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**Compression Member Design**

Teaching Modules for Steel Instruction Compression Member Design Developed by Scott Civjan University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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**COMPRESSION MEMBER/COLUMN: Structural member subjected to axial load**

Note that “column” is used in these slides interchangeably for “compression member”. This is not technically correct, but was adopted based on nomenclature in existing modules. Members are designed for the type of force in the member and a “column” in a structure could have compression or tension in the member depending on the load conditions. However, compression members are typically controlled by compression while the connections may require additional attention to tension loads. If also includes flexural loads – handle as Combined Load – see Module #3 Typically vertical members of a frame, such as columns, braces, truss members P Compression Module

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Members: Chapter E: Compression Strength Chapter I: Composite Member Strength Part 4: Design Charts and Tables Chapter C: Analysis Issues Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Strength design requirements: Pu Pn (Pa Pn/Ω)ASD **

Where = 0.9 for compression (Ω = 1.67)ASD Note that subscript u= ultimate foREVISE FOR ASD/LRFD Note that flexure typically controls strength design. Shear can control for shorter length “Deep Beams” Generally design for critical condition independently, check others, revise as needed Design is iterative. Module will address each of these criteria separately (moment, shear, serviceability) Compression Module

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**Strength Limit States: Squash Load Global Buckling Local Buckling**

Axial Strength Strength Limit States: Squash Load Global Buckling Local Buckling Each of these limit states will be evaluated individually. The lowest strength will control design strength. Define buckling is the loss of compressive load carrying capacity resulting from a change in the geometry of the member, this differs somewhat from a classical approach of defining buckling as a bifurcation point, but as we will see a true bifurcation point is generally not realized in an actual member. Global buckling will typically limit strength. For very short “stub” columns, or fully braced sections (such as buckling restrained bracing) reaching the “squash load” can control. Local buckling can control members with slender elements (flange or web) Compression Module

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**Global Buckling Local Flange Buckling Local Web Buckling**

Each of these failure modes will be evaluated individually. The lowest strength will control design strength. Define buckling is the loss of compressive load carrying capacity resulting from a change in the geometry of the member, this differs somewhat from a classical approach of defining buckling as a bifurcation point, but as we will see a true bifurcation point is generally not realized in an actual member. Global buckling will typically limit strength. For very short “stub” columns, or fully braced sections (such as buckling restrained bracing) crushing can control. Local buckling can control members with slender elements (flange or web) Compression Module

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INDIVIDUAL COLUMN Initially it’s easiest to describe behavior of an individual column, then introduce the role and analysis of a column within an entire structure. The full structure can be conceptualized as varying the end conditions of individual columns. Compression Theory

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**Fully Yielded Cross Section**

Squash Load Fully Yielded Cross Section Compression Theory

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When a short, stocky column is loaded the strength is limited by the yielding of the entire cross section. Absence of residual stress, all fibers of cross-section yield simultaneously at P/A=Fy. P P=FyA D L0 Crushing is often called the “squash load”, the load at which the entire cross section would yield. P eyL0 D Compression Theory

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**Reduction in effective stiffness can influence onset of buckling.**

RESIDUAL STRESSES Results in a reduction in the effective stiffness of the cross section, but the ultimate squash load is unchanged. Reduction in effective stiffness can influence onset of buckling. Compression Theory

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**With residual stresses, flange tips yield first at **

P/A + residual stress = Fy Gradually get yield of entire cross section. Stiffness is reduced after 1st yield. No Residual Stress P=FyA Maximum achieved load is therefore still P=AFy, but the load deflection curve is very different, stiffness is reduced. eyL0 D Compression Theory 11 11

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**With residual stresses, flange tips yield first at **

= Yielded Steel RESIDUAL STRESSES With residual stresses, flange tips yield first at P/A + residual stress = Fy Gradually get yield of entire cross section. Stiffness is reduced after 1st yield. 1 No Residual Stress P=FyA P=(Fy-Fres)A Maximum achieved load is therefore still P=AFy, but the load deflection curve is very different, stiffness is reduced. 1 eyL0 D Compression Theory 12 12

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**With residual stresses, flange tips yield first at **

= Yielded Steel RESIDUAL STRESSES With residual stresses, flange tips yield first at P/A + residual stress = Fy Gradually get yield of entire cross section. Stiffness is reduced after 1st yield. 1 No Residual Stress 2 P=FyA 2 P=(Fy-Fres)A Maximum achieved load is therefore still P=AFy, but the load deflection curve is very different, stiffness is reduced. 1 eyL0 D Compression Theory 13 13

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**With residual stresses, flange tips yield first at **

= Yielded Steel RESIDUAL STRESSES With residual stresses, flange tips yield first at P/A + residual stress = Fy Gradually get yield of entire cross section. Stiffness is reduced after 1st yield. 1 No Residual Stress 2 P=FyA 3 2 P=(Fy-Fres)A Maximum achieved load is therefore still P=AFy, but the load deflection curve is very different, stiffness is reduced. 1 3 eyL0 D Compression Theory 14 14

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**With residual stresses, flange tips yield first at **

= Yielded Steel RESIDUAL STRESSES With residual stresses, flange tips yield first at P/A + residual stress = Fy Gradually get yield of entire cross section. Stiffness is reduced after 1st yield. 1 No Residual Stress 2 P=FyA 4 3 2 Effects of Residual Stress P=(Fy-Fres)A Maximum achieved load is therefore still P=AFy, but the load deflection curve is very different, stiffness is reduced. 1 3 eyL0 D Compression Theory 4 15 15

