Design of Structural Steel Connections for Building and Bridge Construction

Venue: best Western Abercorn Inn

Location: vancouver, BC, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 29, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 30, 2010
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Connections form a very important part of any steel structure and integrity of the structure depends on them. Accurate details and specifications are required for fabrication to ensure trouble-free erection. There is a potential for achieving economy in designing and specifying connections which is the focus of this workshop. Results of recent research on steel connection detailing and fabrication will be briefly introduced. The seminar will focus on connection design specifications as set forth in the CSA Structural Steel Design Standard, CAN/CSA-S16-09, and the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code, CAN/CSA-S6-06. The seminar will include update of changes in S16-09 as compared to S16-01. Seminar notes will include numerous design examples prepared by the instructor for teaching purposes.


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Objective To provide participants with the methodology for designing, detailing and specifying steel connections. Who Should Attend Structural designers, consulting engineers, detailers, specification writers, civil engineers in large industries, technicians and technologists, fabricators and erectors of steel structures. Bring With You Your own Handbook of Steel Construction-Latest Edition (2010) and the book: Hollow Structural Section: Connections and Trusses- A Design Guide, Latest edition by J.A. Packer and J.E. Henderson. You can obtain both books from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. Program Outline (1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs) Day I Introduction Design Loads for connections: Loads on connectionsDesign load specified in structural drawings NBCC-2005 Load combinations for ultimate limit state design Steel material properties Design examples Types of steel member connections Axial Tension connections Hanger connection Light bracing Bearing and compression connections Column splice Beam bearing plate Column base plate Simple framed beam-shear connections Double angle beam connections End plate connections Single-angle beam connections Shear-tab beam connections Tee-type beam connections Seated beam shear connections Un-stiffened angle seat connections Stiffened seated beam connections Moment connections Flange welded Flange plate Moment end plate Moment splice Column stiffener Crane runway connections Design of Tension members and applicability to connection design Failure modes Tension capacity of members and eye bars with bolted connection Shear lag effect Tension-shear block failure in members and plates Tension-shear block failure in coped beams Tension capacity of members with welded connection Design examples Need for web stiffeners Failure due to web crippling and over-all web buckling Effects of concentrated loads or support reactions Determination of size of intermediate transverse stiffeners Determination of size of bearing stiffeners Stiffener requirements for beam-column connections Design examples Bolt materials and types Bolt types, geometry and sizes Basic behavior Bolt strength Bearing-type connections Failure modes Bolt bearing and shear resistance Bolt arrangement Bolts in direct tension Prying action Bolts in combined shear and tension Design examples Slip-critical type connections Bolt shear resistance Bolts in combined shear and tension Design examples Day II Specifications for installation and inspection of bolts The calibrated wrench The turn-of-the-nut method The use of direct tension indicators The use of “twist off” or “tension-control” bolts Effect of low temperature in the actual bolt pretensioning: recent research Eccentric-bolted connection in shear Bracket-column connection Beam and girder splices Bolts in angle-to-beam connection Design examples Eccentric-bolted connection in combined shear and tension Bracket-column connection Design examples Concentric welded connection Weld types Weld strength Weld detailing Lamellar tearing in welding Beam welded splice connection design examples Beam-column welded connection design examples Design example for corner beam-column welded connection carrying shear, thrust and moment Design example for interior beam-column welded connection carrying shear, thrust and moment Design examples for weld length and size for intermediate transverse stiffeners and bearing stiffeners Eccentric-welded connection in shear Bracket-column connection Beam and girder splices Bolts in angle-to-beam connection Design examples Eccentric-welded connection in combined shear and tension Bracket-column connection Design examples Joints with combined bolts and welds Use of CISC design tables in connection design Class participation through instructor’s examples Base plate design Column-to-concrete footing connection Anchor bolt design for strength Anchor bolt design for fatigue Connection between chimney, stack, bins and silos to supporting steel of concrete or steel base Design examples Design of gusset plates: Whitmore criterion for yielding and buckling Connection Design for earthquake CAN/CSA-S6-06 versus CAN/CSA-S16-01 for structural steel connection After Participating in this Course, You will be Able to: Achieve economy on your projects by the skills developed through participating on designing and detailing of connections under instructor guidance Design bolted and welded connections as well as the combined bolted and welded connections for strength and fatigue Apply methods learnt from the course to achieve economy in design, fabrication and erection of steel structures Instructor