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When explaining the concept of yielding and fracture to steel design students, it is best to use a visual demonstration to characterize the behavior. While performing a steel tension coupon test or full steel bolted connection test would be ideal, it is not always possible to include during class and many steel design courses do not require a laboratory component. The following paper will describe how the author uses trash bags with bolt holes to describe the concepts of yielding and fracture, while also introducing a little bit of comedy into the classroom. Answers to the most common student questions are also provided.
Battistini, A. (2020, June), Yielding and Fracture in Steel Design: From Trash Bags to Treasure Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35715
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