A Beginner's Guide to the Steel Construction Manual, 14th ed.

Chapter 6 - Buckling Concepts

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Section 6.5

Example Problems

Last Revised: 11/04/2014

The example problems presented in this section have a spreadsheet solution.  You will need this file to follow along with the presented solutions.  You can click on the following link to get the file:

Chapter 6:  Excel Spreadsheet Solutions

Example Problem 6.1

This problem illustrates the computation of the slenderness factors for a column given several different sections of similar cross sectional area.

Example Problem 6.2

This problem illustrates the effects of different end and lateral support conditions for a given cross section.

Example Problem 6.3

This problem shows how to compute the effective lengths for the columns in the frame shown in MISCDET_STL 3/S5.3.

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