Significance and Application of Stub Column Test Results

by Ching K. Yu, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; St. Louis Univ., Inst. of Technol., St. Louis, MO; formerly, with Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA,
Lambert Tall, (M.ASCE), Dir., Div. for Fatigue and Fracture and Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 7, Pg. 1841-1861

Document Type: Journal Paper


The basic relationship is established between the stress-strain curve obtained from a stub column test and the basic column strength curve. Charts are prepared to allow the prediction of the buckling load of steel columns from stub column results. This approach simplifies the process of predicting column strength and eliminates full-scale column tests and the measurement of residual stresses.

Subject Headings: Steel columns | Columns | Curvature | Structural strength | Stress strain relations | Residual strength | Full-scale tests | Buckling

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