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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B

By: Patrick L. Glon, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B

Written in an easy to understand style, the course Fundamentals of Steel — Part B takes a look at steel in an informative and intuitive way — using among other things, a story of a pop can as a teaching tool. This course will look at how the shapes are used in the field with an emphasis on connections — both bolted and welded. Bar joists — perhaps the most common built-up member — are discussed. Structural carbon steel has some serious weaknesses. These are also discussed including methods of protecting against these weaknesses.

Connections — both welds and high strength bolts — are discussed. The concepts behind their function and simple sample problems are presented to demonstrate the very complex workings of steel connections.

Photos relating to the topics presented include the John Hancock Building in Chicago, the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Lambeau Field in Green Bay, and the Mackinac Bridge over the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan, as well as others.

The course is not a design course. But it does offer some sample calculations to demonstrate the criteria involved in the design of high strength bolted and welded steel connections.

Fundamentals of Steel — Part A is not required as a pre-requisite to this course. It would however be helpful to understand the basic principles of the most important mechanical properties of steel as well as the common nomenclature associated with steel as presented in Part A of this series.

128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
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01/19/2019
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John A Mirando
01/04/2019
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Very well written and examples easy to follow
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Lawrence Fetter
11/25/2018
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Covers basic information for bolted and welded joints in steel construction. Throat area of welds, net area to calculate tensile failure load for a bolted joint and calculation of joint capacity considering only bolt shear are shown in example problems. Protection for structural steel from corrosion, fire and impact are also discussed.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Michael Drake
09/29/2018
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GOOD GENERAL REVIEW WITH VERY PRAGMATIC PROBLEMS EXAMPLES
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Douglas Campbell
08/28/2018
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The course was good, but the correct answer to question 4 should be . . .
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
John Phillips
05/23/2018
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Very good content. Very educational. Reminded me of somethings I had learned in college and brought me some new things to learn.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Robert Gray
02/28/2018
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Another great course by Dr. Glon. I wish I had taken this course before I built my house.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Thomas Page
02/27/2018
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Very good refresher and well written.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
James Crook
01/27/2018
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Good Coarse, Information was a good review
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Ronald Dailey
01/05/2018
Concise. Easy to follow. Nicely done.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
ALBERTO SOLANA
11/02/2017
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Good review of basic welded and bolted connection theory and design.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
David D. Nuckols
08/08/2017
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This course provided valuable information concerning advantages and disadvantages of structural steel used in buildings and bridges. It also explained several types of connections that could be employed in structural steel members.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Michael Dolder
08/06/2017
Course materials were presented very clearly. Photos and illustrations were helpful.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
john kern
07/10/2017
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very good overview
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Manuel P. Rios, PE
07/05/2017
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Well prepared.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Frank Rubino
04/14/2017
The material was presented clearly and you made the material to understand.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Malcolm Latiff Rahat
01/04/2017
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Excellent material on steel. The detailed info on welding processes was refreshing.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Brian VH
12/22/2016
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Very good information about steel connection types and basic design, as well as field applications. Excellent use of illustrations and photographs to aid understanding.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Tom Card
11/10/2016
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Enjoyable! Good refresher for basics.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Richard L. Kent P.E.
08/10/2016
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Clearly and concisely written as was Part A. Excellent refresher for ME.
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Fundamentals of Steel-part B
Larry D. Harrell
05/20/2016
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Good overview of steel design & use
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Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Anonymous reviewer
02/17/2016
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Worthwhile course. Made me appreciate the specialization and complexity of connection design. the design of the structural steel members is relative simple compared to the connection / joint design. I will think of this every time I cross a bridge or on the top floor of a tall building.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Carl Croft
02/16/2016
Informative and easy to understand
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Fundamentals for Steel Part B
Luis A. Figueredo
01/29/2016
Very concise and useful course.
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Fundamentals of Steel, Part B
Arthur Vendola
01/14/2016
Great review course for a me, having over 30 years designing many different types of structures of steel, concrete and timber. A typo on
question 21. I meant to pick (C) not (b). My fault. Sorry for the delay. I had been taking care of wife who passed away 12/4/15 in my arms. She had MS. We were married 48 years and I miss her so much. Thank you for allowing me to pick up the pieces re PDH. I have more of your courses to complete.
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Fundementals of Steel Part B
Edward Ochsenbauer
10/24/2015
Easy to understand.
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Very good!!!!!
anonymous
09/06/2015
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This is a very useful course. In fact, I would like Prof. Glon to offer more courses in the area of steel design and construction.
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Jacob Plicque
08/25/2015
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It is be nice to have more problems and less T/F questions
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anonymous
08/09/2015
A nice course that offers a basic overview of connections. Example problems were helpful, as were the pictures. A slightly more in-depth look at some connection types and the design behind them would have been more in line with a "Part B" type course.
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Consulting Engineer and Designer
karter S. Israni
07/28/2015
very nice course, lot of refreshing information. Good course for civil / structural practicing engineers.
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Bob Browning
07/20/2015
Excellent course. Material is presented very well
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anonymous
05/31/2015
A Good basic course on steel.
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P Slakey, PE
05/15/2015
Very informative and well presented. I would guess taking a course from this professor would be interesting, informative and "fun" Thank you for your time and effort in preparing this and the other course A.
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Wes Blacketer
04/24/2015
Enjoyed the course. A quick review for me to get going again in this area. Very well presented.
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anonymous
04/04/2015
Good material for non mechanical /structural engineers. I suggest some material on different type of bolts/nuts like cadmium/steel etc...as this is mostly electrical engineers deal with when used on electrical connections to cu/al bus bars.
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rod
03/13/2015
The course was well written in Standard American English, with limited use of undefined technical jargon. The terminology and formulas he does use are described and defined in the text. The sketches he included are clear and simple to understand. Thanks.
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anonymous
03/05/2015
Good review of steel basics.
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anonymous
01/21/2015
Very good refresher course for steels and connections.
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Kenneth Sykes
01/19/2015
This course was very good for reviewing some of the basics used in the design of steel construction.
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anonymous
01/12/2015
I'm a mechanical engineer (machine design)so I don't practice structural engineering, but I found the course a nice refresher in steel construction with nuggets of new information.
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steel part 2
David Mueller
01/03/2015
good problems with numbers. More practical than Steel #1 course.
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Top notch
Don Edwards
12/28/2014
I am not a structural engineer, but I occasionally have to work with steel. This was a top-notch introductory course. The test required some calculation and did not resort to "tricky" questions, as it should. The presentation was very readable and held my attention well. I would love to see a Fundamentals of Steel - Part C.
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PE PDH 2014
anonymous
12/08/2014
Great course layout for PDH
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anonymous
11/22/2014
Very interesting and well designed!
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Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
Charlie R. Mitchell, PE
10/26/2014
This was a very good course.

