Linear Column Buckling
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Consider the column in the figure below. It is pinned on both ends and supports an axial load. The column has a circular cross section with a diameter of .5m and is 20m long. It is constructed of structural steel with a Young’s modulous of 2E+11 Pa and a poisson’s ratio of .3. Calculate the critical buckling load of the column.