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Professor Mark Stewart

ARC Australian Professorial Fellow

School of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

‘Fear factors’ and the price for peace of mind

Puzzled by a world in which security often trumps economics, Professor Mark Stewart is undertaking assessments of natural and man-made safety risks to prove expenditure on their reduction isn't always wise - or even necessary.

Professor Mark Stewart 

Stewart's risk-based assessments of terrorism and climate change may be textbook civil engineering, but his findings are far from what you would expect – as is his recent publishing in Playboy Magazine. Making for a prickly work environment and perhaps an even pricklier public reception, Stewart is as unconventional as they come.

'My research can be unpopular at times,' he jokes.

'We're saying there's actually not that much to be scared about.'

While claims of these 'rather limited' safety risks could be cause for confusion in our postmillennial age of media hype and misinformation, Stewart asserts his research is all evidence-based. With more than 25 years' experience in probabilistic risk and vulnerability assessment of infrastructure and security systems, his expertise is equally well-founded.

'Terrorism and climate change are systems, just like motor vehicles are to mechanical engineers and computers are to those in the electrical field,' he says.

'Our fundamental approach is similar too - we break down the systems to understand their different components and then integrate what we think the reduction in loss will be if you have a protective measure.'

Risky business

Stewart's risk assessments have varied applications but all intentionally pose the same question – Not are we safer, but are we spending wisely?

The multiple-award winning engineer recently sought to answer this on behalf of the US Department of Homeland Security, engaging in a joint evaluation of its expenditure with Ohio State University political scientist, John Mueller. The unorthodox duo's efforts were featured on the CNN website and in Playboy Magazine, with their research revealing vast amounts of misspent money, as well as a gap in our theoretical understanding of current risk assessment procedures.

'Assessments nowadays seem to be a process of identifying potential sources of harm and then trying to do something about them without evaluating whether the new measures reduce risks sufficiently to justify the costs,' he explains.

'This means we keep spending billions of dollars without subjecting certain risks to standard cost-benefit methods.'

Cause for pause, not alarm

One of these risks, as Stewart points out, is terrorism. It's also a risk that tends to be catastrophised in places like the United States and Australia.

'Terrorism is a low probability, high consequence event,' he declares.

'There are not that many attacks in the West and there have never been that many, especially when you compare it to the Middle East.'

'There are also more duds than successes out there.'

Stewart has received extensive Australian Research Council support over the last decade to develop probabilistic risk-modelling techniques for infrastructure subject to military and terrorist explosive blasts, as well as cost-benefit assessments of counterterrorism protection measures. Expressly influenced by the events of 9/11, he is simultaneously looking to dispel widely held beliefs about terrorist competencies and opportunities.

'Hijacking during 9/11 was to kill people - not for cash or to peacefully negotiate the release of prisoners like it had been in the past,' he states. 

'It set the benchmark for terrorism, but I think it's an outlier and not a harbinger of things to come.'

'They've since hardened cockpit doors and instructed pilots, crew and the public not to give in without a fight.'

Believing Al Qaeda 'took advantage of these vulnerabilities at the time,' Stewart largely considers the events of 9/11 as a one-off. The Director of The University's Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability remains on high alert though, labelling a growing shift towards improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the newest hazard of terrorism. He's working with a dedicated research team to break down these individual systems, applying conventional engineering approaches and assessing their overall safety.

Funding faults

Stewart is also currently exploring cost-benefit analysis methods of police and security agencies in the United States. Set to publish his findings in a fourth book, the evidence-based engineer is again looking at what has already occurred, what is occurring, and what might occur.

'I'm asking the same questions,' he asserts.

'How many terrorist plots have there been and could there be in the future?

'How much is being spent to reduce their risk?

'Most importantly, is it worth it?

Suspecting a case of misspent money on unlikely threats akin to that of the US Department of Homeland Security, Stewart is seeking to sensibly calculate the costs of protection, as well as identify the most effective counterterrorism measures.

'We'll always compare it to 'business as usual' he says.

'To avoid overreacting, sometimes the best thing is to just accept the risk and do nothing at all.'

Mapping the winds of climate change

Stewart similarly observes a lot of worst-case thinking in the climate change arena. Also recognising the power these skewed perceptions can often hold over legislators and financial advisors, he is looking to clear up misunderstandings with the help of the CSIRO and a handful of universities.

The team's research is ongoing, and uses comparable risk assessment methods to evaluate the impact of climate change on damage and safety risks to infrastructure, as well as the cost-effectiveness of engineering adaptation strategies. Their multi-pronged approach also includes evidence-based policy and economic theory.

'Again, we're looking at systems and threats,' Stewart says.

'But in this instance, systems are things like houses and industrial buildings, and threats are naturally-occurring, such as floods and cyclones.'

Research is currently being conducted across the country, with Stewart's collaborators at James Cook University responsible for investigating the vulnerability of houses to wind in Far North Queensland, and civil engineers at the University of New South Wales examining heat and the buckling of rail lines. Unlike terrorism, Stewart contends protective measures for these systems don't automatically come with a hefty price tag.

'We've found you can reduce the risk of damage significantly by changing materials,' he affirms.

'It's all about detailing at a modest cost – tying the roof to the walls and the walls to the foundations.'

Mass fear and cheer

While acknowledging the pressure politicians and bureaucrats face on heated issues of climate change and terrorism, as well as the sometimes-unwise actions and expenditures that follow, Stewart is also a firm believer in practical and rational calculations.

'It's one of the reasons I like risk assessments,' he discloses.

'They're transparent so the evidence is there for people to see.'

Hoping a balance will soon be struck between cuts and pay offs, Stewart is similarly looking to standardise risk assessment procedures for a broad range of safety concerns.   

'It makes sense that the public has difficulty with probabilities, especially when emotions are involved,' he remarks.

'But by giving in to fear and spending irrationally, we forgo the opportunity to use those same resources for regulations and processes that can save more lives at an equal or lower cost, such as healthcare and road safety.'

‘Fear factors’ and the price for peace of mind

Professor Mark G. Stewart is Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability and an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow. He

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Career Summary

Biography

Mark G. Stewart is Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at The University of Newcastle in Australia. He is also currently an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow.

He is the author, with R.E. Melchers, of Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Engineering Systems (Chapman & Hall, 1997), as well as more than 300 technical papers and reports. He has more than 25 years of experience in probabilistic risk and vulnerability assessment of infrastructure and security systems that are subject to man-made and natural hazards. Mark has received over $3 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) support in the past 10 years.

Mark has significant expertise in time and spatial dependent reliability analysis of new and existing deteriorating structures such as bridges and buildings. This has utility for assessing the safety and service-life prediction of new and existing structures. In collaboration with the CSIRO, Mark is also assessing the impact of climate change on damage and safety risks to infrastructure, and assessing the cost-effectiveness of engineering adaptation strategies. He is also a leading investigator with the reliability-based calibration of the Australian Masonry and Concrete Codes.

