Testing of five 30-year-old prestressed concrete beams

Lundqvist, Peter; Riihimäki, Juha
October 2010
PCI Journal;Fall2010, p50
Academic Journal
The article discusses the testing of five 30-yaer-old concrete beams at a nuclear power plant in Olkiluoto, Finland, and mentions that the testing was coordinated to prevent nuclear accident due to a loss of coolant accident (LOCA). It mentions that the testing procedure focuses on prestress-loss monitoring to check the internal pressure at a LOCA. It discusses the testing procedures and also presents several tables related to prestress losses.


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