Anyone know how to calculate the axial compressive strength of a piece of pipe, say, 2" diameter and 3/16" wall thickness, 3 feet long, low carbon steel?

At what point (length to diameter ratio) does buckling become the method of failure rather than plain compressive failure? Larger diameters would probably be less likely to buckle, but how to calculate it?

Thanks,

Ian

At what point (length to diameter ratio) does buckling become the method of failure rather than plain compressive failure? Larger diameters would probably be less likely to buckle, but how to calculate it?

Thanks,

Ian

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