Since 2004, Mark has received extensive ARC support to develop probabilistic risk-modelling techniques for infrastructure subject to military and terrorist explosive blasts and cost-benefit assessments of counter-terrorism protective measures for critical infrastructure. In 2011, he received a five-year Australian Professorial Fellowship from the ARC to continue and to extend that work.

Areas of expertise: o Risk-based optimisation of safety assessment and maintenance of deteriorating infrastructure o Life-cycle cost optimisation for maintenance of deteriorating infrastructure o Terrorism and security risks and blast damage to built infrastructure o Cost-effectiveness of security and infrastructure protective measures o Risk Assessment and Cost-effectiveness of climate change adaptation measures o Time-dependent structural and serviceability reliability Career highlights: o Australian Professorial Fellowship (ARC) - Probabilistic Terrorism Risk Assessment and Risk Acceptability for Infrastructure Protection. o 11 Australian Research Council grants worth $3 million. o 3 books including Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Engineering Systems. o 110 journal publications + 173 conference papers and research reports. o Seven keynote lectures at international conferences in Europe and China. o Consultant to CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship, Geoscience Australia, RTA of NSW, and Coffey Geosciences.

Research Expertise
- Spatial and time-dependent structural reliability - Risk assessment and reliability of new and existing structures - Damage and safety risks for infrastructure subject to explosive blast loading - Security and counter-terrorism risk assessment - Cost-benefit analyses - Life-cycle cost assessments - Reliability of structural masonry - Stochastic deterioration modelling of concrete structures - Probabilistic risk assessment of engineering systems



Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Monash University

Keywords

  • risk assessment
  • structural deterioration modelling
  • structural reliability

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified 5
091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified 5
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified 90

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Fellow APF (ARC) University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Editorial Board - International Journal of Protective Structures International Journal of Protective Structures
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Editorial Board - Structural Safety Structural Safety (Elsevier, USA)
United States
1/01/2006 -  Editorial Board - Australian Journal of Structural Engineering Australian Journal of Structural Engineering
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Associate Editor - International Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering International Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering
Australia
Australian Representative - International Standards Organisation TC98 (General Principle on Risk Assessment for Structures) International Standards Organisation (ISO)
Australia
Chair - International Forum on Engineering Decision-Making International Forum on Engineering Decision-Making
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
1997 R.W. Chapman Medal
Unknown

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2010 Life-Cycle Cost Optimisation Of Maintenance Strategies For RC Structures In Chloride Environments
Organisation: Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland Description:
2009 Condition Assessment, Time-Dependent Reliability and Remaining Service Life Prediction for Deteriorating Structures
Organisation: 4th International Symposium on Lifetime Engineering of Civil Infrastructure, Changsha Description:
2008 Spatial and Time-Dependent Reliability Modelling of Corrosion Damage, Safety and Maintenance for RC Structures
Organisation: 1st International Conference on Construction Heritage in Coastal and Marine Environments, Lisbon Description:
2006 Optimisation of Blast Mitigation Strategies for Design and Strengthening of Built Infrastructure
Organisation: 1st International Conference on Analysis and Design of Structures against Explosive and Impact Loads, Tianjin Description:
2006 Probabilistic Assessment of Corrosion Damage and Optimal Timing of Maintenance for RC Structures
Organisation: Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland Description:
2002 Reliability and Risk Assessment of Deteriorating Structures
Organisation: Japanese Symposium on Material and Structural Reliability, Tokyo Description:
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Publications

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


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Mueller J, Stewart MG, Terror, Security and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security, Oxford University Press, New York, 280 (2011) [A1]
2003 Stewart MG, Melchers RE, Probabilistic Risk Assessment Of Engineering Systems, Tuttle-Mori Agency Inc, Tokyo, 251 (2003) [A4]
Co-authors Rob Melchers

Chapter (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Stewart MG, Val D, Bastidas-Arteaga E, O¿Connor A, Wang X, 'Climate Adaptation Engineering and Risk-Based Design and Management of Infrastructure', Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure, CRC Press, The Netherlands 641-684 (2014) [B1]
DOI 10.1201/b17073-22
2014 Stewart MG, Li Y, Bjarnadottir S, 'Risk Assessment and Wind Hazard Mitigation of Power Distribution Poles', Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure, CRC Press, The Netherlands 407-428 (2014) [B1]
DOI 10.1201/b17073-15
2014 Stewart MG, 'Climate Change and National Security: Balancing the Costs and Benefits', A Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U. S. National Security, Cato Institute, Washington, DC 137-154 (2014) [B1]
2012 Stewart MG, 'Integration of uncertainty modelling, structural reliability and decision theory to provide optimal blast protection to infrastructure', Advances in Protective Structures Research, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL 221-252 (2012) [B1]
2012 Li H, Zhou X, Chen C, Huang Y, Bao L, Bao T, et al., 'Preface', (2012) [B2]
1999 Stewart MG, 'On-going issues in time-dependent reliability of deteriorating concrete bridges', Management of highway structures, Thomas Telford, London, UK 241-253 (1999) [B1]
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Journal article (160 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Mojsilovic N, Stewart MG, 'Probability and structural reliability assessment of mortar joint thickness in load-bearing masonry walls', STRUCTURAL SAFETY, 52 209-218 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.strusafe.2014.02.005
Citations Web of Science - 1
2015 Bastidas-Arteaga E, Stewart MG, 'Damage risks and economic assessment of climate adaptation strategies for design of new concrete structures subject to chloride-induced corrosion', Structural Safety, 52 40-53 (2015)

Reinforced concrete (RC) structures are subject to environmental actions affecting their performance, serviceability and safety. Among these actions, chloride ingress leads to cor... [more]

Reinforced concrete (RC) structures are subject to environmental actions affecting their performance, serviceability and safety. Among these actions, chloride ingress leads to corrosion initiation and its interaction with service loading could reduce its operational life. Experimental evidence indicates that chloride ingress is highly influenced by weather conditions in the surrounding environment and therefore by climate change. Consequently, both structural design and maintenance should be adapted to these new environmental conditions. This work focuses on the assessment of the costs and benefits of two climate adaptation strategies for new RC structures placed in chloride-contaminated environments under various climate change scenarios. Their cost-effectiveness is measured in terms of the benefit-to-cost ratio (BCR) and the probability that BCR exceeds unity - i.e., Pr(BCR. > 1). It was found that increasing concrete strength grade is more cost-effective than increasing design cover. The results also indicate that the cost-effectiveness of a given adaptation strategy depends mainly on the type of structural component, exposure conditions and climate change scenarios.

DOI 10.1016/j.strusafe.2014.10.005
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2015 Mojsilovic N, Stewart MG, 'Probability and structural reliability assessment of mortar joint thickness in load-bearing masonry walls', Structural Safety, 52 209-218 (2015)

Mortar joint thickness has a significant effect on capacity of structural masonry. Data on mortar joint thickness (bed and head joints) were collected from twelve typical storey-h... [more]

Mortar joint thickness has a significant effect on capacity of structural masonry. Data on mortar joint thickness (bed and head joints) were collected from twelve typical storey-high walls at three different building sites and from four walls built in a research laboratory in Switzerland. The data obtained allowed an analysis of the spatial distribution of the joint thickness in each wall and the characterization of the probability distribution of joint thickness. The data has been statistically analysed and the results discussed: the central and dispersion measures were calculated and several probability distributions have been fitted to the sample data and subsequently tested using standard methods of statistical theory. Further, the results obtained from all four building sites have been compared, thus providing quantitative information about the quality of the work on different sites. The presented probabilistic information is then used to define reliability-based limit state specifications where the joint thickness acts as an important random variable. The reliability of the structural masonry subjected to a concentric normal force found that probabilistic modelling of bed joint thickness results in higher reliability indices.

