SR Uma

 

Full Name: SR Uma

Position: Earthquake Engineer

Contact details

Email: S.Uma
Phone: +64-4-570 4778

Qualifications

1986: Bachelor of Engineering (82.5% (Distinction)), Civil Engineering; 1990: MS, Structural Engineering; 1998: PhD, Structural Engineering/Earthquake Engineering; 2005: Post Doctoral Fellow, Performance-based Earthquake Engineering

Areas of expertise

Engineering: Earthquake Engineering (Structures)
Engineering: Industrial pallet racks
Engineering: Natural Hazards Risk Assessment
Engineering: Nonstructural components
Engineering: Numerical modelling
Engineering: Performance based Earthquake Engineering
Engineering: Post earthquake reconnaissance
Engineering: Seismic instrumentation
Engineering: Stakeholder engagement
Engineering: Structural Health Monitoring
Engineering: Structural engineering
Engineering: Team leadership and project management

Professional activities

Massey University: JCDR: PhD Co_Supervisor
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering: Member
GNS Science: GeoNet Building Instrumentation Advisory Board: Chair and Co-ordinator
Institution of Engineers (India): Member
Indian geotechnical Society: Member

Major publications

Uma, S.R.; Dhakal, R.P.; Nayyerloo, M. 2014 Evaluation of displacement-based vulnerability assessment methodology using observed damage data from Christchurch. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 43(15): 2319-2339; doi: 10.1002/eqe.2450

Uma, S.R.; King, A.B.; Holden, T. 2012 Inter-storey drift limits of buildings at ultimate limit states. paper 011 (10 p.) IN: Implementing lessons learnt : 2012 Conference, 13-15 April, Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Beattie, G.J.; Uma, S.R. 2011 A revised guide for the design, construction and operation of high level storage racking systems following the Darfield Earthquake. paper 178 IN: Ninth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering : building an earthquake resilient society, April 14-16, 2011, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland, NZ: 9PCEE

Khare, R.K.; Maniyar, M.M.; Uma, S.R.; Bidwai, V.B. 2011 Seismic performance and design of precast concrete building structures : an overview. Journal of structural engineering (India), 38(3): 272-284

Uma, S.R.; Beattie, G. 2011 Observed performance of industrial pallet rack storage systems in the Canterbury earthquakes. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 44(4): 388-393

Uma, S.R.; King, A.B.; Cousins, W.J.; Gledhill, K.R. 2011 The GeoNet building instrumentation programme. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 44(1): 53-63

Uma, S.R.; Ryu, H.; Luco, N.; Liel, A.B.; Raghunandan, M. 2011 Comparison of main-shock and aftershock fragility curves developed for New Zealand and US buildings. paper 227 IN: Ninth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering : building an earthquake resilient society, April 14-16, 2011, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Auckland, NZ: 9PCEE

Uma, S.R.; Pampanin, S.; Christopoulos, C. 2010 Development of probabilistic framework for performance-based seismic assessment of structures considering residual deformations. Journal of earthquake engineering, 14(7): 1092-1111; doi: 10.1080/13632460903556509

Uma, S.R.; Zhao, J.X.; King, A.B. 2010 Seismic actions on acceleration sensitive non-structural components in ductile frames. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 43(2): 110-125

Uma, S.R.; Zhao, J.X.; King, A.B. 2009 Floor response spectra for ultimate and serviceability limit states of earthquakes. paper 23 IN: Why do we still tolerate buildings that are unsafe in earthquakes : New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 2009 Conference, 3-5 April, Christchurch, New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Uma, S.R.; Zhao, J.X.; King, A.B. 2009 Floor response spectra for frame buildings under ultimate and serviceability limit states. p. 577-586 (paper 064) IN: Griffis, L.; Helwig, T.; Waggoner, M.; Hoit, M. (eds) Don't mess with structural engineers : expanding our role : proceedings of the 2009 Structures Congress, April 30 - May 2, 2009, Austin, Texas. American Society of Civil Engineers

Uma, S.R.; Zhao, J.X.; King, A.B. 2008 Statistical distribution of floor response spectra due to different types of earthquakes ground motions. Paper 05-01-0174 IN: 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, October 12-17, 2008, Beijing, China. Beijing, China: World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Proceedings of the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering 14.

Uma, S.R. 2007 Seismic instrumentation of buildings : a promising step for performance based design in New Zealand. paper 40 IN: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering : performance by design, can we predict it? : conference proceedings, Palmerston North, 30 March-1 April 2007. Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Uma, S.R.; King, A.B. 2007 Fragility functions for New Zealand buildings. paper 284 IN: Conference proceedings, 8th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 5-7 Dec 2007, Singapore. Singapore: 8PCEE

Uma, S.R.; Jain, S.K. 2006 Seismic design of beam-column joints in RC moment resisting frames : review of codes. Structural engineering and mechanics, 23(5): 579-597

Uma, S.R.; Pampanin, S.; Christopoulos, C. 2006 A probabilistic framework for performance-based seismic assessment of structures considering residual deformations. Paper ID 731 IN: First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, 3-8 September, 2006, Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva: First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology

Uma, S.R.; Pampanin, S.; Christopoulos, C. 2006 Probabilistic formulation of a performance-based matrix combining maximum and residual deformations. 10 p. IN: Remembering Napier 1931 : building on 75 years of earthquake engineering in New Zealand : 2006 conference proceedings. Wellington: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Uma, S.R.; Prasad, A.M. 2006 Seismic behaviour of beam-column joints in RC moment resisting frames : a review. Indian concrete journal, 80(1): 33-42

Uma, S.R.; Prasad, A.M. 2004 Seismic evaluation of R/C moment resisting frame structures considering joint flexibility. Paper 2799 IN: 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering : conference proceedings, Vancouver, Canada, August 1-6, 2004. Vancouver, Canada: 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Proceedings of the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering 13.

Uma, S.R.; Prasad, A.M. 2003 Analytical model for beam column joint in RC frames under seismic conditions. Journal of structural engineering (India), 30(3): 163-171

Uma, S.R.; Prasad, A.M. 2003 Analytical model for beam to column joints in R/C moment resisting frames. Paper 106 IN: Proceedings of the 2003 Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 13-15 February 2003, Christchurch, New Zealand. [s.l.]: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake Engineer with in-depth research and consultancy experience in seismic performance assessment of buildings and functional services; - Direct field experience in earthquake damage survey of buildings, services, components - Good experience in analytical modeling. - International reasearch collaboration in earthquake engineering; - Involvement in the development of relevant design standards of New Zealand; - Handling in-house client jobs on site-specific earthquake hazard study based on probabilistic seismic hazard analysis; - Direct experience in interacting with industries and clients and to obtain research grants for end-user driven projects; - Expertise in earthquake risk assessment and loss estimation of regional portfolios; - Leadership skills - Project management skills - Networking and communication skills - Seismic instrumentation of buildings and bridges (leading the project) - Academic with excellent teaching experience at bachelor and master level programmes, curriculum development, laboratory establishment, testing and consultancy experience. Specialties Earthquake risk assessment of building structure, building services Development of design guidelines on high-level storage steel pallet racks Experience with seismic design/assessment for international standards for structural designs Site-specific earthquake hazard study through probabilistic seismic hazard analysis Seismic instrumentation in buildings and bridges

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