Design of Compression Members

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Design of Compression Members
1010403Design of Compression Members
Introduction As shown in Fig. 6.1, a compression member is a structural element that supports loads applied along its longitudinal axis. Axially loaded members are compression members that are nominally free from applied bending moments and consist of the several types illustrated. The column in a building frame, as shown in Fig. 6.1a, supports the gravity loads applied to the frame. Failure of a column may cause complete collapse of the structure above the failed col…
Alan Williams, Ph.D., S.E., F.I.C.E., C. Eng.: Steel Structures Design: ASD/LRFD. Design of Compression Members, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011), AccessEngineering Export