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Seismic Assessment and Design Philosophy of Reinforced Concrete in Australia

Ryans's research project aims at finding the performance of existing reinforced concrete walls in response to rare and very rare earthquake events.  This research firstly reassess the seismic for 500 year and 2500 return period events in Australia.  Using the results of earthquake hazard demand, the performance of existing reinforced concrete walls will be assessed in response to these events.  Cost effective changes or detailing provisions will be recommended from the results.

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This project is assessing the performance of reinforced concrete walls in response to rare and very rare earthquakes. This research firstly reassesses the seismic activities for 500 year and 2500 return period earthquakes in Australia. Using the results of earthquake hazard demand, the performance of existing reinforced concrete walls will be assessed in response to these events. Cost effective changes or detailing provisions will be recommended from the results.
Year Type Citation
2017 Conference Paper Hoult, R. D., Goldsworthy, H. M. & Lumantarna, E. Seismic Assessment of the RC building stock of Melbourne from rare and very rare earthquake events. Australian Earthquake Engineering Society 2017 Conference (Australian Earthquake Engineering Society, 2017).
2017 Journal Article Hoult, R. D., Lumantarna, E. & Goldsworthy, H. M. Soil amplification in low-to-moderate seismic regions. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 15, 1945-1963 (2017).
2017 Journal Article Hoult, R. D., Goldsworthy, H. M. & Lumantarna, E. Plastic hinge length for lightly reinforced rectangular concrete walls. Journal of Earthquake Engineering 1-32 (2017). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2017.1286619
2016 Conference Paper Hoult, R. D., Goldsworthy, H. M. & Lumantarna, E. Displacement Capacity of Lightly Reinforced Rectangular Concrete Walls. Australian Earthquake Engineering Society 2016 Conference (2016). at <https://www.researchgate.net/publication/310846070_Displacement_Capacity_of_Lightly_Reinforced_Rectangular_Concrete_Walls>
2016 Conference Paper Hoult, R. D., Goldsworthy, H. M. & Lumantarna, E. Non-ductile seismic performance of reinforced concrete walls in Australia. Australasian Structural Engineering Conference 2016 (2016). at <https://www.researchgate.net/publication/310728792_Non-ductile_seismic_performance_of_reinforced_concrete_walls_in_Australia>
2015 Conference Paper Hoult, R. D. & Lumantarna, E. Seismic assessment of non-ductile reinforced concrete C-shaped walls in Australia. The Eighth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Sydney, Australia. (Goldsworthy, H. M.) (2015).
2015 Conference Paper Hoult, R. D., Goldsworthy, H. M. & Lumantarna, E. Torsional Displacement for Asymmetric Low-Rise Buildings with RC C-shaped Cores. Tenth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sydney, Australia. (2015).
2015 Conference Paper Hoult, R. D., Goldsworthy, H. M. & Lumantarna, E. Improvements and difficulties associated with seismic assessment of infrastructure in Australia - peer viewed. Adelaide Conference 2015 (2015).
2014 Conference Paper Hoult, R. D. et al. The 2012 Moe Earthquake and Earthquake Attenuation in South Eastern Australia . Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference 2014 (2014).
2014 Conference Paper Hoult, R. D., Goldsworthy, H. M. & Lumantarna, E. Seismic Performance of Typical C-Shaped Reinforced Concrete Shear Cores in Australia. Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference 2014 (2014).
2014 Conference Paper Leonard, M. et al. Deaggregating the differences between seismic hazard assessments at a single site. Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference 2014 (2014).
2013 Conference Paper Hoult, R. D., Lumantarna, E. & Goldsworthy, H. M. Ground Motion Modelling and Response Spectra for Australian Earthquakes. Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference 2013 (2013).