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Design of Bolted and Welded Joints in Steel Structures using Eurocode 3

Event code: 77092

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. The course will focuses on connection design specifications as per the SS EN 1993 (Eurocode 3): Part 1-8:Design of joints. Results of recent research on steel connections detailing and fabrication will also be introduced. The course will be taught with practical examples of connection designs which are reliable as well as economical.

This course aims to enable participants to:
• Design bolted and welded connections as well as the combined bolted and welded connections for strength and stiffness;
• Apply methods learned from the course to achieve economy in design, fabrication and erection of steel structures; and
• Avoid common mistakes with lessons learned from case studies and collapse investigations.

• Overview of Eurocodes
Characterisation and classification of joints
• General information and detailing for bolted connection
Detailing requirements
• Design of Non-preloaded bolts
Requirements for non-preloaded bolts;
Shear resistance; Bearing resistance;
Effect of steel packing;
Effect of long joints; Bolts in tension;
Bolts in shear and tension;
Bolts in  direct shear and torsion;
Block shear tearing
• Design of Preloaded bolts
Methods for tensioning friction-grip bolts;
Slip resistant at ultimate;
Slip resistant at serviceability;
Torque on HSFG bolts
• Simple Connections
Simple beam-to-column connections;
Typical beam-to-beam connections;
Column base connection resisting shear force;
Column base connection resisting compression and shear
• Moment Connection
Rigid beam-to-column connection; Column splice; Various details to achieve rigid and full strength joints
• Code requirements for welded connections
Details of fillet welds; Design of fillet welds;
Simplified method; Directional method; 
Types of butt welds;
Full strength and partial strength butt welds;
Welding of hollow sections; 
Practical examples and case studies

ER PROF RICHARD LIEW - BEng (Hons), MEng, PhD, CEng, PEng, ACPE, StEr
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore

• Structural Practicing Engineers
• Steel Structural Designers
• Consulting Engineers
• Resident Engineers
• Resident Technical Officers
• Specification Writers
• Steel Fabricators
• Contractors
• Academia

Certificate of Attendance (COA) will be awarded to participants who meet the attendance requirement.


10th Run: 12 Oct 2018
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm
Venue: BCA Academy
Fee (incl of GST): S$450.00
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

PEB: Pending
IES-ACES: Pending (Structural) 

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