2015 (PCEE)

Day 1

Keynote Session

Ground motion selection for performance-based engineering, and the Conditional Mean Spectrum as a selection tool
Jack Baker, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

 Strong ground motions from the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes and the predictive capability of empirical and physics-based simulation models
Brendon Bradley, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

 Earthquake Hazard in the Southwest Pacific Region (Paper 211)
Gary Gibson, Seismology Research Centre, Victoria, Australia

 Tsunami Hazards of the Pacific Rim
Hong Kie Thio, AECOM, Los Angeles, California, USA

 Ground deformation and proposed mitigation during 2011 gigantic earthquake in Japan
Ikuo Towhata, Japanese Geotechnical Society, Tokyo, Japan

Earthquake Engineering 1A

Regions of Low to Moderate Seismicity

Earthquake Engineering 1B

Performance and/or Displacement Based Design & Assessment

Earthquake Engineering 1C


Geohazards 1D


Recommended Site Classification Scheme and Design Spectrum Model for Regions of Low-to-Moderate Seismicity Hing-Ho Tsang

Draft National Annex to Eurocode 8 for Malaysia & cost implication for residential buildings with thin size elements M C See

Performance of Limited Ductility Reinforced Concrete Walls in Low to Moderate Seismicity Regions Mehair Yacoubian

Seismic analysis in the low to moderate seismicity region of Malaysia based on the draft design handbook
Daniel Ting-Wee Looi

Seismic Performance of Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Frames Subjected to Vertical Ground Motion Pathmanathan Rajeev

Torsional Displacement for Asymmetric Low-Rise Buildings with RC C-shaped Cores Ryan Hoult

Evaluation of the Seismic Load Level in Korea based on Global Earthquake Records Han Seon Lee

Mitigation of seismic hazard in Australia by improving the robustness of buildings Helen Goldsworthy & Peter McBean

Performance vs Resilience-based Earthquake Design for Low and Medium-rise RC Buildings Seyed Saeed Mahini

Application of a Proposed Methodology on Performance-Based Assessment to a Reinforced Concrete Heritage Buildings in the Philippines Marabelle del Prado

Assessing simplified expressions for the deformation capacity of RC walls Timothy Sullivan

Performance-based seismic assessment of shape memory alloy reinforced bridge pier considering combined peak and residual deformations Bipin Shrestha

Displacement-based seismic assessment of reinforced concrete bridges Donatello Cardone

Displacement based assessment and improvement of a typical New Zealand building by an average Engineer Michelle Grant

Risk-targeted force-based design and performance check by means of nonlinear analysis Jure Zizmond/Matjaz Dolsek

Seismic response of rocking bridge bents with parameterized flag-shaped hysteretic behaviour Ilias Dimitrakopoulos

Analysis of Covariance to Capture the Importance of Bridge Attributes on the Probabilistic Seismic Demand Model Sujith Mangalathu

Measurement of seismically induced pressure at the foundation-soil interface of a model bridge pier with plastic hinge development Yuanzhi Chen

Seismic Performance of an Isolated Bridge in the 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku earthquake Gaku Shoji

Large-scale testing of low-damage superstructure connections in precast bridges Alessandro Palermo

Variation in modal parameters of bridges due to soil-structure interaction & pier inelasticity Muhammad Tariq Chaudhary

Seismic vulnerability of Multi-span bridges: An analytical perspective Jiqing Jiang & Sujith Mangalathu

Seismic assessment of CAMANAVA transportation lifelines using fragility analysis Michael Bautista Baylon

Overview of Screening Criteria for Liquefaction Triggering Susceptibility Russell Green

A resilient shallow foundation system in coastal zone with liquefaction and lateral spreading potential Robert Kamuhangire

A Feasibility Study of Dewatering and Recovering as a Liquefaction Countermeasure for Existing Residential Areas Shoichi Nakai

