SR Uma

 

Full Name: SR Uma

Position: Risk and Engineering Team Leader

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4778

Specialist Profile

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

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

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

Major publications

Kahandawa, R.; Domingo, N.; Chawynski, B.; Uma, S.R. 2021 Factors impacting post-earthquake damage repair cost estimations. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 12(1): 29-49; doi: 10.1108/IJDRBE-10-2019-0071

Kahandawa, R.K.A.V.D.; Domingo, N.D.; Chawynski, G.; Uma, S.R. 2021 Earthquake damage repair loss estimation in New Zealand : what other variables are essential based on expertsÂ’ opinions? Buildings, 11(9): article 385; doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11090385

Sadashiva, V.K.; Mowll, R.; Uma, S.R.; Lin, S.-L.; Heron, D.W.; Horspool, N.A.; Nayyerloo, M.; Williams, J.; Syed, Y.; Buxton, R.; King, A.B.; Lukovic, B.; Berryman, K.R.; Daly, M.C. 2021 Improving Wellington regionÂ’s resilience through integrated infrastructure resilience investments. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 54(2): 117-134; doi: 10.5459/bnzsee.54.2.117-134

Syed, Y.; Uma, S.R.; Prasanna, R.; Wotherspoon, L. 2021 'End to end' linkage structure for integrated impact assessment of infrastructure networks under natural hazards. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 54(2): 153-162; doi: 10.5459/bnzsee.54.2.153-162

Uma, S.R.; Scheele, F.R.; Abbott, E.R.; Moratalla, J.M. 2021 Planning for resilience of water networks under earthquake hazard A case study for Rotorua District, New Zealand. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 54(2): 135-152; doi: 10.5459/bnzsee.54.2.135-152

Scheele, F.R.; Wilson, T.; Lane, E.M.; Crowley, K.; Hughes, M.W.; Davies, T.; Horspool, N.A.; Williams, J.H.; Le, L.; Uma, S.R.; Lukovic, B.; Schoenfeld, M.; Thompson, J. 2020 Modelling residential habitability and human displacement for tsunami scenarios in Christchurch, New Zealand. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 43: article 101403; doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101403

Brown, C.; McDonald, G.; Uma, S.R.; Smith, N.; Sadashiva, V.K.; Buxton, R.; Grace, E.S.; Seville, E.; Daly, M.C. 2019 From physical disruption to community impact : modelling a Wellington Fault earthquake. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 23(2): 65-75

Lin, S.-L.; Uma, S.R.; King, A.B. 2018 Empirical fragility curves for non-residential buildings from the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence. Journal of earthquake engineering, 22(5): 749-777; doi: 10.1080/13632469.2016.1264322

Chandramohan, R.; Ma, Q.; Wotherspoon, L.M.; Bradley, B.A.; Nayyerloo, M.; Uma, S.R.; Stephens, M.T. 2017 Response of instrumented buildings under the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50(2): 237-252

Mieler, M.W.; Uma, S.R.; Mitrani-Reiser, J. 2016 Using failure analysis tools to establish seismic resilience objectives for building components and systems. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 49(1): 86-97

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

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

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