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Gopal Bansal
2018-10-09 04:30:07

Epoxy adhesive is applied in these joints for the following purposes according to International Road Federation (1977): (i) It seals up the joints completely between precast concrete segments to protect the prestressing tendons; (ii) By filling voids and irregularities along the segment joints, it helps to reduce stress concentrations otherwise it will be developed; and (iii) It helps in transferring of shear between the joints in case a large single shear key is used.

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