This bulletin is an examination of the cracking and fatigue behavior of prestressed concrete, and the results of low-cycle, high amplitude tests on various concrete specimens. This booklet is timely, because as prestressed concrete ships hulls are becoming more widely applied and proposed, especially for service with hazardous cargos and cryogenics, concern has arisen of the fatigue peformance. After an introduction containing a history of recent testing, and a discussion on the mechanism of cracking, the authors provide a guideline as to what should be done, discussing prestressed concrete piling failure, cyclic loadings, the endurance of concrete, shear and bond, effect of submergence, design recommendations and conclusions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This bulletin was produced under the Ferro-Cement and Concrete Marine Structures Panal of SNAME. Price: Members $5.50, List price $8.25.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: T&R Bulletin 2-24
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM