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Title:Fatigue of concrete final summary report
Author(s):Lloyd, John P.; Lott, James L.; Kesler, Clyde E.
Contributor(s):Illinois. The Division of Highways; U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of Public Roads
Abstract:Fatigue is a process of progressive, permanent structural change occurring in a material which is subjected to conditions which produce time fluctuating stresses and strains; the structural changes may culminate in cracks or complete fracture after a sufficient number of fluctuations. The fatigue process occurring in plain concrete has been under investigation since about 1900 with the majority of the significant work having been done during the past twenty years. This process has been observed in concrete under repeated compressive and repeated flexural loading, and small amounts of experimental work show that is also occurs under reversed flexural loading and repeated tensile loading. This paper will consider recent research and the present tensile loading. This paper will consider recent research and the present state of knowledge for plain concrete subjected to repeated flexural loading, a loading condition of particular importance in the design of many highway structures. Because of large amounts of data considered but only briefly referred to herein, this must be considered a summary report.
Issue Date:1967-09
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 675
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Transportation Department Federal Highway Administration 67/09
Rights Information:Copyright 1967 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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