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Seismic Performance of RC Bridge Columns
with Interlocking Spirals

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Welcome to our website!  Highlights of a research projects on seismic response of reinforced concrete bridge columns with interlocking spirals are presented on this site.  The study was funded by Caltrans through grant number No. 59A0200.  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.  Mr. Ray Zelinski, the former Caltrans Chief Earthquake Engineer, is thanked for his many useful comments.  The authors are indebted to Dr. Nadim Wehbe of the S. Dakota University for developing the special-purpose software 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