Homework 1 Solution
Statics and Mechanics Review
CE 335 Elements of Steel Design
Problem 1
For the beams below, determine the support reactions and draw the shear and moment diagrams (clearly
indicate your sign convention). Label the maximum and minimum v

Quiz 2 - Bolted Connections - Solution
(10 Points)
The bolted connection resists a dead load PD =120 k and a live load PL =150 k as shown below. Determine
the number of 34 diameter A490 bolts that are required for a:
(a) bearing-type connection. (Assume p

CE 335
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Tension Members
Notes
Introduction
Tension members can be found in many structural systems, including
Bridge and roof trusses
Bracing systems
Tie rods and cables
Various shapes can be applied to tension members as shown below. Some shapes are

CE 335
1
Welded Connections
Notes
Introduction
Instead of bolts, welds can be used to connect members and transfer loads. Welds are formed by
heating two parts until molten and allowing them to flow together and fuse. In typical structural
welding process

Homework 1
Statics and Mechanics Review
CE 335 Elements of Steel Design
Assigned: Friday January 22, 2016
Due: Wednesday January 27, 2016
Problem 1
For the beams below, determine the support reactions and draw the shear and moment diagrams (clearly
indica

Homework 4
Tension Member Design
CE 335 Elements of Steel Design
Assigned: Friday February 12, 2016
Due: Friday February 19, 2016
Problem 1
Determine the LRFD design strength, Pn , of a double angle, cb7 4 43 -in with two gage lines in its long
leg and on

Homework 2
Loads and AISC Manual
CE 335 Elements of Steel Design
Assigned: Wednesday January 27, 2016
Due: Wednesday February 3, 2016
Problem 1
Axial forces in a column due
Dead:
150 k
Live:
400 k
Roof Live:
50 k
Snow:
35 k
Wind:
200 k
Earthquake: 300 k
t

Homework 3
Analysis of Tension Members
CE 335 Elements of Steel Design
Assigned: Wednesday February 3, 2016
Due: Friday February 12, 2016
Problem 1
Determine the effective net area of the W16 40 shown below. Assume the holes are for 43 -in bolts.
Problem

Example -Tension Member Design Strength
CE 335 - Elements of Steel Design
Find:
Design tension strength, Pn , of the double angle tension member and of the gusset plate shown below.
Consider all tension member limit states (yield, fracture, block shear).

Example -Tension Member Design
CE 335 - Elements of Steel Design
You are a junior member of Clayton and Associates and you are working on the design of a simple truss,
shown below. Your boss has asked you to design member HI, a back-to-back double angle m

Example -Bolted Connection Design Strength
CE 335 - Elements of Steel Design
Find:
The maximum factored load, Pu , that can be placed on this connection if designed as a bearing-type connection.
Consider all tension member limit states (yield, fracture, b

Homework 5
Bolted Connections
CE 335 Elements of Steel Design
Assigned: Friday February 26, 2016
Due: Friday March 4, 2016
Problem 1
(a) Determine the LRFD design tensile strength for the tension members and bearing-type connections
using:
(i) A36 steel p

Homework 6
Welded Connections
CEE 335 Elements of Steel Design
Assigned: Wednesday March 9, 2016
Due: Wednesday March 23, 2016
Problem 1
A 1/4-in fillet weld is used to connect the members shown below. Determine the LRFD design load that
can be applied to

Homework 4 Solutions - Tension Member Design
Problem 1
Determine the LRFD design strength of a double angle, cb7 4 43 in with two gage lines in its long leg
and one in its short leg , 87 in bolts as shown below. Standard gages are to be used. A36 steel is

Homework 2 Solution
Loads and AISC Manual
CE 335 Elements of Steel Design
Problem 1
Axial forces in a column due
Dead:
150 k
Live:
400 k
Roof Live:
50 k
Snow:
35 k
Wind:
200 k
Earthquake: 300 k
to service loads are as follows:
compression
compression
comp

Homework 5 Solutions - Bolted Connections
1
Problem 1
(a) Determine the LRFD design tensile strength for the member and bearing-type connections using:
(i) A36 steel plates and A490 34 in bolts with threads excluded from the shear plane.
(ii) A steel with

Quiz 1 - Tension Members - Solution
(10 Points)
Compute the LRFD design strength for the WT12 31 (Ag = 9.11 in2 ) shown in the figure with 3 34 -in
bolts. Bolts are spaced symmetrically (no stagger) and the member is A992 steel (Fy = 50 ksi, Fu = 65
ksi)