May 08 Daily Question: Critical Slenderness Ratio for a Square Column

NCEES Civil PE Specification IV.E.: Axial


A 16-foot long square 18” x 18” column supports axial load P. The column is fixed at the base and unrestrained against any sort of movement at the top. Given the brace points pictured in each direction, determine the critical slenderness ratio to be considered for design of this column.

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