Compression member


Compression member
Columns

A compression member is a general class of structural elements of which a column is the most common specific example.

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For a compression member, such as a column, the principal stress comes mainly from axial forces, that is forces that fall along one line, usually the centerline.[1]

The loading capacity of a short column is determined by strength limit of the material. The strength of a column of intermediate size is limited by its degree of inelasticity. A long column is constrained by the elastic limit (that is by amount of buckling).[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Compression member". http://www.efunda.com/formulae/solid_mechanics/columns/intro.cfm. Retrieved 2007-01-08. 

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