Design of Flexural Beams in Steel Structures
Learn how to design laterally supported and unsupported beams in steel structures with this free online course.
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The free online course on, Design of Flexural Beams in Steel Structures, is designed to develop your understanding of how laterally supported and unsupported beams are designed for steel structures. The course starts with introducing the various types of beams and the modes of failures that can occur in beams. You will then be introduced to the types of steel sections used as beams as well as the design criteria for beams. Next, you will learn about the design criteria for laterally supported beams and the steps in designing the laterally supported beams that are on high or low shear.
The course then demonstrates how to determine the design bending strength of laterally unsupported beams and compares the bending strength of a laterally unsupported beam to that of a laterally supported beam. You will then discover the steps in designing a laterally unsupported beam. Lastly, you will learn how to determine the plastic elastic modulus of a built-up section.
If you are a civil engineer, structural engineer, or one with a keen interest in understanding how beams are designed to safely carry loads in steel structures, you will benefit from taking this course. This course will go a long way to disclosing the steps and codes of practice needed in designing laterally supported and unsupported beams in steel structures. Why wait, start this course today!
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Laterally Supported Beams
Laterally Supported Beams - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Flexural Members
Failure Modes of Flexural Members
Introduction to Laterally Supported Beams
Design of Laterally Supported Beams
Laterally Supported Beams with High Shear
Laterally Supported Beams - Lesson Summary
Laterally Unsupported Beams
Laterally Unsupported Beams - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Laterally Unsupported Beams
Strength Calculation of Laterally Unsupported Beams
Design of Laterally Unsupported Beams
Calculation of Plastic Section Modulus
Laterally Unsupported Beams - Lesson Summary
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the various failure modes and design criteria of beams
- Recall the steps in designing a laterally supported beam
- Explain how to design laterally supported beams under high or low shear
- Explain how to calculate the design bending strength of a laterally unsupported beam
- Compare the design bending strength of laterally supported and unsupported beams
- Recall the basic steps in designing a laterally unsupported beam
- Discuss how to determine the plastic elastic modulus of a built-up section
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