IAM – PIMS Distinguished Colloquium: Hinke Osinga

  • Date: 10/09/2015
 Hinke Osinga, University of Auckland

University of British Columbia


Shaken But not Stirred: Using Mathematics in Earthquakes


Predicting the behaviour of a structure when subjected to an earthquake is an important problem from Civil Engineering. Here, we consider a planar post-tensioned frame, which can be modelled as a two-degree-of-freedom system that is equivalent to the analytical model of a tied rocking block on an elastic foundation. The frame remains structurally sound as long as the tilt angle of the frame does not exceed a certain maximal angle.

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