compression member


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compression member

[kəm′presh·ən ‚mem·bər]
(engineering)
A beam or other structural member which is subject to compressive stress.

compression member

Any member in which the primary stress is longitudinal compression.
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On the contrary, the plastic strains of high-strength cold worked steel bars of compression members cannot be displayed.
Due to a redistribution of compressive stresses of high-strength steel bars and spun concrete, the failure strains of compression members are fairly large.
A minimum of three beam elements were used to represent the compression members.
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Construction is geodesic, with a steel exo-skeleton of hexagonal grid of tubular compression members joined by standard cast connections.