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Publications

Varela, S., and M. Saiidi, M.“ Shear Behavior of Engineered Cementitious Composite (ECC) Structural Members,” Proceedings, 2nd Conference on Smart Materials Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Paper No. 303, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2013, 8pp

Saiidi, M., M. Tazarv, B. Nakashoji, S. Varela, and F. Kavianipour, “Resilient and Sustainable Bridges of the Future,” Keynote Speech, Second International Conference on Innovation in Bridges and Soil-Structure Interaction, IBSBI 2014, Athens, Greece, October 2014, pp. 57-68.

Varela, S. and M. Saiidi, “Damage-Free Earthquake-Resistant Deconstructible Columns for ABC,” Proceedings, National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, Miami, Florida, December 2014, pp. 620-629.

Varela, S., and Saiidi, M., “Dynamic Performance of Innovative Bridge Columns with Superelastic CuAlMn Shape Memory Alloy and ECC,” International Journal of Bridge Engineering Vol. 2, No. 3, 2014, pp. 29-58.

Varela, S., and M. Saiidi,  "Shake table tests on a 2-span bridge model with advanced materials and deconstructible columns". Seventh National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Bogota, Colombia: Universidad de los Andes, Asociacion Colombiana de Ingenieria Sismica, May 2015.

Saiidi, M., S. Varela, M. Tazarv, M. O’Brien, and F. Kavianipour, “Smart Materials for Accelerated Bridge Construction in High Seismic Zones,” Invited Keynote Paper, Paper No. 280, Proceedings, 3rd Conference on Smart Materials Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Antalya, Turkey, September 2015.

Varela, S., and M. Saiidi, “Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns with Copper-Base SMA and ECC,” Paper No. 161, Proceedings, 3rd Conference on Smart Materials Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Antalya, Turkey, September 2015.

Saiidi, M., M. Tazarv, B. Nakashoji, S. Varela, and F. Kavianipour, “Resilient and Sustainable Bridges of the Future,” (Invited Paper), International Journal of Bridge Engineering Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, published online: September 2015, pp. 37-48.

Varela, S., and M. Saiidi, “A bridge column with superelastic NiTi SMA and replaceable rubber hinge for earthquake damage mitigation,” Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, Published Online, May 2016.

Varela Fontecha, S. and Saiidi, M.S., “Resilient Earthquake-Resistant Bridges Designed For Disassembly,” Center For Civil Engineering Earthquake Research, Department Of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, Report No. CCEER-16-02, May 2016

Saiidi, M., A. Mohebbi, A. Itani, M. Tazarv, and S. Varela, “New Horizons in Seismic Design of Highway Bridges with Advanced Materials and Construction Methods,” Keynote Paper,No. 10, 14th International Symposium in Structural Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2016. 

Varela, S., and M. Saiidi, “Resilient Deconstructible Columns for Accelerated Bridge Construction in Seismically Active Areas,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol 28(13), 2017, pp. 1751-1774.

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

Varela, S., and M. Saiidi, “Bridges Designed for Disassembly: a Resilient and Sustainable ABC Solution,” Proceedings Paper No. IBC 17-51, 34th International Bridge Conference, National Harbor, Maryland, June 2017.

Saiidi, M., and S. Varela “Bridge Columns and Systems of the Future-Resilient and Deconstructible,”
Keynote Paper, Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Iranian Society of Structural Engineering, Tehran, Iran, February 2018, 10pp. 

Saiidi, M., “Achieving Resiliency Using New Materials and Details,” Proceedings, Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California, May 2019, pp. 80-87.

Presentations

Saiidi, M., “Novel Materials in Earthquake Design of Bridges,” Center for Roads, Housing, and Urban Development Research, Ministry of Housing, Tehran, Iran, November 2013.

Saiidi, M., “Design for Deconstruction, Accelerated Bridge Construction, Column Damage- Recent Research on Bridge Seismic Design, Construction, and Repair,” Fulbright Scholar Seminar, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2013.

Varela, S., and M. Saiidi, M. “Innovation in Sustainable Earthquake-Resistant Highway Bridges with Advanced Materials, Session 13, NEES Annual Meeting, Quake Summit 2013, Reno, Nevada, August 2013, (Presented by Varela).

Saiidi, M., “Developments and Examples of Recent Research on Earthquake Engineering of Bridges at UNR,” Monthly Meeting, American Council of Engineering Companies, Reno, Nevada, February 2014.

Saiidi, M., M. Tazarv, B. Nakashoji, S. Varela, and F. Kavianipour, “Resilient and Sustainable Bridges of the Future,” Keynote Speech, Second International Conference on Innovation in Bridges and Soil-Structure Interaction, IBSBI 2014, Athens, Greece, October 2014.

Varela, S., and M. Saiidi, “Resilient Bridge Columns with Copper-Based Shape Memory Alloy Reinforcement,” The Sixth Kwang-Hua Forum on Innovations and Implementations in Earthquake Engineering Research,” Shanghai, China, December 2014.

