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>Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 06:04:04 -0700
>From: Chris Lillback <dr-dirt(--nospam--at)home.com>
>To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
>Subject: cracking of concrete in post-tensioned slabs
>Reply-To:seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
>Question: What is the expected or allowable amount of cracking for 
>	a slab before it becomes a structural problem?
>From a structural engineering viewpoint not aesthetics.
>

European codes limit the crack width. Here the code limits the tensile 
stress to 12SQRTf'c as a max. 

Jose Diez PE


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