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Abstract

The paper deals with the behaviour of concrete under cyclically repeated central pressure. It presents, on the basis of experimental results, the character of physical changes in the macrostructure of the concrete, due to fatigue loading, as well as the most important feature of the investigated phenomenon: the mechanism of the concrete fatigue. On the basis of the testing method it discusses also both the changes of strain properties and strength of the concrete, as a function of the number of load cycles.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Béres
    • 1
  1. 1.Hungarian Institute for Building ScienceBudapest XIHungary

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