1st Edition

From Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation

Edited By Bijan Samali, Mario M. Attard, Chongmin Song Copyright 2013
    1226 Pages
    by CRC Press

    From Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation is a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM22) held in Sydney Australia, from 11-14 December 2012 by academics, researchers and practising engineers mainly from Australasia and the Asia-Pacific region. The topics under discussion include:

    • Biomechanics
    • Composite structures and materials
    • Computational mechanics
    • Concrete, masonry, steel and timber structures
    • Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics
    • Fire engineering
    • Geomechanics
    • Foundation engineering
    • Innovative and smart structures
    • Pavement engineering
    • Rehabilitation of structures
    • Rock engineering
    • Site investigation
    • Soil improvement and reinforcement
    • Structural health monitoring
    • Structural optimisation
    • Sustainable materials

    From Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation will be a valuable reference for academics, researchers and practising engineers working in structural and material engineering and mechanics.

    Scientific committee

    Keynote papers

    Analysis of dynamic penetration of soils
    J.P. Carter & M. Nazem

    Strategies for structural health monitoring of bridges: Japan’s experience and practice
    Y. Fujino & D. Siringoringo

    Recycled and renewable materials as resources for electric arc furnace steelmaking
    M. Zaharia, N.F. Yunos &V. Sahajwalla

    Terror, security, and money: The risks, benefits, and costs of critical infrastructure protection
    M.G. Stewart & J. Mueller

    Composite structures & materials

    Concrete filled fabricated VHS tube to mild steel plate triangular stub columns under axial compression load
    F. Alatshan, F.R. Mashiri & B. Uy

    Multi-objective design optimisation of GFRP sandwich beams
    Z.K. Awad, T. Aravinthan, Y. Zhuge & F. Gonzalez

    Effect of construction sequence in the axial shortening behaviour of composite columns
    N. Baidya, L. Zhang, P. Mendis & S. Fragomeni

    Structural evaluation of concrete expanded polystyrene sandwich panels for slab applications
    R.M. Bajracharya,W.P. Lokuge,W. Karunasena, K.T. Lau & A.S. Mosallam

    Long-term deformation of composite concrete slabs under sustained loading
    A. Gholamhoseini, R.I. Gilbert, M.A. Bradford & Z.T. Chang

    Residual strength of timber-concrete composite beams after long-term test
    M. Hailu, C. Gerber, R. Shrestha & K. Crews

    Effect of boundary conditions on the creep response of sandwich beams with a viscoelastic soft core
    E. Hamed & M. Ramezani

    A review of FRP composite truss systems and its connections
    R.M. Hizam, A.C. Manalo &W. Karunasena

    Post-critical behaviour of sandwich cylindrical shells with variable thickness
    P. Jasion & K. Magnucki

    Analytical solution of multi-layer composite beam including interlayer slip and uplift
    A. Krofliˇc, M. Saje & I. Planinc

    Time dependent behaviour of two-layer composite beams
    A. Krofliˇc, M. Saje & I. Planinc

    Effect of ply configuration on hollow square reinforced concrete columns confined with Carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP)
    T.D. Le, M.T. Lester & M.N.S. Hadi

    Electroelastic analysis of interface cracks and corners in piezoelectric composites using scaled boundary finite element method
    C. Li, H. Man, C. Song & W. Gao

    Long-term in-plane analysis of concrete-filled steel tubular arches under a central concentrated load
    K. Luo, Y.L. Pi, M.A. Bradford &W. Gao

    A comparison of various plate theories for functionally graded material sandwich plates
    S. Natarajan & M. Ganapathi

    Crack propagation modeling in functionally graded materials using polygon elements modeled by the scaled boundary finite element method
    E.T. Ooi, S. Guo & C. Song

    Effect of eccentric load on retrofitted reinforced concrete columns confined with FRP
    T.M. Pham, X. Lei & M.N.S. Hadi

    Application of externally post-tensioned FRP bars for strengthening reinforced concrete members
    A. Rajabi, H.R. Valipour, B. Samali & S. Foster

