Student researcher

Dr Ryan Hoult Research Leader

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
2017 Thesis Hoult, R. D. Seismic assessment of reinforced concrete walls in Australia. (2017). at <http://hdl.handle.net/11343/192443 >
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 Rumsewicz, M. Research proceedings from the 2015 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference. Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC annual conference 2015 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2015).
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).
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).
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).
26 Jun 2015

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.

Key Topics
Seismic Assessment and Design Philosophy of Reinforced Concrete Walls in Australia
18 Aug 2015

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.

Key Topics
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Seismic assessment and design philosophy of reinforced concrete walls in Australia
29 Jun 2017

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.

Key Topics