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Are your engineer and Geotech up-to-date? Latest 2015 Engineering Research from Canterbury Earthquakes

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If you have a geotechnical engineer or a structural engineer, make sure they have the list of the latest research.

Once again thank you to all those who have contributed to this list. Keep the good work up.

PositioNZ-PP: An Online GPS Processing Application for New Zealand,  C Pearson, C Crook, A Jordan, P Denys – 2015… 2010 ) and 2010–2011

Christchurch earthquake sequence (Beavan et al. 2012 ) along with all slow slip events that have occurred since 27 June 2008 (Pearson 2013 ). … 2010 ) and the 2010–2011 Christchurch earthquake sequence (Beavan et al. 2012 ). …

CPT Prediction of Soil Behaviour Type, Liquefaction Potential and Ground Settlement in North-West Christchurch,  VT Veen, L Hannah – 2015, … Authors: Van T Veen, Lauren Hannah. Keywords:

CPT liquefaction soil canterbury earthquakes canterbury earthquake sequence Ic value soil behaviour type Christchurch earthquake sequence settlement cone penetration testing. Issue Date: 2015. …  

Evolutionary Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition, M Zhang, S Cagnoni 

Proceedings of the Companion Publication of the 2015 …, 2015  Page 1. Evolutionary Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition Mengjie Zhang1 and Stefano Cagnoni2 1 Evolutionary Computation Research Group, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand …

OBJECT-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE FROM HIGH-RESOLUTION OPTICAL IMAGERY USING MACHINE LEARNING, J Bialas – 2015

… We tested a variety of algorithms and parameters on post-event aerial imagery of the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Parameters and methods are adjusted and results compared against manually selected test cases representing different classifications used. …

[PDF] 4.12 Earthquake Hydrology, M Manga, CY Wang

http://www.elsevier.com/locate/permissionusematerial Manga M., and Wang C.-Y Earthquake Hydrology. In: Gerald Schubert (editor-in-chief) Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd edition, Vol 4. Oxford: Elsevier; 2015. p. 305-328. Page 2. 4.12 Earthquake Hydrology …

Seismic behavior of steel buildings with out‐of‐plumb, AA Rad, GA MacRae, TZ Yeow, DK Bull – Earthquake Engineering & Structural …, 2015

… out-of-plumb. Earthquake Engng Struct. Dyn., doi: 10.1002/eqe.2598. Author Information. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. * Correspondence to: Ali …

… –EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR NON-PRESSURISED PIPES: LEARNING FROM THE CANTERBURY (NZ) EARTHQUAKE SEQUENCE 2010-2011, E Simona, G Sonia, C Francesco – IF CRASC’15, 2015

… and discuss their weaknesses and potentialities in relation to a case study, identifying with a selected portion of Christchurch, New Zealand … models is envisaged to become an optimal compromise towards accurate although time and cost-effective post-earthquake damage and …

 A numerical study on permanent seismic deformation of dry sand slopes, MF Mansour – International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 2015

… The previous studies focused on the sliding block model and numerical analysis of particular slopes or landslides to account for the permanent post-earthquake deformation. … An artificial earthquake time history is used as the source of the seismic excitation. …  

[PDF] Uplift rate of marine terraces and anticlinal growth along the North Canterbury fold and thrust belt, New Zealand, MK Stewart – 2015

… The map includes structures associated with the North Canterbury fold and thrust belt, both onshore (modified from the Qmap of Christchurch) and offshore (modified from Barnes et al, 1996, 2011). … 10m DEM, aerial photos, and geologic and topographic maps (Christchurch, … 

Towards disaster resilience: A scenario-based approach to co-producing and integrating hazard and risk knowledge, T Davies, S Beavan, D Conradson, A Densmore… – International Journal of …, 2015

… a University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8140, New … than the variation in effects scenarios: the latter are mostly injuries, deaths and damage, loss of commerce, loss of communications, and isolation, whereas the former encompass earthquake, landslide, flood …

10 Questions: John Radinoff, Flovac, J Radinoff – 2015

… residential project being 1,000 houses. A recent project was the replacement of Christchurch’s broken gravity sewer systems using Flovac’s vacuum technology due to its resilience in earthquake zones. We have now taken on …

Fault Zone Guided Wave Generation on the Locked, Late Interseismic Alpine Fault, New Zealand, JD Eccles, AK Gulley, PE Malin, CM Boese, J Townend… – Geophysical Research …, 2015

