Week 1: Connection Design Review - Bolted Connections
Review bolted connection basics including force transfer mechanisms, bolt shear and bearing, and slip critical connections.
Week 2: Connection Design Review – Welded Connections
Review welded connection basics including types of welding, AISC360 provisions for fillet welds, and weld limit states.
Week 3: Eccentrically Loaded Bolts – Elastic Method
Introduce eccentrically loaded connections and detail the elastic design method for eccentrically loaded bolt groups.
Week 4: Eccentrically Loaded Bolts – Ultimate Strength Methods
Introduce the ultimate strength method for eccentric design and contrast it to the elastic method. Develop design tools to calculate the strength of an eccentrically loaded bolted connection.
Week 5: Eccentrically Loaded Welds – Elastic Method
Discuss applying the elastic method to weld design and develop design tools to calculate the capacity of an eccentrically loaded weld group.
Week 6: Eccentrically Loaded Welds – Ultimate Strength Method
Apply the ultimate strength method to eccentrically loaded weld design and develop a design tool to evaluate the capacity of a weld group using this method.
Week 7: Moment Connections and Concentrated Forces
Introduce moment connections and applicable limit states. Discuss designing for concentrated forces and appropriate stiffener design.
Week 8: Exam Review