Title: Considerations for Design of Concrete Structures Subjected to Fatigue Loading
Author(s): ACI Committee 215
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 97-121
Keywords: beams (supports);compressive strength;concrete pavements;cracking (fracturing);dynamic loads;fatigue (materials);impact;loads (forces); microcracking; plain concrete;prestressed concrete;prestressing steels; reinforced concrete;reinforcing steels.
This report presents information that is intended to aid the practicing engineer confronted with consideration of repeated loading on concrete structures. Investigations of the fatigue properties of component materials - concrete, reinforcing bars, welded reinforcing mats, and prestressing tendons- are reviewed. Application of this information to predicting the fatigue life of beams and pavements is discussed.