Steel Beam Design
D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, SECB
This four hour course includes the following information:
1. Review of LRFD and ASD Beam Design
2. Design for Flexural Bending:
a. Lateral Torsional Buckling
b. Local Flange & Web Buckling
c. Compact, Non-Compact Sections
d. Slender Sections
3. Design for Shear:
a. Local Web Yielding
b. Web Crippling
c. Sidesway Web Buckling
4. Design for Serviceability
5. Composite Beam Design:
a. Shear Connectors
b. Full Composite Action
c. Partial Composite Action
6. Designing for Serviceability
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
RE: AISC Design Guidelines
Please note that this course and the corresponding quiz were developed when the referenced AISC Design Guidelines could be downloaded for free from the AISC website. You now currently have to be a member of AISC to download the Design Guidelines referenced in the course material and quiz for free. Therefore if you are not a member of AISC, or even if you already are, and have any questions concerning the material in the course that is referenced to an AISC Design Guideline, please feel free to contact the author directly for assistance at: email@example.com.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This course is intended for structural engineers and architects.
Benefit to Attendees
A student of this course will gain an understanding of basic steel and composite beam design to better comprehend the input requirements and output results when using design software in the workplace.
For engineers that are still making the transition from Allowable Stress Design to LRFD or the AISC 13th Edition version of ASD, it is helpful to gain and understanding of the basic design concepts that pertain to the analysis of steel and composite beams. This course will provide the user with an understanding of basic steel and composite beam design to better comprehend the input requirements and output results when using the latest design software that employs LRFD or ASD.
In this lesson, you are required to study the following course content in PDF format:
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It is helpful to gain an understanding of the plastic, or non-elastic behavior of steel and composite beams in order to be able to use the new AISC 13th Edition for either LRFD or ASD. This course will provide the user with an understanding of basic steel and composite beam design to better comprehend the input requirements and output results when using the latest design software that employs LRFD or ASD.
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.