prestressed concrete

concrete reinforced with wire strands, pretensioned or post-tensioned within their elastic limit to give an active resistance to loads.

1935–40 Unabridged
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prestressed concrete
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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Carbonation is contra-indicated for reinforced and prestressed concrete.
Two-volume design handbook with complete design examples for prestressed concrete bridge superstructures.
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