Slenderness Ratio

The ratio of the effective length of a member to the radius of gyration of the cross-section about the axis under consideration.

Use of Slenderness Ratio:

It is used to find out the design load as well as in classifying various columns in short/intermediate/long. The slenderness ratio of a column gives an indication of buckling failure in the column. The more the slenderness ratio, the more the tendency of the column to fail by buckling effect in that direction.

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