Ground Anchor Stressing

“A hydraulic jack and pump are used to apply load to the tendon either at the anchor head or at a pulling head attached to the prestressing steel. The hydraulic jack must be capable of applying a concentric load to the tendon. The load should be transferred to all of the prestressing elements of the tendon simultaneously. Applying the load to a single strand of a multistrand tendon should not be allowed…” – Ground anchors and anchored systems – Federal Highway Administration US (FHWA

Melbourne School of Design