… seismic events. Installation of instruments took place 11 days before the disastrous 22 February 2011 Mw6.2 Christchurch earthquake occurred ~200 km away [Kaparametic testingiser et al., 2012]. During the 125 days of operation, 1179 earthquakes, dominated by Christchurch aftershocks, …  

Dynamic characteristics and seismic behavior of prefabricated steel stairs in a full‐scale five‐story building shake table test program, X Wang, R Astroza, TC Hutchinson, JP Conte… – Earthquake Engineering & …, 2015

… and other damage modes to stair systems (eg, [2-5]). Severe damage and collapse of stairs were reported following the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in China [4], the 2010 Maule earthquake in Chile (Figure 1(a)), and the 2011 Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand [2, 3 …

[PDF] … DAMAGE ASSESSS MENT FOR NONSPRESSURISED PIPES: LEARNING FROM THE CANTERBURY (NZ) EARTHQUAKE SES QUENCE 2010S2011, S Esposito, S Giovinazzi, F Cavalieri

… After the February 22, 2011 earthquake, the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT, 2015) was formed to undertake damage investigation, planning, design and construction of rebuild works on horizontal infrastructure assets owned by Christchurch City …

Beyond Ductility: Parametric Testing of a Jointed Rocking Beam-Column Connection Designed for Damage Avoidance, GW Rodgers, JB Mander, J Geoffrey Chase, RP Dhakal – Journal of Structural …, 2015

… ductile design (Scawthorn 2010). More recently, the Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquake of February 22, 2011, caused $30 billion in losses [20–25% of New Zealand gross domestic product (GDP)]. While there were only …  

Analytical investigation on the seismic performance of slabs in RC frame joints, SM Ahmed, U Gunasekaran, GA MacRae – 2015

… affiliations Affiliations: 1: Department of Civil Engineering, Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey; 2: Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India; 3: Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. …

Wavelet Domain Seismic Correction, AA Chanerleya, NA Alexanderb – 2015

… lateral spreading. The situation however deteriorated further after a second earthquake of Mw 6.3 hit, damaging the Christchurch city center with considerable loss of life. The fling pulse for N55W is presented in Fig. 17, and …

[PDF] Estimation of the accidental eccentricity due to seismic rotational component, H Asma1a, B Abdelkader1b, O Abderrahmane…

… (6) a) Vrancea earthquake (1977, Bucharest, INCERC) (b) Petrolia earthquake (25 April 1992, CSMIP station n°89156) (c) Christchurch earthquake earthquake (21 February 2011, LPCC) Fig. 1 Translational et torsional Time histories of three earthquakes … 


Effect of Granular-Column Installation on Excess Pore Pressure Variation during Soil Liquefaction, Z Ben Salem, W Frikha, M Bouassida – International Journal of Geomechanics, 2015

… a result of earthquakes, including those that occurred in 1964 in Alaska and in Niigata, Japan, as well as the one in Christchurch, New Zealand … equation for the generation and dissipation of excess pore pressure as a function of the number of cycles of earthquake solicitation is …

Impact of aftershocks and uncertainties on the seismic evaluation of non-ductile reinforced concrete frame buildings, R Han, Y Li, J van de Lindt – Engineering Structures, 2015

… However, a number of earthquake aftershocks can occur following the strike of a mainshock, many of which also have large magnitudes and intense ground motions (eg [1], [2], [3] and [4]). They have also been reported to have caused additional damage to buildings that …

[PDF] VISUALISING THE INVISIBLE, AJ Hills

Page 1. VISUALISING THE INVISIBLE Displaying Building Resource-use Benchmarks in a 3D City Visualisation By Alex Josephine Hills A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Building Science … 

[PDF] SigProce: A computer program for signal processing, evaluation of seismic response in sites and buildings, and other engineering purposes, MK ABDUL- WAHED

… Stephenson, WR, (2003), Factors bounding prograde rayleigh-wave particle motion in a soft-soil layer, Proceedings of the 2003 Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 13-15 February 2003, Christchurch, New-Zealand, Paper # 56, 8 pages Trifunac MD, Todorovska MI .