The major improvement would be to include some practical connection detail using the elements included in this course.

The provider is very good at responding to users needs!
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Matt
09/28/2014
A good class that talks about the different connection methods. Learned as much in this class about connection design as I did in a graduate level steel class.
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Charles Robinson
09/22/2014
the test could include question on use of AISC manual to size a beam, but this may require reference material not available to all.
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PE Review
anonymous
08/19/2014
The course, pracrice tes and final were well thought and directly to the point. Provided a basic understanding of the subject. the numn=bered and math questions were definitely to enhance the course reqm'ts. the novice was informed and thankful for the basic info.
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John Hall Sr.
07/18/2014
Good review course
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anonymous
07/15/2014


the course is very good. The only problem I have is that the item that allows me to transfer my answers to receive my certificate of completion disappears from my receipt.
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anonymous
07/12/2014
The example calculations of connection capacities and the test requirement for calculations provides a level of confidence in basic understanding of the subject.
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anonymous
05/22/2014
Not being a structural guy (engineer) I was looking for some basic understanding of practical application and field use of steel. This was very good. I learned some things regarding welded and bolted connections that is useful for training inspection level personnel. Enjoyed the course.
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Course Evaluation
Walter A Tillit Jr
05/14/2014
The course was extremely conmprehensive, covering all topics of steel design, which is a real challenge given the real broad of applications where steel is used from structural of main frames in buildings to components too. Gppd emphasis in the importance of Connection Design, clearly outlining its complex nature, but indicating the safe assumptions made to it to simplify its practice and applications.
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Les Hamilton
04/29/2014
Excellent basic course. Clear and concise. Diagrams explained stresses very well.
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anonymous
04/11/2014
sufficient review material. good refresher.
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Great introduction
David W Lyons, PE - NJ
04/09/2014
Course provided a dreat intro to steeel - welding, bolts, and more. Nothing really technical. Gives a great basic understanding without overwhelming the participant.
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anonymous
04/07/2014
Good, but very basic. Most bar joists are NOT made with folded plates for chords. Only Macomber that I know of did that
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anonymous
04/07/2014
Good course to review some basics.
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Very Informative. Great Pictures!
Darrell Nelson
04/06/2014
A very informative introduction to welded and bolted connections. Great pictures of steel beams and bar joists in action!

