• fib Bulletins

    fib Bulletins

  • fib Bulletins

    fib Bulletins

  • Home
  • Publications
  • fib Bulletins
  • Design and assessment with strut-and-tie models and stress fields: from simple calculations to detailed numerical analysis (PDF)

Durability of post-tensioning tendons

N° 33. Durability of post-tensioning tendons. Recommendation (76 pages, ISBN 978-2-88394-073-4, December 2005).
Price CHF 100.00
Price CHF 50.00
Price / kg:

Discounts for fib members

Become a member

fib Bulletin No. 33

Title: Durability of post-tensioning tendons

Category: Recommendation

Year: 2005

Pages: 76

Format approx. DIN A4 (210x297 mm)

ISBN: 978-2-88394-073-4


The durability of post-tensioning tendons depends undoubtedly on the durability of the materials used, but there are design concept specifics which are also of major importance: the post-tensioning layout and layers of protection such as concrete cover and selected materials in view of the aggressivity of the environment for instance.

It is well known that sustainability principles guide the Engineer from the very beginning, at the project conception, during construction and the service life of a structure. Decisions made during conceptual and design stage have the largest influence on the durability and sustainability of post-tensioning tendons. fib Bulletin 33 addresses the specifics for prestressed concrete structures: the durability of post-tensioning tendons. It should be noted that it does not repeat topics that have been addressed in other fib bulletins and which is common for both reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures.

Pre-tensioning, which is used extensively in the precast industry, is not considered here, although conclusions and recommendations herein may, in many cases, also be applicable.

This recommendation was prepared by Working Party 5.4.2, Durability specifics for prestressed concrete structures, in cooperation with fib Commission 9, Reinforcing and prestressing materials and systems. A preliminary version of this recommendation served as the basic document for the second workshop on "Durability of post-tensioning tendons", held on 11-12 October 2004 in Zurich. This workshop was a follow-up to the first workshop held in Ghent in 2001. Bulletin 33 includes revisions corresponding to the agreed results of the Zurich workshop.

Download the copyright page (= list of authors) as a PDF file.

Download the table of contents as a PDF file.

Download Corrigendum 1 as a PDF file.

fib postal address

Ch. du Barrage, Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne


p : +41 21 693 27 47
f : +41 21 693 62 45
e : info@fib-international.org
w : www.fib-international.org

Follow fib

Subscribe our newsletter


Follow us on

Join the fib

Join the fib