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Ryan Hoult
Post-doctoral researcher
PhD at University of Melbourne in 2017
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Main project: Torsional Response of RC U-shaped Walls
Funding: FNRS
Supervisor(s): Joao Saraiva Esteves Pacheco De Almeida

Although RC U-shaped walls are abundantly embedded within the RC building stock internationally, there is currently no experimental evidence for the capacity of RC U-shaped walls subjected to either pure torsion or a combination of flexure and torsion. This research experimentally assesses the torsional behaviour and capacity of three large-scale reinforced concrete U-shaped walls. This research is important for developing simple design guidelines that can be implemented in future building codes.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Civil and environmental engineering

Keywords:
earthquake engineering
finite elements

Research group(s): GCE

    

Recent publications

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Journal Articles


1. Saraiva Esteves Pacheco De Almeida, João; Hoult, Ryan. Residual displacements of reinforced concrete walls detailed with conventional steel and shape memory alloy rebars. In: Engineering Structures, Vol. 256, no.1 April, p. 114002 (2022). doi:10.14428/DVN/A1FZT9. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/259967

2. Saraiva Esteves Pacheco De Almeida, João; Appelle, Aaron; Hoult, Ryan; Beyer, Katrin. Seismic performance of slender RC U-shaped walls with a single-layer of reinforcement. In: Engineering Structures, Vol. 225, no. 15, p. 111257 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111257. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/235210


Conference Papers


1. Saraiva Esteves Pacheco De Almeida, João; Hoult, Ryan. The plastic hinge length of planar and non-planar RC walls. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/266664

2. Doneux, Catherine; Saraiva Esteves Pacheco De Almeida, João; Hoult, Ryan. A blind prediction of the seismic and torsional performance of RC Ushaped core walls. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/266658

3. Simar, Aude; Lezaack, Matthieu Baudouin; Saraiva Esteves Pacheco De Almeida, João; Hoult, Ryan. Reinforced concrete walls detailed with shape memory alloys: recent experimental and numerical investigations. 2022 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/266673

4. Saraiva Esteves Pacheco De Almeida, João; Hoult, Ryan. Residual displacements of flexure-governed RC walls detailed with conventional steel and shape memory alloy rebars. 2021 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/256657

5. Saraiva Esteves Pacheco De Almeida, João; Appelle, Aaron; Hoult, Ryan; Beyer, Katrin. Seismic response of thin, singly reinforced U-shaped walls: Overview and large-scale experimental tests. 2019 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/227330

6. Saraiva Esteves Pacheco De Almeida, João; Appelle, Aaron; Hoult, Ryan; Beyer, Katrin. Experimental tests of thin RC U-shaped walls with a single layer of reinforcement. 2019 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/227334