DOI 10.1016/j.strusafe.2014.02.005
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Shi Y, Stewart MG, 'Spatial reliability analysis of explosive blast load damage to reinforced concrete columns', Structural Safety, 53 13-25 (2015)

Columns are the key load-bearing elements in frame structures and exterior columns are probably the most vulnerable structural components to terrorist attack. In this paper, a spa... [more]

Columns are the key load-bearing elements in frame structures and exterior columns are probably the most vulnerable structural components to terrorist attack. In this paper, a spatial reliability analysis is conducted to predict the damage for reinforced concrete (RC) columns subject to explosive blast loading. The spatial variability of material and dimensional properties of RC columns are modelled by stationary and non-stationary random fields. The variability of blast loading is also taken into consideration. Monte Carlo simulation and numerical methods are used to derive Blast Reliability Curves for RC columns under explosive loading for a number of terrorism threat scenarios, based on a high-fidelity physics-based computer programme LS-DYNA to estimate design and residual axial load-carrying capacity of RC columns. It was found that spatial variability has a significant effect on structural reliabilities and the spatial model will lead to more accurate predictions of damage and safety risks.

DOI 10.1016/j.strusafe.2014.07.003
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Stewart MG, 'Risk and economic viability of housing climate adaptation strategies for wind hazards in southeast Australia', Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 20 601-622 (2015)

A changing climate and higher wind speeds means that residential construction is likely to receive more damage in the future if design standards are maintained at the current leve... [more]

A changing climate and higher wind speeds means that residential construction is likely to receive more damage in the future if design standards are maintained at the current level. The vulnerability of residential construction may be reduced by an adaptation strategy that increases design wind speeds specified by Australian standards. The paper applies break-even analysis to compare the risks, costs and benefits of climate adaptation strategies for new housing in the three largest cities in Australia: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. These cities are located in southeast Australia where wind hazard is dominated by synoptic winds (thunderstorms and east-coast lows). Break-even estimates of risk reduction and adaptation cost for designing new housing to enhanced standards were calculated for three synoptic wind pattern scenarios to 2070: (1) no change, (2) B1 and (3) A1FI emission scenarios. If the actual cost of adaptation exceeds the predicted break-even value, then adaptation is not cost-effective. It was found that this adaptation strategy can lead to risk reductions of 50¿80¿% at a cost of approximately 1¿% of house replacement value. If risk reduction is over 50¿%, discount rate is 4¿%, and there is no change of climate, the break-even analysis shows that adaptation is cost-effective for Sydney if the adaptation cost is less than 5¿9¿% of house replacement cost. Designing new housing to enhance wind classifications is also likely to be a cost-effective adaptation strategy for Brisbane and Melbourne.

DOI 10.1007/s11027-013-9510-y
2015 Bastidas-Arteaga E, Stewart MG, 'Economic assessment of climate adaptation strategies for existing reinforced concrete structures subjected to chloride-induced corrosion', Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, (2015)

Reinforced concrete (RC) structures placed in chloride-contaminated environments are subjected to deterioration processes that affect their performance, serviceability and safety.... [more]

Reinforced concrete (RC) structures placed in chloride-contaminated environments are subjected to deterioration processes that affect their performance, serviceability and safety. Chloride ingress leads to corrosion initiation and its interaction with service loading could reduce its operational life. Chloride ingress and corrosion propagation are highly influenced by weather conditions in the surrounding environment including climate change. Therefore, both structural design and maintenance should be adapted to these new environmental conditions. This study focuses on the assessment of the costs and benefits of climate adaptation strategies for existing RC structures subjected to chloride ingress and climate change. We studied RC structures built at different periods under different construction standards in France. The cost-effectiveness of adaptation measures was measured in terms of the benefit-to-cost ratio (BCR) and the probability that BCR exceeds unity ¿ i.e. Pr(BCR>1). The results of the paper could provide practical advice to policy-makers to improve the management of existing RC structures under a changing climate by discussing the influence of the following factors on the mean BCR and Pr(BCR>1): specific exposure conditions, climate change scenarios, risk reduction due to the implementation of adaptation strategies, type of structural component, years of construction and adaptation, discount rates and damage costs.

DOI 10.1080/15732479.2015.1020499
2015 Mojsilovic N, Stewart MG, 'Probability and structural reliability assessment of mortar joint thickness in load-bearing masonry walls', Structural Safety, 52 209-218 (2015)

Mortar joint thickness has a significant effect on capacity of structural masonry. Data on mortar joint thickness (bed and head joints) were collected from twelve typical storey-h... [more]

Mortar joint thickness has a significant effect on capacity of structural masonry. Data on mortar joint thickness (bed and head joints) were collected from twelve typical storey-high walls at three different building sites and from four walls built in a research laboratory in Switzerland. The data obtained allowed an analysis of the spatial distribution of the joint thickness in each wall and the characterization of the probability distribution of joint thickness. The data has been statistically analysed and the results discussed: the central and dispersion measures were calculated and several probability distributions have been fitted to the sample data and subsequently tested using standard methods of statistical theory. Further, the results obtained from all four building sites have been compared, thus providing quantitative information about the quality of the work on different sites. The presented probabilistic information is then used to define reliability-based limit state specifications where the joint thickness acts as an important random variable. The reliability of the structural masonry subjected to a concentric normal force found that probabilistic modelling of bed joint thickness results in higher reliability indices.

DOI 10.1016/j.strusafe.2014.02.005
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2015 Shi Y, Stewart MG, 'Damage and risk assessment for reinforced concrete wall panels subjected to explosive blast loading', International Journal of Impact Engineering, 85 5-19 (2015)

The structural integrity of reinforced concrete (RC) structures in blast events is important for critical facilities. In this paper, a structural reliability analysis is conducted... [more]

The structural integrity of reinforced concrete (RC) structures in blast events is important for critical facilities. In this paper, a structural reliability analysis is conducted to predict the damage and risk reduction for RC wall panels subjected to explosive blast loading. Due to considerable uncertainties associated with material properties, dimensions, structural response, blast loading, as well as expected damage, probabilistic methods are used in quantifying the probability of damage for conventional and blast-resistant RC precast cladding wall panels by incorporating spatial and non-spatial variables. The variability of blast loading is also taken into consideration. Monte Carlo simulation and numerical methods are utilized to predict damage of RC wall panels subject to various threat scenarios, based on a physics-based computer programme LS-DYNA to estimate maximum support rotations. It was found that spatial variability of concrete compressive strength and concrete cover has little effects on the structural reliability for precast concrete panels, and the blast-resistant wall has 5%-100% lower probability of hazardous failure than the corresponding value for a conventional wall.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2015.06.003
2014 Mueller J, Stewart MG, 'Evaluating counterterrorism spending', Journal of Economic Perspectives, 28 237-248 (2014) [C1]