Nonlinear attenuation from the interaction between different types of seismic waves and interaction of seismic waves with shallow ambient tectonic stress, NH Sleep, N Nakata – Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2015

… faulting failure. We observed neither effect on records from the 2011 Mw 9.0 Great Tohoku earthquake. … Page 2. 2 P-waves reduced normal traction on horizontal planes beneath station IWTH25 during the 2008 Mw 6.9 Iwate-Miyagi earthquake, weakening the rock in shear and …  

Field Testing Method for Evaluating the Small-Strain Shear Modulus and Shear Modulus Nonlinearity of Solid Waste, II Stokoe – Geotechnical Testing Journal, 2015

… The 1994 Northridge Earthquake demonstrated that landfills are seismically sensitive infrastructure systems (Augello et al. … 1995). Excessive displacement of the waste during an earthquake may result in slope instability or damage to the landfill containment or cover system. … 

[PDF] Lessons Learned for Steel Seismic Design from the 2010/2011 Canterbury Earthquake Series, GC Clifton

… That is why the 2010/2011 Christchurch earthquake series has been so important to the advancement of seismic design in New Zealand – it has severely tested modern Page 2. … 2. THE 2010/2011 CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE SERIES … 

[PDF] An Experimental Investigation of the Seismic Response of a Bridge due to Simultaneous Horizontal and Vertical Excitations, C Kun, Y Chen, T Larkin, N Chouw

… 2.3 Ground motions The ground motions used were selected from the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. … Chouw, N., Hao, H. (2012). Pounding damage to structures in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, International Journal of Protective Structures, 3(2): 123-139 … 

[PDF] Adequacy of Required Separation Distance in AS1170. 4-2007 to Avoid Seismic Pounding between Adjacent Buildings, H Hao, D Pearce

… Figure 1 shows some pounding damages in 1999 Taiwan and 2011 Christchurch earthquake. a) b) c) d) Fig. … Similarly, wide spread pounding damage was observed, especially in the Christchurch CBD after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake (Chouw and Hao 2012). …

[PDF] Torsional Responses of Building Structures to Earthquake Loadings Defined in AS1170. 4-2007, H Hao, J Ip

… In the recent Christchurch earthquake in 2011, a number of buildings around the Central Business District were observed experiencing significant torsional responses which resulted in structural damage (Chouw et al., 2011). … 

[PDF] An Experimental Study on Pounding Force between Reinforced Concrete Slabs, S Khatiwada, N Chouw, T Larkin

… 30, No 1, pp 141-53. Chouw, N. and Hao, H. (2012) Pounding damage to buildings and bridges in the 22 february 2011 christchurch earthquake, Int J of Protective Struct Vol 3, No 2, pp 123-40. Cole, GL, Dhakal, RP, Carr, A …  

[PDF] Analysis of brick veneer walls on steel frame subjected to seismic loads, VP Paton-Cole, EF Gad, NTK Lam

… Performance of Houses During the Christchurch Earthquake of 22 February 2011. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 44(4), p. 342-357. Page 9. … Steel Building Damage from the Christchurch Earthquake Series of 2010/2011. …

[PDF] Quantitative analysis of factors influencing post-earthquake decisions on concrete buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand, JH Kim – 2015

The 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence resulted in unprecedented losses including 185 casualties, an estimated $ NZ 40 billion cost of rebuild, and the demolition of 60% of reinforced concrete buildings in the Christchurch Central Business District (CBD). …

Liquefaction: Performance of Building Foundation Systems, S Dashti – 2015

… 1). More than 50 % of the Christchurch area in New Zealand was affected by soil liquefaction during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake (Fig. … were observed in low- to mid-rise structures in the Mw 6.1, 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquake. …

Earthquake Mechanisms and Stress Field, V Vavryćuk – 2015

Page 1. Earthquake Mechanisms and Stress Field Václav … Methods for inversion of stress including the shape ratio from a set of focal mechanisms are described below. Inversion for Stress From Earthquake Mechanisms Several … 

Last Comments on Charles Darwin’s Geophysical Observations, SU Galiev – Darwin, Geodynamics and Extreme Waves, 2015

… Earthquake in Christchurch (22 February 2011, New Zealand) An example of the catastrophic influence of vertical seismic shock is the earthquake in Christ- church (Fig. 1.1). … This shallow earthquake (magnitude 6.1) was weaker than the earthquake in Christchurch. …

[HTML] The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011, New Zealand: a review of seismology, damage observations and consequences Natural Risks, K Berryman

… The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. New Zealand straddles the boundary zone between the Australian and Pacific Plates, which are moving relative to each other at 35–45 mm/yr. … The June 2011 Christchurch earthquake. …

