Columns hold up things as varied as bird feeders and the roofs of Greek temples. Structural engineers design columns to meet many different needs. Learn how to predict the load that a simple column can support. Also, apply loads of up to a couple of hundred pounds to a few columns to see exactly when they begin to fail.
Dr. Charles Gaston, P.E.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
Penn State York
Amanda Niebuhr, A.S., B.S.
Senior Test Engineer
Magdalena Czyzykowski, B.S.
Technical Order Handling (TOH) Engineer
GEA PHE Systems