It is very rare for a column to fail due to crushing. Buckling however, is the most common method of failure and columns should always be designed to guard against it. The designer should accurately model the actions being applied to columns. If any actions that could increase the risk of buckling are ignored, the column will likely be under-designed. This Technical Guidance Note describes the concept of biaxial bending of columns, as well as the effect direct bending has on column design. The guidance given here can be applied to columns made from any material.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication date||January 2013|