Damage evaluations of precast concrete structures in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence

Robert B Fleischman, Jose I. Restrepo, Stefano Pampanin, Joseph R. Maffei, Kim Seeber, Franz A. Zahn

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Abstract

The 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence provides a rare opportunity to study the performance of modern structures designed under well-enforced, evolving seismic code provisions and subjected to severe ground shaking. In particular, New Zealand makes widespread use of precast concrete seismic systems, including those that are designed to respond identically to cast-in-place concrete structures (emulative systems) and, in more recent years, those that take advantage of the unique jointed properties of precast construction. New Zealand building construction also makes extensive use of precast elements for gravity systems, floor systems, stairs, and cladding. Although not always classified as part of the primary seismic force-resisting system, these "secondary" elements must undergo the compatible displacements imposed in the earthquake. Damage evaluations for several of these structures subjected to strong shaking provide the ability to examine the differences in seismic performance for systems of distinct design intent and standards, including the performance of secondary elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-306
Number of pages30
JournalEarthquake Spectra
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Damage evaluations of precast concrete structures in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. / Fleischman, Robert B; Restrepo, Jose I.; Pampanin, Stefano; Maffei, Joseph R.; Seeber, Kim; Zahn, Franz A.

In: Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2014, p. 277-306.

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Fleischman, Robert B ; Restrepo, Jose I. ; Pampanin, Stefano ; Maffei, Joseph R. ; Seeber, Kim ; Zahn, Franz A. / Damage evaluations of precast concrete structures in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. In: Earthquake Spectra. 2014 ; Vol. 30, No. 1. pp. 277-306.
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