Shear connector studs are designed for tying the concrete slab to the steel beams and resisting shear loading between them in composite construction. This makes it possible to load up to 1000 kg/m². It allows time and money savings for stud welders.
Each weld cycle depends on the fastener’s diameter and the material being joined. The shear stud is made of steel and delivered with a ceramic ferrule so that it will perfectly connect with the beam. Share studs are available in various diameters and lengths which will be decreased by around 5mm during the welding process. Shear stud connectors are essential elements in composite beam design which secures the concrete to steel structural components.