long column

long column

[′lȯŋ ¦käl·əm]
(civil engineering)
A column so slender that bending is the primary deformation, generally having a slenderness ratio greater than 120-150.

long column

A column whose slenderness ratio is high, making it liable to failure by buckling.
See also: Bethlehem column

long column

A concrete column whose load capacity must be reduced, according to code requirements, because of its slenderness.
References in classic literature ?
A proud and happy man was the knight, and many a time he turned in his saddle to look at the long column of bowmen who swung swiftly along behind him.
Here also were the valiant Earl of Angus, Sir Thomas Banaster with his garter over his greave, Sir Nele Loring, second cousin to Sir Nigel, and a long column of Welsh footmen who marched under the red banner of Merlin.
Today, as they wound west across the valley, Norman of Torn rode at the head of the cavalcade, which strung out behind him in a long column. Above his gray steel armor a falcon's wing rose from his crest.
The Asiatics went far away into the east, quickening their pace and rising as they did so, and then tailed out into a long column and came flying back, rising towards the German left.
'Cash for negroes,' 'cash for negroes,' 'cash for negroes,' is the heading of advertisements in great capitals down the long columns of the crowded journals.
To cut a long column short, we met in McDonald's, and I was first shown an apple-green Olympia that came in its sturdy travel case, which reminded me of my own in a boring off-white and gray body that I used in Madrid in the mid-1980s.
Moreover, targeted analysis improves reproducibility, and the application of UHPLC enabled analysis time to be decreased compared with traditional HILIC separations that require long column equilibration times (data not shown).
Residents said a long column of armoured vehicles carrying hundreds of soldiers crossed into the capital of Dhale and neighbouring areas on Saturday where they replaced unofficial checkpoints.
Today, 80 years have passed since that event changed the future of Saudi Arabia, when a long column of black oil sprang from the famous Well No.
This is a long column, though, and one game is all we have.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the realignment in Wisconsin was Saturday's resignation of Mike Knuth, the editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, which came at the end of a long column destined for the Sunday print edition extolling the virtues of the reorganization.
The plan was to write a long column in support of freedom of speech and collaboration.