The effect of repeated loads on reinforced concrete elements without shear reinforcement can lead to the formation of diagonal cracks, and their progressive propagation until failure. Fatigue tests have been carried out and models have been proposed for the analysis of this type of fatigue process in structural elements.
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Zanuy C., Gallego J.M., Albajar L. (2015): Fatigue behavior of reinforced concrete haunched beams without stirrups, ACI Structural Journal, 112 (3), pp. 371-382. ISSN 0889-3241.
Fernández Ruiz M., Zanuy C., Natário F., Gallego J.M., Albajar L., Muttoni A. (2015): Influence of Fatigue Loading in Shear Failures of Reinforced Concrete Members without Transverse Reinforcement, Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, 13 (5), pp. 263-274. ISSN 1347-3913.
Gallego J.M., Zanuy C., Albajar L. (2014): Shear fatigue behaviour of reinforced concrete elements without shear reinforcement, Engineering Structures, 79, pp. 45-57. ISSN 0141-0296.