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I was hoping someone could remove some doubt in my mind with regards to interpreting the Second Moment Of Area and Eulers formula for buckling.

Am I correct in thinking that:-

- The higher the Second Moment Of Area Value the more resistant to bending.

- The lower the Second Moment Of Area Value the less resistant to bending.

Using Eulers formula for buckling I have calculated the critical load for a column in the X and Y axis, my values are:-

Ix = 25.39N

Iy = 634N

Am I correct in interpreting these results as the column will buck in the x axis first because it will only take 25.39N of load before it buckles - is this correct?

I can do the math it is the concept I struggle with (doesn't help that I have a crap tutor).

thank you.

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# Interpreting the Second Moment of Area and Euler's Formula Values

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