Just like beams, strut and columns are also structural members but unlike beams, strut and columns are designed to take axial loads. Strut and column both are design to take axial load, difference between both of them is the length of each with respect to its cross section. If length of the member is larger as compared to the cross section then that member is called strut and when length of the member is short as compared to the cross section then that member is called column. In both of the cases there is a particular load above which the strut and column will show some buckling that load is called the critical load. Critical load is the factor which influences the design of the strut and column. Critical load of strut and column can be calculated from the following formula made for a particular condition called both ends pined. Critical load of strut and column can be calculated from the formula How to calculate Critical load of strut and column In order to find the critical load