trajectory of prestressing force

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  • The path along that the prestress is effective in a structure or member. It is coincident with the center of gravity of the tendons for simple flexural members and statically indeterminate members that are prestressed with concordant tendons; but, it is not coincident with the center of gravity of the tendons of a statically indeterminate structure that is prestressed with nonconcordant tendons.
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