Presentations

Saiidi, M., “Accelerated Bridge Construction Connections under Seismic Loads,” TRB Committee AFF50 Technical Presentation, Transportation Research Board 93nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2014.

Saiidi, M., “Seismic Aspects of USDOT University Transportation Center on Accelerated Bridge Construction,” Annual AASHTO Bridge Meetings, Sub-Committee T-3: Bridge Seismic, Columbus, Ohio, June 2014.

Poster 1
Mohebbi, A., M. Saiid Saiidi, A. Itani, M. Tazarv, Development and Seismic Evaluation of Pier Systems w/Pocket Connections and Hollow PT/UHPC Columns” Poster Presentation, National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, Miami, Florida, December 2014.

Poster 2
Tazarv, M., M. Saiid Saiidi, A. Itani, K. Shrestha “Behavior and Design of Precast Bridge Cap Beams with Pocket Connections” Poster Presentation, National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, Miami, Florida, December 2014.

Poster 3
Tazarv, M., M. Saiid Saiidi, A. Itani, M. Mehraein” , Behavior and Design of Precast Bridge Cap Beams with Pocket Connections”,  Poster Presentation, National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, Miami, Florida, December 2014.

Saiidi M., “Highlights of Recent and Current Bridge Earthquake Engineering Research at UNR—A Few Examples,” Annual AASHTO Bridge Meetings, Sub-Committee T-3: Bridge Seismic Session, Saratoga Springs, New York, April 2015.

Saiidi, M., “Update on USDOT University Transportation Center on Accelerated Bridge Construction,” TRB Committee AFF50 Technical Presentation, Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2015.

Saiidi, M., “Accelerated Bridge Construction in High Seismic Zones,” Hot Topics Related to Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges, Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2015.

Saiidi, M., “Seismic Behavior and Design of Connections for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” Keynote Presentation, Fourth International Conference on Recent Advanced in Railway Engineering, Tehran, Iran, May 2015.

Saiidi, M., “Seismic Design of Connections for Accelerated Bridge Construction- Conventional and Novel Materials,” Keynote Presentation, Seventh National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Bogota, Columbia, May 2015.

Saiidi, M., “Modern Concepts in Earthquake-Resistant Bridge Design,” Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Kyoto, Japan, June 2015

Saiidi, M., M. Tazarv, S. Varela, and B. Nakashoji, “Emerging ABC Connection Details for High Seismic Areas- Performance and Design of Mechanical Splices (Couplers),” ABC University Transportation Center, Monthly ABC Webinar, July 2015.

Saiidi, M., S. Varela, M. Tazarv, M. O’Brien, and F. Kavianipour, “Smart Materials for Accelerated Bridge Construction in High Seismic Zones,” Keynote Address, 3rd Conference on Smart Materials Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Antalya, Turkey, September 2015.

Saiidi, M., “Highlights of Recent and Current Bridge Earthquake Engineering Research at UNR with ABC Flavor- A Few Examples,” Workshop No. W-5, Design Criteria and Connections for Application of ABC in Seismic Regions,” National ABC Conference, Miami, Florida, December 2015.

Saiidi, M., “ABC-UTC-Seismic Findings on Studies of CFRP-PT Square Columns and Piers, Mechanical Splices, and Pocket Connections,” Mid-Year AASHTO Bridge Meetings, Sub-Committee T-4: Bridge Construction, Miami, Florida, December 2015.

Mehrsoroush, A., M. Mehraein, M. Saiidi, “Seismic Behavior of Pipe Pin Connections for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” ACI Fall Convention, Denver, Colorado, November 2015.
Varela, S. and Saiidi, M. “Innovative ABC columns with copper-based SMA and ECC for seismically active regions”, Proceedings, National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, December 7, 8, 2015, Miami, Florida.

Mohebbi, A., M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, “Seismic Evaluation of a Precast PT/UHPC Bridge Column with Pocket Connection and Precast Footing”, Proceedings, National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, December 7, 8, 2015, Miami, Florida.

Mohebbi, A., M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, “Self-Centering Bridge Column with CFRP Tendons under Seismic Loads,” General Session, Advanced Materials, 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management, Iguacu, Brazil, June 2016.

Mohebbi, A. and M. Saiidi, “Development and Seismic Evalutiaon of Pier Systems w/Pocket Connections and PT/UHPC Columns” Poster Presentation, First US-Chile Workshop on Bridge Earthquake Engineering, Reno, Nevada, August 2016.

Mohebbi, A., M. Saiidi, A. Itani and A. Robb, “Seismic Response of an ABC Two-Column Bent Using Advanced Materials” Poster Presentation, First US-Chile Workshop on Bridge Earthquake Engineering, Reno, Nevada, August 2016.

