Earthquake research at NMIT Te Pūkenga

Earthquake research at NMIT Te Pūkenga

Civil Engineering tutor, Niusha Navabian, recently published an article in the Journal of Earthquake Engineering with a focus on earthquakes’ impact on structures, making sense of large amount of data collected from structures using sensors.
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Niusha Navabian, Civil Engineering tutor, researches the structural impact of earthquakes.

“I came to New Zealand from Iran to research the effects of earthquakes on civil infrastructures” says Niusha.

“The New Zealand Government cares a lot about earthquake-related research, and there is a lot of funding and opportunities here.”

“In G Block at NMIT for example, GNS Science installed sensors that constantly collect data from the building, such as ambient vibrations induced by users,” Niusha says.

“As part of my research, I use these measurements for analysis to extract specific information about the performance of the building.”

Niusha receives research funding in addition to tutoring at NMIT.

“My role here at NMIT is enjoyable because I can follow what I’m interested in, and I have the ability to work on my research interests and develop my knowledge about it.”

You can read the abstract of the Niusha’s paper, The Identification of Nonlinear Behaviour of Bridge Structures Using Time Series Analysis of Vibration Signals, online. 

You can learn more about our civil engineering programmes from our website(external link).

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