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Euler Buckling Compression Theory

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**Euler Buckling Assumptions: Column is pin-ended.**

Column is initially perfectly straight. Load is at centroid. Material is linearly elastic (no yielding). Member bends about principal axis (no twisting). Plane sections remain Plane. Small Deflection Theory. A handout from any structural analysis text is worthwhile to show the derivation of the Euler Buckling Equation. Compression Theory

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**Euler Buckling P P Bifurcation Point Stable Equilibrium D D s E e**

At the bifurcation point the member is mathematically indifferent between carrying additional load with no deflection or deflecting with no additional load strength. However, any actual member will have some perturbation (slight out of straightness or imperfect end conditions, etc.) which will make additional load impossible. It is also important to note that while the load deflection plots are typically shown as above, the theory is only valid for small deflections. Therefore the plot does not accurately describe actual column behavior. s E e Compression Theory

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**Euler Buckling Dependant on Imin and L2. Independent of Fy.**

For similar unbraced length in each direction, “minor axis” (Iy in a W-shape) will control strength. PE Major axis buckling Euler Buckling plot of strength versus column length for a W-shape – note that each axis has a different strength – the lowest controls. Often a demonstration of buckling of an I-shape foam beam or slender ruler is effective. Students intuitively understand the controlling buckling axis-this plot provides a descriptive justification. Minor axis buckling L Compression Theory 19 19

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**Euler Buckling Re-write in terms of stress: PE =**

divide by A, PE/A = , then with r2 = I/A, PE/A = FE = FE = Euler (elastic) buckling stress L/r = slenderness ratio Compression Theory

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**Euler Buckling Buckling controlled by largest value of L/r.**

Most slender section buckles first. Fy For a given column length, the maximum value of L/r will occur when r is a minimum. For a given column shape, the maximum value of L/r will occur when L is a maximum FE L/r Compression Theory

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EULER ASSUMPTIONS (ACTUAL BEHAVIOR) Compression Theory

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**Initial Crookedness/Out of Straight**

0 = initial mid-span deflection of column P Do Do M = PDo First, what are the effects of a column that is not perfectly straight as expected by the Euler Buckling derivation? ASTM limits are noted to show that these are expected in an actual shape. The ASTM limits may change in the future, but the concept is the same regardless of the limiting value. An initial displacement D0, causes an initial moment along the length of the section, Pd. This is greatest at the location of maximum deflection. Elastic theory then predicts the solid line in the plot to the right. Actual behavior, shown as the dashed line, is due to the additional effects of inelastic behavior. Yielding occurs from a combination of stresses due to moment and axial loads. P Compression Theory

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**Initial Crookedness/Out of Straight**

P Do= 0 Do D Compression Theory

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**Initial Crookedness/Out of Straight**

P Do= 0 Elastic theory Do D Compression Theory 25

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**Initial Crookedness/Out of Straight**

P Do= 0 Elastic theory Actual Behavior Do D Compression Theory 26 26

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**Initial Crookedness/Out of Straight**

Buckling is not instantaneous. Additional stresses due to bending of the column, P/A Mc/I. Assuming elastic material theory (never yields), P approaches PE. Actually, some strength loss small 0 => small loss in strengths large 0 => strength loss can be substantial The first of these (along with the ductility of steel shapes) usually allows for some warning prior to a column failure. It also means that a column limited by “buckling” does not exhibit the classical instantaneaous buckling “failure” at a bifurcation point. ASTM limits of 0 = L/1000 or 0.25” in 20 feet Typical values are 0 = L/1500 or 0.15” in 20 feet Compression Theory

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**Load Eccentricity e P P Do= 0 Elastic theory D L D D**

An initial load eccentricity, e, causes an initial moment along the length of the section, (Pe at the top). This is a similar effect to that of an initial out-of-straightness, namely the introduction of a moment in addition to the purely axial loading. Elastic theory then predicts the solid line in the plot to the right. Actual behavior, shown as the dashed line, is due to the additional effects of inelastic behavior. Yielding occurs from a combination of stresses due to moment and axial loads. D D Compression Theory 28 28

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**Load Eccentricity e P P Do= 0 Elastic theory D L Actual Behavior D D**

An initial load eccentricity, e, causes an initial moment along the length of the section, (Pe at the top). This is a similar effect to that of an initial out-of-straightness, namely the introduction of a moment in addition to the purely axial loading. Elastic theory then predicts the solid line in the plot to the right. Actual behavior, shown as the dashed line, is due to the additional effects of inelastic behavior. Yielding occurs from a combination of stresses due to moment and axial loads. Actual Behavior D D Compression Theory 29 29

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**Load Eccentricity Buckling is not instantaneous.**

Additional stresses due to bending of the column, P/A Mc/I. Assuming elastic material theory (never yields), P approaches PE. Actually, some strength loss small e => small loss in strengths large e => strength loss can be substantial Note that “significant” moment is difficult to define. Most computer software design all members as beam-columns. The latter slides on columns address analysis methods where sections are analyzed as beam-columns for all cases. It is good to have students start thinking about the effects of moment on axial member design so they understand the concepts when beam-columns are introduced. If moment is “significant” section must be designed as a member subjected to combined loads. Compression Theory

