Effects of Initial Curvature on Column Strength

by W. F. Chen, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 12, Pg. 2685-2691

Document Type: Journal Paper


Herein the two types of initial curvature: initial curvature on maximum strength of columns of rectangular cross section, and initial curvature on the maximum strength of a column, are examined for various shapes of column cross section.

Subject Headings: Curvature | Columns | Structural strength

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