Slender Columns

Thanks for your thoughts. There is some truth in what you say as small
deflection theory can not be used.
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Further comments would be appreciated.
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Martin Double
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Sorry for my English, but I am not a native speaker
>
> IIRC what professors taught us: the reason that slenderness must be
> limited is that theory works with idealized materials and properties
> which is not true for the real world materials.
> So this limit represents the point where material behaviour starts
> showing differences (greater than certain limit) from theoretical > behaviour.
>
> Mike
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