There are different types of columns used in structures. In our previous article, we have already discussed that topic. In this article, I will discuss, the difference between short column and long column.
What is Short Column?
When the ratio of the effective length of a column to its least lateral dimension does not exceed 12, it is called short column.
What is long column?
When the ratio of the effective length of a column to its least lateral dimension exceeds 12, it is called long column.
Difference Between Short Column And Long Column:
|Short Column||Long Column|
|1. The ratio of the effective length to its least lateral dimension is less than 12.||1. The ratio of the effective length to its least lateral dimension is greater than 12.|
|2. The slenderness of short column is less than 12.||2. The slenderness of long column is greater than 12.|
|3. Less radius of gyration.||3. Greater radius of gyration.|
|4. The load-carrying capacity of short column is greater than long column.||4. The load-carrying capacity is less compared to short column of same cross-sectional area.|
|5. Stronger than long column and highly preferrable.||5. Weaker than short column and generally not preferred.|
|6. Short column is subjected to compressive stress.||6. Long column is subjected to buckling stress.|
|7. Mechanical failure mainly occurs due to shearing.||7. Long columns are liable to fail due to buckling.|
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