Term of the Road Dictionary

prestressing

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Structures Other Structures and General Items
  • Definition : Technique which consists in artificially introducing compressive stresses in a material, so as to reduce (or even cancel out) tensile stresses due to the application of in-service loads [DICO-TP/PIARC].

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