Presentations

2013

  • Saiidi, M., "Concepts, Investigations, and Implementation of Novel Materials to Improve Post-Earthquake Serviceability of Highway Bridges, "Session on Innovative and Resilient Seismic Systems," Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2013.
  • Saiidi, M., "Innovative Materials and Details in Earthquake-Resistant Bridges of the Future," Plenary Presentation, 2nd International Symposium on Geotechnical and Structural Earthquake Engineering, Bogota, Columbia, February 2013.
  • Saiidi, M., and F. Kavianipour, "Shake Table Seismic Studies of a 4-Span Bridge Model with Composite Piers," FHWA, McLean, Virginia, April 2013.
  • Saiidi, M., "Novel Materials in Earthquake Design of Bridges," Center for Roads, Housing, and Urban Development Research, Ministry of Housing, Tehran, Iran, November 2013.

2012

  • Saiidi, M., A. Vosooghi, C. Cruz, S. Motaref, C. Ayoub, F. Kavianipour, Z. Haber, M. O'Brien, and D. Sanders, "Earthquake-Resistant Bridges of the Future with Advanced Materials," Keynote Speech, Ninth International Congress on Civil Engineering, 9ICCE, Isfahan, Iran, May 2012. 
  • Kavianipour, F., and M. Saiidi, "Shake Table Testing of A Quarter-Scale 4-Span Bridge With Composite Piers," Special Session, Organizer: Saiidi, Advanced Technologies in Standard Bridges- from Research to Implementation," International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management, Stresa, Italy, July 2012. 
  • Saiidi, M., "Seismic Performance of Bridges of the Future," Keynote Speech, First Annual Missouri S&T Transportation Infrastructure Conference, Rolla, Missouri, September 2012. 
  • Saiidi, M., "Shape Memory Alloy and High-Performance Grout in Earthquake-Resistant Bridges- from Research to Implementation," The Fifth Kwang-Hua Forum on Innovations and Implementations in Earthquake Engineering Research," Shanghai, China, December 2012.

 2011

  • Saiidi, M., and F. Kavianipour, "Accelerated Bridge Construction Techniques in Shake Table Testing of a 110-ft Long 4-Span Bridge Model," Seismic ABC Collaboration, Session Sponsored by TRB Committee AFF50, Transportation Research Board 90th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2011.
  • Saiidi, M., "Transforming Bridge Engineering through Innovation and Advanced Materials," Meeting of Center for Advanced Technology in Bridges and Infrastructure, 1st Middle Easter Conference on Smart Materials Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Dubai, UAE, February 2011.
  • Saiidi, M., and C. Cruz, "Performance of Advanced Materials and Details during Shake Table Tests of a 4-Span Bridge Model," 1st Middle Easter Conference on Smart Materials Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Dubai, UAE, February 2011.
  • Saiidi, M., and F. Kavianipour, "Shake Table Performance of a 4-Span Bridge with Precast FRP Composite Piers," ACI Committee 341, Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges, ACI Convention, Tampa, Florida, April 2011.
  • Saiidi, M., "Seismic Performance of Bridges with Advanced Materials," NSF Workshop on Bridges of the Future- Widespread Implementation of Innovation An International Workshop to Develop Action Plans, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2011.
  • Kavianipour, F. and M. Saiidi, "Experimental and Analytical Study of a 4-span Bridge with Composite Piers," Quake Summit 2011, NEES and MCEER Annual Meeting, Buffalo, New York, June 2011.
  • Saiidi, M., "Seismic Performance of Bridges with Advanced Materials," 1st Costa Rican Conference on Transportation Infrastructure, University of Costa Rica, Jan Jose, Costa Rica, June 2011.
  • Saiidi, M., "Earthquake-Resistant Bridges of the Future with Advanced Materials," Bled 4 Workshop: Performance-Based Seismic Engineering- Vision for an Earthquake Resilient Society, Lake Bled, Slovenia, June 2011
  • Saiidi, M., "Damage-Free Earthquake-Resistant Bridges with Advanced Materials," National Center for Research in Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) Seminar, Taipei, Taiwan, July 2011.
  • Saiidi, M., R. Nelson, C. Cruz, F. Kavianipour, and M. Raffiee, "Seismic Performance of Bridge Systems with Conventional and Innovative Design," Poster presented at the NSF Hazards Research Showcase, United States Senate, Washington, DC, September 2011.

