Simple Welded Connections for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Design simple fillet welded connections
- Calculate the strength of a fillet welded connection
- Check if a given simple fillet welded connection is strong enough for a given set of loads
- Understand the requirements of the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings when designing a fillet welded connection
- The design and analysis will be done per the requirements found in the AISC Specification. Students can download the Specification at the following link: http://www.aisc.org/uploadedfiles/steel_solution_center/technical_resources/engineering_faqs/2005specification_third_printing.pdf
- Student should have basic knowledge of basic knowledge of engineering stress
- Examples will be accompanied by spreadsheets, so it will be beneficial to have access to either Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets
This course is the perfect introduction to simple fillet welded connections. Simple connections refer to connections in which the resultant force that must be resisted by the connection passes through the center of gravity of the connection. Therefore, each part of the connection is assumed to resist an equal share of the load.
Students will learn the basics of fillet welds and see actual worked out examples. Connection design is done according to the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Building, and it will be provided to the students for download.
This course consists of 7 lecture videos and 4 example videos. Each example comes with a corresponding Excel spreadsheet for further ease.
This course should take about 1-2 weeks to complete.
Who this course is for:
- This course is meant for practicing engineers and architects as well as engineering and architecture students looking to learn how to analyze and design simple fillet welded connections.
- This course is also meant for anyone who just wants to learn more about fillet welds
My name is Abdul Siraj. I have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in structural engineering. I have over 5 years of experience as a structural engineer in the offshore and subsea oil and gas industry. I am also the founder of Engineering Examples.
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