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EPICentre at the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering

17 January 2017

The 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering took place in Santiago, Chile, between Tuesday 10th and Friday 13th, January 2017. These world conferences have been taking place every four years from their inception in 1956 and offer a stimulating environment for the global exchange of knowledge, ideas, research results and practical experience.

Chile is one of the most seismic countries of the world, in 1960 the largest magnitude earthquake recorded by humankind occurred in Valdivia, which characterises the challenges of Chilean earthquake engineering. 

EPICentre at WCEE

16 EPICentre researchers and alumni participated and delivered more than 20 presentations, ensuring a strong representation for UCL and CEGE

The list of publications is as follows:

A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE SEISMIC VULNERABILITY OF 1970S VS MODERN TALL STEEL MOMENT - RESISTING FRAME BUILDINGS 16SS - Seismic Performance Assessment of Tall Buildings - Hutt Carlos Molina Hutt

A REALISTIC FULL CFRP RETROFIT OF RC BEAM-COLUMN JOINTS COMPARED TO SEISMICALLY DESIGNED SPECIMENS - Retrofit and Strengthening - Daniel Pohoryles, Jose Melo, Tiziana Rossetto, Humberto Varum, Dina D'Ayala

ARE RESIDENTS OF SEATTLE READY FOR 'THE BIG ONE'? AN INTERVENTION STUDY TO CHANGE EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS - Resilient Communities –  Gabriela Perez-Fuentes, Carlos Molina Hutt, Tiziana Rossetto, Helene Joffe

BAYESIAN NETWORKS FOR THE DERIVATION OF PROBABILISTIC FUNCTIONALITY LOSS CURVES FOR BRIDGE SYSTEMS - Risk Assessment and Loss Estimation - Pierre Gehl, Dina D'Ayala

EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING FIELD INVESTIGATION TEAM (UK) – DATA AND DISCUSSION ON 2016 CENTRAL ITALY MISSION 111SS - Recent Earthquakes: Amatrice - Italy - D. D' Ayala, D. Alexander, F. De Luca, G. del Gobbo, C. Galasso, T. Lloyd, D. Lombardi, Z. Mildon, E.C. Morgan, D. Pedicone, P. Perugini, V. Putrino, S. Tagliacozzo, A. Totaro, J. Faure Walker

EMPIRICAL TSUNAMI FRAGILITY FUNCTIONS DERIVED USING IMPROVED STATISTICAL METHODS - Tsunami - Joshua Macabuag, Tiziana Rossetto, Anawat Suppasri, Ioanna Ioannou, Sugawara Daisuke, Bruno Adriano

ENGINEERING VALIDATION OF SIMULATED GROUND MOTIONS FOR BUILDING DAMAGE ASSESSMENT 92SS - Applications of Simulated Ground Motions in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering - Alexandra Tsioulou, Carmine Galasso

FATIGUE FOLLOWED BY SEISMIC FRACTURE IN HIGH-RISE STEEL MOMENT FRAMES 16SS - Seismic Performance Assessment of Tall Buildings - Amit Kanvinde, Bassam Younis, Quincy Dahm, Carmine Galasso

IDA & CLOUD METHOD FOR FRAGILITY ASSESSMENT OF BARE & INFILLED STEEL FRAME STRUCTURES - Nonlinear Methods - Arash Nassirpour, Biao Song, Dina D'Ayala

INTEGRATING SEMI-ACTIVE STRUCTURAL CONTROL AND EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING - Isolation and Energy Dissipation Devices - Carmine Galasso, Omar Velazquez Ortiz

LIFE CYCLE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF MASONRY INFILLED STEEL FRAME STRUCTURES - Arash Nassirpour, Dina D'Ayala

LOSS ASSESSMENT OF TALL BUILDINGS FROM A VULNERABILITY PERSPECTIVE 16SS - Seismic Performance Assessment of Tall Buildings - Laura Eads, Carlos Molina Hutt, Charles Menun

NEW EMULATION-BASED APPROACH FOR PROBABILISTIC SEISMIC DEMAND 20SS - Methods for Uncertainty Analysis in Earthquake Engineering – Stylianos Minas, Richard Chandler, Tiziana Rossetto

ON THE SELECTION OF EXISTING VULNERABILITY FUNCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE - BUILDINGS VULNERABILITY - Harriette Stone, Dina D'Ayala, Rashmin Gunasekera, Oscar Ishizawa

PAN-EUROPEAN REPRESENTATIVE GMPE MODEL - Mariano Garcia-Fernandez, Pierre Gehl, MariaJose Jimenez, Dina D'Ayala

PERFORMANCE COMPARISON OF RC RETROFITTED INTERIOR BEAM-COLUMN JOINTS WITH CFRP AND STEEL PLATES - Retrofit and Strengthening - José Melo Jose Melo, Daniel Pohoryles, Tiziana Rossetto, Humberto Varum

POST-EARTHQUAKE PERFORMANCE OF INTERDEPENDENT ELECTRIC POWER AND WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS 35SS - SEISMIC RISK AND RESILIENCE OF CRITICAL NON - Nuclear Infrastructures - Indranil Kongar, Tiziana Rossetto, Sonia Giovinazzi

THE EFFECT OF SLAB AND TRANSVERSE BEAMS ON THE BEHAVIOUR OF FULL-SCALE PRE-1970'S RC BEAM-COLUMN JOINTS - Reinforced Concrete Structures - Tiziana Rossetto, Daniel Pohoryles, Jose Melo, Humberto Varum

TOWARD A VULNERABILITY MODEL FOR SICHUAN, CHINA: RC INDEX BUILDINGS DEFINITION AND CAPACITY CURVES - Reinforced Concrete Structures - Linghui Zhou, Carmine Galasso, Dina D'Ayala

TSUNAMI ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES: COMPARISON AMONG DIFFERENT APPROACHES 50SS - Derivation of empirical and analytical fragility functions - Crescenzo Petrone, Tiziana Rossetto, Katsu Goda, Ian Eames