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End Restraint (Fixed) Set up equilibrium and solve similarly to Euler buckling derivation. Determine a “K-factor.” EXAMPLE KL Similar to pin-pin, with L’ = L/2. Load Strength = 4 times as large. A derivation of the above example is provided in many structural analysis texts subsequent to the Euler Buckling strength derivation, and is found similarly. Charts of effective lengths and K-factors can be found in steel design texts and the AISC code as well. Compression Theory

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**End Restraint (Fixed) Effective Length = KL**

Length of equivalent pin ended column with similar elastic buckling load, Distance between points of inflection in the buckled shape. Compression Theory

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Handout on K-factors EquivalentLength.pdf Compression Theory

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**Inelastic Material Effects**

Fy s ET= Tangent Modulus (Fy-Fres) E Inelastic material effects occur whenever axial stress in any portion of the cross section exceeds the first yield of the material (including residual stresses). This also compounds effects of out of straightness and load eccentricity, as the bending moment term introduced also results in longitudinal stresses. e Test Results from an Axially Loaded Stub Column Compression Theory

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**Inelastic Material Effects**

Elastic Behavior Inelastic action reduces column strength for lower values of KL/r. The maximum possible strength is the crushing limit, where all of the cross section attains Fy. Using tangent modulus theory, we can use a reduced modulus of elasticity, Et in the Euler Buckling equation. Et is obtained from a “Stub Column” (very short section in compression) test as shown on the previous page. Alternatively, one could assume that the entire cross section continues to have a material property, E, but that all yielded portions of the cross section are no longer effective, reducing I. In other words, ET = (Ie/I)E where Ie = I of non-yielded cross section. The end result is similar, as it is the combined stiffness parameter EI that controls the buckling strength. s KL/r Compression Theory 35 35

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**Inelastic Material Effects**

Fy Inelastic Fy-Fres Inelastic action reduces column strength for lower values of KL/r. The maximum possible strength is the crushing limit, where all of the cross section attains Fy. Using tangent modulus theory, we can use a reduced modulus of elasticity, Et in the Euler Buckling equation. Et is obtained from a “Stub Column” (very short section in compression) test as shown on the previous page. Alternatively, one could assume that the entire cross section continues to have a material property, E, but that all yielded portions of the cross section are no longer effective, reducing I. In other words, ET = (Ie/I)E where Ie = I of non-yielded cross section. The end result is similar, as it is the combined stiffness parameter EI that controls the buckling strength. Elastic s KL/r Compression Theory 36 36

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**Inelastic Material Effects**

Fy Inelastic Fy-Fres Inelastic action reduces column strength for lower values of KL/r. The maximum possible strength is the crushing limit, where all of the cross section attains Fy. Using tangent modulus theory, we can use a reduced modulus of elasticity, Et in the Euler Buckling equation. Et is obtained from a “Stub Column” (very short section in compression) test as shown on the previous page. Alternatively, one could assume that the entire cross section continues to have a material property, E, but that all yielded portions of the cross section are no longer effective, reducing I. In other words, ET = (Ie/I)E where Ie = I of non-yielded cross section. The end result is similar, as it is the combined stiffness parameter EI that controls the buckling strength. Elastic s KL/r Compression Theory 37 37

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**Inelastic Material Effects**

Two classes of buckling: Elastic Buckling: ET = E No yielding prior to buckling Fe Fy-Fres(max) Fe = predicts buckling (EULER BUCKLING) Inelastic Buckling: Some yielding/loss of stiffness prior to buckling Fe > Fy-Fres(max) Fc - predicts buckling (INELASTIC BUCKLING) Compression Theory

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**Overall Column Strength**

Fy In general, the differences observed in testing of columns from Euler Buckling predicted capacities are as follows: Columns of low slenderness ratios are governed by inelastic buckling, and limited by crushing capacities. Columns of high slenderness ratios are limited by out of straightness effects. Columns of intermediate slenderness ratios see a combination of these effects. Experimental Data KL/r Compression Theory

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**Overall Column Strength**

Inelastic Material effects Including Residual Stresses Fy In general, the differences observed in testing of columns from Euler Buckling predicted capacities are as follows: Columns of low slenderness ratios are governed by inelastic buckling, and limited by crushing capacities. Columns of high slenderness ratios are limited by out of straightness effects. Columns of intermediate slenderness ratios see a combination of these effects. Experimental Data KL/r Out of Straightness Compression Theory 40 40

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**Overall Column Strength**

Major factors determining strength: 1) Slenderness (L/r). 2) End restraint (K factors). 3) Initial crookedness or load eccentricity. 4) Prior yielding or residual stresses. The latter 2 items are highly variable between specimens. Compression Theory

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Chapter E: Compression Strength Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Strength fc= 0.90 (Wc= 1.67) Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Strength Specification considers the following conditions: Flexural Buckling Torsional Buckling Flexural-Torsional Buckling Note that for W-shape and tube members, only global flexural buckling needs to be checked Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compressive Strength Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Strength The following slides assume: Non-slender flange and web sections Doubly symmetric members This corresponds to simply supported beams which include a floor slab. The majority of beams fall into this easy to design category. Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Strength Since members are non-slender and doubly symmetric, flexural (global) buckling is the most likely potential failure mode prior to reaching the squash load. Buckling strength depends on the slenderness of the section, defined as KL/r. Equation E3-1 defines the strength as an effective critical stress times the gross area of the cross section. Fcr is therefore limited to Fy, which would indicate the squash load. The strength is defined as Pn= FcrAg Equation E3-1 Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