2010

  • Motaref, S., M. Saiidi, and D. Sanders, "Shake Table Response of Precast Bridge Columns with Advanced Materials," Seismic ABC Collaboration, Session Sponsored by TRB Committee AFF50, Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2010.
  • Motaref, S., M. Saiidi, and D. Sanders, "Shake Table Response of Precast Bridge Columns with Advanced Materials," Caltrans Earthquake Engineering Committee Seminar, California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, California, January 2010.
  • Saiidi, M. "Seismic Performance of Concrete Bridges with Advanced Materials," Seminar Series, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, February 2010.
  • Saiidi, M., "Advanced Materials, Rapid Repair, and Precast Bridge Piers- Examples of Recent Research on Earthquake Response of Bridges," Extended Seminar (90-minute long) Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Tokyo, Japan, February 2010.
  • Cruz, C., M. Saiidi, and D. Hillis, "Analytical Study of a 4-Span Bridge with Advanced Materials," 4th International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing, Singapore, March 2010.
  • Saiidi, M., "Sustainable Earthquake-Resistant Bridges Incorporating Innovations and ABC," Session No. 19, Seismic/Substructures, 2010 FHWA Bridge Engineering Conference: Highway for Life and Accelerated Bridge Construction, Orlando, Florida, April 2010.
  • Cruz-Noguyez, C, and M. Saiidi, "Simulated Response of Bridges with Advanced Materials under Near-Fault Earthquakes," 3rd World Science and Engineering Academy and Society International Conference on Engineering Mechanics, Structures, and Engineering Geology, Korfu, Greece, July 2010.
  • Saiidi, M., "Future Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges," Department of Civil Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha, China, July 2010.
  • Cruz-Noguyez, C, and M. Saiidi, "Simulated Response of Bridges with Advanced Materials under Near-Fault Earthquakes," 3rd World Science and Engineering Academy and Society International Conference on Engineering Mechanics, Structures, and Engineering Geology, Korfu, Greece, July 2010.
  • Saiidi, M., "Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges with Advanced Materials and Rapid Construction," Seminar, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, EMPA, Zurich, Switzerland, September 2010.
  • Saiidi, M., "Seismic Studies of 4-Span Bridges under Near-Fault Earthquakes at UNR," Special Session, TG-11, 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ohrid, Macedonia, August-September 2010.
  • Saiidi, M., "NEES Research at the University of Nevada, Reno," NEESComm Annual NSF Site Review Meeting, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, September 2010.
  • Saiidi, M., F. Kavianipour, C. Cruz, D. Hillis, and R. Nelson, "Shake Table Response of Four-Span Bridges with Advanced Materials," Quake Summit 2010, NEES and PEER Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 2010.
  • Saiidi, M., S. Motaref, C. Cruz, M. O'Brien, and H. Wang, "Seismic Response of Bridge Columns with Engineered Cementitious Composites," ACI Fall 2010 Convention, Session Titled: "High-Performance Concrete for Seismic Design of Bridges?" Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 2010.
  • Saiidi, M., "Learning from Shake Table Tests of Three, 110'-Long, 4-Span Bridge Models with Conventional and Innovative Materials," Bridges 2010, Bridges: Design, Construction, and Retrofitting, San Francisco, California November 2010.

2009

  • Saiidi, M., "Overview of UNR NEES Research on Seismic Response of Bridge Systems," Session 600, Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Program, Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2009
  • 256*. Saiidi, M., "Minimizing Bridge Earthquake Damage and residual Drift with Conventional and Advanced Materials," Session 438, New Bridge Systems for Post-Earthquake Serviceability, Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2009.
  • Saiidi, M., "Sustainable Future Bridges under Earthquake Loading, Part 1 - Advanced Materials," Special 100th Seminar; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; also presented at the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology, Skopje, Macedonia, March 2009
  • Saiidi, M., "Overview of Recently Completed Research Projects in the Large-Scale Structures Laboratory at UNR," UNR-MTS Meeting with Delegation from P.R. China, Reno, Nevada, April 2009.
  • Saiidi, M. "Advanced Materials and Details in A New Generation of Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges," Keynote Address, 8th International Congress on Civil Engineering, Shiraz, Iran, May 2009.
  • Saiidi, M., "SMA-Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns Subjected to Earthquakes," FHWA Workshop on SMAs in Transportation Earthquake Engineering," FHWA Turner-Fairbanks, McLean, Virginia, May 2009.
  • Cruz, C., M. Saiidi, and D. Hillis, "Pretest Seismic Analysis of a 4-Span Bridge Model with Advanced Materials," First International Conference on Computational Technologies in Concrete Structures (CTCS '09), Session W4A, Jeju, S. Korea, May 2009.
  • Saiidi, M., and C. Cruz, "Shake Table Studies of a 4-Span Bridge System with High-Performance Materials and Details," Plenary Session, NEES Seventh Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2009.
  • Saiidi, M., "Shake Table Studies of a 110-ft Long, 4-Span Concrete Bridge with Innovative Column Details," 2009 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 2009.
  • Saiidi, M., "Undergraduate Research and Earthquake Studies of Two, 110-ft Long 4-Span Bridge Models - A Webinar Presentation," Webcast live to seven NSF sites hosting NEES summer REU students nationwide, Reno, Nevada, July 2009.
  • Saiidi, M., "Lessons from Recent Research on Seismic Response of Bridge components and Systems," Nevada Department of Transportation, Structures Division, Carson City, Nevada, August 2009.
  • Saiidi, M., C. Cruz, and D. Hillis, "High-Performance Materials in Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges," Keynote Address, Proceedings, Fifth International Structural engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-5), Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2009.
  • Vosooghi, A., and M. Saiidi, "Rapid Repair of High-Shear Earthquake-Damaged RC Bridge Columns," Proceedings, the 25th US-Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop, Tsukuba, Japan, Session 7, October 2009.
  • Saiidi, M., "Recent Findings from Bridge Earthquake Engineering Research using High-Performance Materials and Details- Four Examples," Extended Seminar (2-Hour Long), Caltrans Earthquake Engineering Committee Seminar, California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, California, October 2009.
  • Saiidi, M., "Resilient Concrete Bridges with Advanced Materials," Beyer Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, November 2009.
  • Saiidi, M., and C. Cruz, "Damage-Free RC Bridges under Seismic Loads," ACI Annual Conference, Session Titled: "How Do You Spice Up A Concrete Bridge to be Earthquake Resistant", New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2009.

