Post tensioning is the general name given to the method of stretching the high-strength steel ropes used to strengthen the concrete against the tensile force after the concrete casting process is completed. Post tensioning is done as follows.
Post tensioning, which is frequently used today, is used in bridges, building slabs, water tanks, silos, stadium parking lots, shopping malls, nuclear constructions and many industrial constructions.
Post tensioned systems offer many advantages. Some of these are as follows:
In areas where post-tensioning is used, very large spans can be crossed. This facilitates the work of architects and engineers, enabling the successful realization of projects with different types of architectural and aesthetic geometries that seem very difficult to realize.
With post tensioned slabs, smaller reinforced concrete sections and building projects with very large spans can be constructed. Thus, architecturally very different buildings can be constructed. Since the number of columns used in the project will be reduced, more comfortable and wider buildings can be constructed. In projects where post tensioning ropes are used, slab viscosity and building weight are reduced. The construction period of the buildings is shortened. Since the amount of material to be used is reduced, it provides great economic advantages.