INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

Learning the 13th Edition AISC Steel manual

Learning the 13th Edition AISC Steel manual

(OP)
Does anyone have any good tips or references I can use to help me learn how to use the AISC steel manuals to find basic member capacities? It seems a little difficult to decipher everything when you first pick it up. The text doesn't really explain how the tables work or what to look for.

Basically looking for something along the lines of a YouTube series or AISC for dummies type of document that will help give me an overall understanding of how to use the manual.

Thanx

RE: Learning the 13th Edition AISC Steel manual

Perhaps some college of engineering? I'm not sure I would trust anyone to design a structure without the proper education and mentoring.

I really wanted to learn brain surgery but the "cutting for dummies" book was out of print.

Check out Eng-Tips Forum's Policies here:
FAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies

RE: Learning the 13th Edition AISC Steel manual

Quote (ronjon322)

...AISC for dummies...

I know you do not understand what you are saying (I forgive you), but that is quite a flippant and demeaning statement. You are going to have to explain your current education and intents in order to receive good feedback, because based on your OP, the answer is "get a degree in civil/structural engineering". Without that core training, you are heading down a slippery slope; either life-safety or legally-related.

Give us more info, and maybe we can help. smile

"It is imperative Cunth doesn't get his hands on those codes."

RE: Learning the 13th Edition AISC Steel manual

(OP)
I understand exactly what I'm saying. Maybe just didn't express it clearly enough. I'll try again

I am a civil engineer, EI but haven't had a chance to do very much structural engineering using the AISC code yet. I was basically looking for a refresher course, tutorial, some brief explanation of getting around the code, AISC design examples, something to help get me familiar with the code again. Possibly something more helpful than the above answers.

Thanks

RE: Learning the 13th Edition AISC Steel manual

AISC is constantly having courses, refresher courses and review courses. They're typically webinars, so you don't have any travel expenses. The refresher course (8 sessions, each more complicated than the one before) got in the weeds pretty quickly, but I'm guessing the beginning courses are basic.

RE: Learning the 13th Edition AISC Steel manual

(OP)
Thanks JedClampett

RE: Learning the 13th Edition AISC Steel manual

the icc test for special inspectors in structural steel, is 100% out of the aisc. you could copy the sample test

master ICC inspector, AWS CWI

RE: Learning the 13th Edition AISC Steel manual

I second HyrumZ link... bgstructuralengineering.com

I am a civil EIT, didn't have much steel background and found that site helpful. It's actually easier to use than you think (most of the time).

RE: Learning the 13th Edition AISC Steel manual

When I started out, we had the Parker series, "Simplified Mechanics and Strength of Materials", etc.
Those books made a lot of Engineers out of those who were curious.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close