Dr Lucas Samuel Hogan

PhD, University of Auckland

Biography

Lucas joined the Civil and Environemenal Engineering Department as a Lecturer in 2018.  He received his PhD from the University of Auckland and his B.S. from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo California.

His research focuses on the seismic response of buildings and bridges, with a focus on system level behavouir.  He has a strong expertise in field testing of both structures and foundation systems and has successfully tested full scale buildings, bridges, and pile foundations with simulated seismic loads.  He also works with reinforced concrete structures with active research in improving the performance of precast concrete structures and how corrosion of reinforcement influences the seismic performance of structures.

Lucas is the Director of the Structures Testing Lab at the University of Auckland which enables the testing of large scale structures and structural materials.  He has experience and expertise with the testing of structural components and materials in a variety of materials, and strong working relationships with multiple other testing laboratories in New Zealand and internationally.

Research | Current

  • Repairability of earthquake damaged structures
  • Use of digital technologies for post-earthquake reconnaissance
  • Seismic response of corroded concrete structures
  • Seismic behaviour of low-rise precast concrete buildings
  • Earthquake vulnerability of bridges
  • Lateral behaviour pile foundations

 

Teaching | Current

STRUCTENG 200: Introduction to Structural Mechanics

Civil 313: Structural Steel Design

Postgraduate supervision

Current Students:

  • Sunil Nataraj, (PhD, main supervisor) - Seismic assessment methodolgy for critical detailing of existing reinforced concrete buildings
  • Mohamed Mostafa (PhD, main supervisor) - System level response of a concrete frame building with precast concrete floors
  • Ryo Kuwabara (PhD, main supervisor) - Repairability of Reinforced Concrete Buildings after Severe Earthquakes
  • Frank Bueker, (PhD, co-supervisor) - Development and testing of hollowcore floor retrofits
  • Pavan Chigullapally, (PhD, co-supervisor) - In-situ Characterization of New Zealand Bridges
  • Shong Wai Liew (PhD, co-supervisor) - Fragility functions for the New Zealand bridge stock
  • Qi Wang (PhD, co-supervisor) - Influence of dynamic load rates on seismic response of reinforced concrete walls
  • Winston He (PhD, co-supervisor) - Determining the Realistic Column Base Rotational Stiffness for Braced and Moment Steel Frame Seismic Resisting Systems

Graduated Students:

  • Yujia (Gilbert) Han (ME, main supervisor) - Improving resillience of low-rise precast concrete wall to foundation connections

Distinctions/Honours

NZSEE Research Scholarship (2012)

AUEA Braithwaite-Thompson Graduate Research Award (2010)

Responsibilities

Director of the Structures Testing Laboratory

Areas of expertise

  • Field testing of structures
  • Seismic response of bridges
  • Behaviour of precast concrete buildings

 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Task Force Engineer New Zealand Urban Search and Rescure (USAR)

SESOC (Member)

NZSEE (Member)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Hogan, L. S., Giongo, I., Walsh, K. Q., Ingham, J. M., & Dizhur, D. (2018). Full-scale Experimental Pushover Testing of an Existing URM Building. Structures, 15, 66-81. 10.1016/j.istruc.2018.04.007
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Ingham
  • Hogan, L. S., Henry, R. S., & Ingham, J. M. (2018). Performance of panel-to-foundation connections in low-rise precast concrete buildings. Journal of the Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand, 31 (1), 26-36. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41866
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Ingham, Rick Henry
  • Hogan, L. S., Wotherspoon, L., Beskhyroun, S., & Ingham, J. (2016). Dynamic field testing of a three-span precast-concrete bridge. Journal of Bridge Engineering, 21 (12)10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000970
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liam Wotherspoon, Jason Ingham
  • Hogan, L. S., Wotherspoon, L. M., & Ingham, J. M. (2013). Development of New Zealand Seismic Bridge Standards. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 46 (4), 201-221. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29285
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liam Wotherspoon, Jason Ingham
  • Hogan, L. S., Wotherspoon, L. M., Beskhyroun, S., & Ingham, J. M. (2012). Modal identification of a bridge-abutment system using forced vibration testing. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 45 (4), 161-170. 10.5459/bnzsee.45.4.161-170
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29293
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liam Wotherspoon, Jason Ingham
  • Palermo, A., Wotherspoon, L. M., Wood, J., Chapman, H., Scott, A., Hogan, L., ... Bruneau, M. (2011). Lessons learnt from 2011 Christchurch earthquakes: Analysis and assessment of bridges. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 44 (4), 319-333.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liam Wotherspoon, Nawawi Chouw
  • Palermo, A., Le Heux, M., Bruneau, M., Anagnostopoulou, M., Wotherspoon, L. M., & Hogan, L. (2010). Preliminary Findings on Performance of Bridges in the 2010 Darfield Earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 43 (4), 412-420.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liam Wotherspoon

Identifiers

Contact details

Primary office location

B906 STRUCTURES HALL - Bldg 906
Level 3, Room 328
262 KHYBER PASS
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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