Flexural Failures vs Compression Failures

I’m having difficulty understanding the difference between Flexural and Compression failure types. Are they the same? I’m getting mixed information about this for both beams and columns, steel & concrete.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you! :slight_smile: @coachkellyclarke

Flexural failure happens in beams and is related to the rebar failing if it is a tension failure or may be the result of the concrete breaking if it is a Compression failure.

Recommend reading a book of structure for architects.

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Hi @mingo.draft let’s see if a different architect can help with this one. @coachdarionziegler do you mind jumping in?

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