When designing a I-Shaped plate girder, most references, if not all, will design the weld between the flange and web using the shear formula VQ/I to determine the force on the welds.
My question is, isn't there bending stress on the weld as well in the form of MC/I?
If one had a simply support girder with a uniformly distributed load, the shear at the center of the beam would be = zero and the moment at a maximum. This would imply that no weld would be needed at the center, yet this is the section where having the entire cross-section engaged in bending is most critical.
What am I missing here?