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Dr. Yazdani has attracted significant externally funded research during his faculty tenure. Many of the research grants came from federal and national sources. The total funding level is more than $14.5 million overall including Centers and Partnerships.

Current Sponsored Research

  • Monitoring of Concrete Bridge, $500,000, Texas Department of Transportation, 2016-2019,
    N.Yazdani: PI. Funding Source: Federal/State.
  • Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Strengthening and NDE Evaluation of Concrete Bridges, $600,000, Texas Department of Transportation, 2015-2018, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal/State.
  • IRES: UT Arlington – Spain Collaborative Research on Hazard Mitigation of Civil Infrastructure, $250,000, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2014-2017, N. Yazdani: PI, L. Thompson (Prairie View A&M University), Co-PI. Funding source: Federal.

Pending Proposals

  • Guidelines for Structural Safety of Elevated Slab-on-Grade Structures in Texas for Flood Mitigation, $385,810, FEMA, 2016-2018, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal.
  • UT Arlington Research Experience for Undergraduates in Engineering (REU) Site on Sustainable Infrastructure, $403,000, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2016-2019, N. Yazdani: PI, M. Sattler: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal.
  • Rational Insurance Rates for Wind Damage of Residential Structures, $540,000, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2016-2019, N. Yazdani (PI), E. He (UNT, Co-PI), K. Simmons (Austin College, Co-PI). Funding source: Federal.
  • Evaluation of School Buildings for Wind Sheltering and Strengthening, $298,000, FEMA, 2016-2018, N. Yazdani (PI). Funding source: Federal.

