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Seismic Performance of Next Generation Bridge Components for Accelerated Bridge Construction


Dear Visitor:

Welcome to our website!  Highlights of a research project on seismic performance of different column-footing connection details for accelerated bridge construction are presented on this site.  The study is funded by Caltrans through grant No. 65A0372.  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 and Dr. Charles Sikorsky, the Caltrans Research Program Managers for their support and advice.  The interest and comments of Mr. Mike Keever, Mark Mahan and Ron Bromenschenkel are also much appreciated.   Mr. Gaston Doiron of Lafarge is thanked for making arrangements for a generous donation of UHPC.

The research team is indebted to these individuals for generously donating materials and providing advice:  Messrs. Christian Dahl and Joseph Morente of Headed Reinforcement Corp. (HRC), Messrs. Frank Sczerzenie and Giorgio Vergani of SAES Smart Materials, and Mr. Toshi Yamanishi and from Splice Sleeve of North America, Inc. 

Please also visit the site on a related research project on grouted couplers:  

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