# GATE Questions & Answers of Buckling of column

## What is the Weightage of Buckling of column in GATE Exam?

Total 3 Questions have been asked from Buckling of column topic of Solid Mechanics subject in previous GATE papers. Average marks 1.33.

A column of height h with a rectangular cross-section of size $\style{font-family:'Times New Roman'}{a\times2a}$ has a buckling load of $P$. If the cross-section is changed to $\style{font-family:'Times New Roman'}{0.5a\;\times\;3a}$ and its height changed to 1.5h, the buckling load of the redesigned column will be