Seismic Performance of SMA/ECC Columns
of SR 99
Bridge Structure

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Dear Visitor:

Welcome to our website!  Highlights of a research projects on seismic performance of bridge column models representing the piers of bridge SR-99 constructed with Nickel-Titanium bars and engineered cementitious composites in plastic hinges are presented on this site. 

The study was funded by the Washington Department of Transportation (WashDOT) contract number GCB1341 through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) program on Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment (IBRD).  However, the material and opinions presented on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of WashDOT or FHWA.  Special thanks are due Dr. Bijan Khaleghi, Jugesh Kapur, Jed Bingle, and other WashDOT staff for their invaluable support and advice. 

Please feel free to use the material with acknowledgement that includes statements such as “…funded by the WashDOT and FHWA-IBRD programs and directed by M. Saiidi at the University of Nevada, Reno.”  We welcome your comments.

M. Saiid Saiidi

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