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Associate Professor Mark Masia

Associate Professor

School of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Since completing my PhD in 2000, I have worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Calgary, Canada (2000-2001) and then as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering, The University of Newcastle (2001 - present). During both of these appointments my research has addressed the areas of structural behaviour of unreinforced masonry construction and the strengthening/retrofitting of existing unreinforced masonry and reinforced concrete structures.

Research Expertise
Experimental and numerical modelling of unreinforced masonry structures. Experimental and numerical modelling of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthened masonry structures. The above research is aimed at developing improved methods of design for unreinforced masonry structures and efficicent means for retrofitting/strengthening existing masonry structures.

Teaching Expertise
Expertise in teaching of statics and structural mechanics, and structural design for masonry, reinforced concrete and timber structures.

Administrative Expertise
Conference chairman, timetabling liaison, international student advisor, research seminar coordinator, undergraduate research project coordinator, academic laboratory liaison.



Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)(Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • fibre reinforced polymer strengthening
  • masonry design
  • masonry structures - experimental
  • masonry structures - numerical
  • reinforced concrete design
  • residential footings design
  • structural design
  • structural mechanics
  • timber design

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090599Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2014 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2007 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
1/05/2004 - Co-chairman14th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference
Australia
1/12/2002 - 1/07/2004Chairman7th Australasian Masonry Conference
Australia
1/07/2001 - 1/12/2006LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
1/03/1996 - 1/01/2000Postgraduate Student (PhD)University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
1/01/1994 - 1/02/1996Consulting EngineerGutteridge Haskins and Davey Pty Ltd
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Secretary/Treasurer - Civil/ Structural Branch, Newcastle DivisionInstitution of Engineers Australia (IEAust)
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2016Masia MJ, Kouretzis GP, Allen C, 'Structural design codes of Australia and New Zealand: Seismic actions', Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering, Springer Science and Business Media, Heidelberg 1-15 (2016)

Journal article (26 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Konthesingha KMC, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Page AW, 'Experimental evaluation of static cyclic in-plane shear behavior of unreinforced masonry walls strengthened with NSM FRP strips', Journal of Composites for Construction, 19 (2015)

An experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of strengthening unreinforced-masonry (URM) shear panels with near surface-mounted (NSM) fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) strips. A total of 23 wall panels (5 URM and 18 reinforced) were subjected to vertical precompression combined with either monotonic or increasing reversing cycles of in-plane lateral displacement under fixed-fixed boundary conditions. Two wall aspect ratios (height/length) and six different reinforcement schemes were tested. The experimental program was designed to produce diagonal cracking in the URM specimens and hence investigate the effectiveness of the various reinforcement schemes in controlling this failure mode. This was achieved for the aspect ratio 1 wall panels. The study revealed that the FRP strengthening was effective in improving the ultimate load, displacement capacity, ductility, and energy dissipation compared with the URM response. For the aspect ratio 0.5 panels, base sliding failures dominated the experimental program, making it difficult to fully assess the effectiveness of the various reinforcing schemes.

DOI10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000512
Co-authorsAdrian Page
2014Li J, Masia MJ, Stewart MG, Lawrence SJ, 'Spatial variability and stochastic strength prediction of unreinforced masonry walls in vertical bending', Engineering Structures, 59 787-797 (2014) [C1]

The flexural bond strength of unreinforced masonry (URM) is a key material property affecting wall out-of-plane lateral load capacity. It is well known that the unit flexural bond strength (defined here as the flexural strength of the bond between the brick and lower mortar bed joint associated with any given masonry unit (brick)) varies considerably between units, and that this spatial variability might significantly affect the structural performance and reliability of URM walls in flexure. The paper develops a computational method to predict the strength for non-load bearing single skin URM walls subject to one-way vertical bending considering unit-to-unit spatial variability of flexural bond strength. We characterise the probability distributions of wall strength and examine how spatial variability in unit flexural bond strength affects the variability of base cracking load, mid-height cracking load, peak load and behaviour of clay brick URM walls. This is done using 3-D non-linear Finite Element Analyses (FEA) and stochastic analysis in the form of Monte Carlo simulations. Varying COVs (0.1, 0.3 and 0.5) of unit flexural bond strength are considered. The mean and variance of wall strength are estimated to show the effect of spatial variability of flexural bond strength on wall strength. The failure modes of the wall are compared to show the significant differences between non-spatial and spatial analyses. © 2013.