If , then . Equation E3-2 This defines the “inelastic” buckling limit. If , then Fcr = 0.877Fe Equation E3-3 This defines the “elastic” buckling limit with a reduction factor, 0.877, times the theoretical limit. Fe = elastic (Euler) buckling stress, Equation E3-4 Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Inelastic Material Effects Elastic Behavior Inelastic action reduces column strength for lower values of KL/r. The maximum possible strength is the crushing limit, where all of the cross section attains Fy. Using tangent modulus theory, we can use a reduced modulus of elasticity, Et in the Euler Buckling equation. Et is obtained from a “Stub Column” (very short section in compression) test as shown on the previous page. Alternatively, one could assume that the entire cross section continues to have a material property, E, but that all yielded portions of the cross section are no longer effective, reducing I. In other words, ET = (Ie/I)E where Ie = I of non-yielded cross section. The end result is similar, as it is the combined stiffness parameter EI that controls the buckling strength. s KL/r Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed 49 49

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Inelastic Material Effects Fy Inelastic Fy-Fres Inelastic action reduces column strength for lower values of KL/r. The maximum possible strength is the crushing limit, where all of the cross section attains Fy. Using tangent modulus theory, we can use a reduced modulus of elasticity, Et in the Euler Buckling equation. Et is obtained from a “Stub Column” (very short section in compression) test as shown on the previous page. Alternatively, one could assume that the entire cross section continues to have a material property, E, but that all yielded portions of the cross section are no longer effective, reducing I. In other words, ET = (Ie/I)E where Ie = I of non-yielded cross section. The end result is similar, as it is the combined stiffness parameter EI that controls the buckling strength. Elastic s KL/r Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed 50 50

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Inelastic Material Effects Fy Inelastic Fy-Fres Inelastic action reduces column strength for lower values of KL/r. The maximum possible strength is the crushing limit, where all of the cross section attains Fy. Using tangent modulus theory, we can use a reduced modulus of elasticity, Et in the Euler Buckling equation. Et is obtained from a “Stub Column” (very short section in compression) test as shown on the previous page. Alternatively, one could assume that the entire cross section continues to have a material property, E, but that all yielded portions of the cross section are no longer effective, reducing I. In other words, ET = (Ie/I)E where Ie = I of non-yielded cross section. The end result is similar, as it is the combined stiffness parameter EI that controls the buckling strength. Elastic s KL/r Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed 51 51

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Inelastic Material Effects Fy Inelastic 0.44Fy Inelastic action reduces column strength for lower values of KL/r. The maximum possible strength is the crushing limit, where all of the cross section attains Fy. Using tangent modulus theory, we can use a reduced modulus of elasticity, Et in the Euler Buckling equation. Et is obtained from a “Stub Column” (very short section in compression) test as shown on the previous page. Alternatively, one could assume that the entire cross section continues to have a material property, E, but that all yielded portions of the cross section are no longer effective, reducing I. In other words, ET = (Ie/I)E where Ie = I of non-yielded cross section. The end result is similar, as it is the combined stiffness parameter EI that controls the buckling strength. Elastic s KL/r Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed 52 52

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Design Aids Table 4-22 fcFcr as a function of KL/r Useful for all shapes. Larger KL/r value controls. Tables 4-1 to 4-20 fcPn as a function of KLy Can be applied to KLx by dividing KLy by rx/ry. Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Slenderness Criteria Note KL/r=slenderness parameter This criteria is mostly based on erection and shipping concerns rather than safety issues. Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Recommended to provide KL/r less than 200**

Per Section E.2 Recommended to provide KL/r less than 200 Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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LOCAL BUCKLING Compression Theory

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**Local Buckling is related to Plate Buckling**

Flange is restrained by the web at one edge. Failure is localized at areas of high stress (maximum moment) or imperfections. Compression Theory

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**Local Buckling is related to Plate Buckling**

Flange is restrained by the web at one edge. Failure is localized at areas of high stress (maximum moment) or imperfections. Compression Theory 58 58

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**Local Buckling is related to Plate Buckling**

Flange is restrained by the web at one edge. Failure is localized at areas of high stress (maximum moment) or imperfections. Compression Theory 59 59

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**Local Buckling is related to Plate Buckling**

Web is restrained by the flanges. Failure is localized at areas of high stress (maximum moment) or imperfections. Compression Theory

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**Local Buckling is related to Plate Buckling**

Web is restrained by the flanges. Failure is localized at areas of high stress (maximum moment) or imperfections. Compression Theory 61 61

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**Local Buckling is related to Plate Buckling**

Web is restrained by the flanges. Failure is localized at areas of high stress (maximum moment) or imperfections. Compression Theory 62 62

