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Fatigue performance of two AASHTO prestressed concrete girders impaired by transverse cracks



Title: Fatigue performance of two AASHTO prestressed concrete girders impaired by transverse cracks
Author(s): P. M.J., M.J. Kowalsky
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Conference on Advances in Concrete and Structures
Editor(s): Ying-shu Yuan, Surendra P. Shah and Heng-lin Lü
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-41-1
e-ISBN: 2351580176
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 1096 - 1105
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 7
Language: English


Abstract: 
This paper presents the results of an investigation on the fatigue performance of two full-size pre-cracked prestressed concrete bridge girders. One AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) Type III girder and one AASHTO Type V girder were tested under 1,000,000 cycles of repeated service load intermingled with 2,500 cycles of repeated overload. The behavior of the girders was monitored after each 200,000 cycles of service load as well as each 500 cycles of overload. At the end of the fatigue tests, the girders were tested to failure to determine their ultimate strengths.
The test results demonstrated that the fatigue loadings had virtually no effect on the girder behavior. The girders showed no degradation in stiffness or strength after 1,002,500 cycles of fatigue loading. Both girders showed considerable ductility, and their ultimate loads and maximum deflections exceeded the predicted values.


Online publication: 2003-08-10
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00


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