Bolted and Welded Connections


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Bolted and Welded Connections
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General Most failures in steel structures occur due to poorly designed and detailed connections. Member failures are relatively rare. Modern steel structures are connected using welds or bolts. Bolting with high-strength bolts has largely replaced riveting. Welded connections have several advantages over bolted connections. Welded connections require few, if any, holes. Aesthetically, welded connections appear simpler and "cleaner." However, welding requires skilled operators and inspection can be difficult and costly. Steel bolts are available in several grades:
Citation
Indranil Goswami: Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition. Bolted and Welded Connections, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export