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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.

By: James Doane, P.E. PhD

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

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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.

Welded connections are used in many mechanical and structural applications. Fundamental knowledge of how to design welded connections is critical for engineers. This course provides a thorough, but easy to understand, approach that explains the essential details of weld analysis and design. The material presented in this course is at an introductory level, covering what every engineer should know about welded connections, and no prior understanding of welded connections is required. However, a general understanding of mechanics of materials (primarily basic stress and torsion) is helpful for this course.

This course is divided into 2 parts. Part 1 of this course largely focuses on the foundational knowledge of welding symbols. It is critical for engineers and designers to understand the proper use of welding symbols because they serve as communication between the designer and the fabricator.

Part 2 covers topics on the analysis and design of welded joints. The section covers the two main types of welded connections, fillet welds and groove welds, as they make up nearly 95% of all welded joints used in mechanical applications. Direct loading applications and eccentrically loaded applications are covered.

253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Craig Miller
01/21/2019
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Very good introduction to welding and weld symbols
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
R Benjamin Young
01/18/2019
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Informative. Good review, but still learned some.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Paul Vitucci
01/15/2019
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Very good orientation. Prior to this weld symbols were like Greek to me.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Adam Crosby
12/28/2018
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great for structures guys
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Steven J. Busbin
12/15/2018
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Very good overview of the key points.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
James Holt
12/10/2018
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Great for learning welding symbols
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Jorge Fernandez
12/04/2018
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Very good course.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Roger Cantrell
11/21/2018
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A very good review.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Ben Cowart
11/20/2018
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Very god explainaion of symbols and terminology
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Edward Kersey
11/19/2018
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Good overview of Weld call outs, along with additional/general weld technical guidance. Pleased with course.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Joseph Amorosi
10/26/2018
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The course was very good for an introductory of weld symbols. Clear and concise as there is a lot of information out there but it becomes overwhelming. Great job.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Leonid Krupnik
09/05/2018
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Useful information was provided
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Sabah Hermiz
08/25/2018
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The Materials are well written and simply presented. it is a good refresher class for any Civil Engineer without going to more complicated steel books and welding code.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Hayward Luckett
08/15/2018
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Excellent.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
David Manning
08/14/2018
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Class was a clear refresher on welding symbols, focused only on the most common types of welds. Good for most engineers.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Landon Efird
08/02/2018
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Very basic but good general overview of weld symbols and information.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Mike Seidl
06/22/2018
Good basic course on welding.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Tony
06/21/2018
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Good, well-written basic introduction for those not familiar with welding and a nice refresher for those who may not have used the concepts in a while.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Sara
04/30/2018
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Great!
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
G. Richard Bird
04/29/2018
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Well written and illustrated, very easy to understand.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
John
04/19/2018
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A very nice short into to welding and weld symbols. Study materials are clear and easy to read.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Bob
04/17/2018
Excellent review for engineers!
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Joseph De Stefano
04/16/2018
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Well done. Easy to understand. Great refresher of the material.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Bart Eckhardt
01/30/2018
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Very straightforward presentation.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Gordon John Holmes
01/18/2018
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Good basic coverage
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Shane Lippard
12/29/2017
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Very concise and informative. Exactly as described.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
12/28/2017
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Concise.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
CHARLES K WISHMEIER
12/24/2017
Verified Buyer
As I have been a practicing structural engineer for over forty years this course was not difficult. It is, however, an excellent reference source, much better than the AISC Steel manual. Looking forward to Part 2 for more detail.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Chris Claytor
11/20/2017
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Great introduction for those with very little knowledge of welding symbols and details.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Bill H
11/09/2017
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Practical and very useful. I spent extra time on examples and design steps to drill these calculations into my brain. I'll use this content frequently in my work.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Bill H
11/09/2017
Verified Buyer
Quick and useful refresher course
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
R. Saucier
11/03/2017
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Good refresher for basics. Look forward to additional welding courses
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Ron Wood
10/04/2017
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Rating: 5 Excellent presentation on weld symbols. I highly recommend this course to any engineer or designer involved with weldment design. (My browser did not enable clicking a rating box; I rate this a 5.)
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Ricky Nelson
09/07/2017
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Great course - a fantastic overview of general welding symbols and general guide lines.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Ryan
08/15/2017
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Excellent course on the basics of welded connections.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Layton B Asmus
08/14/2017
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My steel design course in college didn't cover welding design. This course was very beneficial, as it helped me understand what basic welded connections and their symbols represent. I highly recommend this course for anyone who hasn't received formal welding design training.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Paul Luebke
08/04/2017
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Well written and easy to understand. Very helpful for understanding basics of weld symbols.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Walid Alaywan
08/04/2017
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Sometimes it is confusing the side of the weld based on the arrow side.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Brenda Moore
06/29/2017
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A good primer and/or refresher course on welds.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Mark
03/17/2017
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Well organized and great refresher.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Jason Coppula
03/08/2017
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A very informative review of basic weld types, weld symbols and applications for a design engineer. Clear and to the point.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Ronald Kelly
02/23/2017
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Very good weld primer course
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
William Pokorny
01/16/2017
Verified Buyer
This course was a good class that defined the basic welding concepts and introduced several concepts for engineers to comprehend what is expected of them when addressing the welding technology. I plan to take the second class about the subject.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Antonio Guillen
01/09/2017
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Good presentation and content.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
11/23/2016
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well presented, easy to read graphics and explanations
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Suzzette Solano
10/31/2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It is clear and well presented. It is a great foundation. I have bought the second part and I am looking forward to it.
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253-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 1 - Basic Concepts and Weld Symbols.
Daniel Gonzalez
09/23/2016
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Clear and very practical. Straight to the point with concrete and easy to follow examples. Excellent introductory course and great refresher for practicing engineers.
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