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Fatigue behaviour of anchor bolts has been studied by means of pullout tests carried out on concrete slabs. Three types of anchorage have been tested by applying sinusoidal shaped loading cycles. The analysis was performed with fatigue behaviour of anchorage according to the maximum cyclic load. Damage propagation was studied as a function of the number of loading cycles. The energy dissipation of cycles, compliance and displacement of anchorage have been chosen to study anchorage behaviour. Experimental results show a relationship between the displacement in static tests and the displacement in dynamic tests. By means of the static pull-out test, it is possible to identify the fundamental feature that governs the cyclic behaviour.

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Authors: CADONI E, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Association for Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Structure, Zurich (CH), July 25-28, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39219 ORA
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