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

Chapter 7 - Concentrically Loaded Compression Members

2006, 2008, 2011 T. Bartlett Quimby


Slenderness Limit State

Limit State of Flexural Buckling for Compact and Non-compact Sections

Limit State of Flexural Buckling for Slender Sections

Limit State of Bolt Bearing on Holes

Selecting Sections

Chapter Summary

Example Problems

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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

Example Problem 7.1

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.

Example Problem 7.2

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.

Example Problem 7.3

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.

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