The elastic buckling load for a pin-ended column is:
E*I Buckling Load = pi^2 --- L^2
where E is Young's modulus of elasticity, I is the moment of inertia, and L is the length of the column.
This applet is a minor extension of the temperature conversion program described in Chapter 19 of the book.
Developed in Decembe, 1998, by Mark Austin