The Effect of Irregular Pre-liquefaction Loading and Particle Angularity on Post-liquefaction Response Wing Shun Kwan

Investigation of Sand-Tire Mixtures as Liquefaction Remedial Measure Yuan Hong

Influence of Post-Liquefaction Strain-Potential Estimation on the Accuracy of Liquefaction Severity Number (LSN) Hazard Assessments Brett Maurer

Study on the seismic response of a buried segmented pipeline crossing the fault Aiwen Liu

Earthquake Engineering 2A

Regions of Low to Moderate Seismicity

Earthquake Engineering 2B

Base Isolation & Energy Dissipation

Earthquake Engineering 2C

Steel & Composite Construction – Steel

Geohazards 2D

Geotechnical and Faulting

Local strain of reinforcement and tension stiffening in reinforced concrete walls Scott Menegon

Modelling non-ductile reinforced concrete beam-column joints Anita Amirsardari

Seismic displacements and ductility demand of tall reinforced concrete shear walls located in eastern Canada Sanda Koboevic

University of Otago Dental School: Low-damage design for moderate seismicity Craig Muir

Seismic performance for a low-rise irregular building with soft-weak story Eun-Rim Baek

Behavior of SFRC walls without conventional shear reinforcement Julian Carrillo

Seismic performance comparison of linear and nonlinear viscous dampers in base-isolated buildings Cenk Alhan

Seismic loss optimization of nonlinear moment frames retrofitted with viscous dampers Arun Puthanpurayil

Experimental study on seismic performance of mechanical/electrical equipment with vibration isolation systems Cho-Yen Yang

Seismic response control of buildings using mechanical linkages with passive dampers Yuji Miyazu

Experimentation with tension-only devices for use with seismic energy dissipation systems Geoff Rodgers

A Comparison of Ductility Demands on Buckling-Restrained Braces resulting from Elastic Analysis and Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis Brandt Saxey

The development of a compression-free energy dissipative brace Punchet Thammarak

Limiting Slenderness Ratio for Hollow Square Braces in Special Concentric Braced Frames Ashwin Kumar

Residual Drift Mitigation in Concentrically Braced Frames using Hybrid Braces Muhamed Safeer Pandikkadavath

Study on the in-elastic performance of mid-span gusset plate used in concentrically braced frames Ashwin Kumar

Elastic Shear Modulus Of A Crushable Engineered Sand: A Laboratory Study Using Advanced Techniques Huan He

Influence of liquefaction and SFSI on structural responses Gonzalo Barrios

A parametric study of nonlinear soil-structure interaction effects on structural response in far-field earthquakes Tongyue Zhang

Correlation between RC fiber section model and shallow foundation model Suchart Limkatanyu

Near fault effects on near fault ground motion on soil amplification and liquefaction Minly So

Applications of probabilistic ground deformation hazard Hong Kie Thio

Earthquake Engineering 3A

Unreinforced Masonry

Earthquake Engineering 3B

Base Isolation, Energy Dissipation & Ceilings

Earthquake Engineering 3C

Steel and Composite Construction – Composite

Geohazards 3D

Tectonics and Faulting

Experimental pushover testing of a full-scale unreinforced clay brick masonry building Lucas Hogan

A comparison of numerically and experimentally obtained in-plane response of a full-scale unreinforced masonry wall Arash Pir

Seismic Assessment of a URM Building and Effect of Floor Diaphragm Stiffness Enrique del Rey Castillo

Estimating the accuracy of single-mode pushover analysis for unreinforced masonry buildings with flexible diaphragms Yasuto Nakamura

Cyclic in-plane shear testing of unreinforced masonry walls with openings Clive Allen

Aspects of Design for the Base Isolated Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct Didier Pettinga

Seismic and Financial Performance of fluid viscous dampers relative to BRBs: A Case Study Andrew Brown

Inelastic Deformation Demands of Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Frames Strengthened with Buckling-Restrained Braces Sutat Leelataviwat

Performance Study of Seismic Bracing Systems of Suspended Ceilings Wei-Chung Chen

Fully-Floating Suspended Ceiling System: Experimental Evaluation of Structural Feasibility & Challenges Atefeh Pourali

Finite element analysis of beam-CFST column connections using replaceable buckling restrained fuses (RBRFs) as energy dissipation device Yusak Oktavianus

Numerical and Experimental Behaviour of Moment Resisting Connections using Blind Bolts within CFST columns Tilak Pokharel

Experimental research on reduced beam section to concrete-filled steel tubular column joints with RC slab Rui Li

Seismic Performance of Steel Reinforced Concrete Composite Columns Mayer Farag

Recognising intraplate seismogenic faults and associated seismic hazard: examples from Western Australia Beatriz Estrada

A new model for active intraplate tectonics in Western Australia James Hengesh

Characterization of seismic sources within western Australia’s newly reactivated transform margin James Hengesh

Do Australian intraplate faults generate characteristic earthquakes? Dan Clark

Issues for Seismic Hazard Analysis in Regions of Low to Moderate Seismic Activity Paul Somerville

Day 2

Keynote Session

Lessons from Recent Earthquakes and New Initiatives toward More Resilient Society – A Japanese View
Masayoshi Nakashima, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan
Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI), SIP “Enhancement of societal resiliency against natural disasters”, Japan

Motives for and impediments facing Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design
Timothy Sullivan, Dept of Civil Engineering & Architecture, University of Pavia, Italy; EUCENTRE, Pavia, Italy

Retrofit in Practice: Structural / Architectural Considerations
Alistair Cattanach, Dunning Thornton Consultants, Wellington, New Zealand

The 2010 Chile Earthquake: a five-year reflection
Juan C. de la Llera, Dept of Structural & Geotechnical Engineering & National Research Center for Integrated Natural Disaster Management,
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Nepal Revisited
Richard Sharpe, BECA, Wellington, New Zealand

 Earthquake Engineering 4A

Unreinforced Masonry

 Earthquake Engineering 4B

Innovative Analytical & Experimental Techniques

 Earthquake Engineering 4C

Risk Assessment

 Geohazards 4D


Influence of spandrel modelling on the seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings Serena Cattari

Seismic assessment of plan irregular masonry buildings with flexible diaphragms Sergio Lagomarsino

Dynamic behaviour of seismically retrofitted clay brick masonry cavity walls Marta Giaretton

Performance of as-built and retrofitted URM parapets during the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes Dmytro Dizhur

Evaluation of Tsunami Loading Based on Collapse Load of Structures Toshikazu Kabeyasawa

Mixed-Mode Hybrid Simulation of Large-Scale Structures through Multi-Axis Substructure (MAST) Testing System Javad Hashemi

Determination and validation of input parameters for detailed micro-modelling of partially grouted reinforced masonry walls Oriol Arnau

Building Post-Earthquake Business Resilience Through Geotechnical Design: A Christchurch Case Study Dominic Mahoney

What drives seismic risk in New Zealand? Insights from a next-generation loss model Nick Horspool

Modeling earthquake hazard and risk in Australia and New Zealand Valentina Koschatzky

Development of an exposure model of residential structures for Chile Hernán Santa María

The New Zealand National Seismic Hazard Model: Rethinking PSHA Matt Gerstenberger

The seismic hazard model for Canada: Past, present and future Trevor Allen

The seismic hazard of Australia – a venture into an uncertain future Andreas Schaefer

Earthquake Performance of Structures in Bohol: A Post-Event Assessment of the M7.2 October 2013 Bohol Philippines Earthquake Muriel Naguit

Earthquake Engineering 5A

Non-Structural Elements – Pipes and Cables

Earthquake Engineering 5B

Innovative Analytical & Experimental Techniques

Earthquake Engineering 5C

Risk Assessment

Geohazards 5D


Numerical investigation of the effectiveness of using pipe-in-pipe system to mitigate seismic induced vibrations of subsea pipelines Kaiming Bi

