Course Number: STR-006
Course Field: Structures
PDH Credits: 3

Course Overview

Short compression members will fail once the stress exceeds the compressive yield strength of the material. However, long compression members will fail due to buckling before the yield strength of the member is reached. Buckling occurs suddenly, and is characterized by large deflections perpendicular to the axis of the column.

This course discusses:

  • Columns with central loading, including:
    • Euler formula for long columns
    • Column end conditions
    • Slenderness ratio
    • Johnson formula for intermediate columns
  • Columns with eccentric loading

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