Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 25): Introduction to fatigue

Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers

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26 March 2013

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 25): Introduction to fatigue

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The Institution of Structural Engineers
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26 March 2013
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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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The Structural Engineer, Volume 91, Issue 4, 2013, Page(s) 2

Date published

26 March 2013

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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The Structural Engineer, Volume 91, Issue 4, 2013, Page(s) 2

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This note defines the concept of fatigue and how its effects can be countered.

Introduction

Fatigue is a phenomenon that is rarely encountered by structural engineers, especially those who work exclusively in the realm of building structures. It only occurs when an element of a structure is subjected to cyclical loading over a sustained period. Hence this being a factor in the design of bridge elements, especially those that are exposed to vehicular traffic, as that is a form of cyclical loading.

This Technical Guidance Note defines what fatigue is and how its effects can be countered. Detailed analysis of fatigue is not covered as it is a complex procedure beyond the scope of a Level 1 Guidance Note.

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