    Evaluation of effective width of GFRP-steel composite beams for structural construction
    S. Satasivam, Y. Bai & X.L. Zhao

    Behaviour of composite steel-concrete beams under elevated temperatures
    K.Wilkins, O. Mirza & B. Uy

    Experimental trends of FRP-to-concrete joints anchored with FRP anchors
    H.W. Zhang & S.T. Smith

    Computational mechanics

    Multi-scale nonlinear elastic analysis of thin-walled members including local effects
    R.E. Erkmen

    Thin plate bending analysis using the generalized RKP-FSM
    M. Khezri, Z. Vrcelj & M.A. Bradford

    On volume change dependency of the soil water characteristic curve in numerical modeling of unsaturated soils
    A. Khoshghalb & N. Khalili

    Improved nonlinear analysis methods for determining the initial shape of cable-supported bridges
    M.Y. Kim, D.J. Min & M.M. Attard

    Efficient bending analysis for piezoelectric plates using scaled boundary finite-element method
    H. Man, C. Song,W. Gao & F. Tin-Loi

    Evaluation of stress intensity factors on cracked functionally graded materials using polygons modelled by the scaled boundary finite element method
    E.T. Ooi, I. Chiong & C. Song

    In-plane stability of variable cross-section columns with shear deformations
    L. Su & M.M. Attard

    Limit analysis in the presence of plasticity and contact
    S. Tangaramvong, F. Tin-Loi & C.M. Song

    Application of explicit finite element analysis in solving practical structural engineering problems
    T.Watts, K. Kayvani &A. Kucyper

    Fluid flow through single fracture using Lattice Boltzmann Method
    P. Yin & G. Zhao

    Concrete structures

    The behaviour of fibre reinforced continuous concrete slabs under load – an experimental study
    F.M. Abas, R.I. Gilbert, S.J. Foster & M.A. Bradford

    Application of flexible façade systems in reducing the lateral displacement of concrete frames subjected to seismic loads
    P. Abtahi, B. Samali, M. Zobec &T. Ngo

    Investigation of ground flint glass as a supplementary cementitious material in autoclaved lime-silica binders
    K. Angus, P.S. Thomas, K. Vessalas & A.S. Ray

    Finite element model calibration of an instrumented RC building based on seismic excitation including non-structural components and soil-structure-interaction
    F. Butt & P. Omenzetter

    Modelling of reinforced concrete beam response to repeated loading including steel-concrete interface damage
    A. Castel, R.I. Gilbert, S.J. Foster & G. Ranzi

    Shear strengthening of RC beam with external FRP bonding: A state-of-the-art review
    R. Choudhury, T.G. Suntharavadivel, P. Keleher & A. Patil

    Evaluation of longitudinal bond shear stress and bond-slip relationship in composite concrete slabs using partial shear connection method
    A. Gholamhoseini, R.I. Gilbert, M.A. Bradford & Z.T. Chang

    Evaluation of mechanical properties of carpet fibre reinforced concrete
    N. Ghosni, B. Samali & K. Vessalas

    Bond failure in grouted post-tensioned slab tendons with little or no initial prestress
    R.I. Gilbert

    Effect of supporting conditions on the long-term load capacity of high strength concrete panels
    Y. Huang & E. Hamed

    A mathematical model for complete stress-strain curve prediction of permeable concrete
    M.K. Hussin, Y. Zhuge, F. Bullen &W.P. Lokuge

    Effects of temperature, relative humidity and outdoor environment on FRP-concrete bond
    M.I. Kabir, R. Shrestha & B. Samali

    A preliminary investigation of the strength and ductility of lapped splices of reinforcing bars in tension
    A.E. Kilpatrick & R.I. Gilbert

    Feasibility study of autonomous deformation control of PC viaducts
    M. Kunieda, N. Chijiwa, K. Ohara & K. Maekawa

    Anchorage of deformed reinforcing bars in tension: An outlook for advanced formulation of a bond-slip constitutive law
    M.H. Mazumder, R.I. Gilbert & Z.T. Chang