Seismic performance of underground pipes during the Canterbury earthquake sequence Andrew Sherson

Vulnerability analysis of water distribution pipes based on the damage dataset compiled for Sendai City after the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake Yoshihisa Maruyama

Damage Assessment of Steel Pipe Elbow under Cyclic Loading Ehsan Salimi Firoozabad

Identification of interacting force at the interface between primary-secondary structures Ellys Lim

Analysis of low cycle fatigue effects on structures due to the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence Geoffrey Rodgers

Shaking Table Tests on Soil-Structure System to Determine Lateral Seismic Response of Buildings Hamid Reza Tabatabaiefar

Identifying masonry buildings under high seismic risk Baris Binici

Seismic Risk Assessment of Collapsed Buildings with Different Approaches F. Gulten Gulay

A component level approach to the earthquake vulnerability of critical infrastructure facilities Maruf Rahman

A refinement to earthquake vulnerability models implemented in the EQRM: correcting underestimation of the damage probability for non-structural acceleration-sensitive components Hyeuk Ryu

A tale of eight cities: earthquake scenario risk assessment for major Australian cities James Daniell

A risk-targeted Regional Earthquake Model for South-East Asia Jochen Woessner

PSHAe (Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis enhanced): the case of Istanbul Marco Stupazzini

Results of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis assuming uniform distribution of seismicity Nelson Lam

Earthquake Hazard Analysis of Active Neotectonic Faults: Simple and Complex Fault Styles Russell Cuthbertson

Comparing the Activity of Earthquake Zones in Southeastern Australia Kevin McCue

A review of aftershock data from the ML 5.0 Kalgoorlie event, April 2010 Vic Dent

Australian Seismometers in Schools Michelle Salmon 

Day 3

Keynote Session

Post-Earthquake Assessment and Repairability of RC Buildings: Lessons from Canterbury and Emerging Challenges
Ken Elwood, MBIE Chair in Earthquake Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Recovery and Resilience: an Engineering Perspective
Mary Comerio, EERI, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Keeping Earthquake Engineering Objectives in Perspective: A 2020 View
Dave Brunsdon, Kestrel Group, Wellington, NZ

Hazard Identification and Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Framed Buildings in Regions of Lower Seismicity
John Wilson, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Earthquake Engineering 6A

Reinforced Concrete – RC Frames

Earthquake Engineering 6B

Damage Assessment and Monitoring of Structures

Geohazards 6C

Ground Motions

Calculation of Strength Hierarchy at Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Joints of Buildings Ali Sahin Tasligedik

Seismic behaviour of HSC beam-column joints with high-yield strength steel reinforcement Pooya Alaee

Effect of Shear Reinforcement on Seismic Performance of RC Beam-Column Joints Chul-Goo Kim

Seismic performance of PCa beams with mechanical joints at beam-ends Satoshi Kake

Comparison of alternative assessment procedures to predict seismic performance of RC Columns Arsalan Niroomandi

A Change in Dynamic Characteristics of High-Rise Buildings due to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Toshihide Kashima

Evaluation of Residual Axial Load Capacity of RC Columns after Shear Failure Yong Yang

Drift Demand Prediction of Gravitational Load Carrying Reinforced Concrete Frames in Australia Elisa Lumantarna

Fuzzy Probability Analysis of the Performance of Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings in Bhutan Kinzang Thinley

Seismic Performance of Non-Engineered Residential Buildings in the 2014 Mae Lao Earthquake Teraphan Ornthammarath

Damage assessment of structures based on monitoring data Sherif Beskhyroun

In-situ lateral load test performance of Christchurch houses Hugh Morris

Building owner-focussed benefit-cost analysis of seismic strengthening including market forces Matthew Cutfield

