Steel Beam Reinforcement
Jonathon Creviston, PE, SECB
This two hour course discusses the terminology associated with steel beam reinforcement, different methods of reinforcement, different conditions requiring reinforcement, and basic calculations. A multiple-choice quiz will follow this course to enhance the understanding of materials.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This course is intended for structural and civil engineers.
Benefit for Attendee
Attendee of this course will be able to identify where and when reinforcement of steel beams in required.
A common problem in industrial facilities is reinforcement of existing beams either due to corrosion damage, increased loading or cutting of the beam in critical areas. Reinforcement may be for bending moment (flanges) or shear (web). The following course presents analysis techniques, suggested details and general guidelines of reinforcement of steel beams for bending. Although specific to steel, the same engineering principles are applicable to other materials.
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Steel beams may be reinforced to increase load capacity or to repair damage using a variety of methods selected according to actual field conditions. Engineers should be aware of the affects of damage or increased loading during structural modifications or evaluations and the process of developing solutions.
American Institute of Steel Construction