TRB Webinar: Steel Bridge Shear Stud—Research and Design Provisions

This webinar was posted on 05/01/2023

June 22, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Significant changes have been made recently to AASHTO Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Bridge Design Specifications pertaining to shear studs on steel bridges. TRB hosted a webinar on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that discussed recent research efforts into the behavior of headed shear studs in composite bridge girders and address recent design provision changes. Presenters provided an overview of recent updates to the shear stud fatigue provisions and new provisions for clustered stud configurations. Presenters also shared supporting research involving both analytical and experimental shear stud investigations.

This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Steel Bridges.

The slides and recording are available. 


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 were for presentations and the final 30 minutes were reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants can:

  1. Determine new shear stud design provisions

  2. Explain the context behind the updated headed shear stud provisions

 Professional Development Hours

This webinar was delivered as a scheduled – e-learning live event and is categorized within RCEP as Technical, Health and Safety.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned on completion of this program were reported to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Certificates of Completion are issued to all participants via the online system. Complaints about registered providers may be addressed to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Fl., Washington, DC, 20005.