DOI10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.11.031
Co-authorsStephen Lawrence, Mark Stewart
2013Konthesingha KMC, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Mojsilovic N, Simundic G, Page AW, 'Static cyclic in-plane shear response of damaged masonry walls retrofitted with NSM FRP strips - An experimental evaluation', ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 50 126-136 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.10.026Author URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsGoran Simundic, Adrian Page
2013de Oliveira Neto L, Masia MJ, Taguti Y, Rigitano AC, 'An anisotropic linear elastic boundary element formulation for masonry wall analysis', Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 37 434-440 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.enganabound.2012.11.003Author URL
2012Wang S, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, Masia MJ, Tang CA, 'Numerical simulation of the failure process of unreinforced masonry walls due to concentrated static and dynamic loading', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49 377-394 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsScott Sloan, Shanyong Wang
2012Kashyap J, Willis CR, Griffith MC, Ingham JM, Masia MJ, 'Debonding resistance of FRP-to-clay brick masonry joints', Engineering Structures, 41 186-198 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 12
2012Petersen RB, Ismail N, Masia MJ, Ingham JM, 'Finite element modelling of unreinforced masonry shear wallettes strengthened using twisted steel bars', Construction and Building Materials, 33 14-24 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2012Correa MRS, Masia MJ, Stewart MG, Heffler LM, 'An experimental and statistical analysis of the flexural bond strength of masonry walls', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 13 139-148 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsMark Stewart
2011Ismail N, Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Ingham JM, 'Diagonal shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry wallettes strengthened using twisted steel bars', Construction and Building Materials, 25 4386-4393 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 11
2010Reda Taha MM, Masia MJ, Choi K-K, Shrive PL, Shrive NG, 'Creep effects in plain and fiber-reinforced polymer-strengthened reinforced concrete beams', ACI Structural Journal, 107 627-635 (2010) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2010Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Han Y, Correa MRS, 'Torsion shear test for mortar joints in masonry: Experimental evaluation', Masonry International, 23 91-102 (2010) [C1]
2010Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'In-plane shear behavior of masonry panels strengthened with NSM CFRP strips. I: Experimental investigation', Journal of Composites for Construction, 14 754-763 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000134
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2010Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'In-Plane shear behavior of masonry panels strengthened with NSM CFRP strips. II: Finite-element model', Journal of Composites for Construction, 14 764-774 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000137
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2010Choi K-K, Taha MMR, Masia MJ, Shrive PL, Shrive NG, 'Numerical investigation of creep effects on FRP-strengthened RC beams', Journal of Composites for Construction, 14 812-822 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000123
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2009Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'Bond behavior of near-surface mounted FRP strips bonded to modern clay brick masonry prisms: Influence of strip orientation and compression perpendicular to the strip', Journal of Composites for Construction, 13 169-178 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0268(2009)13:3(169)
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 14
2008Heffler LM, Stewart MG, Masia MJ, Correa MRS, 'Statistical analysis and spatial correlation of flexural bond strength for masonry walls', Masonry International: Journal of the International Masonry Society, 21 59-70 (2008) [C1]
Co-authorsMark Stewart
2007Styan CT, Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, 'Human loadings on handrails', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 7 185-196 (2007) [C1]
2006Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, Kleeman PW, 'Closure to "Modeling expansive soil movements beneath structures" by Mark J. Masia, Yuri Z. Totoev, and Peter W. Kleeman - June 2004, vol. 130, no. 6, pp. 572-579', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 132 128-128 (2006) [C3]
Co-authorsYuri Totoev
2006Masia MJ, Han Y, Correa MRS, 'Torsion testing for the characterisation of the shear behaviour of mortar joints in masonry', Masonry International, 19 77-88 (2006) [C1]
2006Correa MRS, Page AW, Han Y, Masia MJ, 'Experimental and theoretical study of the shear behaviour of URM walls with openings', Masonry International, 19 1-14 (2006) [C1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page
2004Masia MJ, Gale TN, Shrive NG, 'Size Effect In Axially Loaded Square-Section Concrete Prisms Strengthened Using Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Wrapping', Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 31 1-13 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1139/l03-064
CitationsScopus - 38Web of Science - 26
2004Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, Melchers RE, 'Modelling Soil/Structure Interaction For Masonry Structures', Journal of Structural Engineering, 130 641-649 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2004)130:4(641)
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsRob Melchers
2004Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, Kleeman PW, 'Modeling expansive soil movements beneath structures', JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 130 572-579 (2004)
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2004)130:6(572)Author URL
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsYuri Totoev
2004Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, Kleeman PW, 'Modelling Expansive Soil Movements Beneath Structures', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 130 572-579 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2004)130:6(572)
Co-authorsYuri Totoev
2003Masia MJ, Shrive NG, 'Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Wrapping For The Rehabilitation Of Masonry Columns', Canadian Journal Of Civil Engineering, Vol. 30 734-744 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1139/l03-015
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 10
2002Masia MJ, Melchers RE, Kleeman PW, 'Probabilistic Crack Prediction For Masonry Structures On Expansive Soils', Journal of Structural Engineering, 128 1454-1461 (2002) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2002)128:11(1454)
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsRob Melchers
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014George P Kouretzis, Mark J Masia, Clive Allen, 'Structural Design Codes of Australia and New Zealand: Seismic Actions (2014) [D1]
DOI10.1007/978-3-642-36197-5_120-1
Co-authorsGeorgios Kouretzis

