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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.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
What is a fillet weld and how do measure the stress in it
|Section 2: Electrode types|
How does the type of electrode affect the strength of the fillet weld
|Section 3: Transverse Welds|
What if the connection has both longitudinal and transverse welds
|Section 4: Shear Strength of Base Metal|
Don't forget to check the shear stress of the base metal
|Section 5: Summary of Strength Calculations|
Summary of strengths connection calculations per LRFD and ASD
|Section 6: Examples|
Check if the given connection is able to handle the subjected loads
Calculating the strength of a connection with both longitudinal and transverse welds.
What length of connection do we need for a given weld size and loads.
|Section 7: Size and Length Limitation|
Size and Length Limitations
|Section 8: Constructability|
Someone has to build it, so make it easy for them.
|Section 9: Final Example|
Designing a connection from scratch.
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