Compression members, Civil Engineering

Compression Members:

Compression members in steel need special care in design. Steel possesses high strength in tension/compression; hence the sections are generally small compared to the length, resulting in slender elements. These elements, as you have seen after studying Euler's buckling theory, are easily subjected to failure due to buckling. Thus, the strength of a compression member is strongly affected by its slenderness ratio, which must be estimated beforehand. You have studied the various methods of failure of columns and struts. Various cross-sections' shapes are available for compression members and the best shape is to be selected depending upon the external loading and the location of the member. Designs of pipes or tubular elements as columns as well as encased columns have been discussed. The designs of both axially loaded columns as well as columns subjected to eccentric loading have been explained.

Posted Date: 1/15/2013 7:36:09 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Compression members, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Compression members, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Compression members Discussions

Write discussion on Compression members
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Resultant Force on a Given Area of a Vertical Plane The resultant force is calculated from the average pressure: R = (AVERAGE Ī”)(A)

Define the Arrow Diagramming Method Activity-on-Arrow (Branch) with nodes as dependencies Uses finish-to-start precedence only. The solution method for an activity on

Question What is main difference in application of surface-protecting fenders and energy-absorbing fenders ? Answer Surface-protecting fenders are fenders that make

explain the importance of following standard procedure

Problem (a) Briefly explain the concept of wind-driven ventilation and outlines its benefits over mechanical/electrical means of ventilation. (b) Various factors and guidel

history and development of indian road and planning

To determine the specific gravity of fine aggregate (sand) by Pycnometer.

Mechanism of taking up loads for concrete paving blocksĀ  Paving for concrete blocks comprises closely packed paving blocks in pre-determined patterns and tiny joint spaces bet

Operation in chain surveying

using an optical square how would you perform a rectangular tie?