Fatigue Resistance of Prestressed Concrete Beams in Bending

by Jr. Ekbert,
R.E. Walther,
R.G. Slutter,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 4, Pg. 1-17

Document Type: Journal Paper


Method to predict fatigue strength based on failure envelope of materials involved; factors influencing fatigue strength, such as percentage of steel, level of prestress, and ratio of dead to live load; recommendations on notion of safety and on safety factors for concrete under fatigue loading.

Subject Headings: Concrete beams | Strength of materials | Fatigue (material) | Load and resistance factor design | Prestressing | Prestressed concrete | Bending (structural) | Material failures

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