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Dear Visitor:

Welcome to our website!  Highlights of a research project on the effects of near-fault ground motions on modern bridge columns are presented on this site.  The study was funded by the Federal Highway Administration through grant No. DTFH61-03-P-00469.  However, the material and opinions presented on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of FHWA.  Special thanks are due Dr. Hamid Ghasemi, the FHWA Research Program Manager, for his support and advice.  Valuable comments were received from Mr. Mike Keever, Dr. Saad El-Azazy, Dr. Mark Mahan, and other staff at the California Department of Transportation.  

You are invited to use the material with acknowledgement that includes statements such as “…funded by the Federal Highway Administration and directed by M. Saiidi at the University of Nevada, Reno.”  We welcome your comments about this site.

M. Saiid Saiidi