Eccentric loads

Eccentric loads

Eccentric loads

10/07/16

“What happens when a non-axial load occurs on a column?”

 

When working with  columns, we often have to analyze loads that impinge on the structure. However, what happens when a load acts in a direction not parallel to the axis? Well, what will happen is that the strength of the material will not be completely able to resist the force, thereby resulting in bending. Engineers have termed this type of load an eccentric load.

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