In this article, we present a simple back-of-the-envelope approach for evaluating whether counterterrorism security measures reduce risk sufficiently to justify their costs. The a... [more]

In this article, we present a simple back-of-the-envelope approach for evaluating whether counterterrorism security measures reduce risk sufficiently to justify their costs. The approach uses only four variables: the consequences of a successful attack, the likelihood of a successful attack, the degree to which the security measure reduces risk, and the cost of the security measure. After measuring the cost of a counterterrorism measure, we explore a range of outcomes for the costs of terrorist attacks and a range of possible estimates for how much risk might be reduced by the measure. Then working from this mix of information and assumptions, we can calculate how many terrorist attacks (and of what size) would need to be averted to justify the cost of the counterterrorism measure in narrow cost-benefit terms. To illustrate this approach, we first apply it to the overall increases in domestic counterterrorism expenditures that have taken place since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and alternatively we apply it to just the FBI's counterterrorism efforts. We then evaluate evidence on the number and size of terrorist attacks that have actually been averted or might have been averted since 9/11.

DOI 10.1257/jep.28.3.237
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Peng L, Stewart MG, 'Spatial time-dependent reliability analysis of corrosion damage to RC structures with climate change', Magazine of Concrete Research, 66 1154-1169 (2014) [C1]

The environment around concrete structures may be influenced by a changing climate, especially in the long run, leading to an acceleration of deterioration. Therefore, the safety,... [more]

The environment around concrete structures may be influenced by a changing climate, especially in the long run, leading to an acceleration of deterioration. Therefore, the safety, serviceability and durability of concrete infrastructure may decline at a faster rate than expected. Carbonation-induced deterioration to concrete structures constructed in Sydney, Australia and Kunming, China under a changing climate is investigated in this paper. Two emissions scenarios are considered - RCP 8.5 and RCP 4.5, representing high and medium greenhouse gas emissions scenarios respectively. The spatial time-dependent reliability analysis includes time-dependent climate scenarios and deterioration processes, as well as a large number of random variables and spatial random fields of material properties and dimensions. The surface of concrete structures is discretised into a large number of elements and the likelihood and extent of corrosion damage is calculated by tracking the evolution of the corrosion process of each element using Monte Carlo simulations. The results show that a changing climate could cause the extent of damage to increase by up to 6% for reinforced concrete infrastructure in Kunming. The findings may be used to assess climate adaptation measures in the design stage, as well as a cost-benefit analysis of climate adaptation measures.

DOI 10.1680/macr.14.00098
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Li 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... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.11.031
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Stephen Lawrence, Mark Masia
2014 Mojsilovic N, Stewart MG, 'Probability and structural reliability assessment of mortar joint thickness in load-bearing masonry walls', Structural Safety, (2014)

Mortar joint thickness has a significant effect on capacity of structural masonry. Data on mortar joint thickness (bed and head joints) were collected from twelve typical storey-h... [more]

Mortar joint thickness has a significant effect on capacity of structural masonry. Data on mortar joint thickness (bed and head joints) were collected from twelve typical storey-high walls at three different building sites and from four walls built in a research laboratory in Switzerland. The data obtained allowed an analysis of the spatial distribution of the joint thickness in each wall and the characterization of the probability distribution of joint thickness. The data has been statistically analysed and the results discussed: the central and dispersion measures were calculated and several probability distributions have been fitted to the sample data and subsequently tested using standard methods of statistical theory. Further, the results obtained from all four building sites have been compared, thus providing quantitative information about the quality of the work on different sites. The presented probabilistic information is then used to define reliability-based limit state specifications where the joint thickness acts as an important random variable. The reliability of the structural masonry subjected to a concentric normal force found that probabilistic modelling of bed joint thickness results in higher reliability indices. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.strusafe.2014.02.005
Citations Web of Science - 1
2014 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Cost-benefit analysis of airport security: Are airports too safe?', JOURNAL OF AIR TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT, 35 19-28 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2013.11.003
Citations Scopus - 2
2014 Peng L, Stewart Mark G, 'Climate change effects on carbonation-induced corrosion and damage risks of RC infrastructure in China', Tumu Gongcheng Xuebao/China Civil Engineering Journal, 47 61-69 (2014) [C1]

Climate change may increase atmospheric CO2 concentration and temperature, change relative humidity (RH), and consequently change RC infrastructures' surrounding environment. Espe... [more]

Climate change may increase atmospheric CO2 concentration and temperature, change relative humidity (RH), and consequently change RC infrastructures' surrounding environment. Especially in the long run, the decline of the safety, serviceability and durability of RC structures may be accelerated. Carbonation induced corrosion damage of RC infrastructure in Xiamen and Shaoguan under a changing climate is investigated for time period 2010~2100. The projection of atmospheric CO2 concentration, temperature and RH in both cities are based on the representative concentration pathways (RCPs). The time-dependent reliability analysis was conducted by Monte Carlo simulation and includes the uncertainty of dimensions, material properties, climate projections, and predictive models. The corrosion damage risks of RC structures are represented by the probability of severe cracking of concrete cover. Results show that climate change may increase mean carbonation depth by 8 mm by 2100. Moreover, carbonation-induced damage risk for RC buildings in temperate areas can be increased by 12%~19%. This research provides a reference for impacts of future climate change on RC structures and development of climate adaptation strategies.

2014 Mueller J, Stewart MG, 'Terrorism and counterterrorism in the US: the question of responsible policy-making', International Journal of Human Rights, 18 228-240 (2014) [C1]

Officials serving the public are tasked at the most fundamental level to spend funds in a manner that most effectively and efficiently keeps people safe. To do otherwise is irresp... [more]

Officials serving the public are tasked at the most fundamental level to spend funds in a manner that most effectively and efficiently keeps people safe. To do otherwise is irresponsible and, because human lives are at stake, immoral. In the case of counterterrorism policy-making, it is important to evaluate the degree to which any gains in security afforded by counterterrorism measures have been great enough to justify their cost. Risk analysis is an aid to responsible decision-making that does exactly that. We deal with four issues central to this approach, applying them to the hazard presented by terrorism: the cost per saved life, acceptable risk, cost-benefit analysis, and risk communication. We also assess the degree to which risk analysis has been coherently applied to counterterrorism efforts in the US in making or evaluating decisions that have cost taxpayers many hundreds of billions of dollars over the past dozen years. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/13642987.2014.889397
Citations Scopus - 2
2014 Stewart MG, Wang X, Willgoose GR, 'Direct and indirect cost-and-benefit assessment of climate adaptation strategies for housing for extreme wind events in Queensland', Natural Hazards Review, 15 (2014) [C1]

The intensity of tropical cyclones and severe storms is likely to increase due to climate change. Brisbane and the northeast coast of Queensland are regions where design wind spec... [more]

The intensity of tropical cyclones and severe storms is likely to increase due to climate change. Brisbane and the northeast coast of Queensland are regions where design wind specifications may be inadequate under either current or likely future climate conditions. An appropriate adaptation strategy may be one that increases wind classifications for new houses, which leads to a reduced vulnerability of new construction. The present paper will assess the damage risks, adaptation costs, and cost-effectiveness of these adaptation measures for residential construction in Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, and South East Queensland, assuming time-dependent changes in the frequency and intensity of cyclonic and noncyclonic winds to 2100. Loss functions are also developed for direct and indirect losses. It was found that increasing design wind loads for new houses in Brisbane and South East Queensland will lead to a net benefit [net present value (NPV)] of up to $10.5 billion by 2100, assuming a discount rate of 4%, which includes approximately 95% of a direct benefit and 5% of an indirect benefit. The benefits are highest for Brisbane due to its large population and the high vulnerability of existing residential construction, and have a 90-100% likelihood of achieving a net benefit by 2100.

DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000136
Co-authors Garry Willgoose
2014 Peng L, Stewart MG, 'Climate change and corrosion damage risks for reinforced concrete infrastructure in China', Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, (2014)

A changing climate which leads to increases in atmospheric CO2 concentration, and changes in temperature and relative humidity (RH), especially in the longer term, will accelerate... [more]

A changing climate which leads to increases in atmospheric CO2 concentration, and changes in temperature and relative humidity (RH), especially in the longer term, will accelerate the deterioration processes and consequently decline the safety, serviceability and durability of reinforced concrete (RC) infrastructure. This paper presents an investigation of carbonation-induced deterioration in three typical Chinese cities (Kunming, Xiamen and Jinan) under a changing climate. The changing trends of atmospheric CO2, local temperature and RH of typical Chinese cities are projected based on the latest CO2 emission scenarios. The time-dependent analysis is based on Monte Carlo simulation, and includes the uncertainty of climate projections, deterioration processes, material properties, dimensions and accuracy of predictive models. Deterioration of RC structures is represented by the probabilities of reinforcement corrosion initiation and damage. It was found that the mean carbonation depths by 2100 may increase by up to 45% for RC structures in China due to a changing climate. It was also found that climate change can cause an additional 7-20% of carbonation-induced damage by 2100 for RC buildings in temperate or cold climate areas in China. The findings provide a basis for the development of climate adaptation strategies through the improved design of concrete structures. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/15732479.2013.858270
Citations Scopus - 2
2014 Bjarnadottir S, Li Y, Stewart MG, 'Risk-based economic assessment of mitigation strategies for power distribution poles subjected to hurricanes', Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 10 740-752 (2014) [C1]

This paper presents a risk-based framework to assess the hurricane damage risks to distribution poles, and investigates the risks, costs and benefit of different mitigation strate... [more]

This paper presents a risk-based framework to assess the hurricane damage risks to distribution poles, and investigates the risks, costs and benefit of different mitigation strategies. It is estimated that power outages due to storms cause approximately $270 million in repair/replacement costs annually in the USA. Hurricane Irene alone left approximately 6 million residents without power along the east coast of the USA in 2011, causing an estimated $5-$7 billion in damages. These high repair/replacement costs warrant an investigation of mitigation strategies that may aid in reducing replacement and damage costs. This paper describes the reliability analysis of typical timber distribution poles and probabilistic wind models to determine failure probabilities for specific locations. Furthermore, in order to more accurately portray the behaviour of distribution poles, the proposed framework includes the degradation and service-proven reliability of timber distribution poles. Four mitigation strategies are developed, and the cost effectiveness of each strategy is evaluated. In order to assess the cost effectiveness, a life cycle cost analysis is conducted for each mitigation strategy. This paper finds that appropriate mitigation strategies can reduce replacement costs of distribution poles associated with hurricane wind by 2060. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/15732479.2012.759240
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2014 Bjarnadottir S, Li Y, Stewart MG, 'Regional loss estimation due to hurricane wind and hurricane-induced surge considering climate variability', Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 10 1369-1384 (2014)
DOI 10.1080/15732479.2013.816973
2014 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Terrorism risks for bridges in a multi-hazard environment', International Journal of Protective Structures, 5 275-289 (2014) [C1]

The paper will assess terrorist threats to new and existing bridges and the cost-effectiveness of protective counter-terrorism measures. This analysis will consider threat likelih... [more]

The paper will assess terrorist threats to new and existing bridges and the cost-effectiveness of protective counter-terrorism measures. This analysis will consider threat likelihood, cost of security measures, risk reduction and expected losses to compare the costs and benefits of protective measures to bridges to decide which protective measures are cost-effective. In this paper, a break-even cost-benefit analysis determines the minimum probability of an attack, absent the protective measures, that is required for the benefit of the protective measures to equal their cost for new and existing bridges. It was found that unless terrorist threat probabilities are high, then typical protective measures are not cost-effective. Bridges and other critical infrastructure are subject to a range of natural and man-made hazards, and terrorism is most likely not as important a threat as natural hazards. It was found that economic risks to bridges from floods, earthquakes, and ship impact are higher than threats from terrorism.

DOI 10.1260/2041-4196.5.3.275
2014 Ryan PC, Stewart MG, Spencer N, Li Y, 'Reliability assessment of power pole infrastructure incorporating deterioration and network maintenance', Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 132 261-273 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ress.2014.07.019
2014 Bjarnadottir S, Li Y, Stewart MG, 'Regional loss estimation due to hurricane wind and hurricane-induced surge considering climate variability', Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 10 1369-1384 (2014) [C1]

This paper presents a framework to assess the potential hurricane damage risks to residential construction. Studies show that hurricane wind, frequency and/or hurricane-induced su... [more]

This paper presents a framework to assess the potential hurricane damage risks to residential construction. Studies show that hurricane wind, frequency and/or hurricane-induced surge may change as a result of climate change; therefore, hurricane risk assessments should be capable of accounting for the impacts climate change. The framework includes a hurricane wind field model, hurricane-induced surge height model and hurricane vulnerability models. Three case study locations (Miami-Dade County, FL; New Hanover County, NC and Galveston County, TX) are presented for two types of analyses: annual regional loss estimation and event-based regional loss estimation. Demographic information, such as median house value and changes in house numbers, and distribution of houses for different exposures, is used to estimate the time-dependent probability of damage with or without possible climate change-induced change in wind speed, frequency and/or surge height. Through both analyses, it was found that climate change may have a significant impact on regional hurricane damage losses.