Shoushtari, E., M. Saiidi, A. Itani and M. Moustafa, “Design of an ABC Two-Span Bridge System with Steel Superstructure for Shake Table Testing,” Poster Presentation, First US-Chile Workshop on Bridge Earthquake Engineering, Reno, Nevada, August 2016.

Saiidi, M., “Accelerated Bridge Construction in High Seismic Zones – Pocket Connections for Conventional and Novel Materials,” 11th US-Taiwan Bridge Engineering Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2016.

Saiidi, M., “Advanced Materials for Accelerated Bridge Construction w/ Pocket Connections in High Seismic Zones,” Keynote Presentation, 1st International Conference on Modern Materials and Structures in Civil Engineering, Tehran, Iran, October 2016 (Via Skype).

Saiidi, M., “ABC-UTC Seismic Performance Studies of Precast Bridges from Connections to Components, to Bridge Systems at the University of Nevada, Reno,” Workshop, Latest Accelerated Bridge Construction Innovations from Research, Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2017.

Saiidi, M., “Conventional and Novel Earthquake-Resistant Precast Bridge Connections,” Workshop, Seismic Design and Accelerated Bridge Construction, Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2017.

Saiidi, M., “Advanced Materials and construction methods in earthquake-resistant bridges,” Seminar Presentation, Department of Bridge Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, April 2017.

Benjumea, J., Shoushtari, E., Saiidi, M., Itani, A., and Moustafa, M. (2017). “Seismic Design of Large-Scale ABC Bridge Systems for Shake Table Testing.” ASCE Structures Congress 2017, Denver, Colorado.

Mehrsoroush, A., Saiidi, M. S., and Ryan K. L. (2017). “Development of Earthquake-resistant Precast Pier Systems for ABC in Nevada.” ASCE Structures Congress 2017, Denver, Colorado.

Mohebbi, A. and M. Saiidi, “Development and Seismic Evaluation of Pier Systems w/Pocket Connections and PT/UHPC Columns” Poster Presentation, Conference, Research Council of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, July 2017.

Mohebbi, A., M. Saiidi, A. Itani and A. Robb, “Seismic Response of an ABC Two-Column Bent Using Advanced Materials” Poster Presentation, Conference, Research Council of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, July 2017.

Shoushtari, E., M. Saiidi, A. Itani, and M. Moustafa, “Shake Table Studies of A Two-Span Steel Girder Bridge Incorporating ABC Connections,”  Poster Presentation, Conference, Research Council of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, July 2017.

Saiidi, M., “Bridge Columns with Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) and Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) under Seismic Loads,” Keynote Presentation, 2nd International and 6th National Conference on New Materials and Structures, Yazd, Iran, October 2017.

Saiidi, M., and A. Mohebbi, “Development and Seismic Evaluation of Pier Systems with Pocket Connections and UHPC Columns,” Research Webinar Series, Accelerated Bridge Construction- University Transportation Center, November 2017.

Saiidi, M., “New Paradigm in Earthquake Engineering of Bridges- Resilient, Fast, Recyclable,” Mexican National Academy of Engineering Induction Ceremony, Mexico City, Mexico, November 2017.

Saiidi, M., “Seismic Damage Susceptibility of Bridge Piers with Different High Performance Cementitious Materials in Plastic Hinges,” Keynote Address, Second International Bridge Seismic Workshop, Shanghai, China, November 2017.

Mohebbi, A., M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, “Seismic Response of a Precast with Pocket Connections and ECC/UHPC Plastic Hinge,” Presented at Session 4, Earthquake-Resistant ABC, National Accelerated Bridge Conference, Miami, Florida, December 2017.

Shoushtari, E., M. Saiidi, A. Itani, and M. Moustafa, “Shake Table Studies of a Two-Span Steel Girder Bridge Incorporating ABC Connections,” Presented at Session 4, Earthquake-Resistant ABC, National Accelerated Bridge Conference, Miami, Florida, December 2017.

Mohebbi, A., M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, “Seismic Response of an ABC Two-Column Bent Using Advanced Materials,” Poster Presentation, National Accelerated Bridge Conference, Miami, Florida, December 2017.

Shoushtari, E., M. Saiidi, A. Itani, and M. Moustafa, “Shake Table Studies of a Two-Span Steel Girder Bridge Incorporating ABC Connections,” Poster Presentation, National Accelerated Bridge Conference, Miami, Florida, December 2017.

Saiidi, M., A. Mohebbi, and A. Itani, “Raising Performance Standards in Post-Earthquake Serviceability of Precast Columns and Piers with Advanced Materials,” Annual Meeting, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Berkeley, California, January 2018.

