Affordable Access

Access to the full text

Fatigue behavior of unbonded prestressed reactive powder concrete beams after creep

Authors
  • Chen, Y. Frank1
  • Xuguo, L.1
  • Long, T. Z.1
  • 1 Department of Civil Engineering The Pennsylvania State University, W Harrisburg Pike, United States of America , (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Materials Testing
Publisher
De Gruyter
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2020
Volume
62
Issue
9
Pages
951–956
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3139/120.111570
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Yellow

Abstract

Failure modes of two kinds of unbonded prestressed reactive power concrete (UPRPC) beams were studied experimentally under static and fatigue loads, and compared. In the tests, deflections, crack widths, rebar strains, and beam strains were measured and analyzed. The fatigue test results show that the fatigue life of non-creeped beams is more than 2 million loading cycles and the creeped beam is damaged after 1.75 million loading cycles. The compression edge strain, mid-span deflection, and rebar strain are -814 μξ, 7.6 mm, and 484 μξ, respectively, for noncreeped UPRPC beams, and -1110 μξ, 11.2 mm, and 1169 μξ , respectively, for creeped UPRPC beams (μξ represents 1 × 10-6). These values are much smaller than the static load failure values. Considering the fatigue residual strain, fatigue elastic modulus degradation, and fatigue strength degradation, a simplified analysis method for a full fatigue process is proposed, which predicts values in good agreement with the measured results.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times