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.
|07 Jul 2015||Ryan Hoult PhD Progress Report 2015||67.5 KB (67.5 KB)|
|11 Sep 2015||Improvements and difficulties associated with the seismic assessment of infrastructure in Australia||1.95 MB (1.95 MB)||earthquake, infrastructure|
|24 Oct 2016||Seismic assessment and design philosophy of reinforced concrete in Australia||221.44 KB (221.44 KB)||earthquake, engineering, resilience|
The aim of this research is assess the seismic performance of typical RC walls and cores in Australia to ultimately recommend changes in detailing provisions for the next revision of the Concrete Structures and Earthquake Actions Australian Standards. The over-arching design philosophy will be reassessed and recommendations will be made both for new buildings and existing structures.
The focus of this research is to assess the performance of existing reinforced conrete (RC) wall and core buildings in response to a rare or very rare earthquake event in Australia. Ultimately, fragility functions for different performance objectives will be derived and cost-effective detailing provisions will be recommended.
The focus of this research is to assess the performance of existing reinforce conrete (RC) wall and core buildings in response to a rare or very rare earthquake event in Australia. Ultimately, fragility functions for different performance objectives will be derived and cost effective detailing provisions will be recommended.