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    • Damage avoidance design steel beam-column moment connection using high-force-to-volume dissipators 

      Mander, T.J.; Rodgers, G.W.; Chase, J.G.; Mander, J.B.; MacRae, G.A. (University of Canterbury. Chemical and Process EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2009)
      Existing welded steel moment frames are designed to tolerate substantial yielding and plastic rotation under earthquake loads. This sacrificial design approach can lead to permanent, and often irreparable damage when ...
    • High-Force-to-Volume Seismic Dissipators Embedded in a Jointed PreCast Concrete Frame 

      Rodgers, G.W.; Solberg, K.M.; Mander, J.B.; Chase, J.G.; Bradley, B.A.; Dhakal, R.P. (University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering, 2012)
      An experimental and computational study of an 80 percent scale precast concrete 3D beam-column joint subassembly designed with high force-to-volume (HF2V) dampers and damage-protected rocking connections is presented. A ...
    • Impacts of liquefaction and lateral spreading on bridge pile foundations from the February 22nd 2011 Christchurch earthquake 

      Winkley, Anna Margaret Mathieson (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2013)
      The Mw 6.2 February 22nd 2011 Christchurch earthquake (and others in the 2010-2011 Canterbury sequence) provided a unique opportunity to study the devastating effects of earthquakes first-hand and learn from them for future ...
    • Seismic design of buildings: Looking towards the future 

      Dhakal, R.P. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2014)
      In the last century, seismic design has undergone significant advancements. Starting from the initial concept of designing structures to perform elastically during an earthquake, the modern seismic design philosophy allows ...