short column


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short column

[′shȯrt ′käl·əm]
(civil engineering)
A column in which both compression and bending is significant, generally having a slenderness ratio between 30 and 120-150.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

short column

A column whose load capacity need not be reduced because of its slenderness.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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