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1. For a bolt designated as A325X, what does the X indicate?

2. In a slip-critical connection, what is the mechanism for shear force transfer?

3. For a welding electrode designated as E70XX, what does the 70 indicate?

4. The size of a fillet weld defines what dimension of the weld?

5. What is the parameter that is used to check local buckling in steel sections?

6. In the AISC Specification, the B1 and B2 factors account for what type of effects?

7. What is the difference between a building code and a design specification?

8. Describe a type of welded connection that may have An < Ag. 9. For an unsymmetrical steel column without slender elements, what buckling mode(s) should be checked?

10. For compression members composed of plate elements, the limiting width-tothickness ratios, r, are intended to ensure what? 11. Is Mp equal to, greater than, or less than My? 12. If a flexural member is described as compact, what requirements have been met?

13. On a sketch of moment strength vs. unbraced length, show the three primary regions of behavior for a member in strong-axis flexure.

14. When are residual stresses introduced in rolled steel sections and what is the primary cause of these residual stresses?

15. In this course, have we focused on ASD or LRFD?

16. For ASD and LRFD, what aspect of the design calculations is exactly the same?

17. Which fillet weld orientation, transverse or longitudinal, is stronger?

18. For a fillet weld, what is the relationship between the weld size (leg size) and the effective throat?

19. For flexure, how is the shape factor of a section defined, and what does is tell about the section?

20. If a flexural member is described as compact and adequately braced, what will the moment strength of the member be?

21. If a flexural member is analyzed and found to fail by lateral-torsional buckling, what can be done to increase the flexural strength of the member?

22. List two important issues that must be considered when analyzing and designing beam-columns?

23. In the AISC Specification, what is the purpose of the B1 factor? What is the purpose of the B2 factor? 24. What is the difference between a bolt in single shear and a bolt in double shear?

25. What is the difference between bolts with N and X designations?

26. Which fillet weld orientation, transverse or longitudinal, is more ductile?

27. Draw an idealized sketch of a fillet weld and label the root, face, leg size and effective throat?

28. Which welding position is easier to place, flat or overhead? Why?

29. Briefly explain the ASD philosophy.

30. For a steel tension member, what phenomenon leads to Ae < An? 31. When are residual stresses introduced into steel members?

32. Slender plate elements in a steel column make the member susceptible to what failure mode?

33. List one favorable attribute of structural steel.

34. Sketch the column design curve and label important regions of behavior.