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Local Buckling: Criteria in Table B4.1 Strength in Chapter E: Members with Slender Elements Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Local Buckling Criteria Slenderness of the flange and web, l, are used as criteria to determine whether local buckling might control in the elastic or inelastic range, otherwise the global buckling criteria controls. Criteria r are based on plate buckling theory. For W-Shapes FLB, = bf /2tf rf = Depends on 2 variables:1)Width to thickness ratio of flange and/or web and 2)Fy Values are more stringent from those provided for beams, as the entire section is under full compression, and therefore less likely to provide restraint to the adjacent sections. In a W-shape beam bent about the major axis, only part of the web is in compression, and the value is minimal near the centroid, allowing the web to provide additional restraint to the flanges. Also, the web in such a beam is only partially under compression, so is much less likely to buckle than in a compressive member. WLB, = h/tw rw = Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Local Buckling > r “slender element” Failure by local buckling occurs. Covered in Section E7 Many rolled W-shape sections are dimensioned such that the full global criteria controls. In general practically all W-shapes are non-slender as compression members, so this is covered as an advanced topic only. May control if high Fy, welded shapes, shapes not generally used for compression (such as angles, WT, etc.) Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Section E7: Compression Strength Members with Slender Elements Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

THE FOLLOWING SLIDES CONSIDER SLENDER FLANGES AND SLENDER WEBS NOT COMMON FOR W-SHAPES!! Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

If , then Equation E7-2 This defines “inelastic” buckling limit. If , then Fcr = 0.877Fe. Equation E7-3 This defines “elastic” buckling limit similar to non-slender elements. Q has no impact in this region. Fe = elastic (Euler) buckling stress For a doubly symmetric section, Equation E3-4 Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Strength – Slender Sections Q = Reduction Factor for local buckling effects. Equations E7-4 to E7-16 Q = 1 when section is non-slender. No reduction from Section E3. Q = QsQa for slender sections. Qs = Reduction Factor for slender unstiffened element Qa = Reduction Factor for slender stiffened element Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Strength – Slender Sections Qs for Unstiffened Elements For projections from rolled shapes (except for single angles) Base on slenderness b/t. (ratio is bf/2tf for a W-shape) For b/t ≤ Qs = 1.0 Equation E7-4 For < b/t < Equation E7-5 For b/t ≥ Equation E7-6 Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Strength – Slender Sections Qs for Unstiffened Elements For projections from built-up shapes (except for single angles) Base on slenderness b/t. For b/t ≤ Qs = 1.0 Equation E7-7 For < b/t < Equation E7-8 For b/t ≥ Equation E7-9 Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Strength – Slender Sections Qs for Unstiffened Elements kc shall not be taken less than 0.35 nor greater than 0.76 for calculation purposes. Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Strength – Slender Sections Qs for Unstiffened Elements For single angles and stems of T sections see sections E7.1c and E7.1d respectively. Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Strength – Slender Sections Qa for Stiffened Elements Qa = Ae/Ag Ag = gross cross sectional area of the member Ae = effective area of the cross section based on the reduced effective width be Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Compression Strength – Slender Sections Qa for Stiffened Elements Base on slenderness b/t (ratio is h/tw for a W-shape) For b/t ≥ Equation E7-17 f = Fcr as calculated assuming Q = 1.0 or, conservatively, can use f = Fy. Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**FULL STRUCTURE BEHAVIOR**

Column within a full structure will first be described as affecting the end conditions of a single column. Next the approach of full structure behavior including nominal forces (Direct Analysis Method) is introduced. This is covered in more detail in the Beam-Column design module. Compression Theory

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**DIRECT ANALYSIS METHODS**

ALIGNMENT CHART OR DIRECT ANALYSIS METHODS The instructor must decide how they wish to proceed here – both methods are presented and the instructor can select one or the other as their primary method. The alignment chart is a more classical method, wherein structural interactions are included as end restraint on individual columns. Column design then proceeds as for an individual column but with a revised “K” factor. This is the more traditional approach and is covered in most text books. Alternatively, Direct Analysis Methods are more common in international codes and are now introduced in AISC publications, with the likelihood of being the dominant design method in the future. This method is also easier to program for analysis and design in typical software packages. In this method, all members are designed as beam-columns with a “K” factor of 1.0. However, to account for structure interaction a series of notional loads are applied to the structure to develop moments in all “columns”, and these combined forces are calibrated to column capacities with K=1. As will be shown in beam-column modules these loads are based on rational principles, but require a slight “leap of faith” from the students to accept their values. If this method is chosen for instruction, it may be preferable to skip to beam-column design directly after addressing single column behavior and design. Ideally both methods would be introduced, with an assignment comparing results for students to determine acceptability of the notional load values. Alignment chart procedures are often simpler for students to grasp conceptually while Direct Analysis methods easier for them to apply in a design. Compression Theory

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**ALIGNMENT CHART “Traditional Method”**

Determine effective length, KL, for each column. Basis for design similar to individual columns. The alignment chart is a more classical method, wherein structural interactions are included as end restraint on individual columns. Column design then proceeds as for an individual column but with a revised “K” factor. This is the more traditional approach and is covered in most text books. Does not redistribute restraining moments into girders/beams. Compression Theory

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**DIRECT ANALYSIS METHOD**

Analysis of entire structure interaction. Include lateral “Notional” loads. Reduce stiffness of structure. Alternatively, Direct Analysis Methods are more common in international codes and are now introduced in AISC publications, with the likelihood of being the dominant design method in the future. This method is also easier to program for analysis and design in typical software packages. In this method, all members are designed as beam-columns with a “K” factor of 1.0. However, to account for structure interaction a series of notional loads are applied to the structure to develop moments in all “columns”, and these combined forces are calibrated to column capacities with K=1. As will be shown in beam-column modules these loads are based on rational principles, but require a slight “leap of faith” from the students to accept their values. If this method is chosen for instruction, it may be preferable to skip to beam-column design directly after addressing single column behavior and design. All members must be evaluated under combined axial and flexural load. No K values required. Compression Theory

