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prestressed concrete

noun
1.
concrete reinforced with wire strands, pretensioned or post-tensioned within their elastic limit to give an active resistance to loads.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • Carbonation is contra-indicated for reinforced and prestressed concrete.
  • Two-volume design handbook with complete design examples for prestressed concrete bridge superstructures.
British Dictionary definitions for prestressed concrete

prestressed concrete

noun
1.
concrete that contains steel wires, cables, etc, that are prestressed within their elastic limit to counteract the stresses that will occur under load
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