2008

  • Saiidi, M., "Seismic Performance of Bridge Systems with Conventional and Innovative Design- A Webinar Presentation," NEES Headquarters, Webcast live twice to 250 registrants nationwide, Davis, California, March 2008.
  • Saiidi, M., "Results from Shake Table Studies of a Large-Scale Conventional four-Span Reinforced Concrete Bridge," ACI Committee 341, Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges, ACI Convention, Los Angeles, California, March 2008.
  • Saiidi, M., "Seismic Studies of Bridges and other Systems at UNR- Recent Examples," John A. Martin and Associates, Los Angeles, California, March 2008.
  • Saiidi, M., R. Nelson, M. Zadeh, and I. Buckle, "Seismic Performance of a Large-Scale 4-Span Bridge Model Subjected to Shake Table Testing," National Concrete Bridge Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, May 2008.
  • Saiidi, M., "Examples of Evolution in Experimental Studies of Concrete Bridge Seismic Response," Seminar in Honor of 2008 ACI President, Luis Garcia, University of Los Andes, Bogota, Columbia, May 2008.
  • Saiidi, M., "Evolution in Experimental Studies of Concrete Bridge Seismic Response," The Third International Conference on Bridges," Tehran, Iran, May 2008.
  • Saiidi, M., "NEESR Aftershock- How a Pre-NEES Project Led to Fault-Rupture Studies of a Two-Span Bridge Model at UNR NEES Facility," NEES Sixth Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, June 2008.
  • Saiidi, M., "Lessons Learned from Shake Table Studies of a 32-Meter Long, 4-Span RC Bridge with Conventional Details," Plenary Session, NEES Sixth Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, June 2008.
  • Saiidi, M., "Managing Seismic Performance of Highway Bridges-Evolution in Experimental Research," Keynote Address, 4th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management, Seoul, S. Korea, July 2008.
  • Saiidi, M., "Undergraduate Research and Earthquake Studies of a Large-Scale 4-Span Bridge Model - A Webinar Presentation," Webcast live to five NSF sites hosting NEES summer REU students nationwide, Reno, Nevada, July 2008.
  • Saiidi, M., "Key Developments in Experimental Studies of the Seismic Response of Bridges," Civil Engineering Seminar Series, Civil Engineering Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 2008.

