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This paper by J Becque was published in the Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 64 Issue 11, November 2008. It presents the direct strength equations for stainless steel compression members and sections. These are based on recent research on local, distortional and member buckling in compression members. The research is summarised and the equations are presented for local, distortional and combined local and member buckling in a consistent format, using notation similar to the North American Specification and Australian standard for carbon steel structures.