Response of Plain Concrete to a State of Biaxial Fatigue Loading: Equipment and Technique

Report No: 73-R58

Published in 1974

About the report:

The fatigue strength of concrete is an important factor in the design of certain structures, particularly those associated with transportation functions. A considerable body of research has been developed on fatigue using specimens subjected to uniaxial loadings. The purpose of this project was to study concrete subjected to a state of biaxial fatigue loading. This report describes the development of equipment to apply such loading and to measure its effect.

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  • Charles E. Smith 

Last updated: February 7, 2024

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