2007

  • Saiidi, M., "Earthquake Engineering Research on Bridges: Component and System Studies," Davidson Academy of Reno for Profoundly Gifted Students, March 2007.
  • Saiidi, M., "Shake Table Studies of A Large-Scale Conventional RC Bridges Subjected to Bidirectional Motions," Task Group 11 Meeting, European Association of Earthquake Engineering, Crete, Greece.
  • Saiidi, M., "Large-Scale 4-Span Bridge Model Studies using Shake Tables and Hybrid System Facilities at the University of Nevada, Reno," Plenary Session, NEES Fifth Annual Meeting, Snowbird, Utah, June 2007
  • Nelson, R., "Highlights of Testing A 110-ft. Long 4-Span Bridge Model for Earthquakes," presented to middle school students at the earthquake summer camp, University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Saiidi, M., "NEESR Research on Large-Scale 4-Span Bridge Model Studies using Shake Tables and International Collaboration," E-Defense-NEES Seminar on Earthquake Engineering of Bridges, World Trade Center, Tokyo, Japan, July 2007.
  • Saiidi, M. "NEESR - Experimental Response of Large-Scale Four-Span Bridge," US-Japan NEES-E-Defense Workshop, Kobe, Japan, September 2007.
  • Saiidi, M., "Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Reinforced Concrete," CANSMART 2007, 10th Canadian Conference on Smart Materials, Montreal, Canada, October 2007.
  • Saiidi, M., "Shape Memory Alloy Reinforcement," ACI Subcommittee 318-F, New Materials, Products, and Ideas, ACI Convention, Session on Towards Better Bridge Design and Analysis: Lessons Learned from Recent Strong Earthquakes, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, October 2007.
  • Saiidi, M., "Concrete Bridge Seismic Research at UNR- Examples of Component, Advanced Material, and System Studies," Nevada Infrastructure Concrete Conference, Reno, Nevada, November 2007.
  • Saiidi, M., "Reducing Earthquake Damage in Bridges with Advanced Materials," International Workshop on Advanced Structures and Materials, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, November 2007.
  • Saiidi, M., "Bridge Earthquake Engineering Research- Examples of Components, Advanced Materials, and System Studies," Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, November 2007.

2006

  • Saiidi, M., "Shake Table Testing of Bridge Systems and Design Implications," TRB Committee AFF50, Transportation Research Board 85 th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2006.
  • Saiidi, M., "Collaborative Study of Biaxial Seismic Response of Bridge Systems," NEES Fourth Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2006.

2005

  • Shake table testing of a two-span, 70-ft long bridge model funded by a pre-NEESR project was web cast. The earthquake engineering research community and state departments of transportation were informed about the test. More than 50 individuals observed the live test through the web.

The following presentations were given to inform practicing engineers and researchers about the project:

  • Saiidi, M., "An Update on NSF NEES-Funded Comprehensive Study of Bridges at the University of Nevada ," Federal Highway Administration, McLean, Virginia, February 2005.
  • Saiidi, M. "NEES-Demonstration Study: Large-Scale Shake Table Testing of a Two-Span Bridge," NEES Board Meeting, Reno, Nevada, February 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., "Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Studies through An NSF NEES Demonstration project," US-Japan Workshop on Large-Scale Testing on the Seismic Performance of Bridges, San Francisco, California, February 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., "A Comprehensive Study of Bridge Systems Using Large-Scale Shake Table Testing," US-Japan Workshop on Large-Scale Testing on the Seismic Performance of Bridges, San Francisco, California, February 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., "Update on Bridge Earthquake Engineering Research at the University of Nevada, Reno," University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., "Collaboration Lessons Learned from a Pre-NEESR Bridge SFSI Project at the University of Nevada, Reno," Invited Plenary Presentation, NEES Third Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., "An Overview of New Initiatives in Bridge Earthquake Engineering Research at the University of Nevada, Reno," Tahoe Truckee Engineers Association Meeting, Truckee, California, May 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., D. Sanders, N. Johnson, M. Eberhard, and T. Ranf, "Earthquake Response Studies of A Large-Scale, Two-Span Bridge Model on Shake Tables," First US-Portugal International Workshop-Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering, Lamego, Portugal, Paper 3.1-3.9, July 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., D. Sanders, N. Johnson, M. Eberhard, and T. Ranf, "An Update on Pre-NEES Study: Earthquake Response Studies of A Large-Scale, Two-Span Bridge Model on Shake Tables," Fourth Planning Meeting for NEES/E-Defense Collaboration, E-Defense, Kobe-Miki, Japan, August 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., "NEESR-SG Project on Four-Span Bridge Tests and Collaboration with Japan-E-Defense," Fourth Planning Meeting for NEES/E-Defense Collaboration, E-Defense, Kobe-Miki, Japan, August 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., "A New Era of Bridge Earthquake Engineering Research," Civil Engineering Department, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., "A New Era of Bridge Earthquake Engineering Research," European Center for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, Pavia, Italy, October 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., "A New Era of Bridge Earthquake Engineering Research," Civil Engineering Department, Sharif University, Tehran, Iran, October 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., "Experimental Seismic Studies of Concrete Bridges," Third International Workshop, Structural Concrete in the Americas, Kansas City, Missouri, November 2005.
  • Saiidi, M., "Seismic Studies of Large-Scale Bridge Systems on Shake Tables," ACI Committee 341, Earthquake Resistant Concrete Bridges, ACI Fall Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, November 2005.

2004

  • Saiidi, M., "A New Era in Earthquake Engineering of Bridges at UNR through NSF-NEES," Nevada Department of Transportation, Carson City, Nevada, December 2004.
  • Saiidi, M., "A New Era in Earthquake Engineering of Bridges at UNR through NSF-NEES," California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, California, December 2004.

 

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