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Emergency Repair of Damaged Bridge Columns Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Materials


Dear Visitor:

Welcome to our website!  Highlights of a research projects on the rapid repair of bridge columns subjected to earthquakes are presented on this site.  The study is funded by Caltrans through grant number No. 59A0543.  However, the material and opinions presented on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Caltrans.  Special thanks are due Dr. Saad El-Azazy, the Caltrans Research Program Manager, for his support and advice.  Dr. Jim Gutierrez of Caltrans is thanked for his interest and wholehearted involvement in different aspects of the project.  Thanks are also due Mr. Ed Fyfe and Scott Arnold of the Fyfe Company for generously donating fiber-reinforced polymer fabrics that were used in the study. 

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

M. Saiid Saiidi