Fatigue behaviour of a normal-strength concrete – number of cycles to failure and strain development

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  • Julian Hümme - , Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) (Author)
  • Christoph von der Haar - , Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) (Author)
  • Ludger Lohaus - , Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) (Author)
  • Steffen Marx - , Institute of Concrete Structures, Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) (Author)


The fatigue behaviour of concrete is gaining new relevance against the backdrop of continuous developments in concrete construction. Modern types of concrete are achieving ever higher strengths; hence, concrete structures are becoming increasingly attractive for new fields of application such as onshore and offshore wind turbines. The fatigue of concrete has a special relevance for these cyclically loaded structures and knowledge of the number of cycles to failure is no longer sufficient for their design. There are further questions concerning strain and stiffness development and the combination of fatigue loading and maritime environmental conditions which have been investigated with new testing methods at Leibniz Universität Hannover within the scope of the ”ProBeton“ research project. The first results of this project, which is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, are presented here.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-645
Number of pages9
JournalStructural concrete
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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ORCID /0000-0001-8735-1345/work/142244564



  • concrete, fatigue, number of cycles to failure, Palmgren-Miner, strain behaviour, warming of the specimen

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