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NZ-specific pseudo-spectral acceleration ground motion prediction equations based on foreign models
(Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
Ground motion prediction equations (GMPEs) for geometric-mean pseudo-spectral acceleration amplitudes from New Zealand (NZ) earthquakes are developed. A database of 2437 three-component ground motion records is developed ...
Ground-motion selection for scenario ruptures using the generalized conditional intensity measure (GCIM) approach and its application for several major scenario earthquakes in New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2014)
Generalized conditional intensity measure (GCIM) method is extended to ground motion selection for scenario ruptures. Using different rupture scenarios and site conditions, various aspects of the GCIM methodology are ...
Diffraction evidence for the structure of cellulose microfibrils in bamboo, a model for grass and cereal celluloses
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2015)
Background: Cellulose from grasses and cereals makes up much of the potential raw material for biofuel production. It is not clear if cellulose microfibrils from grasses and cereals differ in structure from those of other ...
Potential impacts from tephra fall to electric power systems: A review and mitigation strategies
(University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2012)
Modern society is highly dependent on a reliable electricity supply. During explosive volcanic eruptions, tephra contamination of power networks (systems) can compromise the reliability of supply. Outages can have ...
A method for robust time-reversal focusing in a fluctuating ocean
(The Marine Technology Society/IEEE, Holland PublishersUniversity of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2001)
In recent years, the authors have demonstrated time-reversal mirrors (TRM) in the ocean. A focus of up to 30 km was achieved with low frequency (445 Hz) transmissions and the focal structure could be maintained over several ...
Sediment Deposition in a Simulated Rill Under Shallow Flow Conditions
(University of Canterbury. Natural Resources Engineering, 2006)
Eroded soil from hillslopes will deposit downslope or be transferred to waterways and deposited downstream. Understanding the interactions between shallow flows in a rill and factors such as slope, rainfall intensity, ...
Analysis of water level changes in the Mekong Floodplain impacted by flood prevention systems and upstream dams
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2015)
The rapid construction of water infrastructure in the Mekong Basin, including upstream dams and delta-based flood prevention systems, is raising public concerns due to potential impacts on ecosystems and agricultural ...
Geotechnical Aspects of the 2010 Darfield (Canterbury) Earthquake
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
On 4 September 2010, a magnitude Mw 7.1 earthquake struck the Canterbury region on the South Island of New Zealand. The epicentre of the earthquake was located in the Darfield area about 40 km west of the city of Christchurch. ...
NZWWA Sponsors Groundwater Gathering - Mix of Professions Sets Agenda
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 1995)
Less hot air in the greenhouse, please!
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2006)