Testing Components - Page 3
Testing Columns and Bracing for Compression
To compare the strength of different columns
or bracing members in compression,
try this simple test.
- Make the members up to the length they would be in your
- Hold each member so that it stands up absolutely straight.
- Push down on each member with roughly the same force.
What do you notice? (
- Note which one is stronger under compression.
See Example Test )