Reinforced Concrete Columns


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Reinforced Concrete Columns
10111191010403Reinforced Concrete ColumnsReinforced concrete columns may be divided into two categories: (1) columns with a purely concentric load (no moment) and (2) columns carrying eccentric loads. A broader name for columns is a compression member—as long as the dominant load effect is axial compression. Columns may be considered "short" or "long," based on the slenderness ratio of the column. For medium and long columns, buckling or the tendency to buckle may diminish the load capacity of the column.Concrete columns are reinforced with (1) longitudinal reinforcement and lateral ties, (2) longitudinal reinforcement and a continuous spiral, or (3) structural steel shapes, with or with…
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Indranil Goswami: Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition. Reinforced Concrete Columns, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export