The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 10 (1932) > Issues > Issue 8 > On a New Method for the Practical Use of Modern Pillar Formulae
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On a New Method for the Practical Use of Modern Pillar Formulae

THE object of this paper is an attempt to overcome an unnecessary and irritating difficulty in connection with the design of steel pillars. This difficulty is due to the fact that within recent years the permissible working stresses have been and still are frequently altered, with the result that tables of safe loads on pillars are soon rendered obsolete and require to be recalculated, and, since the “straight line graphs” originally included in the London County Council General Powers Act of 1909 have been superseded in the London County Council Code of Practice of 1932 by a “curved graph” with a further complication of a permissible increase of stress in the case of eccentric loading, the preparation of such tables has become a laborious and thankless task. W. Cyril Cocking

Author(s): Cocking, W Cyril

Keywords: columns;steel;design;tables;lcc code of practice for structural steelwork 1932;istructe