper pattern:

  • The question paper will have ten full questions carrying equal marks.
  • Each full question will be for 20 marks.
  • There will be two full questions (with a maximum of four sub- questions) from each module.
  • Each full question will have sub- question covering all the topics under a module.
  • The students will have to answer five full questions, selecting one full question from each module.


1. Krishna Raju, N. “Pre stressed Concrete”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company, New Delhi 2006
2. Krishna Raju. N., “Pre-stressed Concrete - Problems and Solutions”, CBS Publishers and Distributors, Pvt.
Ltd., New Delhi.
3. Rajagopalan N, “Pre - stressed Concrete”, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi

Reference Books:

1. Praveen Nagarajan, “Advanced Concrete Design”, Person Publishers
2. P. Dayaratnam, “Pre stressed Concrete Structures”, Scientific International Pvt. Ltd.
3. Lin T Y and Burns N H, ‘Design of Pre - stressed Concrete Structures’ , John Wiley and Sons, New York
4. Pundit G S and Gupta S P, “Pre - stressed Concrete”, C B S Publishers, New Delhi
5. IS: 1343: Indian Standard code of practice for Pre stressed concrete, BIS, New Delhi.
6. IS: 3370-Indian Standard code of practice for concrete structures for storage of liquids, BIS, New Delhi.

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