Slenderness Ratio For a Tension Member
The slenderness ratio of a tension member is the ratio of its unsupported length (l) to its least radius of gyration(r).
Maximum Value of Slenderness Ratio For A Tension Member
|SL. No||Member||Maximum Slenderness Ratio|
|1||A tension member in which a reversal of direct stress due to loads other than wind or seismic force occurs.||180|
|2||A member normally acting as a tie in a roof truss or a bracing system but subject to the possible reverse of stress resulting from the action of wind or EQ forces.||350|
|3||Tension member (other than pretension members).||400|