Advantages and Disadvantages of Welded Connections

Advantages

  • Transfer of forces between elements more direct.
  • Requires little additional elements like gussets.
  • Shorter length of joints.
  • No reduction in member strength due to bolt holes etc.
  • Rigid connections easy to achieve.

Disadvantages

  • Requires skilled manpower.
  • Requires special equipment.
  • Not easy to achieve at difficult locations less ductile.
  • Prone to defects & fatigue cracks under cyclic loading.

 

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