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See 9.3.1 through 10.2.2 CSA S16.1- 94 and Mr. Turk's comments .  Euler wasn't all that wrong either.  A reference text suggested is "Limit States Design in Structural Steel" by Adams, Krentz and Kulak published by CISC.  If you get a copy see p. 75, 87, and  98.  KL is the length between points of inflection (zero mement) on the buckled shape.
Good Luck,  B.Davison, P.Eng.
-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Towne <ctowne(--nospam--at)>
To: SEAINT List Server <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: February 8, 1999 6:49 AM
Subject: Effective Length

Does anyone know of any good literature about determining effective lengths of truss members in compression?  Also, any comments from experience would be appreciated.
Chris Towne, E.I.T.