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Need help with square tubing

  1. Mar 23, 2013 #1
    I need to know how big of a radius I need to use on an L shaped leg made out of square tubing. Is there a general formula depending on the length and height required?

    How would I calculate the deflection at the end and the buckling on the vertical part?

    For the deflection part, would I ignore the vertical component of the leg and assume that the end is fixed, and just deal with the horizontal part of the L shape?

    For buckling on the vertical part, how do I account for the moment created from the load on the end?
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  3. Mar 23, 2013 #2


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    These are pretty specific questions about a situation which is otherwise only vaguely described. More information is required about the intended purpose of this structure and the loads applied to it.
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