Definition of post-tension in English:
Strengthen (reinforced concrete) by applying tension to the reinforcing rods after the concrete has set: (as adjective post-tensioned) post-tensioned concrete Compare with prestressed, pretension2.
More example sentences
- The concept was to build a central core or ‘mast’ using structurally reinforced concrete, and post-tension the floors to the mast - there would be no columns to support the floors.
- The mudroom features post-tension concrete masonry units filled with a spray foam insulation made from tree sap.
- Retrofitted reinforced masonry can be post-tensioned after installation to increase the internal vertical stress and maximize spalling protection in low-level masonry structures.
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