Problem 80GP

There is a maximum height of a uniform vertical column made of any material that can support itself without buckling, and it is independent of the cross-sectional area (why?). Calculate this height for (a) steel (density ), and (b) granite (density 2.7 X 103 kg/m3).

Step-by-step solution

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Density of steel and granite are given.

Compressive strength of steel=500x106N/m2

Compressive strength of granite=170x106N/m2