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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn

By: James Doane, P.E. PhD

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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.

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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections,  Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn

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.

254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
R Benjamin Young
01/21/2019
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Straight forward and informative. The course brought up some points that I hadn't learned in the past
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Adam Crosby
12/28/2018
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good for structural engrs
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
James Holt
12/19/2018
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Good course for reminding a design engineer to think about applied forces to different type of weld configurations to prevent failures or weld connections.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Steven J. Busbin
12/15/2018
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Great overview and provided general calculations to check work with.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Thomas Timmons
12/11/2018
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This course on welded connections is very basic. There are many topics that are not covered.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Jorge Fernandez
12/04/2018
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Very good course, well organized and well explained.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Ben Cowart
11/20/2018
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Easy to follow the calculations
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
BHATT, RAJENDRA HIMATLAL
11/18/2018
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Excellent
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Leonid Krupnik
09/05/2018
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Usrfull information was presented
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Hayward Luckett
08/15/2018
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Excellent
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Jeremy Gorudon
08/09/2018
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Great course, however I would like to see more LRFD tables and direct references, for the price it was well worded and educational, good refresher for a 10 yr out of college mech. engineer
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Karen Polanco
07/02/2018
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Very practical in my day to day structural engineering work.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Michael L. Douglas
06/18/2018
Challenging - make me read the materials very carefully.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Howard Gilkes
05/13/2018
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Took more than 2 hours !! But good course.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Mark Rice
02/07/2018
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Excellent overview of the strength of welded connections.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Gordon Holmes
01/18/2018
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Very thorough.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
12/28/2017
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Good review
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Kyle Cooper
12/26/2017
I have been looking for a basic welding design course for a while now... This course was absolutely perfect. Now I can speak on the matter with a little intelligence! Thank you.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
CHARLES K WISHMEIER
12/25/2017
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Excellent course. It took me 2 1/2 hours to understand the later equations but it was worth gaining the information
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
James King
11/26/2017
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I found that I disagreed with some of the theory, especially loads on eccentric weld groups.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
08/18/2017
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Excellent Course.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Dan Halbedl
08/16/2017
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Question 1- Course states that electrode designation (example E60 ) is related to yield strength but I understood electrode designation was related to minimum tensile of electrode material. Question 2- course page 12 states to assume neutral axis is 2/3L from top for analysis. other sources for weld design seem to use neutral axis at centroid of weld group. is there some other reference that shows the 2/3 L location of neutral axis?
Author Response:

For question 1: I agree that the number designation is related to minimum tensile strength of the electrode. I have actually seen references that called it many things, such as classification strength. The number is not an exact value of either yield or tensile strength. Most tables for E60 electrodes, for example, give a tensile strength between 62 and 78 ksi and a yield strength between 52 and 65 ksi.

For question 2: I also have references that assumes the NA is located at the centroid of the weld group. However, research does show that the upper portion of the weld carries more of the load. Therefore, the 2/3L measurement is used in several sources to be more conservative.
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254-A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
Thomas Tronzo
07/29/2017
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Very good course for applied welding theory, and good review for working engineers who design welded steel connections.
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254- A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
11/23/2016
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material is well organized and clearly explained. very good course.
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254- A Practical Design Guide for Welded Connections, Part 2 - Analysis and Design of Welded Conn
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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