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Fatigue

Summary

Fatigue is the reduction in structural capacity of an element due to loading and unloading cycles.

Technical Information

Fatigue affects both the concrete and the reinforcement in an industrial warehouse slab. Consideration needs to be given to fatigue when considering the effects of heavy dynamic loads imposed by some types of MHE.

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Resources

  1. The Concrete Society: Technical Report 34; Chapter 7.3 and Appendix E.

  2. The Concrete Society: Technical Report 66; 4, 4.2, 4.3. 

  3. TRRL: Research Report 87 

  4. http://www.concreteconstruction.net/concrete-articles/some-notes-on-concrete-fatigue.aspx

  5. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0308016189901245

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