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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 407193, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/407193
Research Article

Fatigue Damage Assessment for Concrete Structures Using a Frequency-Domain Method

Hongyan Ding,1,2,3 Qi Zhu,3 and Puyang Zhang1,2,3

1State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Safety, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
2Key Laboratory of Coast Civil Structure Safety, Tianjin University, Ministry of Education, Tianjin 300072, China
3School of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

Received 22 October 2014; Revised 15 December 2014; Accepted 18 December 2014; Published 29 December 2014

Academic Editor: Yang Tang

Copyright © 2014 Hongyan Ding et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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