(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Finding the critical buckling load of a really short column with wide cross section (is it still considered a column?)

E = 22 GPa

Yield: 300 MPa

Load: 28N

thickness: 0.226 mm

I = 670706.51 mm^4 (is this right?)

Load Applied Area (as indicated by white arrows): 190400 mmÂ²

I understand from http://www.engineersedge.com/column_buckling/column_ideal.htm that I should be applying Johnson's Formula.

2. Relevant equations

Euler Buckling :

[URL]http://172.31.254.243/www.engineersedge.com/column_buckling/image/column1.gif[/URL]

Johnson's Formula

[URL]http://172.31.254.244/www.engineersedge.com/column_buckling/image/johnson.gif[/URL]

3. The attempt at a solution

Using Johnson's formula, I've found out the Critical Buckling Load (Pcr) is 57119986 N

I know this is a really short structure with a wide cross sectional area so naturally the Pcr will be bigger but could someone please verify my method?

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# Buckling of a short structure

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