DOI 10.1080/15732479.2013.816973
2013 Netherton MD, Stewart MG, 'What are some of the problems associated with the current methods of calculating explosive blast loads?', 10th International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures 2013, 65-74 (2013)

The most common methods for calculating explosive blast loads are deterministic; in that, the output will always be the same for given model-inputs. However, a statistical analysi... [more]

The most common methods for calculating explosive blast loads are deterministic; in that, the output will always be the same for given model-inputs. However, a statistical analysis of actual explosive blast loading field (test) data reveals a high level of variability of peak reflected pressure, impulse and time of positive phase duration from repeated tests where variability would be expected to be a minimum. Given that blast-loads from similar events are highly variable, and that the most common blast-load models do not account for such circumstances, the question we should now be asking is this: How can we improve our methods for predicting blast loads, such that (known) variability and uncertainty is appropriately considered, to ensure that we continue to give useful, usable and robust information to decision makers? In other words: What exactly is the best available method for giving your Boss advice on the risks associated with explosive blast loads? This paper explores the deterministic nature of commonly used blast-load models and discusses their limitations with respect to matters such as: explosive safety distances, the design loads on protective structures and the military's deliberate use of munitions. We argue that deterministic models do not adequately account for society's usual acceptance (or rejection) of the risks associated with damage and/or injury. A new probabilistically based blast-load model is developed which does take into account the observed (and very real) variability of explosive blast loads. Following which, new forms of risk-based advice are presented. This new probabilistic blast-load model uses statistical and probabilistic information taken from the literature as well as from our own explosive trials. Explosive scenarios of future interest could be from blast-loads resulting from (possible) terrorist activity, or, from current in-service military munitions. In either case, we argue that these new forms of risk-based advice (eg: the most probable blast-load or cost-effective mitigation) provides additional - and unique - utility for decision makers involved in the production, storage and operational use of explosives. The paper concludes with a discussion on how the new probabilistic blast-loading model can improve a decision maker's confidence with respect to explosive safety distances, magazine design, protective structures design, weaponeering and collateral damage estimation.

2013 Bastidas-Arteaga E, Schoefs F, Stewart MG, Wang X, 'Influence of global warming on durability of corroding RC structures: A probabilistic approach', ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 51 259-266 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.01.006
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8
2013 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Terrorism Risks and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Aviation Security', RISK ANALYSIS, 33 893-908 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01905.x
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 7
2013 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Aviation Security, Risk Assessment, and Risk Aversion for Public Decisionmaking', JOURNAL OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT, 32 615-+ (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pam.21704
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
2013 Stewart MG, O'Callaghan D, Hartley M, 'Review of QTRA and risk-based cost-benefit assessment of tree management', Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, 39 165-172 (2013) [C1]

Quantified Risk Assessment (QRA) has been in wide use in risk management since the 1960s for systems ranging from aviation, nuclear power, and offshore platforms to medical treatm... [more]

Quantified Risk Assessment (QRA) has been in wide use in risk management since the 1960s for systems ranging from aviation, nuclear power, and offshore platforms to medical treatment and pharmaceuticals. The Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) system is examined considering the principles of QRA. A case study of 14 fig trees in Newcastle, Australia, illustrates some limitations of the QTRA process, and extrapolating risks for a single tree to a group of trees. There is a need for any risk management process involving trees, not only to assess the risk, but to weigh the benefits provided by trees by a risk-based cost-benefit analysis. Tree risk assessors should rely on benchmarks to ensure that their assessment is not outside of the realms of reality or scientific rigor. © 2013 International Society of Arboriculture.

2013 Bjarnadottir S, Li Y, Stewart MG, 'Hurricane Risk Assessment of Power Distribution Poles Considering Impacts of a Changing Climate', JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 19 12-24 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000108
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2012 Chernin L, Val DV, Stewart MG, 'Prediction of cover crack propagation in RC structures caused by corrosion', Magazine of Concrete Research, 64 95-111 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2012 Oven KJ, Curtis SE, Reaney S, Riva M, Stewart MG, Ohlemuller R, et al., 'Climate change and health and social care: Defining future hazard, vulnerability and risk for infrastructure systems supporting older people's health care in England', Applied Geography, 33 16-24 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 17
2012 Mueller J, Stewart MG, 'The terrorism delusion: America's overwrought response to September 11', International Security, 37 81-110 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 15
2012 Stewart MG, Wang X, Nguyen MN, 'Climate change adaptation for corrosion control of concrete infrastructure', Structural Safety, 35 29-39 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 10
2012 Mueller J, Stewart MG, 'Civil liberties, fear and terrorism', Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law, 3 282-288 (2012) [C2]
2012 Stewart MG, O'Connor A, 'Probabilistic risk assessment and service life performance management of load bearing biomedical implants', Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 108 49-55 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ress.2012.06.012
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2012 Zhai X, Zhong Z, Stewart MG, 'Structural reliability for reinforced concrete block masonry walls in shear force', Journal of Harbin Engineering University, 33 313-319 (2012) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 1
2012 Mullard JA, Stewart MG, 'Life-cycle cost assessment of maintenance strategies for RC structures in chloride environments', Journal of Bridge Engineering, 17 353-362 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2012 Stewart MG, Netherton MD, Shi Y, Grant M, Mueller J, 'Probabilistic terrorism risk assessment and risk acceptability for infrastructure protection', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 13 1-17 (2012) [C1]
2012 Correa 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-authors Mark Masia
2012 Stewart MG, Hao H, 'Security and protective structures research in Australia', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 13 i (2012) [C6]
2012 Zhai X, Zhong Z, Stewart MG, 'Model error and structural reliability for reinforced concrete block masonry walls in shear', Advances in Structural Engineering, 15 389-398 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2012 Stewart MG, 'Spatial and time-dependent reliability modelling of corrosion damage, safety and maintenance for reinforced concrete structures', Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 8 607-619 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
2012 Grant MJ, Stewart MG, 'A systems model for probabilistic risk assessment of improvised explosive device attacks', International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems, 5 75-93 (2012) [C1]
2011 Stewart MG, Hao H, 'Structural reliability analysis and service life prediction for structural health monitoring 178-199 (2011)

Reliability-based safety assessment is used frequently in Europe and elsewhere to assess the need for maintenance and the remaining service life of structures. In order to assess ... [more]

Reliability-based safety assessment is used frequently in Europe and elsewhere to assess the need for maintenance and the remaining service life of structures. In order to assess the effect of corrosion, quantitatively, an experimental study was conducted using an accelerated corrosion testing technique. Vibration tests were carried out fortnightly to study its effect on the natural frequency of RC beams subject to corrosion. One beam was taken out and broken every four weeks. The mass losses of steel rebar were measured to determine the corrosion state. The experimental results are used to develop an empirical model that describes the relationship between natural frequency and corrosion loss. The statistics for model error for this relationship were then inferred. A spatial timedependent structural reliability analysis was developed to update the deterioration process and evaluate the probability of structural failure based on vibration results. The performance of RC beams is used to illustrate the reliability analysis developed in this paper. The inspection finding considered herein is the timing of test and the vibration results, which are used to provide an updated estimate of structural reliability. It was found that vibration test findings change, the future reliability predictions significantly. A description of structural reliability and reliability-based safety assessment is also provided, where failure probabilities are compared with a typical target failure probability to illustrate how condition assessment findings can be used to more accurately assess and often increase service life predictions. © 2011 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

