A Beginner's Guide to the Steel Construction Manual, 14th ed.

Chapter 5 - Welded Connections

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 T. Bartlett Quimby

Introduction to Welding

Finding Forces in Welded Connections

Effective Areas and Size Limitations of Welds

Effective Areas of Base Metal

Strength Limit State

Designing Welds

Chapter Summary

Example Problems

Homework Problems


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Section 5.8

Example Problems

Last Revised: 11/04/2014

The example problems presented in this section have a spreadsheet solution.  You will need this file to follow along with the presented solutions.  You can click on the following link to get the file:

Chapter 5:  Excel Spreadsheet Solutions

Example Problem 5.1

This problem looks at a typical lap splice involving an HSS section and a gusset plate.  This problem is a little more complex than lapped flat plates, in some ways, but is good for illustrating the computation of maximum effective fillet weld size.

Example Problem 5.2

This example illustrates two ways to "balance" a fillet weld design on a connection that consists of a single angle and gusset plate.

Example Problem 5.3

This example illustrates the application of the allowed increase in Fw for when the load is not parallel to weld axis.

Example Problem 5.4

This example implements both the elastic and IC methods for eccentric load in the plane of the faying surface.  These problems are best done by spreadsheet, so you will see them in the file that can be downloaded above.

Example Problem 5.5

This example illustrates the computation of capacity of an eccentrically loaded weld group when the eccentricity is out of the plane of the faying surface.

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