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  • adj. Having been stressed before use


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  • With the rapid rise of domestic demand for steel, OSN began paying more attention to the domestic market, especially products such as prestressed materials with higher margins.

  • Just try to get all those old fogies to agree on how big that prestressed concrete dome (or whatever) should be and whether or not you should be putting a little mortero in the mix.


  • In Texas, she became the collection manager for Wales Transportation, a manufacturer of prestressed concrete beams.

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  • The DIME weapon can be created from prestressed liquid crystal metals.


  • The frame around the head tube is now in a prestressed state; as the hub hits the ground and carbon does what we have just seen carbon do - fail catastrophically.

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  • My father was off in Central Florida doing something with bridges, scribbling formulas for even-better prestressed concrete on the backs of envelopes.

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  • Report of the Commission of inquiry appointed to inquire into the collapse of two prestressed girders of the flyover bridge under construction near Gloria Church, Byculla, Bombay by Maharashtra (India)

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  • The reinforcement is prestressed in the ring direction, for which the winding process and prestressing through core expansion are available.

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  • This end is a maze of fallen spaghetti, great curving loops of prestressed concrete that have lost their strength over the years and sagged to the ground.


  • The feasibility study also covers the potential for growth of various cement-consuming projects which may occur in the regions in the future, e.g., setting-up of large industrial projects, hydro-electric plants and other projects for manufacturing value-added products of cement like housing, road construction, prefabricated concrete elements like poles for electricity transmission, prestressed concrete railway sleepers etc.

    10.1 Market assessment


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