PGSplice Field Installed Tendons

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JLynch84
PGSplice Field Installed Tendons

I'm wondering if PGSplice has the capabilities to do two stage post-tensioning. I have a long span that I would like to have three splices in, with a middle drop in beam if you will. Can I tension a group of strands from one temp support/ splice to another, instead of permanent foundation elements like abutment/piers.

Thanks in advance

EDIT: I'm attaching a copy of the bridge I'm working on for anyone interested. Very possible that I am doing something else wrong that triggers the errors seen. Keep in mind the timeline for Closure events are off simply to get out of the error box. Thank you.

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JLynch84
PGSplice Field Installed Tendons

I was able to play around with the "Start" and "End" locations in the spans to get the tendons to look right. However (and I believe), since the tendon is defined as from pier to pier, PGSplice assumes the tendon is present along the entire span. When I set up my timeline, seemingly regardless of how far away from the closure I am, I get an error saying a tendon is stressed before a closure pour is made.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

EDIT: I attached my file to the original post.

bricer
PGSplice Field Installed Tendons

Based on your other post, you are trying to simulate a ground splice segment. I think you'd be better off treating the central segment as a single piece with plant-installed post-tensioning. It would be 100% correct, but should work better than the current model.

JLynch84
PGSplice Field Installed Tendons

Bricer,

Thank you for your help in learning the limitations of PGSplice as it is now. Unfortunately, modeling the center girder as a single unit did not work as I have a stage 1 PT that would go from Abutment to strongback 2 (previously temp shoring 2).

I look forward to when these features can be added. Thank you again for your help.

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