Engineering Transactions, 50, 4, pp. 251–265, 2002

Experimentally Determined Effects of Technological and Service Factors on Stress-Induced Destruction OF Concrete Under Compression

J. Hoła
Wroclaw University of Technology
Poland

In the paper, the effects of different technological and service factors on the levels of fracture-initiating stress $\sigma_i$ and critical stress $\sigma_{cr}$ in concrete under compression have been compiled. Experimentally determined ranges of the stresses are given. Technological and service factors contributing to a high or low level of the stresses have been grouped together. It is shown how some technological and service factors affect the fatigue strength of concrete. This is done for a few selected concretes on the basis of known levels of the fracture-initiating stress $\sigma_i$ and critical stress $\sigma_{cr}$.
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