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Latest Earthquake Engineering Research from Christchurch….

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I am aware that there are still many of you with unresolved claims and faulty repairs, facing major challenges. Consequently I have been keeping an eye on the earthquake research that has been emerging with specific reference to Christchurch. Here is a list of relevant geo-engineering and structural engineering research which may assist some of you.

[PDF] EVALUATING THE INTERNATIONAL BUILD BACK BETTER FRAMEWORK IN THE POST-DISASTER REBUILD AND RECOVERY EFFORT IN CHRISTCHURCH  R Kang, … However, this time an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck just 10 kilometres south-east of Christchurch’s central business district (McSaveney, 2016). It claimed the lives of 185 people and brought much more structural damage all over Christchurch …

Seismic performance assessment of a typical low-code RC frame building in coastal environment considering SSI and liquefaction S Karafagka, S Fotopoulou, A Karatzetzou, D Pitilakis; … 2010) and the 2011 M6.3 Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand (Cubrinovski et al. 2011) … Soil liquefaction effects in the central business district during the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Seismological research letters, 2011, 82(6):893-904 …

[PDF] GROUND RESPONSE SPECTRA INDUCED BY A LIQUEFIABLE SOIL LAYER AS NATURAL SEISMIC ISOLATION  M ASHTARI, H ALIELAHI, … REFERENCES Bouckovalas, GD and Tsiapas, YZ (2015). Seismic Isolation Effects and Elastic Response Spectra of Liquefied Ground. 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, 1-4 November 201, Christchurch, New Zealand …

corrections to recorded peak ground accelerations due to liquefaction on predicted liquefaction response during the Mw 6.2, February 2011 Christchurch earthquake S Upadhyaya, RA Green, A Rodriguez-Marek… – Development of an …, 2019; Evaluations of Liquefaction Potential Index (LPI) in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence (CES) in New Zealand have shown that the severity of surficial liquefaction manifestations is significantly over-predicted for a large subset of sites …

Development of an Improved and Internally-Consistent Framework for Evaluating Liquefaction Damage Potential S Upadhyaya – 2019; … 133 Appendix B: Influence of corrections to recorded peak ground accelerations due to liquefaction on predicted liquefaction response during the M w 6.2, February 2011 Christchurch earthquake …

Effect of Water Drawdown and Dynamic Loads on Piled Raft: Two-Dimensional Finite Element Approach NK Meena, S Nimbalkar – Infrastructures, 2019; … In this study, the acceleration time history of the Christchurch earthquake
2011 is considered for the dynamic excitation, as shown in Figure 8. In
addition, El Centro 1940 and Loma 1989 earthquakes are also considered …

urficial liquefaction manifestation severity thresholds for profiles having high fines-content, high plasticity soils S Upadhyaya, BW Maurer, RA Green… – Development of an …, 2019; … study utilizes about 3500 CPT soundings from sites where the severity of
surficial manifestation was well-documented after at least one of the following
earthquakes: the Mw 7.1 September 2010 Darfield earthquake, the Mw 6.2 …

Appendix A: Selecting factor of safety against liquefaction for design based on cost considerations S Upadhyaya, RA Green, BW Maurer… – Development of an …, 2019;  Proc. 6th Intern. Conf. on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (6ICEGE), Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-4 November … Proc. 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1-4 November 2015 …

Selecting optimal factor of safety and probability of liquefaction triggering thresholds for decision making based on misprediction costs S Upadhyaya, BW Maurer, RA Green… – Development of an …, 2019 … Proc. 6th Intern. Conf. on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (6ICEGE), Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-4 November … 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1-4 November 2015 …

EVALUATING THE INTERNATIONAL BUILD BACK BETTER FRAMEWORK IN THE POST-DISASTER RECOVERY EFFORT IN CHRISTCHURCH I Kim … 6.1. General It was found that shortly after the earthquake series, Christchurch City Council (P8) drafted up an ‘aspirational plan’ for the recovery of New Brighton’s commercial centre … Christchurch: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. Chang, K. (2010) …

EXIT AND TRANSITION OF RECOVERY-REBUILD SPECIFIC ORGANISATIONS: A CASE STUDY OF SCIRT S Myburgh … served as a means to achieve what was necessary at the time – to better manage the disaster relief of Christchurch following such … Further evidence of important transition strategies were seen nine weeks following the February …


