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Euler's formula to solve for allowable axial compressive load

A W12x22 structural steel wide-flange section of ASTM A36 steel is used as an axially loaded column. Find the allowable axial compressive load using Euler's formula and a factor of safety of 2.0. The column is pin connected at both ends and is 15 ft long.


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The solution explains how to use Euler's formula to calculate how an axially loaded column can maintain a reasonable factor of safety.