Design of Tension Members in Steel Structures
In this free online course, you will learn about the design procedures for tension members in steel structures.
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In this free online course in the Design of Tension Members in Steel Structures, you will explore the steps in designing tension members for steel structures, with examples to illustrate the designs. The course starts by stating the forms of tension members and the factors that affect the strength of tension members. You will then learn how to determine the net area of a tension member along its critical section and how to determine the design strength of tension members.
The course then proceeds to explain how to design a suitable section that can be connected to a gusset plate via bolting or welding. You will learn how gusset plates and lug angles can be designed to hold steels members in a steel structure. Lastly, you will discover how to design splices to hold member plates of a steel structure.
Tension members are structural elements that require efficient designs in order to help achieve an overall economical steel structure. If you are a civil engineer, structural designer, or one who looks to discover how tension members are designed for steel structures, then this course is for you. So, start this free course today, to realise the steps in designing tension members of steel structures.
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Tension Members - Learning Outcomes
Overview of Tension Members and Net Area
Calculation of Net Area in Tension Members
Design Strength of Tension Members
Strength Calculation of Tension Members
Strength of Tension Members with Weld Connection
Tension Members - Lesson Summary
Design of Tension Members and Connectors
Design of Tension Members and Connectors - Learning Outcomes
Steps in Designing Tension Members
Design Calculation for Tension Members
Design of Gusset Plate
Design of Splices in Tension Members
Design of Tension Members and Connectors - Lesson Summary
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- State the factors affecting the tensile strength of members
- Compute the net area of a tension member along critical sections
- Explain how to calculate the design strength of a tension member
- Discuss how to design a suitable section that can be connected to a gusset plate via bolting or welding
- Compute the dimension of a gusset plate that can hold members
- Discuss the criteria for designing lug angles
- Describe how to design a splice to connect member plates
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