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Tag: Buckling Buckling of Columns

Columns are compression members whose cross-sectional dimensions are relatively small compared with their length in the direction of the compressive force. Failure of such members occurs because of instability when a certain axial load Pc (called critical or Euler load) is equated or exceeded. The member may bend, or buckle, suddenly and collapse. Hence the strength P of a column is not determined by

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Tag: Buckling Detailing for Buckling

Prevention of buckling is important in bridge design, because of the potential for collapse. Three forms of buckling must be considered in bridge design. Types of Buckling The first, and most serious, is primary buckling of an axially loaded compression member. Such column buckling may include Euler-type elastic buckling and inelastic buckling. This is a rare occurrence with highway bridges, attesting to

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