 [HTML] Bizarre Waveforms in Strong Motion Records, B Zhou, H Wang, L Xie, Y Wang – Shock and Vibration, 2015

… data. Strong motion records of the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, Mw7.6 earthquake [11], 2010 Christchurch, Mw7.0 earthquake, and 2011 Mw6.3 earthquake in New Zealand [12] are selected when PGA is greater than 20 gal. Then …

A New Database for Foundation and Ground Performance in Liquefaction Experiments, J Allmond, BL Kutter, J Bray, C Hayden – Earthquake Spectra, 2015

… This preprint is a PDF of a manuscript that has been accepted for publication in Earthquake Spectra. … looking inward at individual experiments gives a broader understanding of liquefaction mechanisms and will improve the geotechnical earthquake engineering community’s …

[PDF] Updated ground motion spectral matching requirements in the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions, JW Baker, CB Haselton, N Luco, JP Stewart… – 2015

Page 1. 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering 1-4 November 2015 Christchurch, New Zealand Updated ground motion spectral matching requirements in the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions … 

[HTML] CATDAT Damaging Earthquakes Database 2011–Annual Review, J Daniell, A Vervaeck

… The M9.0 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 11 th March, 2011 proved to be the most expensive earthquake of all time, causing between $400-700 billion USD in total losses and approximately 19000 deaths, while the Christchurch earthquake (a M6.3 quake close to the city of …

Experimental studies on cyclic performance of column base weak axis aligned asymmetric friction connection, J Borzouie, GA MacRae, JG Chase, GW Rodgers… – Journal of Constructional …, 2015

… a University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; b … been developed in order to not only provide life safety but also to reduce building structural (frame and slab) damage, and non-structural damage, and associated business interruption during strong earthquake shaking. … 

[DOC] Nearshore Coastal Water Quality in Pegasus Bay, Canterbury, F Death, O Ausseil

… Christchurch City Council Outfall, CCC, 2010-2012, ü, ü, ü, Flow meter, … No monitoring data were available for February 2011 due to the occurrence of a magnitude 6.3 earthquake which struck the Canterbury region, and interrupted the normal monitoring through staff and laboratory …

Shake table tests of stiff, unattached, asymmetric structures, CE Wittich, TC Hutchinson – Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 2015

… For example, during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the prominent Captain Scott statue overturned from its pedestal causing severe damage to the stone construction [4]. Even very moderate events, such as the 2012 Northern Italy earthquake (M w = 5.0), caused numerous …

Modelling curved surface sliding bearings with bilinear constitutive law: effects on the response of seismically isolated buildings, E Fagà, P Ceresa, R Nascimbene, M Moratti, A Pavese – Materials and Structures, 2015

… The most recent strong earthquakes such as the ones occurred in L’Aquila, Italy in April 2009 [ 10 ], Christchurch, New Zealand in … among them seismic base isolation is one of the techniques that nowadays is recognised to provide good levels of earthquake performance of …

[PDF] Predicting the non-linear shear behaviour of deep beams based on a two-parameter kinematic model, B Mihaylov – fib Symposium 2015-Concrete-Innovation and Design, 2015

… Several buildings with such girders were severely damaged during the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, which produced unforeseen vertical ground accelerations of up to 1.8g. These large accelerations overloaded the transfer girders and one of the …

Engineering behavior and correlated parameters from obtained results of sand–silt mixtures, DH Hsiao, VTA Phan, YT Hsieh, HY Kuo – Soil Dynamics and Earthquake …, 2015

… Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. … 1. Introduction. For the past many years, the liquefaction of saturated granular soil during earthquakes has been one of the most interesting and complex phenomena studied in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering. …

Ground motion selection for simulation‐based seismic hazard and structural reliability assessment, BA Bradley, LS Burks, JW Baker – Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 2015

… and structural reliability assessment. Earthquake Engng Struct. Dyn., doi: 10.1002/eqe.2588. Author Information. 1 Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. 2 … 

[PDF] Spectral shape proxies and simplified fragility analysis of mid-rise reinforced concrete buildings, S Minas, C Galasso, T Rossetto – 2015

… capacity spectrum method, introduced in the paper, which uses inelastic response spectra derived from actual earthquake accelerograms to … 1. INTRODUCTION Recent earthquakes in Maule, Chile (2010), Tohoku, Japan (2011) and Christchurch, New Zealand (2011) have …

