He joined the M.A.Sc. program in the fall of 2017. He is currently focusing on “Earthquake-Resilient High-Rise Rocking Core Wall System”. He has developed advanced numerical models for rocking base hinge, and numerical models for high-rise core wall systems. He has also proposed a low-damage (or controlled damage), self-centering rocking base hinge with implemental energy dissipation for typical high-rise R/C core wall systems.

Currently, he is working on a hybrid simulation of rocking base hinge, and participating in a large-scale shake-table test of a resilient high-rise core wall building, together with group member Lisa Tobber, and Henry Xu. He is also developing design methodologies and performance-based earthquake evaluation of different prototypes of high-rise core wall buildings.


Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Civil Engineering:

Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) candidate in Structural and Earthquake Engineering:

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Research Interests:

Structural engineering, resilient high-rise buildings, advanced structural analysis, composite structural design, performance-based earthquake evaluation

Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyjoeqiao/