Compression member

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(Engin.) a member, as a rod, brace, etc., which is subjected to compression or tension, respectively.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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If it were true that the compression members showed strain, with the bridge only two thirds done, then there was nothing to do but pull the whole structure down and begin over again.
This is a common design practice to assume an effective length factor and calculate the ultimate load carrying capacity of the compression member.
Changjun, Experimental study on axial compression member of parallel strand bamboo [Dissertation], Nanjing Forestry University.
Besides, the early plastic strains of mild steel bars may disintegrate the materials of a compression member, decrease its ductility and at the same time cause its premature failure or collapse.
Features include a patented compression member that loads the seat to the body without requiring a threaded nozzle or additional seals to atmosphere.
This means you've got to make the ridge a beam and let it hold the rafters up; it can't be simply a compression member that the rafters rest against.
Features include a unique patented compression member, which loads the seat to the body without requiring a threaded nozzle or additional seats to atmosphere.
where [f.sub.c] = actual compression stress parallel to grain (psi); [F'.sub.c] = allowable compression design value parallel to grain (psi); [f.sub.b] = actual bending stress (psi); [F'.sub.b] = allowable bending design value (psi); [F.sub.cE] = critical buckling design value for a compression member for the applicable [l.sub.e]/d ratio (psi).
Flanged cruciform members are used in high-load applications as compression members. Flanged cruciform sections are typically fabricated from two hot-rolled WT sections welded to the web of a standard hot-rolled I section as shown in Figure 1.
[7] proposed modifications to the direct strength method for stainless steel compression members. Based on the numerical and experimental study, Theofanous and Gardner [8] proposed new design method for LDSS hollow section columns.
The DualDeck is comprised of two flat slabs joined by steel tension and compression members, resulting in a composite truss that when placed in a multistory building, such as the Hyatt House Naples, becomes the finished ceiling of one level and the floor of the level above.
The maximum allowable stress is 25 ksi tensile and compression members equal.