    Structural performance of 45 year old corroded prestressed concrete beams
    T.M. Pape & R.E. Melchers

    Fatigue behaviour of reinforced concrete beams with addition of steel fibres
    A. Parvez & S.J. Foster

    An experimental study on the shrinkage and ultimate behaviour of post-tensioned composite slabs
    G. Ranzi, A. Ostinelli & B. Uy

    Instantaneous and long-term behaviour of cracked reinforced concrete slabs prepared with different curing conditions
    M.M. Rahman, A. Ostinelli, G. Ranzi & R.I. Gilbert

    Effect of reinforcement confinement on concrete cover cracking in reinforced concrete structures
    H.B. Sabtu & M.G. Stewart

    Lateral strain of confined concrete incorporating size effect
    A.K. Samani & M.M. Attard

    Combining high-strength self-compacting and normal-strength concretes in reinforced concrete frame structures
    M. Soleymani Ashtiani, R.P. Dhakal &A.N. Scott

    Investigating the arching action in reinforced concrete beams
    N.F. Vesali, H. Valipour, B. Samali & S.J. Foster

    FEM modelling and analysis of reinforced concrete section with lightweight blocks infill
    A.S.Wahyuni, V. Vimonsatit & H. Nikraz

    Effective stiffness of reinforced concrete section with lightweight blocks infill
    A.S.Wahyuni, V. Vimonsatit & H. Nikraz

    Dynamic analysis of structures

    Assessment of key response quantities for design of a cable-stayed bridge subjected to sudden loss of cable(s)
    Y. Aoki, B. Samali, A. Saleh & H. Valipour

    Ambient vibration tests and analysis of a multiple-span elevated bridge
    X. Chen, P. Omenzetter & S. Beskhyroun

    A novel piezoelectric wafer-stack vibration energy harvester
    X.Z. Jiang, Y.C. Li & J.C. Li

    Optimization-based interval dynamic response analysis of a bridge under a moving vehicle with uncertain properties
    N. Liu,W. Gao, C.M. Song & N. Zhang

    Automatic dynamic crack propagation modeling using polygon scaled boundary finite elements
    E.T. Ooi, M. Shi, C. Song, F. Tin-Loi & Z.J. Yang

    Dynamic analysis for plate structures by the scaled boundary finite-element method
    T. Xiang, H. Man, C. Song &W. Gao

    Earthquake & wind engineering

    A newly developed analytical model of transient downburst wind loads
    E. Abdelaal, X. Ma & J.E. Mills

    Dynamic behaviour of flexible facade systems in tall buildings subjected to wind loads
    A. Azad, B. Samali, T. Ngo & C. Nguyen

    Seismic risk analysis based on historical events reported in Sri Lanka
    P. Gamage & S. Venkatesan

    Influence of infilled masonry wall on vibration properties and dynamic responses of building structures to earthquake ground excitations
    H. Hao

    Behavior of reinforced concrete rectangular aboveground tanks subjected to near-source seismic excitations
    M. Hosseini & Sh. Abizadeh

    A comparative study on the seismic performance of moment resisting frame steel buildings, designed by IBC and Eurocode, based on nonlinear time history analyses
    M. Hosseini & F. Sheikhlou

    Optimal story-wise distribution of viscous dampers in a five-story building
    B. Kashani Madani & M. Hosseini

    Effects of vertical seismic loadings on safety evaluation for earth dams
    H.J. Li & Z.W. Yan

    Smart structures embedded with MR dampers using non-affine Fuzzy Control
    Z. Movassaghi, B. Samali & Q.P. Ha

    Seismic performance improvement of stone masonry buildings in mud mortar
    R. Pun, B. Samali & H. Valipour

    Quasi-static testing protocol for simulating earthquake conditions in regions of low-moderate seismicity
    R. Shahi, N. Lam, E. Gad & J.Wilson

    Dynamic analysis of structures with interval parameters under random process earthquake excitations
    C.W. Yang, C.Wang,W. Gao & C.M. Song