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**ALIGNMENT CHART METHOD IS USED FOR THE FOLLOWING SLIDES**

The instructor must decide how they wish to proceed here – both methods are presented and the instructor can select one or the other as their primary method. The alignment chart is a more classical method, wherein structural interactions are included as end restraint on individual columns. Column design then proceeds as for an individual column but with a revised “K” factor. This is the more traditional approach and is covered in most text books. Alternatively, Direct Analysis Methods are more common in international codes and are now introduced in AISC publications, with the likelihood of being the dominant design method in the future. This method is also easier to program for analysis and design in typical software packages. In this method, all members are designed as beam-columns with a “K” factor of 1.0. However, to account for structure interaction a series of notional loads are applied to the structure to develop moments in all “columns”, and these combined forces are calibrated to column capacities with K=1. As will be shown in beam-column modules these loads are based on rational principles, but require a slight “leap of faith” from the students to accept their values. If this method is chosen for instruction, it may be preferable to skip to beam-column design directly after addressing single column behavior and design. Ideally both methods would be introduced, with an assignment comparing results for students to determine acceptability of the notional load values. Alignment chart procedures are often simpler for students to grasp conceptually while Direct Analysis methods easier for them to apply in a design. Compression Theory

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**ALIGNMENT CHART “Traditional Method”**

Determine effective length, KL, for each column. Basis for design similar to individual columns. The alignment chart is a more classical method, wherein structural interactions are included as end restraint on individual columns. Column design then proceeds as for an individual column but with a revised “K” factor. This is the more traditional approach and is covered in most text books. Does not redistribute restraining moments into girders/beams. Compression Theory

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**K-FACTORS FOR END CONSTRAINTS**

No Joint Translation Allowed – Sidesway Inhibited 0.5 K 1.0 Joint Translation Allowed – Sidesway Uninhibited 1.0 K Compression Theory

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**K-FACTORS FOR END CONSTRAINTS**

Two categories, Braced Frames, 0.5 K 1.0 Sway Frames, K ≥ 1.0 Behavior of individual column unchanged (Frame merely provides end conditions). Compression Theory

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Sidesway Prevented Floors do not translate relative to one another in-plane. Typically, members are pin connected to save cost. Compression Theory

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Sidesway Prevented Assume girder/beam infinitely rigid or flexible compared to columns to bound results. K=0.5 K=0.7 K=0.7 K=1 Compression Theory

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**Sidesway Prevented Shear Wall Idealized Equivalent**

Note that even a brace or shear wall braces all attached nodes within the story if they are connected – and therefore act as bracing to linked columns. Shear Wall Compression Theory

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**Sidesway Prevented Shear Wall Idealized Equivalent**

Note that even a brace or shear wall braces all attached nodes within the story if they are connected – and therefore act as bracing to linked columns. Shear Wall Compression Theory 87 87

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**Sidesway Prevented Shear Wall Idealized Equivalent**

Note that even a brace or shear wall braces all attached nodes within the story if they are connected – and therefore act as bracing to linked columns. Shear Wall Compression Theory 88 88

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Sidesway Prevented Typically, members are pin-connected to save cost (K = 1). If members include fixity at connections, Alignment Chart Method to account for rotational restraint (K < 1). Typical design will assume K = 1 as a conservative upper bound (actual K ≈ 0.8 not much difference from K = 1 in design). Compression Theory

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**Sway Frame Floors can translate relative to one another in-plane.**

Enough members are fixed to provide stability. Number of moment frames chosen to provide reasonable force distribution and redundancy. Compression Theory

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Sway Frame Assume girder/beam infinitely rigid or flexible compared to columns to bound results. K=1 K=2 K=2 K = ∞ Compression Theory

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**Sway Frame Moment Frame**

Note that even a single moment frame braces all attached nodes within the story if they are connected – though the rest of the structure is just “along for the ride”. Moment Frame Compression Theory 92 92

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**Sway Frame Moment Frame**

Note that even a single moment frame braces all attached nodes within the story if they are connected – though the rest of the structure is just “along for the ride”. Moment Frame Compression Theory 93 93

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**Sway Frame Moment Frame**

Note that even a single moment frame braces all attached nodes within the story if they are connected – though the rest of the structure is just “along for the ride”. Moment Frame Compression Theory 94 94

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Alignment Charts Calculate “G” at the top and bottom of the column (GA and GB). I = moment of inertia of the members L = length of the member between joints G is inversely proportional to the degree of rotational restraint at column ends. Compression Theory

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Alignment Charts Sidesway Inhibited (Braced Frame) Sidesway UnInhibited (Sway Frame) Separate Charts for Sidesway Inhibited and Uninhibited Compression Theory 96

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Alignment Charts Gtop X Gbottom Gtop X Gbottom Sidesway Inhibited (Braced Frame) Sidesway UnInhibited (Sway Frame) Separate Charts for Sidesway Inhibited and Uninhibited Compression Theory 97

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Alignment Charts Gtop X Gbottom K Gtop X Gbottom K Sidesway Inhibited (Braced Frame) Sidesway UnInhibited (Sway Frame) Separate Charts for Sidesway Inhibited and Uninhibited Compression Theory 98

