Blodgett's Welding Design Seminars

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Blodgett's Seminars 

 

For over 60 years, Lincoln Electric has hosted design seminars that have provided the attendees with ideas of how to make welded products more dependable, lower in cost, and welded in a safe manner. Thousands of engineers have attended these seminars, made popular by Dr. Omer W. Blodgett after whom the seminars are named. Two application-focused design seminars are offered.

 

Design of Welded Connections: Steel Structures
This seminar is for individuals who design steel structures, such as buildings, bridges and towers. Attendees typically include structural engineers and others associated with welded structures, such as fabricators, erectors and inspectors. AISC 360 and AWS D1.1 standards are used to support the engineering principles presented in the course. Connections subject to static, cyclic and seismic loading are reviewed.

Specific topics include the following:

  • ​Weld Process Basics
  • ​Welding Metallurgy: Why Connections Crack and Tear
  • Basics of Welded Connections​
  • ​"Listen to the Steel": (Learning from Failures)
  • Details of Welded Connections
  • Fracture Mechanics: Theory and Practical Applications​
  • Principles of Connection Design​
  • Practical Solutions to Common Construction Challenges​
  • Welded Connections for Cyclic Service​
  • Cost Reduction Ideas​
  • Welded Connections for Seismic Service​
  • Welding Demonstration​
  • How to Achieve Ductile Behavior​
  • Plant Tour​
  • ​Distortion: Causes and Cures

 

Course Fee:
$695

2017 Course Dates:
October 10-13 (Steel Structures)

 

Design of Welded Connections: Steel Weldments
This seminar is for individuals who design equipment used for construction, agriculture, material handling and other general purposes. Attendees typically include design engineers and those associated with the production of steel weldments, such as manufacturing and welding engineers. AWS D14 standards are used to support the engineering principles presented in the course. Connections subject to static, cyclic and shock loading are reviewed, with concentrated emphasis on cyclic loading (fatigue).

Specific topics include the following:

  • ​Weld Process Basics
  • ​Designing for Torsional Loading
  • Basics of Welded Connections​
  • ​Distortion: Causes and Cures
  • Details of Welded Connections
  • Welding Metallurgy: Why Connections Crack and Tear
  • Principles of Connection Design​
  • "Listen to the Steel": (Learning from Failures)
  • Theory of Fatigue of Welded Connections​
  • Cost Reduction Ideas​
  • Design of Fatigue Resistant Welded Connections
  • Welding Demonstration​
  • Designing for Shock Loading
  • Plant Tour​

 

Course Fee:
$695

2017 Course Dates:
April 25-28 (Steel Weldments)
June 6-9 (Stetel Weldments)
October 24-27 (Steel Weldments)

 

   

Duane Miller

Seminar Leader
Duane K. Miller, Sc.D., P.E.
Manager, Engineering Services and Welding Design Consultant
Dr. Miller is a recognized authority on the design of welded connections. His enthusiastic teaching style and technical expertise have resulted in him being a much sought after speaker around the world. He is currently the Chair of the AWS D1 Structural Welding Committee, a member of the AWS D14 Committee, and a member of the AISC Specifications Committee. He has received numerous awards, including the AISC TR Higgins Lectureship Award and AISC Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a three times recipient of the AWS Silver Quill Award for excellence in his published work.