Fatigue of Submerged Concrete under Low-Cycle, High-Magnitude Loads

    Volume 17, Issue 3 (May 1989)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Mor, A
    Doctor of Engineering, Associate Professor, and Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of CaliforniaAMMB, BerkeleyLos Angeles, CACA

    Hester, WT
    Doctor of Engineering, Associate Professor, and Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of CaliforniaAMMB, BerkeleyLos Angeles, CACA

    Gerwick, BC
    Doctor of Engineering, Associate Professor, and Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of CaliforniaAMMB, BerkeleyLos Angeles, CACA

    (Received 4 March 1988; accepted 18 November 1988)

    Abstract

    A procedure for testing submerged, reinforced concrete beams subjected to reversible fatigue loading is presented. The procedure focused on the use of simplified systems for reversible loading and effective submersion of the concrete. These systems helped to reduce substantially the cost associated with fatigue testing of reinforced concrete beams. Degradation of the beam was measured continuously by analyzing deflection without halting the cyclic loading. Extensive tests on accompanying specimens and post-failure tests were performed. The program also utilized a computerized, highly automatic system for test control, data acquisition, and analysis of data.


    Paper ID: JTE11106J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11106J

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    Title Fatigue of Submerged Concrete under Low-Cycle, High-Magnitude Loads
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    Committee E08