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Alignment Charts Only include members RIGIDLY ATTACHED (pin ended members are not included in G calculations). Use the IN-PLANE stiffness Ix if in major axis direction, Iy if in minor axis. Girders/Beams are typically bending about Ix when column restraint is considered. If column base is “pinned” – theoretical G = ∞. AISC recommends use of 10. If column base is “fixed” – theoretical G = 0. AISC recommends use of 1. Compression Theory

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**Alignment Charts ALIGNMENT CHART ASSUMPTIONS:**

Behavior is purely elastic. All members have constant cross section. All joints are rigid. Sidesway Inhibited (Braced) – single curvature bending of girders. Sidesway Uninhibited (Sway) – reverse curvature bending of girders. Stiffness parameter of all columns is equal. Joint restraint is distributed to columns above and below the joint in proportion to EI/L of the columns. All columns buckle simultaneously. No significant axial compression force exists in the girders. Compression Theory

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Alignment Charts Let’s evaluate the assumptions. Compression Theory

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**Alignment Charts ALIGNMENT CHART ASSUMPTIONS:**

Behavior is purely elastic. All members have constant cross section. All joints are rigid. Sidesway Inhibited (Braced) – single curvature bending of girders. Sidesway Uninhibited (Sway) – reverse curvature bending of girders. Stiffness parameter of all columns is equal. Joint restraint is distributed to columns above and below the joint in proportion to EI/L of the columns. All columns buckle simultaneously. No significant axial compression force exists in the girders. Compression Theory 102

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**Alignment Charts If the column behavior is inelastic,**

Yielding decreases stiffness of the column. Relative joint restraint of the girders increases. G therefore decreases, as does K. Decrease is typically small. Conservative to ignore effects. Can account for effects by using a stiffness reduction factor, t, times G. (SRF Table 4-21) Compression Theory

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**Alignment Charts ALIGNMENT CHART ASSUMPTIONS:**

Behavior is purely elastic. All members have constant cross section. All joints are rigid. Sidesway Inhibited (Braced) – single curvature bending of girders. Sidesway Uninhibited (Sway) – reverse curvature bending of girders. Stiffness parameter of all columns is equal. Joint restraint is distributed to columns above and below the joint in proportion to EI/L of the columns. All columns buckle simultaneously. No significant axial compression force exists in the girders. Compression Theory 104

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Alignment Charts Only include members RIGIDLY ATTACHED (pin ended members are not included in G calculations). Partial restraint of connections and non-uniform members effectively change the rotational stiffness at the connections. These conditions can be directly accounted for, but are generally avoided in design. Compression Theory

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**Alignment Charts ALIGNMENT CHART ASSUMPTIONS:**

Behavior is purely elastic. All members have constant cross section. All joints are rigid. Sidesway Inhibited (Braced) – single curvature bending of girders. Sidesway Uninhibited (Sway) – reverse curvature bending of girders. Stiffness parameter of all columns is equal. Joint restraint is distributed to columns above and below the joint in proportion to EI/L of the columns. All columns buckle simultaneously. No significant axial compression force exists in the girders. Compression Theory 106

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Alignment Charts Calculation of G accounts for rotational stiffness restraint at each joint based on assumed bending. For other conditions include a correction factor “m” to account for actual rotational stiffness of the girder at the joint. Compression Theory

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**Alignment Charts Sidesway Inhibited (Braced)**

Assumption: single curvature bending of girder. Bending Stiffness = Bending Stiffness = Far end pinned m = (3EI/L)/(2EI/L) = 1.5 Bending Stiffness = Far end fixed m = (4EI/L)/(2EI/L) = 2 Compression Theory

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**Alignment Charts Sidesway Uninhibited (Sway)**

Assumption: reverse curvature bending of girder. Bending Stiffness = Bending Stiffness = Far end pinned m = (3EI/L)/(6EI/L) = 1/2 Far end fixed Bending Stiffness = m = (4EI/L)/(6EI/L) = 2/3 Compression Theory

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**Alignment Charts ALIGNMENT CHART ASSUMPTIONS:**

Behavior is purely elastic. All members have constant cross section. All joints are rigid. Sidesway Inhibited (Braced) – single curvature bending of girders. Sidesway Uninhibited (Sway) – reverse curvature bending of girders. Stiffness parameter of all columns is equal. Joint restraint is distributed to columns above and below the joint in proportion to EI/L of the columns. All columns buckle simultaneously. No significant axial compression force exists in the girders. Compression Theory 110

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Alignment Charts In general, columns are chosen to be a similar size for more than one story. For each column section this results in sections with extra strength in upper floors, and close to their strength in lower floors. Design typically checks each story independently, based on these assumptions. Actual conditions can be directly accounted for, but are generally ignored in design. Compression Theory

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**Alignment Charts ALIGNMENT CHART ASSUMPTIONS:**

Behavior is purely elastic. All members have constant cross section. All joints are rigid. Sidesway Inhibited (Braced) – single curvature bending of girders. Sidesway Uninhibited (Sway) – reverse curvature bending of girders. Stiffness parameter of all columns is equal. Joint restraint is distributed to columns above and below the joint in proportion to EI/L of the columns. All columns buckle simultaneously. No significant axial compression force exists in the girders. Compression Theory 112

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Alignment Charts In a story not all columns will be loaded to their full strength. Some are ready to buckle, while others have additional strength. An extreme case of this is a “leaner” column. This case will be addressed first, with the concept valid for general conditions as well. Compression Theory