    Fibre composites

    Assessment of wollastonite microfibre on drying shrinkage behaviour of cement-based composites
    N.L. Galea, P. Hamedanimojarrad, K. Vessalas & P.S. Thomas

    Experimental study on the bondline behavior between concrete and FRP materials
    S.A. Hadigheh, R.J. Gravina, S. Setunge & S.J. Kim

    An experimental investigation of a thermal break composite façade mullion section
    S. Huang, J. Li, B. Samali & M. Zobec

    Mechanical properties of bamboo fiber-polyester composites
    A.C. Manalo,W. Karunasena & K.T. Lau

    Influence of hooked-end steel fibers on absorbed energy of slurry-infiltrated fiber concrete in flexural test
    Y. Shafaei & O. Eren

    Properties and behaviour of gomuti fibre composites under tensile and compressive load
    A. Ticoalu, T. Aravinthan & F. Cardona

    Formula for SIF of cracked steel plates strengthened with CFRP plate
    Q.Q. Yu, X.L. Zhao, T. Chen, Z.G. Xiao & X.L. Gu

    Fire engineering

    Influence of in-situ pore pressures and temperatures on spalling of reinforced concrete walls subjected to hydrocarbon fire
    M. Guerrieri & S. Fragomeni

    Thermal performance of non-load bearing LSF walls using numerical studies
    P. Keerthan & M. Mahendran

    Prediction of shear failure of hollowcore slabs exposed to fire
    J.K. Min, R.P. Dhakal, A.K. Abu, P.J. Moss &A.H. Buchanan

    A review on fire protection for phase change materials in building applications
    Q. Nguyen, T. Ngo & P. Mendis

    Self-strengthening of structural steel members using shape memory alloys in fire
    H. Sadiq, M.B.Wong, X.L. Zhao & R. Al-Mahaidi

    Foundation and pavement engineering

    Review of residential footing design on expansive soil in Australia
    A.M.A.N. Karunarathne, E.F. Gad, S. Sivanerupan & J.L.Wilson

    Analysis of pile group behaviour due to excavation induced ground movements
    R. Nishanthan, D.S. Liyanapathirana & C.J. Leo

    Inelastic lateral seismic response of building frames under influence of bedrock depth variations incorporating soil-structure interaction
    H.R. Tabatabaiefar, B. Fatahi & B. Samali

    Numerical and experimental investigations of stress wave propagation in utility poles under soil influence
    N. Yan, J. Li, U. Dackermann & B. Samali


    Comparison of existing design methods for geosynthetic reinforced pile-supported embankments: Three-dimensional numerical modelling
    P. Ariyarathne, D.S. Liyanapathirana & C.J. Leo

    Efficient modeling of wave propagation in unbounded domains using the scaled boundary finite element method
    X. Chen, C. Birk & C. Song

    Experimental investigation of desiccation of clayey soils
    Y. Gui, G. Zhao & N. Khalili

    A geotechnical site investigation by surface waves
    P. Harutoonian, C.J. Leo, D.S. Liyanapathirana & K. Tokeshi

    A constitutive permeability evolution model for fractured porous media
    J. Ma, N. Khalili & G. Zhao

    Comparisons of seismic rock slope stability assessments between the Hoek-Brown and Mohr-Coulomb failure criteria
    Z.G. Qian, A.J. Li, V. Kong & A.V. Lyamin

    Permeability of the fractured rockmass – A review
    K.K. Singh, D.N. Singh & P.G. Ranjith

    Horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio inversion using Monte Carlo approach and enhanced by Rayleigh wave dispersion curve
    K. Tokeshi, P. Harutoonian, C.J. Leo, D.S. Liyanapathirana & R. Golaszewski

    An investigation of arching mechanism of geosynthetic reinforced column supported embankments
    N.N.S. Yapage, D.S. Liyanapathirana, C.J. Leo, H.G. Poulos & R.B. Kelly

    Mechanics of materials

    Synergistic energy absorption in the in-plane static compression response of filled honeycombs
    R.J. D’Mello & A.M.Waas

