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Does anyone know how to calculate the cross sectional compressive strength of a piece of pipe? I know as you compress or crush the pipe along the cross section of the pipe it will strain harden at which point compression will be unable to continue experimentally. I need to know what force would be required to overcome this and completely crush or compress the pipe on its sides.

I'm thinking of a hollow steel pipe with a wall thickness of say 3 1/2".

Thanks so much.