Journal article

Recent developments in the research and practice of earthquake engineering in Australia

J Wilson, N Lam



Swinburne University of Technology,. This paper presents multidisciplinary facets of earthquake engineering research and developments in Australia over the past decade. Past and current research into seismic activity modelling and the associated challenges is first described. The Component Attenuation model (CAM) that provides estimates for the seismic displacement demand in regions lacking strong motion data is then introduced, along with other models developed by conventional methods. Research into the seismic performances of typical Australian construction, which incorporates the use of unreinforced masonry, steel and concrete, has been summarised together with a brief report on current a..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Much material presented in this paper was developed from research projects funded by the Australian Research Council (Discovery Grants and Large Grants) over the past 10 years. Invaluable contributions and support over the years by Prof Graham Hutchinson and other colleagues at the University of Melbourne, and by other research collaborators in Australia, namely A/Prof Mike Griffi th of the University of Adelaide, Prof Michael Asten of Monash University, Gary Gibson of the Seismology Research Centre and Kevin McCue, are gratefully acknowledged. Contributions by international research collaborators, including colleagues from New Zealand, Prof Adrian Chandler of the University of Hong Kong, Prof T Balendra of The National University of Singapore and Prof Andrew Whittaker of University of Buffalo (State University of New York), are also gratefully acknowledged.