On Thu, 09 May 2013 10:40:33 -0400, Dan Espen wrote:
I googled a lot more, and almost all said the round cross section
was stronger "pound for pound"; and, particularly, we're talking
So, I think you're correct; the round tube (pound for pound) would
be stronger considering the bending force against the flat edges
of the square cross section.
Plus, round just seems "more comfortable" in human hands...
In summary, after googling s'more: Round seems to win hands down.
a) It's cheaper
b) It's (probably) stronger
c) It's (probably) more comfortable
Certainly for equal weight. Given the same circumference/perimeter, a
circle is larger than a square. The disadvantage of the circle is
that telescoping sections will turn so it has to be clamped somehow.
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