11.1 Stability of Columns In questions below answer true or false. Name Email 1. Column buckling can be caused by tensile axial forces. True False None 2. Buckling occurs about an axis with minimum area moment of inertia of the cross section. True False None 3. If buckling is avoided at the Euler buckling load by the addition of supports in the middle, then the column will not buckle. True False None 4. By changing the supports at the column end, the critical buckling load can be changed. True False None 5. The addition of uniform transversely distributed forces decreases the critical buckling load on a column. True False None 6. The addition of springs in the middle of the column decreases the critical buckling load. True False None 7. Eccentricity in loading decreases the critical buckling load. True False None 8. Increasing the slenderness ratio increases the critical buckling load. True False None 9. Increasing the eccentricity ratio increases the normal stress in a column True False None 10. Material strength governs the failure of short columns and Euler buckling governs the failure of long columns. True False None Do you have any comments or suggestions? Please send them to author@madhuvable.org Time's up