When is Rankine-Gordon's empirical formula applicable?

Q.  Rankine-Gordon's empirical formula is applicable for _____
- Published on 23 Sep 15

a. long column
b. short column
c. both a. and b.
d. none of the above

ANSWER: both a. and b.


  • Prakash khare   -Posted on 13 Aug 18
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  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 25 Nov 15
    - Rankine-Gordon's empirical formula is known as Rankine's formula.

    - Crushing load is responsible for the failure of short columns and buckling load is responsible for the failure of long columns.

    - The formula used to calculate crippling load is given as

    Rc = σc A / [1 + α (Le / k)2]

    α is Rankine's constant, σc is the crushing stress, k is the radius of gyration and Le is the effective length.

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