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SteelDay 2013: The Life of the K-Factor

SteelDay 2013: The Life of the K-Factor

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SteelDay 2013: The Life of the K-Factor

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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.

Publication Date: 2013

Author(s)

Charlie Carter, PhD, SE