Discussion of “Estimating Plastic Strain and Residual Strain Capacity of Earthquake-Damaged Steel Reinforcing Bars” by G. Loporcaro, S. Pampanin, and MV Kral … Consequently, it is very doubtful that the residual strain concept proposed
in this paper has any significant applicability in the assessment of
earthquake-damaged reinforced concrete members and structures …

Probabilistic seismic assessment of RC box-girder highway bridges with unequal-height piers subjected to earthquake-induced pounding  H Rezaei, SA Moayyedi, R Jankowski – Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 2019; Page 1. Vol.:(0123456789) Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering https://doi. org/10.1007/s10518-019-00764-4 1 3 ORIGINAL RESEARCH Probabilistic seismic assessment of RC box‑girder highway bridges with unequal‑height …

SEISMIC FRAGILITY ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGED RC FRAME UNDER CONSECUTIVE EXCITATIONS  PK MOGHADDAM, AR MANAFPOUR; … REFERENCES Abdelnaby, AE and Elnashai, AS (2014). Performance of degrading reinforced concrete frame systems under the Tohoku and Christchurch earthquake sequences. Journal of Engineering Spectra, 18, 1009-36. Baker, JW (2007) …

Seismic assessment of in-plane shear loaded unreinforced masonry walls with openings Allen, Clive, University of Newcastle Research Higher Degree Thesis, thesis, 2019

A detailed inventory of medium to high-rise buildings in Wellington’s central business district A Puranam, O Filippova, J Pastor-Paz, M Stephens… – … Society for Earthquake …, 2019; … The collapse of one concrete building (the CTV building constructed in 1986)
in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake accounted for about 60%
of the 185 fatalities in the catastrophe [6]. The failure of precast floors in …

Ground motion models for Arias intensity, cumulative absolute velocity, peak incremental ground velocity, and significant duration in New Zealand; Z Bullock – Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake …, 2019 ; Page 1. 193 Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 52, No. 4, December 2019 … Figures 1 and 2 show the locations of the earthquake
epicentres and strong motion stations included in the database …

Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development pp 627-634| Cite as Study on repair and reinforcement for existing pile foundation using jet  grouting Toshiyuki Kamata, Naoya Kuze, Atsushi Shimamura; Conference paper , 29 November 2019

Full scale experiments on splitting behaviour of concrete slabs in steel concrete composite beams with shear stud connection D Lowe, K Roy, R Das, CG Clifton, JBP Lim – Structures, 2020; … The importance of this in reinforced concrete members subjected to intense earthquake loading has been highlighted in the  2010/2011 Christchurch earthquake series, which generated cracking behaviour not typically seen in previous laboratory testing …

A New Formulation for Establishing the Lateral Interaction Between Buried Steel Pipeline and Sandy Soil Subjected to Strike-Slip Faulting M Ashrafy, M TahamouliRoudsari, M Hosseini – Journal of Pressure Vessel …, 2020; … earthquake, highlighted the necessity of developing a set of criteria for the
analysis and safe design of pipelines. Failures of buried pipes have been
reported in following earthquakes such as 1989 Loma Prieta, 1994 Northridge …

[PDF] New Zealand Groundwater Atlas: 3D Groundwater Models around New Zealand (A Review) P Johnson, C Tschritter, F Mourot, J Weir, ZJ Rawlinson – 2019; Page 1. GNS Science Consultancy Report 2019/139 October 2019 New Zealand Groundwater Atlas: 3D Groundwater Models around New Zealand (A Review) P Johnson C Tschritter F Mourot J Weir ZJ Rawlinson Page …

[PDF] Numerical analysis of out-of-plane deformation of shear wall , BNA Al-Gabri, AB Nabilah, FNAA Aziz, IA Karim – IOP Conference Series: Earth and …, 2019; … has drawn tons of consideration to the following failure mechanisms of several
walls in the recent earthquakes in Chile and Christchurch [1]. A … regions [2].
[3] claimed that large tensile strains, developed as a result of significant …

