An empirical formula giving the collapsing load for a given column. It states that where P= the collapsing load, fc= safe compressive stresses for very short lengths of the material, A=area of cross- section, Mength of the pin-jointed column, d-the least breadth or diameter of the cross-section, c-a constant for the material and the shape of cross-section,

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