KB 000868 | General Method for Stability Analyses According to EN 1993-1-1 and Buckling in...

In EN 1993-1-1, the General Method was introduced as a design format for stability designs, which can be used for planar systems with any boundary conditions and variable structural height. The design checks can be performed for loading in the main load-bearing plane and simultaneous compression. The stability cases of lateral-torsional buckling and flexural buckling are analyzed from the main supporting plane, that is, about the structural component's weak axis. Therefore, the question often arises how to design in this context flexural buckling in the main load-bearing plane.