Conference (53 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Masia MJ, Krzan M, Bokan-Bosiljkov V, Bosiljkov V, 'Seismic retrofitting of three-leaf stone masonry walls by means of grouting and NSM glass cords.', Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference in Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Portugal (2014) [E1]
2014Masia MJ, Shen J, Simundic G, 'Behaviour under elevated temperatures of the bond between near surface mounted fibre reinforced polymer reinforcement and clay brick masonry.', Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference, Guimaraes, Portugal, July 7-9, 2014, Guimaraes, Portugal (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsGoran Simundic
2014Masia MJ, Simundic G, Page AW, 'The flexural strength of stack bonded masonry, Stage 1 ¿ a preliminary study.', Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference in Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Portugal (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsGoran Simundic, Adrian Page
2014Masia MJ, Li J, Stewart MG, Lawrence SJ, 'Spatial variability and stochastic strength prediction of unreinforced masonry walls in horizontal bending.', Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference in Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Portugal (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsMark Stewart, Stephen Lawrence
2014Masia MJ, Allen C, Page AW, 'Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry walls with openings.', Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference in Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Portugal (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page
2013Li J, Masia MJ, Stewart MG, Lawrence SJ, Heffler LM, 'Spatial variability of bond strength and stochastic strength prediction of unreinforced masonry walls in vertical bending.', Book of Abstracts: 12th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia (2013) [E1]
2013Konthesingha KMC, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Page AW, 'Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of NSM FRP strengthened URM wall panels.', Book of Abstracts: 12th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia (2013) [E1]
2013Allen C, Masia MJ, Derakhshan H, Griffith MC, Dizhur D, Ingham JM, 'What ductility value should be used when assessing unreinforced masonry buildings?', Proceedings of New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) Technical Conference and AGM, Wellington, NZ (2013) [E1]
2012Masia MJ, Simundic G, Page AW, 'Assessment of the AS3700 relationship between shear bond strength and flexural tensile bond strength in unreinforced masonry', Proceedings of the 15th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Florianopolis, Brazil (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page, Goran Simundic
2012Konthesingha CK, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Page AW, 'Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry wall panels strengthened with NSM FRP strips', Proceedings of the 15th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Florianopolis, Brazil (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page
2011Ingham J, Dhanasekar M, Masia MJ, 'Editors', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E4]
2011Konthesingha CK, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Mojsilovic N, Simundic G, Page AW, 'Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of URM panels after retrofitting using CFRP strips', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page, Goran Simundic
2011Oliveira Neto L, Masia MJ, Sanches Junior F, Botta AS, 'A boundary element formulation for masonry walls: Non-linear analysis', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
2011Oliveira Neto L, Masia MJ, Rigitano AC, Tagutt Y, 'A boundary element formulation for masonry walls: Elastic-linear analysis', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
2011Petersen RB, Masia MJ, 'Evaluation of a shear-friction design model for vertically reinforced masonry walls', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
2011Griffith MC, Ingham J, Masia MJ, Page AW, 'Australia-New Zealand Research into seismic retrofit of masonry structures using FRP strips: A progress report', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page
2011Tang WC, Masia MJ, Chan RWK, 'Flexural behaviour of reinforced concrete beams with NSM FRP bars under cyclic loading', Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Fukuoka, Japan (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsPatrick Tang
