Buckling of Three-Legged Columns with Batten Bracing

by Jorge Y. Tamayo,
Morris Ojalvo,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 1, Pg. 141-154


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Equations available in the literature for the elastic buckling load of built-up prismatic members are critically evaluated. It is found that the choice of equation markedly influences the results in cases of practical interest (three-legged compression members with battens for bracing). An experimental and analytical investigation suggests a revised formula for the buckling load. A modification for existing formulas to extend their use to three-legged towers and columns is developed.

Subject Headings: Bracing | Columns | Elastic analysis | Critical loads | Case studies | Compression members | Load factors

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