chapter  7
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COMPRESSION MEMBERS

Rolled, compound and built-up sections are used for columns. Universal columns are used in buildings where axial load predominates, and universal beams are often used to resist heavy moments that occur in columns in industrial buildings. Single angles, double angles, tees, channels and structural hollow sections are the common sections used for struts in trusses, lattice girders and bracing. Compression member sections are shown in Figure 7 .2.