Definition of post-tension in English:

post-tension

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verb

[with object]
Strengthen (reinforced concrete) by applying tension to the reinforcing rods after the concrete has set.
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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