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The effective thickness of a __________ column is equal to the actual thickness.

(a) Square

(b) Rectangular

(c) Circular

(d) Trapezoidal

The question was posed to me by my college director while I was bunking the class.

My question is taken from Effective Length and Thickness of Wall in portion Load Bearing Walls of Construction & Building Materials

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Correct choice is (b) Rectangular

The best I can explain: The effective thickness of a rectangular column is equal to the actual thickness. The effective thickness for non-rectangular columns is calculated by multiplying the thickness of the square column with the moment of inertia.

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