Structural Steel Design Examples (AISC 13th Edition)

Step-by-Step Calculations for the Design and Analysis of Structural Steel Members Using AISC 13th Edition

Through the examples in this course, you will learn how to:

Tension Members

  • Example 1 - Calculating design strength using LRFD and allowable strength using ASD for plate in tension
  • Example 2 - Checking angle in tension with given service loads using LRFD and ASD
  • Example 3 - Calculate the design strength (LRFD) and allowable strength (ASD) for double angle in tension
  • Example 4 - Analyzing a tension eyebar member using LRFD and ASD
  • Example 5 - Calculating the effective net area of a bolted tension member by calculating the shear lag factor
  • Example 6 - Check the tensile strength of pin connected tension member
  • Example 7 - Calculate the effective area of a welded member by calculating the shear lag factor
  • Example 8 - Calculate the smallest net area for a plate in tension with staggered fasteners
  • Example 9 - Calculate the block shear strength of a bolted tension member
  • Example 10 - Calculate the minimum required rod size for a threaded rod in tension
  • Example 11 - Calculate the minimum required rod size for a pipe support made using a threaded bent rod
  • Example 12 - Designing threaded rod tension braces for a pinned structure subjected to horizontal wind loading
  • Example 13 - Calculate the minimum required rod size for a threaded rod in tension

Compression Members

  • Example 1 - Calculating the stability of steel column pinned at both ends and subjected to an axial compressive load
  • Example 2 - Calculating the design and allowable compressive strength per LRFD and ASD
  • Example 3 - Checking local stability for a wide flange column under compression
  • Example 4 - Calculating the local buckling compressive strength of a slender HSS section using LRFD and ASD
  • Example 5 - Calculate the design and allowable compressive strength per LRFD and ASD using tables from AISC
  • Example 6 - Designing a steel column based on given dead and live loads, effective length, and yield stress
  • Example 7 - Designing the lightest steel column based on given loads, effective length, and yield stress
  • Example 8 - Designing the lightest W18 steel column based on given loads, effective length, and yield stress
  • Example 9 - Calculating the design and allowable compressive strength per LRFD and ASD for a pinned column braced in the strong and weak directions

Beam Members

  • Example 1 - Calculating the elastic section modulus, Sx, and plastic section modulus, Zx, for a plate girder bent about its strong axis
  • Example 2 - Calculating the elastic section modulus (Sx), plastic section modulus (Zx), and shape factor (f) for a built up T-shape
  • Example 3 - Analyzing a beam supporting a concrete slab and subjected to dead and live loads per LRFD and ASD
  • Example 4 - Calculating the flexural strength of a beam subject to different lateral support conditions per LRFD and ASD
  • Example 5 -Analyzing a non-compact beam undergoing elastic lateral torsional buckling per LRFD and ASD
  • Example 6 - Checking shear capacity of simply supported beam per LRFD and ASD
  • Example 7 - Finding the maximum reaction a beam can sustain based on block shear per LRFD and ASD
  • Example 8 - Calculating deflection due to dead and live loads
  • Example 9 - Choosing the lightest beam section per LRFD and ASD
  • Example 10 - Design of a Beam Bearing Plate
  • Example 11 - Design of a Column Base Plate

Beam-Columns Members

  • Example 1 - Determining which AISC Specification interaction equation is applicable for a given beam column and checking adequacy
  • Example 2 - Analysis of steel beam-column braced against sidesway
  • Example 3 - Analysis of steel beam-column braced against sidesway

Simple Connections

  • Example 1 - Checking bolt spacing, edge distances, and bearing for a bolted connection
  • Example 2 - Calculating the strength of a bolted connection by checking bearing and shearing per LRFD and ASD
  • Example 3 - Designing a bolted connection for a plate in tension attached to a gusset plate per LRFD and ASD
  • Example 4 - Calculating the strength of a non-slip bolted connection in tension per LRFD and ASD
  • Example 5 - Designing a bolted connection for a tension splice plate connection
  • Example 6 - Designing a bolted connection for a channel under tension attached to a gusset plate
  • Example 7 - Designing a bolted connection between a tee and beam flange
  • Example 8 - Checking adequacy of a bolted connection subjected to combined shear and tension
  • Example 9 - Calculating the strength of a longitudinal fillet weld connection
  • Example 10 - Calculating the strength of a connection with longitudinal and transverse fillet welds
  • Example 11 - Calculating the length of fillet weld required for a connection subjected to given service dead and live loads
  • Example 12 - Designing a fillet welded connection for a plate in tension attached to a gusset plate

Simple Connections

  • Example 1 - How to Analyze a Steel Plate Girder Using the AISC Steel Design Code


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