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Seismic Behavior and Design of

Two-Way Bridge Column Hinges with Reinforcing Bars

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Dear Visitor:

Welcome to our website!  Highlights of a research projects on design of two-way reinforced concrete hinges subjected to earthquakes are presented on this site.  The study was funded by the Nevada Department of Transportation.  However, the material and opinions presented on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of NDOT.  Special thanks are due Mr. Bill Crawford, the NDOT Chief Bridge Engineer, for his support and advice.  Mr. Troy Martin of Caltrans is thanked for his interest and involvement in different aspects of the project.  Thanks are due to Dr. Patrick N. Laplace, Mr. Paul Lucas, Mr. Hoon Choi, Mr. Vu Phan and Mr. Robert Nelson, who helped at various stages of the experimental program.

Please feel free to use the material with acknowledgement that includes statements such as “…funded by the Nevada Department of Transportation and directed by M. Saiidi at the University of Nevada, Reno.”  We welcome your comments about this site.

M. Saiid Saiidi