[PDF] Use of SDMT Testing for Measuring Soil Densification by Ground Improvement in Christchurch, New Zealand, S Amoroso, KM Rollins, P Monaco, A Thorp

… obtained in Christchurch, New Zealand, in combination with the corrected cone tip resistance qt from piezocone tests (CPTu). The initial site investigations were conducted within the scope of the Ground Improvement Trials Project for the New Zealand Earthquake Commission …

Understanding post-earthquake decisions on multi-storey concrete buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand, F Marquis, JJ Kim, KJ Elwood, SE Chang – Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering

Abstract The 2010–2011 Canterbury earthquakes, which involved widespread damage during the February 2011 event and ongoing aftershocks near the Christchurch Central Business District, left this community with more than $ NZD 40 billion in losses (~ 20% …

[PDF] 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, O By

… New Zealand (Christchurch) and other Recent Earthquakes, Spatial Liquefaction” 4b. “Stability and Displacement Performance of Slopes, Landfills and Earth Dams under Earthquakes” 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering …

Post-earthquake fire behavior of welded steel I-beam to hollow column connections: An experimental investigation, QY Song, A Heidarpour, XL Zhao, LH Han – Thin-Walled Structures, 2015

… Cover image Cover image. Post-earthquake fire behavior of welded steel I-beam to hollow column connections: An experimental investigation. … Highlights. • Tests on unstiffened welded steel connections subjected to post-earthquake fire. • … 

The effects of normal and shear stress wave phasing on coseismic landslide displacement, MJ Brain, NJ Rosser, J Sutton, K Snelling, N Tunstall… – Journal of Geophysical …, 2015

… All rights reserved. ABSTRACT Predictive models used to assess the magnitude of coseismic landslide strain accumulation in response to earthquake ground shaking typically consider slope-parallel ground accelerations only and ignore … earthquake-induced ground shaking. … 

Effect of Fines Content on Liquefaction Susceptibility of Sand-Kaolin Mixtures, A Marto, CS Tan, AM Makhtar, LM Yen, US Wen – InCIEC 2014, 2015

… Table 1 List of earthquake events [1] Year Earthquake Characteristics of liquefied soils 1964 Niigata 70 % fines and 10 % clay fraction 1968 … 36–53 % 1999 Adapazari 70 % fines with plasticity 0–25 2009 Olanche Fines content as high as 15 ± 8 % 2010 Christchurch Grey fine …

In Situ Out-of-Plane Testing of Unreinforced Masonry Cavity Walls in As-Built and Improved Conditions, KQ Walsh, DY Dizhur, J Shafaei, H Derakhshan… – Structures, 2015

… 1(a) – (b)]. Following the 1989 Newcastle earthquake and the 2010 – 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, many URM cavity walls were observed to … concrete bond beam and evidence of damage from one-way vertical flexure between window openings in Christchurch, New Zealand …

Automatic Clustering of Macroseismic Intensity Data Points from Internet Questionnaires: Efficiency of the Partitioning around Medoids (PAM), D Amorèse, R Bossu, G MazetRoux – Seismological Research Letters, 2015

… Bradley, BA, and; Cubrinovski, M. (2011). Nearsource strong ground motions observed in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Seismol. Res. Lett. 82, no. 6, 853–865. … 

Towards a Multiscale Scheme for Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Masonry Structures with Damage, SP Triantafyllou, EN Chatzi – Seismic Assessment, Behavior and Retrofit of Heritage …, 2015

… the classes of structures severely harmed during earthquake events. Even in cases where some sort of aseismic structural system has been devised, its performance over the course of years tends to deteriorate. The recent seismic events of Modena, 2012, Christchurch 2011, L … 

Seismic Vulnerability of Existing Masonry Buildings: Nonlinear Parametric Analysis, N Mendes, PB Lourenço – Seismic Assessment, Behavior and Retrofit of Heritage …, 2015

… Additionally, in the dynamic analysis, the influences of the viscous damping and of the vertical component of the earthquake were evaluated. … In the dynamic analysis, two artificial accelerograms were applied in two uncorrelated orthogonal directions (Earthquake 100 %). …

  

Author: Sarah Miles

Trained as a lawyer, psychotherapist and mediator. My goal is to make my voice heard for the causes in which I believe so as to improve and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable society. I believe in the enormous power of the human spirit and the power within each of us to effect major change. "The only triumph over evil is for good men [and women] to do nothing". https://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/

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