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“LEANER” COLUMNS Compression Theory

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**Leaner Columns Leaner Columns**

Moment Frame For this structure note that the right columns are pinned at each connection, and provide no bending restraint. Theoretically G at top and bottom is infinite. Compression Theory 115 115

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**Leaner Columns Theoretically the column has an infinite KL.**

For Leaner Columns: G top= Infinity G bottom= Infinity Therefore K= Infinity KL= Infinite So the column has no strength according to the alignment chart Theoretically the column has an infinite KL. Therefore, the strength should be zero. Compression Theory

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Leaner Columns Consider only applying a small load to the right columns Moment Frame Leaner Columns Compression Theory 117 117

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Leaner Columns Consider only applying a small load to the right columns Moment Frame Leaner Columns Surely a small load could be applied without causing instability! (Due to connection to the rest of the structure) Compression Theory

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**Leaner Columns K = infinity K < infinity fPn = zero fPn > zero**

PA K = infinity fPn = zero K < infinity fPn > zero Actual Condition Chart Provided that the moment frame is not loaded to its full strength, it can provide some lateral restraint to the leaner columns. This is indicated by the spring in the figure above. Compression Theory

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Leaner Columns D P PD/H H PD/H P Note that the result of a vertical force trying to translate through displacement, D, is a lateral load of value PD/H applied to the system. Compression Theory

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**Leaner Columns leaner ΣP = ΣPe ΣP = P1+P2+P3+P4**

ΣPe = P1e+P2e+P3e+P4e=P1e+P4e In the elastic range, the “Sum of Forces” concept states that the total column capacities can be re-distributed Compression Theory

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**Leaner Columns leaner If P2 = P2e Reach failure even if ΣP < ΣPe**

1 2 3 4 leaner If P2 = P2e Reach failure even if ΣP < ΣPe However, the total load on a leaner column still must not exceed the non-sway strength. Compression Theory

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Leaner Columns Actual design considers inelastic behavior of the sections, but the basic concept is the same. A system of columns for each story should be considered. The strength of the story is the load which would cause all columns to sway. The strength of an individual column is the load which would cause it to buckle in the non-sway mode (K=1). Compression Theory

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Alignment Chart In general, each story is a system of columns which are loaded to varying degrees of their limiting strength. Those with additional strength can provide lateral support to those which are at their sidesway buckling strength. Once the limit against lateral buckling and lateral restraint is reached, the entire story will exhibit sidesway buckling. Compression Theory

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**Alignment Chart ALIGNMENT CHART ASSUMPTIONS:**

Behavior is purely elastic. All members have constant cross section. All joints are rigid. Sidesway Inhibited (Braced) – single curvature bending of girders. Sidesway Uninhibited (Sway) – reverse curvature bending of girders. Stiffness parameter of all columns is equal. Joint restraint is distributed to columns above and below the joint in proportion to EI/L of the columns. All columns buckle simultaneously. No significant axial compression force exists in the girders. Compression Theory 126

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**Alignment Chart Axial load reduces bending stiffness of a section.**

In girders, account for this with reduction factor on EI/L. Compression Theory

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Alignment Chart It is helpful to think in terms of members controlled by axial force or bending, rather than “girders” and “columns.” If axial load dominates, consider member a “column” with extra strength to prevent the story from buckling (sum of forces approach). If bending load dominates, consider the member a “girder” with reduced rotational stiffness at the joint (axial load reduction). Compression Theory

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Alignment Chart Issues Note KL/r=slenderness parameter This criteria is mostly based on erection and shipping concerns rather than safety issues. Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Alignment Chart To account for inelastic column effects,**

stiffness reduction factors, ta, used to reduce EI of the columns. Stiffness Reduction Factors Table 4-21 Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Alignment Chart If beams have significant axial load, they provide less rotational restraint. Reduce rotational stiffness component (EI/L) of beams with modification, 1-Q/Qcr Q = axial load Qcr = axial in-plane buckling strength with K=1 This is also valid for “columns” at a joint (multiple stories), which carry minimal axial load compared to their strengths. Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed**

Alignment Chart To account for story buckling concept, all columns must reach their capacity to allow for story failure. Revise K to account for story effects. K2 from Equation C-A-7-8 Kn2 = K factor directly from the alignment chart Pr = Load on the column (factored for LRFD) Compression – AISC Manual 14th Ed

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**DIRECT ANALYSIS METHOD IS USED FOR THE FOLLOWING SLIDES**

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**DIRECT ANALYSIS METHOD**

Analysis of entire structure interaction. Include lateral “Notional” loads. Reduce stiffness of structure. No K values required. Alternatively, Direct Analysis Methods are more common in international codes and are now introduced in AISC publications, with the likelihood of being the dominant design method in the future. This method is also easier to program for analysis and design in typical software packages. In this method, all members are designed as beam-columns with a “K” factor of 1.0. However, to account for structure interaction a series of notional loads are applied to the structure to develop moments in all “columns”, and these combined forces are calibrated to column capacities with K=1. As will be shown in beam-column modules these loads are based on rational principles, but require a slight “leap of faith” from the students to accept their values. If this method is chosen for instruction, it may be preferable to skip to beam-column design directly after addressing single column behavior and design. Compression Theory

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**DIRECT ANALYSIS METHOD**

Further evaluation of this method is included in the module on “Combined Forces.” Compression Theory

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