- Volume 22 Issue 4
This paper presents the results of analytical invesstigation of the buckling behavior of thin-walled box-section column. Throughout this investigation, the single curve for finding the buckling stress at each effective slenderness ratio is derived by modification of the Rankine's formula. The applicable formula in the small slederness region is derived by considering the inelastic behavior of material. Additionally, the bifurcation criterion(slenderness ratio) which can distinguish between the local and overall buckling mode shapes is suggested by equating the local and overall buckling stresses. The overall buckling formula is closely concurrent with the experiments for the rectangular tubes.