Q: Is a column a compression member? ¶
Q: Is a column extended by welding or bolting splice plates on the flanges and webs or walls of the columns to provide a few inches or feet of load transfer from the upper to the lower column section? ¶
Q: Is a column too long to be built or transported in one piece? ¶
A: Yes, and it has to be extended or spliced at the construction site.
Q: Were columns developed in the ancient world? ¶
A: Yes, but remained rare there.
Q: Were columns carved with a centre hole or depression so that they could be pegged together? ¶
A: Yes, and using stone or metal pins.
Q: Was a column created by the sculptor Callimachus? ¶
A: Yes, and probably an Athenian, who drew acanthus leaves growing around a votive basket.
Q: Is a column extended by having the steel reinforcing bars protrude a few inches or feet above the top of the concrete? ¶
A: Yes, and then placing the next level of reinforcing bars to overlap, and pouring the concrete of the next level.
Q: Is a column usually extended by the use of a steel tube or wrapped-around sheet-metal plate bolted onto the two connecting timber sections? ¶
Q: Are columns generally built directly on top of concrete foundations? ¶
Q: Are columns "engaged"? ¶
A: Yes, that is to say form part of a wall.
Q: Are columns standing? ¶
A: Yes, and some being more than 30 metres tall.
Q: Are columns created out of multiple sections of stone? ¶
A: Yes, and mortared or dry-fit together.
Q: Is a column reached is called the critical or buckling load? ¶
Q: Are columns among the heaviest stones used in architecture? ¶
Q: Were columns constructed of stone? ¶
A: Yes, and some out of a single piece of stone.
Q: Are columns frequently used to support beams or arches on which the upper parts of walls or ceilings rest? ¶
Q: Are columns famously present in the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak? ¶
A: Yes, where 134 columns are lined up in 16 rows, with some columns reaching heights of 24 metres.
Q: Is a column sometimes associated with academic buildings? ¶
Q: Is a column almost always fluted? ¶
Q: Is a column inversely proportional to the square of its length? ¶
Q: Is a column not concentric? ¶
A: Yes, that is, its line of action is not precisely coincident with the centroidal axis of the column, the column is characterized as eccentrically loaded.
Q: Were columns used on the second level of the Colosseum? ¶
Q: Is a column considerably more complex than the Doric or Tuscan? ¶
Q: Is a column experiencing inelastic buckling? ¶