A database for investigating NZS3101 structural wall provisions Alex Shegay

Scenario-based seismic performance assessment of a Chilean hospital Philomene Favier

Seismic vulnerability assessment of setback buildings using pushover analysis Adrian Fredrick C. Dy

Investigation of Long Period Amplifications in the Greater Bangkok Basin by Microtremor Observations Nakhorn Poovaradom

Simulation of 2D site response at Heathcote Valley during the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence Seokho Jeong

Frequency-dependent Strong Motion Duration Using Total Threshold Intervals of Velocity Response Envelope Nobuoto Nojima

Estimation of the strong motion generation area based on the acceleration envelope of records during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Masumitsu Kuse

Simulation of seafloor seismic motions in southwest of Western Australia Hong Hao

Earthquake Engineering 7A

Reinforced Concrete – RC Walls

Earthquake Engineering 7B

Innovative Structures

Geoscience Australia 7C

National Seismic Hazard Map Workshop

Simulation of drift capacity for RC walls with different section configurations Susumu Kono

Recent Research to Improve the Seismic Performance of Lightly Reinforced and Precast Concrete Walls Richard Henry

Deformation Capacity of Thick RC Structural Walls with Ordinary Boundary Element Detailing Christopher Motter

Shear friction strength of low-rise rc walls with grade 550 MPa shear bars Jang-Woon Baek

Seismic retrofitting of concrete coupling beams by steel plate with or without stiffeners Cheng Bei

Experimental study of precast concrete coupled walls Weijing Zhang

Structural performance evaluation of a new energy-dissipation and light-weight rocking frame by numerical analysis and experiment Dayang Wu

Seismically Resilient Building Technology: Examples of resilient buildings constructed in New Zealand since 2013 Stephen Hogg

Seismic performance of sub-assembly of a demountable precast concrete frame building Pavan Kumar Aninthaneni

Low damage seismic design of structure using footing uplift Xiaoyang Qin

Design procedure for a novel gravity rocking moment frame system Mamoon Jamil

Introduction: Geoscience Australia is currently working on a revision of the current Map. An updated version is due to be released in early 2018. Geoscience Australia are interested in meeting with potential contributors (e.g. source models, data, techniques), potential users (engineers, insurance industry, seismic hazard consultants), and other interested parties.

Overview: Inform stakeholders of the update to the Geoscience Australia National Seismic Hazard Map, provide an overview of the scope of the project (i.e. timeline, science, modelling approach) & seek feedback on our plans.

Discussion: Discuss opportunities for contributing to the project, in particular the process for including inputs to the modelling (i.e. catalogues, seismic source models, fault source models, GMPEs, etc.).

Earthquake Engineering 8A

Timber Construction

Earthquake Engineering 8B

Reinforced Concrete – RC Frames with infill

Geohazards 8C

Nepal Earthquake

An equivalent truss method for the analysis of timber diaphragms Daniel Moroder

Determining the Optimum Slip Load of the Friction Damped Concentrically Braced Multi-Storey Timber Frame Armin Valadbeigi

Lateral Behaviour of Cross Laminated Timber Shear Walls under Reversed Cyclic Loads Minghao Li

Dynamic testing of a three-storey Pres-Lam Frame Tobias Smith

Performance of masonry-infilled RC buildings in the M6.0 Mae Lao earthquake on May 5, 2014 Chatpan Chintanapakdee

Assessment of RC Wall Shear Strength Provisions in Seismic Codes Cagri Basdogan

Construction of 3D models of buildings damaged by earthquakes using UAV aerial images Fumio Yamazaki

Earthquake Impacts on Mountain Communities – Observations and Lessons from the Mw 7.8 Gorkha Earthquake of 25 April, 2015 Sean Wilkinson

Lessons Learned from the Nepal Earthquake 2015 Tilak Pokharel

Damage detection in the 2015 Nepal earthquake using ALOS-2 satellite SAR imagery Fumio Yamazaki