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If wires/strands are stressed individually inside the same duct, then those stressed strand/wires will bear against those unstressed ones and trap them. Therefore, the friction of the trapped wires is high and is undesirable.
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2 comments on "In prestressing work, if more than one wire or strand is included in the same duct, why should all wires/strands be stressed at the same time?"
If the steel wires would stressed individually it will cause crakes in the structure. so its necessary to make stressing of wires at a time,
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