AA-SB-001: Analysis And Design Of Composite And Metallic Flight Vehicle Structures

Third Edition

15.3.5. Limits to Column Buckling Strength

Reference: Abbott, Richard. Analysis and Design of Composite and Metallic Flight Vehicle Structures 3 Edition, 2019.

There are limitations to the column strength of a compression member, these can include local buckling, crippling, a welded joint within the column or any other feature that reduces the failure load of the member.  This limitation appears as a horizontal line on the column strength graph:

Figure 15.3.5‑1: Tangent Modulus Column Buckling Curve for Sample Ductile Material Showing Upper Strength Limitation

This method is covered in the following spreadsheet:

AA-SM-018-004 Johnson Euler Tangent Modulus Column Analysis
Strength Limit      

15.3.5. Limits to Column Buckling Strength

Reference: Abbott, Richard. Analysis and Design of Composite and Metallic Flight Vehicle Structures 3 Edition, 2019.

There are limitations to the column strength of a compression member, these can include local buckling, crippling, a welded joint within the column or any other feature that reduces the failure load of the member.  This limitation appears as a horizontal line on the column strength graph:

Figure 15.3.5‑1: Tangent Modulus Column Buckling Curve for Sample Ductile Material Showing Upper Strength Limitation

This method is covered in the following spreadsheet:

AA-SM-018-004 Johnson Euler Tangent Modulus Column Analysis
Strength Limit