Anchorage set losses
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Anchorage set losses are caused by the movement of the tendon prior to seating of the wedges or the anchorage gripping device. A common value of these losses is about 10mm (AASHTO LRFD 2007).
If is the anchorage slip and is the length along the tendon affected by the anchorage slip (Choudry 1986), then:
where is the decrease in the tendon strain due to anchorage slip.
Uniform distribution of anchorage losses
Assuming that the anchorage slip losses are uniformly distributed over the entire length of the tendon (in other words is constant), then the following equations can be written:
Noting that
and
we can write the final equation for the loss of prestress force:
where:
 ... area of the prestressing tendon
 ... Young's modulus of the prestressing tendon
 ... loss of prestressing force
 ... length of the tendon
References
 AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, SI Units, 4th Edition, 2007; Article 5.9.5.2.1, p. 5109
 Deepak Choudry: Analysis of Curved Nonprismatic Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Box Girder Bridges, Report No. UCB/SEMM86/13, December 1986; p. 45 (Section 3.4.2: Anchorage Slip Losses)
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