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I compare the flexural buckling design according to the equivalent member method and the internal forces according to the linear static analysis with the stress calculation according to the second-order analysis including imperfections. The differences are very large. What is the reason?

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While the influence of imperfection increases significantly with increasing axial force and the ratio increases exponentially in the case of the second-order analysis,, the influence of imperfection only increases linearly in relation to the axial force in the case of the equivalent member design. Therefore, there is usually a greater difference between the design ratios according to the linear static analysis by using the equivalent member method and the second-order analysis by using the stress analysis for the structural systems with very high or very low design ratio.

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Differences Equivalent member design Stress analysis Linear static analysis Second-order analysis Equivalent member method

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