However, the author misuses the terminology regarding weld types and joint types. The five joint types are: tee, corner, butt, lap, and edge. (Ref. AWS D1.1). The joint types describe the orientation of the two members that make up the joint. A fillet weld is NOT a joint type; it is a weld type in the same list as all the different groove weld types. Welding a tee joint does not require a fillet weld. It can also be made with a groove weld - with proper edge preparation. In my shop, tee joints are commonly welded first with partial penetration bevel groove welds and then overlaid with reduced-size fillet welds.
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Review of Fundamentals of Steel Part B
Michael Tharp
03/30/2014
A very interesting course, a few more equation type problems that you must solve for an answer would help make it more challenging.
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Ed Jessen
03/26/2014
interesting material and good for even experienced steel designers.
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anonymous
03/19/2014
Good effective review
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William Fulcher
03/17/2014
Excellent review of basic steel design as I have a Mechanical degree and appreciated lots of fundamentals outlined therein.

Page 17 Example problem needs an additional bracket added in front of "(2" as with the second bracket after "diameter" relocated after "plate)". (A bit wordy but my keyboard doesn't have the math type bracket required). Call me at 252-808-2569 if you have questions.
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Fundementals of Steel - Part B
Lawrence Sidoti
03/16/2014
Great informative course.

A fantastic review just like it is intended to be.
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Nicholas Anderson
02/11/2014
This course was very straight forward and informative. It was a very good review for me.
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Refresher Course
Jim
02/04/2014
Even as a professional with over 40 years experience in building construction, I found this course to be very informative by hitting several important points regarding steel and its many uses.
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Randy Decker
01/03/2014
Well written course. Photos were helpful. Great refresher of basic concepts.
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anonymous
01/03/2014
It was a useful course; good review material
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anonymous
12/30/2013
Very good and basic refresher course. The material was easy to follow.
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J. L. MacFarlane
12/28/2013
An excellent brush-up when one is away from the day to day involvement in design.
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Jim
12/18/2013
Good common sense approach
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anonymous
12/15/2013
Excellent review course.
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Good review of basics of connection design
Harvey Kagan
11/27/2013
This is a good review of the basics of design of steel connections if you have been away from steel design for a number of years. It is very basic but helped me refresh my knowledge of connector design.
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Fundamentals of Steel Review W. F. Kimzey
William F. Kimzey
11/07/2013
Very good course as refresher. I wonder if a section on stress concentration factors and even description of finite element analysis might improve the course.

Thanks and Best Regards, Bill kimzey
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anonymous
10/02/2013
Interesting refresher on the design of connections in a general manner for those who are not regularly or are no longer involved in steel framing design.
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Fundamentals of Steel Part B
Vipin N. Tolat
09/24/2013
The course work was written in simple language and was easy to follow and useful in refreshing my knowledge.
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anonymous
09/23/2013
I thought this was a good overview. It was practical and technical without being too dry.
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128-Fundamentals of Steel - Part B
anonymous
08/28/2013
Good review of steel and connections. The course was very thorough and well thought out.
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Worthwhile course
Jim
08/28/2013
Straightforward, informative course. I'd strongly recommend taking this course along with "Fundamentals of Steel - Part A" since the two courses are complementary.
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David Bumford
08/28/2013
Excellent course. It was not too easy or too hard and it refreshed me of fundamentals that i had not used for many years. Perfect!
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anonymous
08/27/2013
Very practical information, a good course and easy to follow course
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Fundmental of Steel - Part B
gnp
08/26/2013
A good basic review of stl & associated connections
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anonymous
08/26/2013
Excellent basic overview
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anonymous
08/26/2013
A good follow-up to Fundamentals of Steel, Part A. The example calculations are clearly explained and understandable.
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anonymous
08/25/2013
THE COURSE WAS A GOOD COMBINATION OF TECHNICAL CONTENT WITH PRACTICAL INFORMAITON
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Muhammad A. Islam
08/25/2013
The course is basic, however, it is very educational. Enjoyed the course even I have been in this profession for a long time.
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anonymous
08/24/2013
The cource was a great refresher after being out of school for many years.
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Leonard Weintraub
08/23/2013
Very well presented. Easy to follow. I learned a lot about welded and bolted connection capacities.
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Excellent Course
anonymous
08/17/2013
This is an excellent sequel to Part A. Architects and engineers of all disciplines will find it useful.
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