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Investigating the Commercial Viability of Stratified Concrete Panels
(University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
Buildings consume more than 30 percent of the primary energy worldwide with 65 percent of this attributed to heating ventilation and cooling. To help address this, stratified concrete panels (SCP) have been developed to ...
The significance of negative bending moments in the seismic performance of hollow-core flooring
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2008)
Hollow-core flooring units are designed as simply supported members. However, frequently in construction, continuity is established between the units and supporting structure by the addition of insitu topping concrete and ...
Development of a Selective Weakening Approach for the Seismic Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2007)
Recent earthquakes have highlighted the vulnerability of existing structure to seismic loading. Current seismic retrofit strategies generally focus on increasing the strength/stiffness in order to upgrade the seismic ...
Controlled Damage Rocking Systems for Accelerated Bridge Construction
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2014)
Bridge substructures are generally constructed using cast-in-place concrete and designed to undergo inelastic deformation in earthquake events. Although this construction approach has proven to be economical and provides ...
The Development and Validation of a Non-tearing Floor Precast Concrete Structural System for Seismic Regions.
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
Traditional seismic design philosophy for reinforced concrete seismic frame structures localises damage and inelastic deformation to regions of significant plasticity within the beam (plastic hinge zones) during a severe ...
The Fire Performance of Timber-Concrete Composite Floors
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources, 2009)
Timber-concrete composite floors are a combination of timber joists and concrete topping, creating a flooring system to best utilise the advantages each material has to offer. Timber is used as the main tensile load bearing ...