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NCHRP 12-101
Seismic Design of Bridge Columns with Improved Energy Dissipating Mechanisms


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Highlights of a research project on development of AASHTO guidelines for evaluation of novel, low-damage earthquake-resistant bridge columns and design and construction concepts for a select number of these columns are presented in this site.  The study is funded by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).  However, the materials and opinions presented on the site are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of NCHRP.

Please feel free to use the material from this site with acknowledgement that includes statements such as “…funded by NCHRP and directed by M. Saiidi.”  We welcome your comments about the site and its content.

M. Saiid Saiidi