A Beginner's Guide to the Steel Construction Manual, 14^{th} ed. Chapter 7  Concentrically Loaded Compression Members © 2006, 2008, 2011 T. Bartlett Quimby 

Section 7.8 Example Problems Last Revised: 07/30/2011 You can download the spreadsheet file that goes with this chapter's example problems by clicking on the following link: BGSCM14C07ExProb.xls This problem gives effective lengths in two orthogonal directions and asks you to compute the capacity of various types of sections or the given conditions. In this problem we select a column section for one of the columns in the dormitory building. This problem illustrates a tributary area computation and the iterative nature of process for selecting a member. This problem illustrates the "brute force" approach to finding the lightest section that meets given criteria. The solution highlights potential problems with the manual search method used in example 7.2. 