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QuakeCoRE 2021 – 2028 Research Programme – Disciplinary Theme 2: Whole-of-Building Seismic Performance

10 am Friday 1st October

Programme Leader:  Rick Henry (University of Auckland) &
Programme Co-Leader:  Santiago Pujol (University of Canterbury)


The goal of this programme is to develop fundamental understanding, and methods and models for the quantification, of whole-of-building seismic performance through direct consideration of interactions between structural and non-structural components, as well as advances in seismic design and assessment considering a whole-of-life approach.  Idealization of building systems during design often leads to components being considered in isolation without fully accounting for the performance of the building as a whole.  As society increasingly demands resilient and repairable buildings there is a greater need to consider buildings as a ‘holistic’ system in order to ensure continued functionality after a range of earthquake scenarios.  Key thrusts of this research will include interactions between structural components, floor diaphragm assessment and design, non-structural component demands, and implication of design decisions.  The mechanics of component interactions will be investigated using a combination large-scale structural testing, data from international collaborative building tests (past and new), and field observations of the performance of building in earthquakes.  These data sources will be used to develop and vet methods of modelling component interactions using state-of-art numerical simulations.  Synthesis and translation of these models to design methods will result in immediate improvements in building resilience.

For details on how to join the seminar – return to the 2021 Seminar series home page link

How to join the Seminar
10:00 AM Friday 1st October 
Zoom link 
(password – 389905)

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