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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-11-0188
Project Name: Optimized Shear Stud Spacing for Precast Deck Panel Construction
Status: Active
Contact:
Last Name:Ocel
First Name:Justin
Telephone:202-493-3080
E-mail:justin.ocel@dot.gov
Office: Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team
Roadmap/Focus area(s): Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:This project will collect data to justify modification to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Load and Resistance Factor Design Bridge Design Specifications in terms of steel composite construction. Specifically, increasing the shear stud spacing beyond 24 inches will be explored. This project will also evaluate if the existing static and fatigue design provisions are adequate. The project will static test composite beams with shear stud spacings of 24, 36, and 48 inches, as well as fatigue test 3 replicates at each of those spacings.
Laboratories: Structures Laboratory
Start Date: June 1, 2011
End Date: June 1, 2014
Goals:
To determine if shear studs can be clustered at spacings exceeding 24 inches as currently dictated in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Load and Resistance Factor Design Bridge Design Specifications.
 
Test Methodology: Full-scale experimental
Expected Benefits:Broader use of accelerated bridge construction using steel superstructures.
Deliverables:Name: Final report.
Product Type(s): Research report, Draft standard, specifications, or guidelines, Techbrief, Technical report
Description: The report will outline the test methodology, testing matrix, results attained, and conclusions.
Keywords: Composite Construction
Infrastructure
Research
Studs
Fatigue (Mechanics)
Steel Bridges
Bridge Construction
Bridge Superstructures
Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures
Construction
Research