# SS-V: 5100 Buckling

Test No. VNL11Find the critical compression load at which a simply supported beam buckles.

## Definition

A simply supported beam is subjected to a compression load.

The units are SI.

Dimensions: L = 965 mm, b = 40 mm, h = 40 mm

- b
- Breadth of the rectangular section.
- h
- Height of the rectangular section.

**Properties****Value**- Modulus of Elasticity
- 2.1e11 pa
- Poisson's Ratio
- 0.3

## Results

Reference KN* | SimSolid KN | % Difference | |
---|---|---|---|

Critical Load | 474 | 472 | 0.4% |

- $E$
- Elastic modulus.
- $I$
- Area moment of inertia.
- $L$
- Length of the beam.

^{1}James M. Gere, Mechanics of Materials, 6th Edition.