Saiidi, M., M. Tazarv, S. Varela, and F. Kavianipour, “Earthquake-Resistant Resilient Bridges with Advanced Materials,” Keynote Presentation, The Fourth International Conference on Bridges,” Tehran, Iran, January 2015.

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., “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.

Varela, S., and M. Saiidi,  "Shake Table Tests on a 2-Span Bridge Model with Advanced Materials and Deconstructible Columns". Seventh National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Bogota, Colombia: Universidad de los Andes, Asociacion Colombiana de Ingenieria Sismica, 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., “Smart Metallic Materials for the Next Generation of Earthquake-Resistant Bridges,” Furukawa Techno Material Co., Hiratsuka City, Tokyo, Japan, June 2015. 

Saiidi, M., “Experimental and Analytical Studies of Smart Metallic Materials for the Next Generation of Earthquake-Resistant Bridges,” Department of Materials Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, June 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.

Varela, S., and M. Saiidi, “Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns with Copper-Base SMA and ECC,” 3rd Conference on Smart Materials Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Antalya, Turkey, September 2015.

Varela, S. and Saiidi, M. “Novel deconstructible and resilient columns for ABC in high seismic zones”. Western Bridge Engineers’ Seminar, September 9 – 11, 2015, Reno, Nevada.

Saiidi, M., M. Tazarv, B. Nakashoji, S. Varela, and F. Kavianipour, “A New Generation of Earthquake-Resistant Bridges w/ SMA,” Invited seminar, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 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., “Resilient Earthquake-Resistant Bridges- Going beyond ABC,” California Department of Transportation Educational Seminar Series, Presented twice, Headquarters, Sacramento, California, February 2016.

Saiidi, M., “Resilient Earthquake-Resistant Bridges- Going beyond ABC,” California Department of Transportation Educational Seminar Series, TransLab, Caltrans, Sacramento, California, February 2016.

Musnicki, W., A. Mohebbi, M. Saiidi, and A. Itani, "Incorporating Shape Memory Alloy Bar Test in Seismic Response Analysis of Bridge Column," Poster presented at Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, August 2016.

Saiidi, M., “The Path to Deployment of Shape Memory Alloy Bars in Bridges,” Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center, “E-Defense,” August 2016.

Saiidi, M., “Novel Materials for Improved Bridge Seismic Performance,” First US-Chile Workshop on Bridge Earthquake Engineering, Reno, Nevada, August 2016.

Saiidi, M., A. Mohebbi, A. Itani, M. Tazarv, and S. Varela, “New Horizons in Seismic   Design of Highway Bridges with Advanced Materials and Construction Methods,” Keynote Presentation, 14th International Symposium in Structural Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2016.

Saiidi, M. “Changing Paradigm of Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges,” Seminar Presentation, National Center for Research in Earthquake Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2016.

Varela, S., "Design for Disassembly: Towards the Resilient and Sustainable ABC of the Future," ABC-UTC at Florida International University, October 2016.

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., “Bringing Innovation to Bridge Earthquake Engineering with Advanced Materials,” Seminar Presentation, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, March 2017.

Saiidi, M., “Innovation in Earthquake-Resistant Bridges- Advanced Materials, Novel Construction Methods, and Futuristic Concepts,” Workshop Presentation, 2nd International and 6th National Conference on New Materials and Structures, Yazd, Iran, October 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., “Innovative Bridge Columns and Systems- from Research to Deployment,” Alaska Department of Transportation Workshop, Juneau, Alaska, April 2018.

Saiidi, M., “Mechanical Splices (Couplers) in and Adjacent to Plastic Hinge Regions and their Impact on Plastic Deformation Capacity of Bridge Columns,” Transportation Research Board Webinar: Seismic Design and Accelerated Bridge Construction, July 2018.

Saiidi, M., “Advanced Metallic, Cementitious, and Fiber-Reinforced Polymers in Earthquake-Resistant Structures,” Keynote Speech, Focus Area 802, Seventh Annual World Congress of Advanced Materials, Xiamen, China, September 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.

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., “Designing for Bridge Seismic Resiliency with Novel Materials,” Session 6A- Performance-Based Design and Resiliency of Utilities and Bridges, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 2019.

Saiidi, M., “Achieving Resiliency Using New Materials and Details,” Session on Resiliency and Residual Capacity, Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California, May 2019.

Saiidi, M., “Shape Memory Alloy & Engineered Cementitious Composite Material Research & Development for Seismic Applications,” Session W-10: International Workshop on Emerging Bridge Technologies, 36th Annual International Bridge Conference, National Harbor, Maryland, June 2019.

Saiidi, M., “Future of Performance Based Engineering for Community Resiliency- Transportation Systems,” Plenary Presentation, Annual Meeting, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Berkeley, California, January 2020.