2011 Li Y, Stewart MG, 'Cyclone damage risks caused by enhanced greenhouse conditions and economic viability of strengthened residential construction', Natural Hazards Review, 12 9-18 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2011 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Cost-benefit analysis of advanced imaging technology full body scanners for airline passenger security screening', Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 8 1-18 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.2202/1547-7355.1837
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 4
2011 Mueller J, Stewart MG, 'Balancing the risks, benefits, and costs of Homeland Security', Homeland Security Affairs, 7 16 (2011) [C1]
2011 Stewart MG, 'Life-safety risks and optimisation of protective measures against terrorist threats to infrastructure', Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, 7 431-440 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/15732470902726023
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 8
2011 Mueller J, Stewart MG, 'Witches, communists and terrorists: Evaluating the risks and tallying the costs', Human Rights, 38 20-22 (2011) [C3]
2011 Al-Harthy AS, Stewart MG, Mullard J, 'Concrete cover cracking caused by steel reinforcement corrosion', Magazine of Concrete Research, 63 655-667 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1680/macr.2011.63.9.655
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2011 Mueller J, Stewart MG, 'The price is not right: The U.S. spends too much money to fight terrorism', Playboy, 58 149-150 (2011) [C3]
2011 Stewart MG, Wang X, Nguyen MN, 'Climate change impact and risks of concrete infrastructure deterioration', Engineering Structures, 33 1326-1337 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.engstruct.2011.01.010
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 22
2011 Wang X, Stewart MG, Nguyen M, 'Impact of climate change on corrosion and damage to concrete infrastructure in Australia', Climatic Change, 110 941-957 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10584-011-0124-7
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
2011 Bjarnadottir S, Li Y, Stewart MG, 'A probabilistic-based framework for impact and adaptation assessment of climate change on hurricane damage risks and costs', Structural Safety, 33 173-185 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.strusafe.2011.02.003
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 10
2011 Mullard JA, Stewart MG, 'Corrosion-induced cover cracking: New test data and predictive models', ACI Structural Journal, 108 71-79 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 13
2011 Bjarnadottir S, Li Y, Stewart MG, 'Social vulnerability index for coastal communities at risk to hurricane hazard and a changing climate', Natural Hazards, 59 1055-1075 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11069-011-9817-5
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
2011 Lawrence S, Stewart MG, 'Model error and structural reliability for unreinforced masonry walls in vertical bending', Masonry International, 24 23-30 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Stephen Lawrence
2011 Stewart MG, Lawrence S, 'When buildings are too safe', MATERIALS WORLD, 19 30-31 (2011) [O1]
Co-authors Stephen Lawrence
2011 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Assessing the risks, costs, and benefits of counter-terrorism protective measures for infrastructure', The CIP Report, 10 3-5, 31 (2011) [C3]
2011 Stewart MG, Ellingwood BR, Mueller J, 'Homeland security: A case study in risk aversion for public decision-making', International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 15 367-386 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 15
2010 Stewart MG, 'Risk-informed decision support for assessing the costs and benefits of counter-terrorism protective measures for infrastructure', International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 3 29-40 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijcip.2009.09.001
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 8
2010 Hao H, Stewart MG, Zhong-Xian L, Shi Y, 'RC column failure probabilities to blast loads', International Journal of Protective Structures, 1 571-591 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1260/2041-4196.1.4.571
Citations Scopus - 9
2010 Netherton MD, Stewart MG, 'Blast Load Variability and Accuracy of Blast Load Prediction Models', International Journal of Protective Structures, 1 543-570 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1260/2041-4196.1.4.543
Citations Scopus - 17
2010 Stewart MG, 'Acceptable Risk Criteria for Infrastructure Protection', International Journal of Protective Structures, 1 23-40 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1260/2041-4196.1.1.23
Citations Scopus - 25
2010 Mueller J, Stewart MG, 'Hardly existential: Thinking rationally about terrorism', Foreign Affairs, 1-5 (2010) [C2]
2010 Zhai X, Stewart MG, 'Structural reliability analysis of reinforced grouted concrete block masonry walls in compression', Engineering Structures, 32 106-114 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.engstruct.2009.08.020
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
2010 Wei X, Stewart MG, 'Model validation and parametric study on the blast response of unreinforced brick masonry walls', International Journal of Impact Engineering, 37 1150-1159 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2010.04.003
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2010 Stewart MG, 'Reliability safety assessment of corroding reinforced concrete structures based on visual inspection information', ACI Structural Journal, 107 671-679 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
2010 Stewart MG, Peng J, 'Life cycle cost assessment of climate change adaptation measures to minimise carbonation-induced corrosion risks', International Journal of Engineering Under Uncertainty: Hazards, Assessment and Mitigation, 2 35-46 (2010) [C2]
2010 Stewart MG, Li Y, 'Methodologies for economic impact and adaptation assessment of cyclone damage risks due to climate change', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 10 121-135 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8
2009 Stewart MG, Suo Q, 'Extent of spatially variable corrosion damage as an indicator of strength and time-dependent reliability of RC beams', Engineering Structures, 31 198-207 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.engstruct.2008.08.011
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 24
2009 Stewart MG, 'Mechanical behaviour of pitting corrosion of flexural and shear reinforcement and its effect on structural reliability of corroding RC beams', Structural Safety, 31 19-30 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.strusafe.2007.12.001
Citations Scopus - 75Web of Science - 48
2009 Netherton MD, Stewart MG, 'Probabilistic modelling of safety and damage blast risks for window glazing', Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 36 1321-1331 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1139/l08-144
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
2009 Val DV, Chemin L, Stewart MG, 'Experimental and numerical investigation of corrosion-induced cover cracking in reinforced concrete structures', Journal of Structural Engineering, 135 376-385 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(asce)0733-9445(2009)135:4(376)
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 25
2009 Mullard JA, Stewart MG, 'Stochastic assessment of timing and efficiency of maintenance for corroding RC structures', Journal of Structural Engineering, 135 887-895 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(asce)0733-9445(2009)135:8(887)
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12
2009 Netherton MD, Stewart MG, 'The effects of explosive blast load variability on safety hazard and damage risks for monolithic window glazing', International Journal of Impact Engineering, 36 1346-1354 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2009.02.009
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 7
2009 Suo Q, Stewart MG, 'Corrosion cracking prediction updating of deteriorating RC structures using inspection information', Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 94 1340-1348 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ress.2009.02.011
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 14
2009 Val DV, Stewart MG, 'Reliability assessment of ageing reinforced concrete structures: Current situation and future challenges', Structural Engineering International, 19 211-219 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.2749/101686609788220114
Citations Scopus - 15
2009 Stewart MG, Reid S, 'Preface: Disaster & hazard mitigation', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 9 i (2009) [C3]
2009 Lawrence S, Stewart MG, 'Reliability-based calibration of the capacity reduction factor for design of masonry in compression to AS3700', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 9 97-110 (2009) [C1]
Co-authors Stephen Lawrence
2008 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'A risk and cost-benefit assessment of Australian aviation security measures', Security Challenges, 4 45-61 (2008) [C1]