Saiidi, M., “ABC Seismic Issues and Concepts,” Alaska Department of Transportation Workshop, Juneau, Alaska, April 2018.

Saiidi, M., “ABC Column Connections,” Alaska Department of Transportation Workshop, Juneau, Alaska, April 2018.

Saiidi, M., “Innovative Superelastic Materials for Seismic Resiliency and Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC),” Proceedings, the 31st US-Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop, Los Angeles, California, Topic 4- Innovative Materials, July 2018.

Shoushtari, E., and M. Saiidi, “Shake Table Studies of A Two-Span Steel Girder Bridge System with ABC Connections,” Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center Webinar, July 2018.

Shoushtari, E., M. Saiidi, A. Itani, and M. Moustafa, “Biaxial Shake Table Response of a Two-Span Steel Girder ABC Bridge,” American Iron and Steel Institute Task Force Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2018.

Moustafa, MA, N. Naeimi, and M. Aboukifa, 2018. “Finite Element Modeling and Analysis of UHPC Seismic Bridge Columns with High Strength Steel”, Structures Congress, Fort Worth, TX, April 19-21, 2018.

Saiidi, M., “Futuristic Resilient Bridge Design - from Research to Implementation,” Keynote Speech, the 5th International Symposium on Bridge Design and Construction, Bucaramanga, Columbia, November 2018.

Benjumea, J., M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, “Assessment of a Pretest Analytical Model of a Two-Span ABC Bridge System Tested under Biaxial Ground Motions,” Presented by J. Benjumea, the 5th International Symposium on Bridge Design and Construction, Bucaramanga, Columbia, November 2018.

Saiidi, M., “Innovation in Seismic Evaluation and Design of Bridge Columns w/ Advanced Materials,” Keynote Speech, the XXI Mexican National Congress of Structural Engineering, Campeche, Mexico, November 2018.

Saiidi, M., “Proposed AASHTO Seismic Specifications for ABC Column Connections-  An Update,” Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2019.

 

Publications

Final Report: Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S., “Design and Construction of Precast Bent Caps with Pocket Connections for High Seismic Regions,” Center For Civil Engineering Earthquake Research, Department Of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, Report No. CCEER-15-06, August 2015.

Final Report: Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S., “Design and Construction of Bridge Columns Incorporating Mechanical Bar Splices in Plastic Hinge Zones,” Center For Civil Engineering Earthquake Research, Department Of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, Report No. CCEER-15-07, August 2015.

Mohebbi, A., M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, “Self-centering bridge column with CFRP tendons under seismic loads,” 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management, Iguasu, Brazil, June 2016.

Tazarv, M., and M. Saiidi, “Seismic Design of Bridge Columns Incorporating Mechanical Bar Splices in Plastic Hinge Regions,” Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol 124, July 2016, PP. 507-520.

Final Report: Mohebbi, A., Saiidi, M., and Itani, A., “ Development and Seismic Evaluation of Pier Systems w/Pocket Connections, CFRP Tendons, and ECC/UHPC Columns,” Center For Civil Engineering Earthquake Research, Department Of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, Report No. CCEER-17-02, June 2017.

Mohebbi, A., M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, “Seismic Design of Precast Piers with Pocket Connections, CFRP Tendons, and ECC/UHPC Columns,” International Journal of Bridge Engineering, Special Issue: Experimental and Analytical Investigations with Emerging Bridge Design Methods, October 2017, pp. 99-123.

Mohebbi, A., M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, “Shake Table Studies and Analysis of a PT/UHPC Bridge Column with Pocket Connection,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 144, No. 4, April 2018.

Mohebbi, A., M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, “Shake Table Studies and Analysis of a Precast Two-Column Bent with Advanced Materials and Pocket Connections,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Published Online, May 2018, Vol. 23, No. 7, July 2018.

Benjumea, J., M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, “Assessment of a Pretest Analytical Model of a Two-Span ABC Bridge System Tested under Biaxial Ground Motions,” Proceedings, the 5th International Symposium on Bridge Design and Construction, Bucaramanga, Columbia, November 2018.

Shoushtari, E., M. Saiidi, A. Itani, and M. Moustafa, “Pretest Analysis of Shake Table Response of a Two-Span Steel Girder Bridge Incorporating ABC Connections,” Chinese Academy of Engineering, Journal of Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, Special Issue: High Performance Structures–Building Structures and Materials, Vol. 14, 2020, pp. 169-184.

Jones, J., E. Shoushtari, M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, “Comparison of Seismic Performance of Socket and Pocket Connections for RC Bridge Column Base Hinges,” Transportation Research Records, Journal of Transportation Research Board, TRB, Washington, DC, 2020, Accepted.

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