A Study on Shear-Fatigue Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams using High Strength Concrete ;;;
Recently, as the building structure has been larger, higher, longer and more specialized, the demand of material with high-strength concrete for building has been increasing. In this research, silica-fume was used as an admixture in order to get a high-strength concrete. From the test result, High-strength concrete with cylinder strength of 1,200kgf/ in 28-days was produced and tested. The static test was carried out to measure the ultimate load, the initial load of flexural and diagonal cracking, crack patterns and fracture modes. The load versus strain and load versus deflection relations were obtained from the static test. The relation of cycle loading to deflections on the mid-span, the crack propagation and the modes of failure according to cycle number, fatigue life and S-N curve were observed through the fatigue test. Based on the fatigue test results, high-strength reinforced concrete beams failed to 57~66 percent of the static ultimate strength. Fatigue strength about two million cycles from S-N curves was certified by 60 percent of static ultimate strength.