Cyclic Creep Model for the Deflection Calculation of Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members under Fatigue Loads ;;;
The present paper focuses on the development of a realistic analysis model for the deformation calculation of reinforced concrete beams subjected to fatigue loadings. The proposed model considers the effect of cyclic creep, which arises from the repeated loading, to calculate the deformation of reinforced concrete beams. A comprehensive experimental program has been set up to identify the deformation accumulation of reinforced concrete beams under repeated loadings. The major test variables were the concrete compressive strength and the magnitude of fatigue loads. The model was calibrated from the present test results. The proposed model allows more realistic analysis of reinforced concrete beams under fatigue loads, especially deformation accumulation of such beams.