    Stress analysis of cemented wellbores in geosequestration of carbon dioxide
    M.G. Haider, J. Sanjayan & P.G. Ranjith

    Metal surface profile and residual stress: Persuasion of adhesion
    M.S. Islam, L. Tong & P.J. Falzon

    Strength of glass under concentrated force
    H. Jiang, N.T.K. Lam, L. Zhang & E.F. Gad

    Orthotropic Simo and Pister hyperelasticity
    D.C. Kellermann & M.M. Attard

    Pressure correction in water-bag testings to investigate post cracked behaviour of laminated glass
    R. Lumantarna, C. Nguyen, M. Zobec & T. Ngo

    Biomechanical environment of early stage of bone healing under biological internal fixation
    S. Miramini, L. Zhang, P. Mendis & M. Richardson

    Material structural design with isotropy constraint
    A. Radman, X. Huang & Y.M. Xie

    Experimental study on mixed-mode fracture between concrete and rock
    H. Zhong, T. Ding & G. Lin

    In-plane buckling analysis of funicular arches with pinned supports
    J. Zhu & M.M. Attard

    New design and construction technologies

    Structural performance under lateral loads of innovative prefabricated modular structures
    T. Gunawardena, T. Ngo, P. Mendis, L. Aye & J. Alfano

    Displacement based design method for outrigger braced tall buildings
    N. Herath, P. Mendis, T. Ngo & N. Haritos

    Innovative materials for next generation façade systems
    Q. Nguyen, P. Mendis, T. Ngo, P. Tran & C. Nguyen

    Review of diaphragm actions in domestic structures
    I. Saifullah, E.F. Gad, J.L.Wilson, N.T.K. Lam & K.Watson

    Study of blockage effect on scouring pattern downstream of a box culvert
    S. Sorourian, A. Keshavarzi, B. Samali & J. Ball

    Shock and impact loading

    Fundamentals of impact actions demonstrated by miniature experimentations
    M. Ali, J. Sun, N. Lam, L. Zhang & E. Gad

    Numerical simulation of impact pile driving and its effect on far field
    S.D. Ekanayake, D.S. Liyanapathirana & C.J. Leo

    Effects of energy level and impact repetitions on the impact fatigue behaviour and post-impact flexural properties of square FRP pultruded tubes
    E.J. Guades, T. Aravinthan, A.C. Manalo & M.M. Islam

    A novel adaptive base isolator utilising magnetorheological elastomer
    Y.C. Li, J.C. Li & B. Samali

    Numerical modelling of composite textile subjected to impact loading
    P. Tran, T. Ngo, E.C. Yang, P. Mendis &W. Humphries

    Bio-inspired composite structure subjected to underwater impulsive loading
    P. Tran, T. Ngo & P. Mendis

    Numerical simulation of concrete spalling under impact
    C.Wu & L. Shen

    Simulation of pressure impulse diagrams for foam protected RC members
    C.Wu & H. Sheikh

    Impact analyses simplified by the two-degrees-of-freedom models
    Y. Yang, N. Lam, L. Zhang & E. Gad

    Steel and aluminium structures

    Testing of steel-CFRP adhesive joints under freeze-thaw cycling
    A. Agarwal, S. Foster, E. Hamed & Z. Vrcelj

    A new kinetic model for steel specific heat during phase transformation
    H. Fang, M.B.Wong &Y. Bai

    Finite element modeling of a beam-column connection in industrial storage racking structures
    A. Firouzianhaji, A. Saleh & B. Samali

    Shear tests of lipped channel beams with stiffened web openings
    P. Keerthan & M. Mahendran

    The use of neural networks for identification of parameters of semi-rigid connections
    A. Kozłowski & L. Ziemia´nski

    Finite element modeling of existing cable net structures
    G.J. Lume

    Theoretical research on cold-formed channel sections under bending
    S. Maduliat, P. Mendis, T.D. Ngo & M.R. Bambach

    Analysis of a railway turnout system with a spot replacement sleeper
    A.C. Manalo, T. Aravinthan &W. Karunasena

