120

10,370

10,200

10,030

9,870

9,710

9,560

9,410

9,260

9,110

8,970

Above L/r of 130, the higher-strength steels offer no advantage as to allowable compressive stress (fa). Above this point, use Table L-3 for the more economical steel of 36,000-psi-yield strength.

Reprinted by permission of the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation

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