2010Abbo AJ, Wang S, Masia MJ, Sloan SW, 'Numerical simulation of the failure of unreinforced masonry using damage mechanics', Proceedings of the IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Paris, France (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsShanyong Wang, Scott Sloan
2010Konthesingha CK, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Mojsilovi N, Simundic G, Page AW, 'Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry panels retrofitted with fibre reinforced polymer strips', Proceedings, 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, Germany (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page, Goran Simundic
2010Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Konthesingha CK, Lahra J, 'In-plane shear behaviour of masonry panels strengthened with stainless steel high stress reinforcement', Proceedings, 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, Germany (2010) [E1]
2009Konthesingha KMC, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Page AW, 'Bond behaviour of NSM FRP strips to modern clay brick masonry prisms under cyclic loading', 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, ONT (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page
2009Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'Shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry panels retrofitted with fibre reinforced polymer strips', International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E1]
2009De Oliveira Neto L, Botta AS, Sanches Junior F, Masia MJ, 'A BE formulation for non-linear analysis of clay brick masonry walls', Advances in Boundary Element Techniques X: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference, Athens, Greece (2009) [E1]
2009De Oliveria Neto L, Masia MJ, 'A linear elastic BE formulation for the analysis of masonry walls', Advances in Boundary Element Techniques X: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference, Athens, Greece (2009) [E1]
2009Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Han Y, Correa MRS, 'Torsion shear test for mortar joints in masonry: Specimen preparation and experimental results', 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, ONT (2009) [E1]
2009Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'Experimental and numerical investigation into the shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry panels retrofitted with fibre reinforced polymer strips', 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, ONT (2009) [E1]
2009Page AW, Simundic G, Masia MJ, 'A study of wall tie force distribution in veneer wall systems (Stage 1)', 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, ONT (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page, Goran Simundic
2008Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'Experimental verification of finite element model to predict the shear behaviour of NSM FRP strengthened masonry walls', Proceedings of the 14th International Brick & Block Masonry Conference, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]
2008Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, Page AW, Sugo HO, 'Conference Editors', Proceedings of the 14th International Brick & Block Masonry Conference, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E4]
Co-authorsAdrian Page, Heber Sugo, Yuri Totoev
2008Heffler LM, Stewart MG, Masia MJ, Correa MRS, 'Spatial correlation of flexural bond strength for masonry walls: An experimental and statistical study', Proceedings of the 14th International Brick & Block Masonry Conference, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsMark Stewart
2008Correa MRS, Heffler LM, Masia MJ, Stewart MG, 'Flexural bond strength for masonry walls: An experimental and statistical analysis', 8th International Seminar on Structural Masonry: Proceedings, Istanbul, Turkey (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsMark Stewart
2007Masia MJ, Han Y, Player CJ, Correa MRS, Page AW, 'Torsion shear test for mortar joints in masonry: Preliminary experimental results', Proceedings - Tenth North American Masonry Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page
2007Page AW, Simundic G, Masia MJ, 'Wall tie behaviour in cavity and veneer walling systems: A preliminary investigation', Proceedings - Tenth North American Masonry Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page, Goran Simundic
