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Matthew Sjaarda

  • University of Waterloo
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Matthew's My Publications folder on Mendeley.


Fatigue tests on composite beams using conventional shear studs, as well as innovative high-strength bolt and threaded bolt insert connections. In addition to the planned experimental program, finite element and risk level analysis. An enhanced understanding of the load carried by connectors along the concrete-steel interface will better equip bridge designers and builders to combat an aging and deteriorating bridge network.

Recent publications

  • Steel-precast composite shear connectors for steel-precast composite bridges

    • Sjaarda M
    • West J
    • Walbridge S


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Waterloo

May 2014 - Present