Fatigue damage to metal battens subjected to simulated wind loads

This paper investigates the fatigue performance of the battens using analysis methods applied in studying cladding fatigue. A series of tensile tests, static tests, constant amplitude cyclic tests and block cyclic load tests were conducted and the results obtained provided information for the fundamental understanding of the battens fatigue behaviour.

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