# Category: Mechanics of Materials

## Calculating the Critical Buckling Load for a Rectangular Wood / Timber Column Fixed at the Bottom and Pinned at the Top

March 3, 2017 Abdul Siraj, P.E.

In this post, I will go over the sixth example in our mechanics of materials course covering column buckling. The goal of this example is to calculate the critical buckling load for a rectangular wood / timber column fixed at the bottom and pinned at the top.   The engineering problem statement states,   The 14 ft…

## Calculating the Critical Buckling Load for a Rectangular Wood / Timber Column Fixed at Both Ends

March 3, 2017 Abdul Siraj, P.E.

In this post, I will go over the fifth example in our mechanics of materials course covering column buckling. The goal of this example is to calculate the critical buckling load for a rectangular wood / timber column fixed at both ends.   The engineering problem statement states,   The 14 ft wooden rectangular column shown below…

## Calculating the Critical Buckling Load for a Rectangular Wood / Timber Column Fixed at the Bottom and Free at the Top

March 3, 2017 Abdul Siraj, P.E.

In this post, I will go over the fourth example in our mechanics of materials course covering column buckling. The goal of this example is to calculate the critical buckling load for a rectangular wood / timber column fixed at the bottom and free at the top.   The engineering problem statement states,   The 14 ft…

## Calculating the Critical Buckling Load for a Pinned Rectangular Wood / Timber Column

March 3, 2017 Abdul Siraj, P.E.

In this post, I will go over the third example in our mechanics of materials course covering column buckling. The goal of this example is to calculate the critical buckling load for a pinned rectangular wood / timber column.   The engineering problem statement states,   The 14 ft wooden rectangular column is pinned at both ends….

## Calculating the Maximum Axial Capacity for a Steel Column Braced About the Weak Axis

March 3, 2017 Abdul Siraj, P.E.

In this post, I will go over the second example in our mechanics of materials course covering column buckling. The goal of this example is to calculate the maximum axial capacity for a steel column braced about the weak axis.   The engineering problem statement states,   The W6 x 15 steel column shown below is 30…