Blast-induced liquefaction in silty sands for full-scale testing of ground improvement methods: Insights from a multidisciplinary study S Amoroso, KM Rollins, P Andersen, G Gottardi… – Engineering Geology, 2019, … It is worth mentioning here the valuable outcomes from the extensive investigations carried out in Christchurch (New Zealand), following the widespread liquefaction and lateral spreading evidences due to the …

[PDF] Unexpected Seismic Damage vs. SLS Building Code Anomalies, TA Moore, … Furthermore, an important amendment to the NZ Building Act was published following
the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake so the repair of earthquake damage is
considered as an ‘alteration,’ and this triggers fire and accessibility upgrades …

An Analysis of Physical Resilience and Seismic Design against Earthquake Natural Disasters (Case Study: New Zealand), N Rahmatollahi, … Annual Conference of New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering, April 2012, Christchurch paper 37 -Berke, Philip R., and Thomas J. Campanella. 2006. Planning for Post-Disaster Resiliency … Earthquake …

Liquefaction assessment of highway networks using geospatial models, A Lin, L Wotherspoon, D Blake, B Bradley, J Motha, … The susceptibility analysis showed very high values along the West Coast (SH 6) and in parts of Christchurch as well as Dunedin. Based on the ground shaking data of an Alpine Fault earthquake scenario, the highest liquefaction …

ANALYSIS OF A PARAMETRIC STUDY OF CONCRETE-LINED TUNNELS CROSSING ACTIVE FAULTS, S Lange, MH Scott, HB Mason, SA Ashford, … deformation. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Christchurch, New Zealand. [4] Ulusay, R., Aydan, Ö …

Liqefaction-induced settlements of residential buildings subjected to induced earthquakes, YK Chaloulos, A Giannakou, V Drosos, P Tasiopoulou… – … Dynamics and Earthquake …, 2019, … They mainly occur after the end of shaking, however they can in-part occur concurrently with the earthquake, especially if the soils are … line of thought has been corroborated by observations after the occurrence of large …

Comparison of recorded and simulated ground motions for NZS1170. 5-based 3D building response analysis D Pettinga – 2019, … Canterbury earthquakes. 40 recorded ground motions from the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, along with the simulated ground motions for this event from Razafindrakoto et al. (2018) are considered. The seismic …

EFFICIENT REPAIR SCHEDULING STRATEGY OF A MULTI-SOURCE LIFELINE NETWORK USING CONSTRAINED SPANNING FOREST, LE Garciano, A Garciano, M Tolentino, AM Carandang – International Journal, 2019; … JSCE Journal of Disaster FactSheets, FS2016- L-0005. [2] Milashuk, S. and Crane, W. (2012), Pipeline damage caused by transient ground deformation: a Case study of 2010 Darfield and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Soil …

Seismic response of RC frames under far-field mainshock and near-fault aftershock sequences, SA Hosseini1a, J Ruiz-García2b, A Massumi – Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 2019, … Table 3 reports relevant ground motion features of the selected earthquake ground motions … 4 (left side) shows a FF-NF seismic sequence recorded at Christchurch Cashmere High School Station (N10E component) from …

Numerical simulations of LEAP dynamic centrifuge model tests for response of liquefiable sloping ground, Z Qiu, A Elgamal – Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction …, 2020; … In Sixth International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Christchurch, New Zealand.Google Scholar. Kutter, BL, Carey, TJ, Hashimoto, T., Zeghal, M., Abdoun, T., Kokkali, P., Madabhushi, G., Haigh, SK, d’Arezzo …

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF RETROFITTED RC BEAM-COLUMN CONNECTIONS USING STRUT AND TIE METHOD SA NEZAMI, J SHAFAEI; … 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and Implications for the Design of Concrete
Structures. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Engineering Lessons Learned
from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, Tokyo, Japan …

[PDF] THE EFFECT OF SITE ORIENTATION ON THE SEISMIC RESPONSE OF STEEL SDOF SYSTEMS H HAMIDI, H KHOSRAVI, S MONFAREDI, … Hamidi Jamnani, H., Karbassi, A., and Lestuzzi, P. (2013). Fling-step effect on the seismic behavior of high-rise RC buildings during the Christchurch earthquake. 2013 NZSEE Conference. Khaloo, AR, Khosravi, H., and Hamidi Jamnani, H. (2015) …

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