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ColumnsColumnsBasicsA long slender bar subject to axial compression is called a column. The term “column” is frequently used to describe a vertical member, whereas the word “strut” is occasionally used in regard to inclined bars.Many aircraft structural components, structural connections between stages of boosters for space vehicles, certain members in bridge trusses, and structural frameworks of buildings are common examples of columns.Failure of a column occurs by buckling, i…
William Nash; Merle Potter: Schaum’s Outline of Strength of Materials, Fifth Edition. Columns, Chapter
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