    Stability reinforcement of steel plates by heat-induced stress deformation fields
    N. Schillo, D. Schaefer & M. Feldmann

    Numerical study of block shear strength of coped beams bolted with angles/tee-section
    K.S. Seak, A.C.C. Lam & M.C.H. Yam

    Re-evaluation of shear strength of high strength bolts in AS 4100
    R.H.R. Tide

    Structural health monitoring

    A comparative study on the performance of the damage detection methods in the frequency domain
    M.M. Alamdari, J. Li & B. Samali

    A FRF-based damage detection method utilising wavelet decomposition
    M.M. Alamdari, J. Li & B. Samali

    Adaptive multiple forgetting factor recursive least square (AMFF-RLS) for real-time structural identification
    M. Askari, J. Li & B. Samali

    Integrated bridge deterioration modeling for concrete elements incorporating Elman Neural Network
    G.P. Bu, J.H. Lee, H. Guan &Y.C. Loo

    Transmissibility function analysis for boundary damage identification of a two-storey framed structure using artificial neural networks
    U. Dackermann, J. Li & B. Samali

    Numerical computation of dispersion relations in three-dimensional waveguides
    H. Gravenkamp, J. Prager, H. Man, C. Birk & C. Song

    Long-term monitoring of vibration properties of structures with different materials and boundary conditions
    H. Hao

    Deterioration prediction of concrete bridges with artificial neural network (ANN) derived from discrete condition data
    M.S. Hasan, S. Setunge & D.W. Law

    Structural damage detection using theWiener filter
    M. Jayawardhana, X. Zhu & R. Liyanapathirana

    Evaluation of thermal gradients and their effects in a bridge box girder using monitoring data
    P. Omenzetter, P. Chua, A. Issa & B. Sanders

    Numerical modelling of Lamb waves in cracked plates using the scaled boundary finite element method
    A.A. Saputra, C. Birk, C. Song & H. Gravenkamp

    Mechanical properties of epoxy grouts for structural repair
    M. Shamsuddoha, M.M. Islam, T. Aravinthan, A.C. Manalo & K.T. Lau

    Damage detection in a timber bridge model
    D. Tran, S. Venkatesan & S. Fragomeni

    Structural optimisation and reliability

    Reliability analysis of steel pipeline welds subjected to long-term seawater exposure
    I.A. Chaves & R.E. Melchers

    Statistical safety factor calibration of short concrete-filled steel tubular columns
    W.H. Kang, B. Uy, Z. Tao & S. Hicks

    Model updating of a full-scale bridge structure using particle swarm optimization
    F. Shabbir & P. Omenzetter

    Spatial reliability analysis of reinforced concrete columns subject to explosive blast loads
    Y. Shi & M.G. Stewart

    Uncertainty in long-term analysis of concrete-filled steel tubular columns under sustained loading
    X. Shi,W. Gao, Y.L. Pi & M.A. Bradford

    Topology optimization under displacement and softening constraints
    S. Tangaramvong, F. Tin-Loi & Y.M. Xie

    Damage severity estimation using Parallel Genetic Algorithm and power spectral density
    M. Varmazyar, N. Haritos & M. Kirley

    Modal analysis of structures with mixed random and fuzzy parameters
    C.Wang, J.W. Feng,W. Gao & C.M. Song

    Uncertain limit analysis of structures with interval parameters
    D.Wu,W. Gao, F. Tin-Loi & S. Tangaramvong

    Sustainability of structures and materials

    A novel acid resistant green mortar for high corrosive environments
    G. Adam, S. Salek, B. Samali, P. Battista & M. McKinnon

    Environmental impact assessment of post tensioned and reinforced concrete slab construction
    D. Miller, J.H. Doh, H. Guan, M. Mulvey, S. Fragomeni, T. McCarthy & T. Peters

    Deterioration of concrete structures in Australia under a changing climate
    L. Peng & M.G. Stewart

    High-strength self-compacting concrete for sustainable construction
    R. Sri Ravindrarajah

    Advancement in construction: Application of “Rapid Quality Identification Technique” in stone for risk mitigation and sustainability
    D. Sarma & M.D. Sarma

