Value of Slenderness Ratio For a Tension Member

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).

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Maximum Value of Slenderness Ratio For A Tension Member

SL. NoMemberMaximum Slenderness Ratio
1A tension member in which a reversal of direct stress due to loads other than wind or seismic force occurs.180
2A 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
3Tension member (other than pretension members).400