Significant changes have been made recently to AASHTO Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Bridge Design Specifications pertaining to shear studs on steel bridges. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss recent research efforts into the behavior of headed shear studs in composite bridge girders and address recent design provision changes. Presenters will provide an overview of recent updates to the shear stud fatigue provisions and new provisions for clustered stud configurations. Presenters will also share supporting research involving both analytical and experimental shear stud investigations.
This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Steel Bridges.
Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.
A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.
Webinar agenda and presenters
1. Experimental testing on strength and fatigue resistance of clustered shear studs – Jason Provines, Virginia Department of Transportation
2. High-cycle fatigue stud experiments and clustered stud demand – Gary Prinz, University of Arkansas
3. Updates to shear stud specifications in AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications – Justin Ocel, Federal Highway Administration
4. Question and answer session moderated by Brandon Chavel, Michael Baker International
The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Determine new shear stud design provisions
Explain the context behind the updated headed shear stud provisions
Professional Development Hours
Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.
This webinar will be delivered as a scheduled – e-learning live event and is categorized within RCEP as Technical, Health and Safety.
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