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Seismic Behavior and Design of Telescopic
Pipe-Pin Connections

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Dear Visitor:

Welcome to our website!  Highlights of a research projects on the performance of pipe-pin hinges are presented on this site.  The study is funded by Caltrans through grant number No. 59A0491.  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. Mohamed Akkari, Mr. Gudmund Setberg, and Dr. Amir Gilani of Caltrans are thanked for their feedback and interest in different aspects of the project.  Thanks are also due Mr. David Buthod of Fiber Glass Systems for generously donating a fiber-reinforced polymer tube that was 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