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Research Projects

  1. National Science Foundation, $6,000, “REU Supplement for NEESR-SG- Seismic Performance of Bridge Systems with Conventional and Innovative Design,” PI: Saiidi, March 2010 Click here for project website.
  2. Nevada Department of Transportation, $198,166, “Unbonded Prestressed Columns for Accelerated Bridge Construction and Earthquake Resistance," PI: Sanders, Co-PI: Saiidi, May 2010 Click here for project website.
  3. California Department of Transportation, $307,815, “Seismic Performance of Next Generation Bridge (NGB) Components for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC),” PI: Saiidi, Co-PI: Sanders, November 2010 Click here for project website.
  4. California Department of Transportation, $151,952 “Post-Earthquake Bridge Damage Mitigation,” PI: Saiidi, June 2010 Click here for project website.
  5. Federal Highway Administration, $116,192, “Seismic Response of Near-Fault Bridges,” PI: Saiidi, November 2010 Click here for project website.
  6. California Department of Transportation, $184,706 (including $57,964 match from the Missouri University of Science and Technology) “Repair of Earthquake-Damaged Bridge Columns with Fractured Bars,” PI: Saiidi, Co-PIs: Sneed, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Belarbi, University of Houston, June 2011 Click here for project website.
  7. California Department of Transportation, $300,000, “Time Dependent Deflection of In-Span Hinges of Prestressed Concrete Structures during Construction,” PI: Saiidi, June 2011 Click here for project website .
  8. California Department of Transportation, $100,000, “Seismic Performance of Precast Bridge Columns with Grouted Couplers,” PI: Saiidi, July 2011 Click here for project website .
  9. California Department of Transportation, $142,316, “Calibration of Probabilistic Damage Control Approach (PDCA) for Seismic Design of Bridges,” PI: Saiidi, July 2011 Click here for project website.
  10. California Department of Transportation, $187,883, “Seismic Design of Column-Footing Connections with Pipe-Pin Hinges for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” PI: Saiidi, July 2011 Click here for project website.
  11. National Science Foundation, $654,828 (including $57,707 cost share from UNR), “Sustainable Highway Bridges with Novel Materials and Deconstructible Components,” PI: Saiidi, Co-PI: Read, September 2011 Click here for project website.
  12. National Science Foundation, $6,000, “Supplement to Sustainable Highway Bridges with Novel Materials and Deconstructible Components—Research Experience for Undergraduate Students,” PI: Saiidi, Co-PI: Read, May 2012 Click here for project website.
  13. California Department of Transportation, $279,539, “Performance of the Column-to-Shaft Pin Connections in Type-II Shafts,” PI: Saiidi, July 2012 Click here for project website.
  14. California Department of Transportation, $589,963, “Nonlinear Lateral Performance of Skew Abutments,” PI: Saiidi, Co-PIs: Siddharthan and Buckle, July 2012 Click here for project website.
  15. Federal Highway Administration/Washington Department of Transportation, $260,000, “Seismic Performance of SMA/ECC Columns of SR 99,” PI: Saiidi, January 2013 Click here for project website.
  16. Federal Highway Administration/Washington Department of Transportation, $93,200, “Shape Memory Alloy Bars – Implementation in Alaska Way Viaduct,” PI: Saiidi, November 2013 Click here for project website.
  17. United States Department of Transportation, Year 1: $537,000 (Including $176,250 match), “Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center - Seismic Loads,” UNR PI: Saiidi, Co-PI: Itani, March 2014 Click here for project website.
  18. California Department of Transportation, $264,575, “Seismic Performance of Bridge Superstructure in Accelerated Bridge Construction,” PI: Itani, Co-PI: Saiidi, May 2014 Click here for project website.
  19. National Cooperative Highway Research Program, $250,000, “Seismic Design of Bridge Columns with Improved Energy Dissipating Mechanisms,” PI: Saiidi, July 2014 Click here for project website.
  20. Nevada Department of Transportation, $209,617, “Development of Earthquake-Resistant Precast Pier Systems for Accelerated Bridge Construction in Nevada," PI: Saiidi, Co-PI: Ryan, January 2015 Click here for project website.
  21. Nevada Department of Transportation, $115,869, “Toward Successful Implementation of Prefabricated Deck Panels to Accelerate the Bridge Construction Process," PI: Ryan Co-PI: Saiidi, January 2015 Click here for project website.
  22. California Department of Transportation, $180,476, “Calibration of Probabilistic Damage Control Approach (PDCA) for Seismic Design of Bridges- Phase II,” PI: Saiidi, January 2015 Click here for project website.
  23. National Science Foundation, $16,000, “Supplement to Sustainable Highway Bridges with Novel Materials and Deconstructible Components—Research Experience for Undergraduate Students,” PI: Saiidi, Non-Co-PI Mentor: Tazarv & Varela, June 2015 Click here for project website.
  24. United States Department of Transportation, Year 2: $522,360 (Including $176,000 match), “Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center - Seismic Loads,” UNR PI: Saiidi, Co-PI: Itani, August 2015 Click here for project website.
  25. National Cooperative Highway Research Program, $450,000, “Proposed AASHTO Seismic Specifications for ABC Column Connections,” PI: Saiidi, Co-PIs: Sanders, Itani, and Tazarv, September 2015 Click here for project website.
  26. National Science Foundation, $200,000, “PFI:AIR - TT: A Hybrid Metal/Glass Composite System for Multihazard Resilient Bridge Columns,” PI: Zaghi, Co-PI: Saiidi, Burke, and Bozorgmanesh, September 2015.
  27. California Department of Transportation, $770,295, “Bridge System Research for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” PI: Saiidi, Co-PI: Itani, April 2016 Click here for project website.
  28. California Department of Transportation, $295,782, “ABC Bridge Column Seismic Anchorage Performance,” PIs: Saiidi/Moustafa, April 2017.
  29. United States Department of Transportation, Year 3: $360,000 (Including $120,000 match), “Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center - Seismic Loads,” UNR PI: Saiidi, Co-PI: Itani, August 2017.
  30. Nevada Department of Transportation, $86,722, “Out-of-Plane Seismic Response of Pocket Connections for Cast in Place and Precast Construction," PI: Saiidi, Co-PI: Moustafa, August 2018.
  31. National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA), Project 210, $130,000, “Cu-Based Superelastic Alloys for Applications in Bridge Columns to Improve Seismic Performance,” PI: Gencturk (University of Southern California), Consultant: Saiidi, October 2018.
  32. Nevada Department of Transportation, $217,512, “Column and Footing Pocket Connections for Cast in Place and Precast Construction," PI: Saiidi, Co-PI: Moustafa, November 2018.