A preliminary bending fatigue spectrum for steel monostrand cables

Jan Winkler, Gregor Fischer, Christos T. Georgakis, Agnieszka Kotas

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This paper presents the results of the experimental study on the bending fatigue resistance of high-strength steel monostrand cables. From the conducted fatigue tests in the high-stress, low-cycle region, a preliminary bending fatigue spectrum is derived for the estimation of monostrand cable service life expectancy. The presented preliminary bending fatigue spectrum of high-strength monostrands is currently unavailable in the published literature. The presented results provide relevant information on the bending mechanism and fatigue characteristics of monostrand steel cables in tension and flexure and show that localized cable bending has a pronounced influence on the fatigue resistance of cables under dynamic excitations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)249-255
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Bending fatigue spectrum
  • High-strength monostrand steel cable
  • Cyclic loading


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