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Nonlinear Lateral Performance of Skew Abutments

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Dear Visitor:

Welcome to our website!  Highlights of a research project on stiffness of skew bridge abutments are presented on this site.  The study is funded by Caltrans through grant No. 65A0468.  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 Mr. Peter Lee, the Caltrans Research Program Managers, for their support and advice.  The PI’s are also thankful to Dr. Anoosh Shamsabadi for his pioneering work based on which this project was developed. 

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