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  • 2037-C SERC
  • Phone (205) 348-5110
  • Fax (205) 348-0783
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Dr. Sriram Aaleti

Associate Professor, Departmental Graduate Program Director


  • 2037-C SERC
  • phone (205) 348-5110
  • fax (205) 348-0783
  • Email


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2010
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2006
  • B.Tech, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 2003

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.

Affiliated Areas
Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Selected Publications

  • Aaleti, S. and Sritharan, S. (2019). “Quantifying Bonding Characteristics between UHPC and Normal-Strength Concrete for Bridge Deck Application.” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 24, Issue 6 (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001404)
  • Ronanki, V. S., Aaleti, S., and Binard, J. (2019). “Long-span hybrid precast concrete bridge girder using Ultra High-Performance Concrete and normal concrete.” PCI Journal, November 2019.
  • Ronanki, V. S., Aaleti, S., and Valentim, D. B. (2018). “Experimental investigation of bond behavior of mild steel reinforcement in UHPC.” Engineering Structures, 176:707-718 DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.09.031
  • Ronanki, V. S., Burkhalter, D. I., Aaleti, S., Song, W., and Richardson, J. A. (2017). “Experimental and analytical investigation of end zone cracking in BT-78 girders.” Engineering Structures, 151, 503-517
  • Ho, T. X., Dao, T. N., Aaleti, S., van de Lindt, J. W., and Rammer, D. R. (2016). “Hybrid system of unbonded post-tensioned CLT panels and light-frame wood shear walls.” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 143(2), 04016171.

Awards and Honors

  • Donald H McLean Civil Engineering Junior Professor of the year, University of Alabama, 2018, 2019
  • SECU Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Award, University of Alabama, 2015
  • Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University, 2009
  • PCI Award of Excellence, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 2009

Dr. Aaleti's Impact

UA Team Wins First Place in National Big Beam Competition

A team of students from The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering recently placed first in the 2022 Engineering Student Design (Big Beam) Competition. The competition, hosted by the Precast/Prestressed...

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PCI Honors Contributions to Precast Concrete Industry at Fall 2020 Committee Days and Technical Conference

The George D. Nasser Award recognizes PCI Journal papers relating to the design, research, production, or construction of precast concrete structures from authors who are 40 years old or younger....

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UA Engineering Student Awarded U.S. Department of Transportation Fellowship

A University of Alabama engineering doctoral student was awarded a national fellowship with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Gabi Willis, a civil engineering doctoral candidate, was awarded a fellowship with...

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