2007Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'Influence of plate orientation and amount of precompression on the bond strength between NSM CFRP strips and masonry', Proceedings - Tenth North American Masonry Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (2007) [E1]
2006Masia MJ, Han Y, Correa MRS, 'Torsion shear test for mortar joints in masonry', 7th International Masonry Conference, London, UK (2006) [E1]
2006Han Y, Masia MJ, Lawrence S, Page AW, 'Experimental study of four brick unit specimens subjected to bending', 7th International Masonry Conference, London, UK (2006) [E1]
Co-authorsStephen Lawrence, Adrian Page
2005Han Y, Masia MJ, Lawrence S, Page AW, 'Preliminary Finite Element Modelling Of Four Brick Unit Specimens Subjected To Bending', 10th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Banff, Canada (2005) [E1]
Co-authorsStephen Lawrence, Adrian Page
2005Styan CT, Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, 'Human Loadings On Handrails', Australian Structural Engineering Conference 2005, Newcastle, NSW (2005) [E1]
2004Han Y, Masia MJ, 'A 3D Non-Linear Finite Element Model Of Brick Specimens Subjected To Bending', Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Masonry Conference, Newcastle, Australia (2004) [E1]
2004Masia MJ, 'Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Masonry Conference', Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Masonry Conference, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 13-16 July 2004, Newcastle, NSW (2004) [E4]
2004Masia MJ, Shrive NG, Shrive PL, 'Creep Behaviour Of RC Beams Strengthened With Externally Bonded FRP Strips', Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, Australia (2004) [E1]
2004Masia MJ, Han Y, Lawrence S, Page AW, 'An Experimental Study Of Brick Masonry Specimens Subjected To Biaxial Bending', Proceedings of the 13th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference, Amsterdam (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsStephen Lawrence, Adrian Page
2004Shrive NG, Taha MMR, Masia MJ, 'Restoration And Strengthening With Fibre Reinforced Polymers: Issues To Consider', Proceedings of the Fourth International Seminar on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, Padova, Italy (2004) [E1]
2003Masia MJ, Shrive NG, Shrive PL, 'Creep Performance Of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened With Externally Bonded FRP Strips', Proceedings of the International Conference On Performance Of Construction Materials In The New Millenium (ICPCM), Cairo, Egypt (2003) [E1]
2002Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, Melchers RE, 'Soil/Structure Interation Modelling Of Masonry For Reliability Studies', Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsRob Melchers
2001Masia MJ, Melchers RE, 'Serviceability and Reliability of Structures Subject to Ground Movement', Proceedings of the 4th Triennial Conference on Coal Mine Subsidence 2001, Maitland (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsRob Melchers
2001Shrive NG, Masia M, Lissel SL, 'Strengthening rehabilitation of masonry using fibre reinforced polymers', Guimaraes, Portugal (2001) [E1]
2001Masia M, Shrive NG, Tileman D, 'Rehabilitation of masonry columns using carbon fibre wraps', Canada (2001) [E1]
2000Masia MJ, Melchers RE, Kleeman PW, 'A probabilistic model for the prediction of cracking in masonry structures', Proceedings of the 12th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference, Madrid, Spain (2000) [E2]
Co-authorsRob Melchers
2000Totoev YZ, Masia MJ, 'Modelling of the deformations imposed on masonry walls by reactive soils', Proceedings of the 12th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference, Madrid, Spain (2000) [E2]
Co-authorsYuri Totoev
1999Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, Kleeman PW, 'Modelling reactive soil movements for the study of cracking in masonry structures', Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Sydney, Australia (1999) [E1]
Co-authorsYuri Totoev
1998Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, 'A numerical model for cracking in masonry for use in reliability modelling', 8th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Jasper, Alberta, May 31-June 3, 1998, Jasper, Alberta (1998) [E2]
1998Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, Page AW, 'Serviceability Design for Masonry Structures Subjected to Foundation Movements', Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Masonry Conference, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia (1998) [E1]
Co-authorsAdrian Page
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants16
Total funding$714,008

