5+ Types Of Column Failure


Column is a long cylindrical member subjected to axial compression. Column carries
self-weight and load coming on it. Generally, load transfers through its longitudinal
direction. Column is categorized based on its height. Every material used in the building
experience both compression and tension stress that’s how we designed the modern
buildings. Columns consist of two major material one is concrete and second one is
steel. Architects do calculate the total stress caused by the live and dead load of the
entire building and will design the internal components (foundation, beam, and
columns) of the building. So if the applied stress exceeds allowable stress (calculated)
then structures start to fail.