Fatigue Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams*


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Title: Fatigue Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams*

Author(s): Tien S. Chang and Clyde E. Kesler

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 55

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 245-254

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 8/1/1958

This study concerns the fatigue behavior of small reinforced concrete beams, 4 x 6 x 64 in., designed to fail in flexure under static load. For this type of specimen, the results clearly indicate that the magnitude of repeated load de-termines the mode of failure. Briefly, a low magnitude repeated load generally will result in a flexural failure, fatigue of the steel, while a high magnitude re-peated load will result in a shear failure.