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $4,500

2015 International Visitor from Institute of Structual Engineering, Zurich Switzerland$4,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia, Dr Nebojsa Mojsilovic
SchemeInternational Research Visiting Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401304
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20131 grants / $5,960

2013 International Visitor - Bosiljkov$5,960

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia, Associate Professor Vlatko Bosiljkov
SchemeDVCR International Visitor Support
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301111
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20121 grants / $90,000

Improved analysis techniques for seismic assessment of unreinforced masonry buildings with flexible floor/roof diaphragms$90,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Michael Griffith, Associate Professor Mark Masia, Associate Professor Jason Ingham, Emeritus Professor Adrian Page, Associate Professor Guido Magenes
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1101162
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20111 grants / $15,000

Emerging Research Leaders Program 2011$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia
SchemeEmerging Research Leaders Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1101209
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20081 grants / $326,242

Earthquake protection of masonry buildings using fibre reinforced polymer strengthening$326,242

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia, Emeritus Professor Adrian Page, Professor Michael Griffith, Associate Professor Jason Ingham
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188305
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20071 grants / $1,700

Tenth North American Masonry Conference, St Louis, Missouri, USA, 3/6/2007 - 6/6/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187575
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20064 grants / $116,193

Stochastic Modelling of Strength and Reliability of Masonry Walls Loaded in Flexure and Compression$77,940

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Mark Stewart, Associate Professor Mark Masia, Emeritus Professor Adrian Page, Conjoint Professor Stephen Lawrence
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186013
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Stochastic Modelling of Strength and Reliability of Masonry Walls Loaded in Flexure and Compression$30,000

Funding body: Clay Brick and Paver Institute

Funding bodyClay Brick and Paver Institute
Project TeamProfessor Mark Stewart, Associate Professor Mark Masia, Conjoint Professor Stephen Lawrence, Emeritus Professor Adrian Page
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186954
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Characterisation of masonry joint behaviour under combined shear and compression loading: A new test approach$6,753

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Funding bodyFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Project Team
SchemeIndependent Investigator Project Grant Scheme (IIP11)
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Seventh International Masonry Conference, London, 30 October - 1 November 2006$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186831
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20051 grants / $129,537

Retrofitting unreinforced masonry walls with Fibre Reinforced Polymer Strips$129,537

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia, Dr Chengqing Wu
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185013
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20042 grants / $11,827

Testing the assumption of Fickian diffusion in epoxy and polyester resins$9,427

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183390
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

13th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference, July 4-7, 2004$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184169
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $2,400

International Conference on Performance of Construction Materials in the New Millennium, Egypt 17-20 February, 2003$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182667
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20022 grants / $10,649

An Experimental and Analytical Study of Biaxial Bending in Masonry Walls Aimed at Developing Rational Design Procedures$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182532
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

17th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures, Gold Coast, QLD 12-14 June 2002$649

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Mark Masia
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182050
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Seismic Performance Analysis of the Existing Masonry Structure
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014Seismic Assessment of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings with Perforated Shear Walls
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2010Spatial Variability and Stochastic Strength Prediction of Unreinforced Masonry Walls Subjected to Out-Of-Plane Bending
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012Earthquake Protection of Masonry Shear Walls Using Fibre Reinforced Polymer Strengthening
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2010Variability of Unit Flexural Bond Strength and its Effect on Strength in Clay Brick Unreinforced Masonry Walls Subject to Vertical Bending
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2009In-plane Shear Behaviour of Unreinforced Masonry Panels Strengthened with Fibre Reinforced Polymer Strips
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2008A Study of Two-Way Bending in Unreinforced Masonry
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Mark Masia

Position

Associate Professor
The Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Civil Engineering

Contact Details

Emailmark.masia@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5295
Fax(02) 4921 6991

Office

RoomEA115
BuildingEngineering A
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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