Column Design Simplified

by R.H.J. Pian,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 3, Pg. 1-15

Document Type: Journal Paper


General approach for analysis of columns within elastic range is developed; application to practical design problems is simplified to great extent by introduction of four-quadrant graph; graph may be used for column design with different degrees of imperfections, different end conditions, and with materials having different yielding stresses.

Subject Headings: Columns | Elastic analysis | Stress analysis | Plastic design | Yield stress

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