Effective Length fo Compression Members
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Practically, design specifications provide the resistance equations for pin-ended columns, while the resistance of framed columns can be estimated through the
factor to the pin-ended column strength equations. Theoretical
factor is determined from an elastic eigenvalue analysis of the entire structural system, while practical methods for the
factor are based on an elastic eigenvalue analysis of selected subassemblages. This chapter presents the state-of-the-art engineering practice of the effective length factor for the design of columns in bridge structures.