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- Plain concrete columns
- Axially loaded reinforced columns
- Composite columns
- Combined bending and axial load
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A structural member with a ratio of height to least lateral dimension exceeding 3, used primarily to support axial compressive loads. Concrete columns may be reinforced with longitudinal bars and lateral ties or with longitudinal bars and spiral reinforcement. Sometimes the columns may be a composite of structural steel and concrete (see illustration). See also: Column; Concrete; Reinforced concrete; Structural steel
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