Completed Sponsored Research

  • Evaluating the Performance of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Strengthening of Concrete Bridges, $300,000, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 2012-2016, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Strength of Horizontal Shear Reinforcement with Limited Development, $413,142, Texas Department of Transportation, 2011-2015, S. Chao: PI, N. Yazdani: Co-PI. Funding Source: Federal/State
  • UT Arlington Research Experience for Undergraduates in Engineering (REU) Site on Hazard Mitigation, $300,000, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2010-2014, N. Yazdani: PI, M. Sattler: Co-PI, A. Puppala, M. Wright (CSE), W. Lee (EE), S. Daza (Education): Senior Personnel. Funding source: Federal
  • UT Arlington Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering (RET) Site on Hazard Mitigation, $512,000, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2008-2011, N. Yazdani: PI, Y. Weatherton: Co-PI, A. Puppala, M. Sattler, J. McEnery, C. Tiernan (CSE), M. Wright (CSE), B. Boardman (IE), T. Graca (Edu), S. Daza (Edu): Senior Personnel. Funding source: Federal
  • Strength Evaluation of Concrete Utility Poles, $18,000, Superior Poles, N. Yazdani: PI, G. Ramirez: Co-PI. Funding Source: Private
  • Finite Element Modeling of Ductile Precast Panels, $75,000, Hanson Pipe & Precast Products, 2006-2009, A. Abolmaali: PI, G. Ramirez and N. Yazdani: Co-PI. Funding source: Private
  • Investigations of Material and Structural Properties of Aero-Dwell Concrete, $150,000, Hanson Pipes & Precast Products, 2006-2009, A. Abolmaali: PI, G. Ramirez and N. Yazdani: Co-PI. Funding source: Private
  • Florida Bridge Safety under Extreme Flood Effects, $86,000, University Consortium for Inter-modal Transportation Safety and Security (UCITSS), FHWA, 2005 - 2007, N. Yazdani: PI, W. Huang: (Co-PI). Funding source: Federal
  • Post-Tensioned Anchorage Zone Enhancement with Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC), $150,000, Federal Highway Administration/Florida Department of Transportation/, 2004- 2007, N. Yazdani: PI, K. Tawfiq: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Florida Hurricane Mitigation Alliance: a Florida State University System Coalition, $5,500,000 each year for five years, NOAA and FEMA, 2004-2008, Florida International University, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of South Florida, University of North Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida A&M University, N. Yazdani, M. Abdullah and W. Huang: PIs. Funding source: Federal
  • Initiation of Florida Hurricane Mitigation Alliance, $67,000, FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, 2004-2006 (renewable annually), N. Yazdani: PI, P. Mtenga: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal
  • Fatigue Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber (SCL) T-Beam Bridge Girders, $156,000, U.S.D.A. Forest Products Laboratory, 2004-2006, N. Yazdani: PI, P. Mtenga: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal
  • Accelerated Curing of Silica Fume Concrete, $120,000, Federal Highway Administration/Florida Department of Transportation, 2002-2005, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Wind Provision Evaluation from the 2004 Florida Building Code for Hurricane Vulnerability Mitigation, $45,000, NOAA, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal.
  • Academic Strategic Partnering, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), $4 million/year, The Pennsylvania State University Consortium, 2003-2008, N. Yazdani, J. Wekezer, K. Tawfiq and S. Nnaji: PIs. Funding source: Federal
  • Florida House Learning Center Hurricane Mitigation Project, $52,000, Sarasota County, Florida, 2003-2004, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Local
  • Large Wind Missile Impact Performance of Public and Commercial Building Assemblies, $130,000, Florida Division of Emergency Management, 2003-2005, N. Yazdani: PI, R. Cook and P. Green (Univ. of Florida): Co-PI. Funding source: State
  • Time Dependent Strength and Elasticity Development in Florida Concrete, $120,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 2001-2003, N. Yazdani: PI, L. Spainhour: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Development of Wind Shelter Retrofit Room Standards for Existing Houses, $135,000, Florida Division of Emergency Management, 2001-2003, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: State
  • Application of Steel Fiber Reinforcement in Anchorage Zones of Post-Tensioned Bridge Girders, $118,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1999-2002, N. Yazdani: PI, L. Spainhour: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Behavior of Thin Precast Prestressed Spandrel Beams Under Torsion, $20,000, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Daniel P. Jenny Graduate Fellowship, 1999- 2002, N. Yazdani: PI, J. Ach: Research Assistant. Funding source: Federal
  • Substitution of Components in FDOT Concrete Design Mixes, $118,000,Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1999-2002, N. Yazdani: PI, J. Sobanjo: PI. Funding Source: Federal/State
  • Post-Storm Model for Reconstruction of Coastal Structures, $120,000, Sea Grant Program, National Ocean and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), 1998-2001, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal
  • Composite Fiber Wrapping for the Strengthening and Repair of Bridge Elements in the Splash Zone, $150,000, NSF, 1997-2001, L. Spainhour: PI, N. Yazdani: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal
  • Utilization of Structural Composite Lumber for Bridge Applications, $195,000, U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1997-2000, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal
  • Investigation of Bridge Fenders for Ship Impact, $140,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1997-2000, N. Yazdani: PI, J. Wekezer: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Effect of Boundary Conditions on Bridge Superstructure Performance, $75,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1997-99, N. Yazdani: PI, L. Spainhour, Co-PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Post-Storm Foundation Reconstruction Model for Coastal Structures, $60,000, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 1997-99, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: State
  • Effect of Pumping on Properties of Concrete: Phase II, $55,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1996-98, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Post-Storm Reconstruction Model for Coastal Structures: A Preliminary Study, $15,000, Sea Grant Program, National Ocean and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), 1996-97, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal
  • Epoxy Jointing of Precast Concrete Segments, $50,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1995-97, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Investigation of Excessive Camber in Precast Concrete Bridge Girders, $90,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1994-97, N. Yazdani: PI, P. Mtenga: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Development of Wind Shelter Retrofit Room Standards for Existing Houses, $135,000, Florida Division of Emergency Management, 2001-2003, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: State
  • Application of Steel Fiber Reinforcement in Anchorage Zones of Post-Tensioned Bridge Girders, $118,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1999-2002, N. Yazdani: PI, L. Spainhour: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Behavior of Thin Precast Prestressed Spandrel Beams Under Torsion, $20,000, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Daniel P. Jenny Graduate Fellowship, 1999- 2002, N. Yazdani: PI, J. Ach: Research Assistant. Funding source: Federal
  • Substitution of Components in FDOT Concrete Design Mixes, $118,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1999-2002, N. Yazdani: PI, J. Sobanjo: PI. Funding Source: Federal/State
  • Post-Storm Model for Reconstruction of Coastal Structures, $120,000, Sea Grant Program, National Ocean and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), 1998-2001, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal
  • Composite Fiber Wrapping for the Strengthening and Repair of Bridge Elements in the Splash Zone, $150,000, NSF, 1997-2001, L. Spainhour: PI, N. Yazdani: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal
  • Utilization of Structural Composite Lumber for Bridge Applications, $195,000, U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1997-2000, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal
  • Investigation of Bridge Fenders for Ship Impact, $140,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1997-2000, N. Yazdani: PI, J. Wekezer: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Effect of Boundary Conditions on Bridge Superstructure Performance, $75,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1997-99, N. Yazdani: PI, L. Spainhour, Co-PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Post-Storm Foundation Reconstruction Model for Coastal Structures, $60,000, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 1997-99, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: State
  • Effect of Pumping on Properties of Concrete: Phase II, $55,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1996-98, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Post-Storm Reconstruction Model for Coastal Structures: A Preliminary Study, $15,000, Sea Grant Program, National Ocean and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), 1996-97, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal
  • Epoxy Jointing of Precast Concrete Segments, $50,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1995-97, N. Yazdani: PI. Funding source: Federal/State
  • Investigation of Excessive Camber in Precast Concrete Bridge Girders, $90,000, Florida Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration, 1994-97, N. Yazdani: PI, P. Mtenga: Co-PI. Funding source: Federal/State