Design of Connections in Steel Structures
In this free online course, learn the step-by-step process of economically designing connections in steel structures.
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This free online course in the Design of Connections in Steel Structures, will equip you with the knowledge of how to design connections in steel structures. The course starts by introducing you to the various types of connections used in steel structures, including their types and importance. You will then learn about the different patterns of bolt connections and how to calculate the strengths of ordinary black bolts. Also, you will learn about the design methodology of bolt connections under shear and bearing.
Next, the course illustrates the types of weld and welding processes, including the step-by-step process of designing the various types of weld to safely carry members in steel structures. Lastly, you will learn how to design eccentric connections, where the load is in plane or perpendicular to the plane of bolt or weld connection.
In addition, this free course implements diagrams and worked-out examples in demonstrating the process of designing suitable steel connections for steel structures. If you are looking to advance your knowledge of how steel connections are designed economically, this course is certainly for you. Start this course today, to get a deep understanding of how steel connections are designed to hold steel members.
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Bolt Connections - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Connections
Introduction to Bolt Connections
Design of Ordinary Black Bolts
Design of Ordinary Black Bolts - Examples
Design of High Strength Friction Grip (HSFG) Bolts
Bolt Connections - Lesson Summary
Weld Connections - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Weld Connection
Design of Fillet Welds
Design of Butt Welds
Design of Plug and Slot Weld
Weld Connections - Lesson Summary
Eccentric Connections - Learning Outcomes
Eccentric Loading in Plane of Bolted Joint – Concepts
Eccentric Loading in Plane of Bolted Joint – Design
Eccentric Loading in Plane of Welded Joint
Eccentric Load Lying Perpendicular to Plane of Bolt Joint - Design
Eccentric Load Lying Perpendicular to Plane of Bolt Joint - Example
Eccentric Load Lying Perpendicular to Plane of Welded Joint
Eccentric Connections - Lesson Summary
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Recall the types of connections in steel structures, their advantages, and disadvantages.
- Distinguish between the different patterns of bolt connections
- Discuss the design methodology of bolt connections under shear and bearing
- Compare the design of a fillet and butt weld connections
- State the specifications for the design of plug or slot weld
- Explain how to design an eccentric connection when a load is lying in a plane of weld or bolted connections
- Discuss how to design an eccentric connection when a load is lying perpendicular to the plane of weld or bolt connections
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