    Damage potential to residential structures due to ground movement
    D.Wagle, E.F. Gad, S. Sivanerupan & J.L.Wilson

    An overview of sustainable concrete made with scrap rubber
    O. Youssf & M.A. ElGawady

    Timber engineering

    Steel-timber hybrid structures – Design performance and dynamic behaviour
    C. Dickof, S.F. Stiemer & S. Tesfamariam

    Review on long-term behaviour of timber-concrete composite floors
    N. Khorsandnia, H.R. Valipour, R. Shrestha, C. Gerber & K. Crews

    The predictive model for strength of inclined screws as shear connection in timber-concrete composite floor
    F. Moshiri, C. Gerber, H.R. Valipour, R. Shrestha & K.I. Crews

    Dynamic performance of timber flooring systems 1
    R. Rijal, B. Samali, R. Shrestha, G. Gerber & K. Crews

    Stressed cross-laminated-timber for bridge applications
    L. Shearman, C. Gerber & K. Crews

    Behaviour of stress wave propagation in utility timber pole
    M. Subhani, J. Li & B. Samali

    Ultimate performance of timber connection with normal screws
    Z. Zabihi, R. Shrethta, B. Samali & K. Crews

    Concrete/material technology

    Characterisation of cement mortar containing oil-contaminated aggregates
    M.H. Almabrok, R.G. McLaughlan & K. Vessalas

    An experimental investigation into the tensile strength of steel fibre reinforced concrete
    A. Amin, S.J. Foster, D. Boillet & A. Muttoni

    Comparison of the analytical models to determine modulus of rupture of self-compacting concrete and conventional concrete
    F. Aslani & S. Nejadi

    Effects of fly ash on compressive strength of structural concrete
    R.J. Case, K. Duan & T.G. Suntharavadivel

    Brown coal fly ash geopolymer mortar
    R. Dirgantara, D.W. Law, T.K. Molyneaux & D. Kong

    Evaluation of fresh properties effect on the compressive strength of polypropylene fibre reinforced polymer modified concrete
    N. Ghosni, K. Vessalas & B. Samali

    Engineered cementitious composites incorporating recycled concrete fines
    J. Li, P. Surya & E.H. Yang

    Effect of different concentrations of lime water on mechanical properties of high volume fly ash concrete
    X.H. Ling, S. Setunge & I. Patnaikuni

    Recycled aggregate concrete prepared with water-washed aggregates – An investigative study
    C.Y. Lo, S.H. Chowdhury & J.H. Doh

    Mechanical properties of polymer concrete with different types of resin
    W.P. Lokuge & T. Aravinthan

    Investigation on the mathematical models of chloride diffusion coefficient in concrete exposed to marine environment
    F. Nabavi, S. Nejadi & B. Samali

    Investigation of flint glass for partial replacement of fine aggregate in fly ash cement-based mortars
    A. Ngadimin, K. Vessalas, P. Thomas & P. Hamedanimojarrad

    Effect of polyvinyl alcohol fibre and fly ash on flexural tensile properties of concrete
    A. Noushini, K. Vessalas, N. Ghosni & B. Samali

    Investigation into cavitation as a cause of rate-dependent fatigue loss in submerged concrete members
    M. Sagan, C. Fujiyama & K. Maekawa

    Mechanical properties of fibre reinforced reactive powder concrete after exposure to high temperatures
    S. Sanchayan, N. Gowripalan & S.J. Foster

    Assessment of bottom ash use as fine aggregate replacement in concrete
    R. Satsangi, K. Vessalas & S. Russell

    Assessment of compressive strength of elastomeric modified concrete incorporating waste tyre rubber
    N. Sharifi, K. Vessalas & B. Samali

    Acids attack on silica fume high-strength concrete
    R. Sri Ravindrarajah

    Drying shrinkage of concrete made from recycled concrete aggregate
    B.A. Whiting, T.J. McCarthy & E. Lume

    Author index


    Samali, Bijan ; Attard, Mario M. ; Song, Chongmin