Behaviour of tilt-up precast concrete buildings during the 2010/2011 Christchurch earthquakes

Show simple item record Henry, R en Ingham, Jason en 2011-12-15T19:20:35Z en 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Structural Concrete 12(4):234-240 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 1464-4177 en
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dc.description.abstract The Christchurch region of New Zealand experienced a series of major earthquakes and aftershocks between September 2010 and June 2011 which caused severe damage to the city’s infrastructure. The performance of tilt-up precast concrete buildings was investigated and initial observations are presented here. In general, tilt-up buildings performed well during all three major earthquakes, with mostly only minor, repairable damage occurring. For the in-plane loading direction, both loadbearing and cladding panels behaved exceptionally well, with no significant damage or failure observed in panels and their connections. A limited number of connection failures occurred due to large out-of-plane panel inertia forces. In several buildings, the connections between the panel and the internal structural frame appeared to be the weakest link, lacking in both strength and ductility. This weakness in the out-of-plane load path should be prevented in future designs. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Structural Concrete en
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dc.subject tilt-up en
dc.subject precast concrete en
dc.subject connections en
dc.subject earthquakes en
dc.subject seismic design en
dc.title Behaviour of tilt-up precast concrete buildings during the 2010/2011 Christchurch earthquakes en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/suco.201100035 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 234 en
pubs.volume 12 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: 2011 Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin en
pubs.end-page 240 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 261692 en Engineering en Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-12-15 en

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