Buckling Load of Tapered Columns

by Himat Solanki, Rettew Associates Inc, United States,
Gajanan Sabnis, Rettew Associates Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


The basic tapered column with larger section in the center, is considered using Rayleigh-Timoshenko method. Column has linearly increasing Io with the maximum value of Im. A sine function with three half waves with small amplitude are used. Results of load calculations, using the above function and Cramer's Rule were compared with the single half sine wave function and were found to be satisfactory. It was found that the results were slightly lower than those obtained by the other method.

Subject Headings: Steel columns | Steel structures | Steel frames | Axial loads | High-rise buildings | Linear functions | Structural models | Load factors

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