Mechanics of Materials

Lesson 25

Columns I

Learning outcomes

    1. Explain the engineering definition of the word “column.”
    2. Visualize and sketch the buckled geometry of a pin-pin column.
    3. Visualize the differences in the behavior of stocky columns and slender columns.
    4. Explain the phases of a slender column that is incrementally loaded to failure.
    5. Compute the critical buckling load for a pin-pin column (K=1.0).

In-Class Notes

LE25 Columns I.pdf


HW25 Columns I.pdf