What is Slenderness Ratio For a Tension Member - Civil Engineering

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What is Slenderness Ratio For a Tension Member

Slenderness Ratio For a Tension Member

The slenderness ratio of a tension member is the ratio of its unsupported length (l) to its least radius of gyration(r)

Maximum Slenderness Ratio


SL. No
Member
Maximum Slenderness Ratio
1
A tension member in which a reversal of direct stress due to loads other than wind or seismic force occurs.
180
2
A member normally acting as a tie in a roof truss or a bracing system but subject to possible reverse of stress resulting from the action of wind or EQ forces.
350
3
Tension member (other than pretension members).
400

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