Nonlinear damage evolution equation is suggested to predict fatigue life of plain concrete subjected to sequential, constant amplitude loading. This approach seems to eliminate the nonconservative aspect of the linear damage law (the Miner hypothesis) and is based on the observed shape of the damage growth relationship. For serviceability based design of reinforced concrete structures, a simple nonlinear relationship is developed to relate the increases in deflection and crack width with the cycle-ratio. The results compare favorably with experimental data.
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