Seismic Cyclic Testing, Clarendon House, Christchurch, NZ
Compusoft Engineering Ltd were engaged to 'test two
H-frame reinforced concrete (RC) components extracted from the Clarendon Tower in Christchurch.
The Clarendon Tower was constructed in 1986/87 on the site of the former Clarendon Hotel as a 19-storey RC frame building. After sustaining damage during the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes the
building was scheduled for deconstruction.
The test specimens extracted from the Clarendon Tower
are similar in configuration and detailing to specimens previously tested at the University of Canterbury in the early 1990s (Restrepo-Posada 1993).
The extracted RC frames where repaired and then setup in a custom designed steel reaction frame to subject them to simulated seismic testing. Testing was completed at Atlas Steels warehouse in East Tamaki, Auckland'.
Eden Park Rugby World Cup 2011 Temporary Seating Compnent Testing, University of Auckland, NZ
Compusoft Engineering Ltd. (CEL) was engaged to undertake the seismic analysis of the temporary stands that are to be installed at Eden Park, Auckland to increase capacity for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
During the course of this analysis work it became evident that validation of the strength of the system proposed for construction of these stands was required and that such validation could be achieved only through physical testing.
"Vector Curve" Precast Concrete Railway Sleepers Testing, University of Auckland, NZ
Compusoft Engineering Limited (CEL) was commissioned to organise, supervise, and report testing of three prestressed concrete railway sleepers.
Testing followed the procedure outlined in appendix K of AS 1085.14:2003, Railway Track Material – Prestressed Concrete Sleepers.
Testing was conducted during April 2012 at the University of Auckland Civil Materials Laboratory using an MTS testing machine with a load capacity of 500 kN.