# Columns Braced in Nonprincipal Directions

*by*Morris Ojalvo, (M.ASCE),

**Serial Information**:

*Journal of the Structural Division*, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 5, Pg. 1171-1174

**Document Type:**Journal Paper

**Abstract:**This note is concerned with the flexural buckling of a prismatic column having a single brace not parallel to either of the principal axes of the column cross section. One way is which the condition could arise would be if a single angle compression member were braced in the direction of one of its legs. The principles governing variations of this problem are developed by considering the case represented by Fig. 1. The length of the column is

_{x}, the moment of inertia about the

_{y}, the moment of inertia about the

**Subject Headings:**Columns | Bracing | Buckling | Inertia | Flexural strength | Compression members | Load factors |

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