SteelDay 2013: The Life of the K-Factor
There was a time long ago, in a galaxy not far away, that columns were designed for a length, L, without K. Then, in the early 1960s, the now-familiar K-factor was codified. Over the many decades since, it came to seem as if the K-factor had always existed. Now, we have methods of design by which columns can be designed that take into account stability using KL = L again. This webinar explores the origins and development of K, the effective length factor, and why it often can now be taken equal to 1.
This course is based on a past AISC Live Webinar.
You must purchase and pass a quiz to receive a PDH certificate for this course.
- Date: 9/1/2013 - 10/20/2016
- PDH Credits: 1
Charlie Carter, PhD., SE