Connection techniques and the size of structural members that are used in a particular infrastructure project are extremely important when considering the amount of material that is used and the overall efficiency of the project. For this very reason, civil and structural engineers give a large amount of thought when it comes to the decision of which connection technique to use, as well as the members sizes that are to be used in a particular infrastructure project. Both of these aspects of a particular infrastructure project have the capacity to an make or break a particular infrastructure project which means that any error in these aspects of the infrastructure project can lead to catastrophic collapse of the project which can have a multitude of different consequences for the people that are living inside that particular infrastructure projects or in the direct vicinity of that project. Careful aluminium fabrication in melbourne techniques are also required to make sure that the material strength of the load bearing members is not compromised and that it is the same or extremely similar to the design strength that is used in the calculations for the creation of a particular infrastructure project. Variations in the strength of the materials can have a catastrophic impact on the overall safety of the project and can lead to various ultimate state as well as serviceability state issues when it comes to the structure of the project.
Different connection techniques exist when considering the ways in which two structural members can be connected to each other. Bolted connections exist where by two beams or a beam and column can be connected to each other by using structural bolts. These kinds of connections have the added advantage of being easily deconstructed which means that the structural members can be easily deconstructed at the end of the life of the building which can add to the sustainability of the particular building. However, most of these connections to not have the necessary strength that is required to transmit bending forces from one structural member to the other. This is why additional measures need to be taken to ensure that the bending forces can be transmitted from one member to the other or, another viable force path is present to accommodate these forces. Another common option for connections is welding.
Mobile Welding and its Advantages
Welding is an extremely convenient method of joining two structural members together because of the presence of mobile welding techniques as well as the low capital investment that is needed to ensure a quality welding. No special equipment needs to be hired in terms of large machinery when considering welding joints, and the presence of mobile welding techniques can mean that welding can be done in confined spaces which allows for a greater amount of flexibility. Welds are also extremely strong and with the proper detailing are also capable of taking bending forces which means that the bending moment can be transferred from one structural member to the other through the joint.
At engineering Australia, we are aware of the importance of structural fabrication as well as different connection techniques that are used in various infrastructure projects and we strive to provide services which excel in these different areas. We provide excellent mobile welding in melbourne services along with structural fabrication services which you can rely on to ensure that your infrastructure project will have the necessary support that it needs to be successful.