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PT Tendon Breakage at Fixed End Anchor

On occasion, a post-tension cable may break at the fixed end anchor during the stressing operation.  The possible causes of tendon breakage include: A kink in the steel strand. Incorrect fixed-end seating of wedges. A concrete void behind the fixed-end anchor. … Continue reading

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Kink in a Tendon

On rare occasions, the installer will unroll a tendon that looks like this… WHAT WILL HAPPEN? During the stressing operation, this tendon will probably break due to the eccentric force at the anchorage. Chances are that this tendon would break … Continue reading

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