Dr. Sriram Aaleti is an associate professor in the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering at The University of Alabama.
His research includes assessing reinforced and mass timber structures under natural and man-made hazards and developing next generation durable structures to address the deteriorating U.S. transportation infrastructure. This is realized through the development of engineering performance-based systems under earthquake, vehicular loadings or the combination of such using advanced materials, such as Ultra-high performance concrete and Cross-laminated timber.
Aaleti has developed a new precast wall system, known as PreWEC system, to recenter and minimizing the damage to buildings under earthquake loading. Some of his research outcomes on these post-tensioned precast systems has been included in the current U.S. building code (ACI 318 and ACI ITG 5.2).
He is actively involved in national committees at the American Concrete Institute, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and Transportation Research Board. Aaleti has published a total of more than 50 refereed journal and conference papers and 10 technical reports.