IAM – PIMS Distinguished Colloquium: Hinke Osinga

  • Date: 10/09/2015
Speaker(s):
 Hinke Osinga, University of Auckland
Location: 

University of British Columbia

Topic: 

Shaken But not Stirred: Using Mathematics in Earthquakes

Description: 

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.

Other Information: 

Location: C680 HSBC Hall, Robson Square Campus (downtown)