This paper considers current information with respect to fatigue in concrete offshore structures and describes the basis of the research currently being undertaken on this subject in the Concrete in the Ocean programme. The mechanism of fatigue behaviour is described in detail, and the problems in obtaining valid test data for corrosion fatigue are highlighted. The research programme described is intended to provide data
needed to give confirmation of the current assumptions made in design. The planned research is not exhaustive, and suggestions for future work are given.
H.P.J. Taylor and J.V. Sharp