Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions - Discussion


In reinforced concrete, pedestal is defined as compression member, whose effective length does not exceed its least dimension by

[A]. 12 times
[B]. 3 times
[C]. 16 times
[D]. 8 times

Answer: Option B


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Sheela said: (Dec 18, 2017)  
Please explain this.

Nandha said: (Mar 6, 2018)  
Pedestal is a vertical compression member whose effective length does not exceed 3times its least horizontal dimension"b".


Sheela said: (Jan 27, 2020)  
Thanks @Nandha.

Karthika said: (Mar 1, 2021)  
Very short columns with effective length less than three times least lateral dimension are called pedestal columns.

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