2008 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'A risk and cost-benefit assessment of United States aviation security measures', Journal of Transportation Security, 1 143-159 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12198-008-0013-0
2008 Stewart MG, O'Rourke A, 'Probabilistic risk assessment of mine subsidence', Australian Geomechanics, 43 1-12 (2008) [C1]
2008 Stewart MG, 'Cost effectiveness of risk mitigation strategies for protection of buildings against terrorist attack', Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 22 115-120 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(asce)0887-3828(2008)22:2(115)
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 15
2008 Heffler 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-authors Mark Masia
2008 Stewart MG, Al-Harthy A, 'Pitting corrosion and structural reliability of corroding RC structures: Experimental data and probabilistic analysis', Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 93 373-382 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ress.2006.12.013
Citations Scopus - 52Web of Science - 34
2008 Stewart MG, Netherton MD, 'Security risks and probabilistic risk assessment of glazing subject to explosive blast loading', Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 93 627-638 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ress.2007.03.007
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 15
2008 Stewart MG, 'Risk acceptability and cost-effectiveness of protective measures against terrorist threats to built infrastructure considering multiple threat scenarios', Transactions of Tianjin University, 14 313-317 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12209-008-0053-3
Citations Scopus - 2
2007 Stewart MG, Lawrence S, 'Model error, structural reliability and partial safety factors for structural masonry in compression', Journal of the British Masonry Society Masonry International, 20 107-116 (2007) [C1]
Co-authors Stephen Lawrence
2007 Stewart MG, Mullard JA, Drake BJ, Al-Harthy AS, 'Utility of spatially variable damage performance indicators for improved safety and maintenance decisions of deteriorating infrastructure', Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 24 149-163 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10286600601159271
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2007 Darmawan MS, Stewart MG, 'Effect of pitting corrosion on capacity of prestressing wires', Magazine of Concrete Research, 59 131-139 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1680/macr.2007.59.2.131
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 15
2007 Stewart MG, Mullard JA, 'Spatial time-dependent reliability analysis of corrosion damage and the timing of first repair for RC structures', Engineering Structures, 29 1457-1464 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.engstruct.2006.09.004
Citations Scopus - 64Web of Science - 40
2007 Darmawan MS, Stewart MG, 'Spatial time-dependent reliability analysis of corroding pretensioned prestressed concrete bridge girders', Structural Safety, 29 16-31 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.strusafe.2005.11.002
Citations Scopus - 75Web of Science - 42
2006 Stewart MG, 'Risk assessment and optimization of blast mitigation strategies for design and strengthening of built infrastructure', Transactions of Tianjin University, 12 8-15 (2006) [C1]
2006 Darmawan MS, Stewart MG, 'Effect of spatially variable pitting corrosion on structural reliability of prestressed concrete bridge girders', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 6 147-158 (2006) [C1]
2006 Stewart MG, Netherton MD, 'Performance, reliability and security risks of glazing subject to explosive blast loading', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 7 23-36 (2006) [C1]
2006 Stewart MG, Netherton MD, Rosowsky DV, 'Terrorism risks and blast damage to built infrastructure', Natural Hazards Review, 7 114-122 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1527-6988(2006)7:3(114)
Citations Scopus - 33
2006 Stewart MG, 'Spatial variability of damage and expected maintenance costs for deteriorating RC structures', Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 2 79-90 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/15732470500253230
Citations Web of Science - 16
2006 Stewart MG, Mullard JA, 'Reliability based assessment of the influence of concrete durability on the timing of repair for RC bridges', Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performance and Cost, 519-520 (2006)
2005 Vu KAT, Stewart MG, 'Predicting the likelihood and extent of reinforced concrete corrosion-induced cracking', Journal of Structural Engineering, 131 1681-1689 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2005)131:11(1681)
Citations Scopus - 62Web of Science - 46
2005 Stewart MG, Love A, 'Uncertainty, Economic Risk Analysis And Risk Acceptance Criteria For Mine Subsidence', Australian Geomechanics, 40 79-89 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2005 Vu K, Stewart MG, Mullard JA, 'Corrosion-induced cracking: Experimental data and predictive models', ACI Structural Journal, 102 719-726 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 95Web of Science - 71
2005 Val DV, Stewart MG, 'Decision analysis for deteriorating structures', Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 87 377-385 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ress.2004.06.006
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
2004 Stewart MG, 'Spatial Variability Of Pitting Corrosion And Its Influence On Structural Fragility And Reliability Of RC Beams In Flexure', Structural Safety, Vol. 26 453-470 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.strusafe.2004.03.002
Citations Web of Science - 70
2004 Stewart MG, Estes AC, Frangopol DM, 'Bridge Deck Replacement For Minimum Expected Cost Under Multiple Reliability Constraints', Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 130 1414-1419 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2004)130:9(1414)
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2004 Epaarachchi DC, Stewart MG, 'Human Error And Reliability Of Multistory Reinforced-Concrete Building Construction', Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 18 12-20 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3828(2004)18:1(12)
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2004 Stewart MG, 'Risk Assessment As A Decision-Making Tool To Mitigate Blast Damage To Built Infrastructure', Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, Not Known 1-11 (2004) [C1]
2003 Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, Huang Z, 'Hurricane Risks And Economic Viability Of Strengthened Construction', Natural Hazards Review, Vol. 4 12-19 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1527-6988(2003)4:1(12)
Citations Scopus - 30
2003 Val DV, Stewart MG, 'Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Of Reinforced Concrete Structures In Marine Environments', Structural Safety, 25 343-362 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0167-4730(03)00014-6
Citations Scopus - 92Web of Science - 60
2003 Stewart MG, 'Cyclone Damage And Temporal Changes To Building Vulnerablity And Economic Risks For Residential Construction', Journal Of Wind Engineerng And Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 91 671-691 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0167-6105(02)00462-2
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 26
2003 Faber M, Stewart MG, 'Risk Assessment For Civil Engineering Facilities: Critical Overview And Discussion', Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 80 173-184 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0951-8320(03)00027-9
Citations Scopus - 107Web of Science - 71
2003 Stewart MG, Val DV, 'Multiple Limit States And Expected Failure Costs For Deteriorating Reinforced Concrete Bridges', Journal Of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 8 405-415 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0702(2003)8:6(405)
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 29
2002 Epaarachchi DC, Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, 'Structural Reliability of Multistory Buildings During Construction', Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 128, No. 2 205-213 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
2002 Val DV, Stewart MG, 'Safety Factors For Assessment of Existing Structures', Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 128, No. 2 258-265 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 7
2002 Stewart MG, Lawrence S, 'Structural Reliability of Masonry Walls in Flexure', Masonry International, Vol. 15, No. 2 48-52 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Stephen Lawrence
2002 Pukl R, Teply B, Novak D, Stewart MG, 'Modeling Of Precast Prestressed Bridge Girder Under Corrosion Attack', Beton TKS, 3/2002 5 (2002) [C3]
2002 Hossain NB, Stewart MG, 'Serviceability Reliability and Expected Costs of RC Beams Designed to Serviceability Specifications of AS3600', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1 17-27 (2002) [C1]
2001 Khor EH, Rosowsky DV, Stewart MG, 'Probabilistic analysis of time-dependent deflections of RC flexural members', Computers & Structures, 79 1461-1472 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 11
2001 Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, Val DV, 'Reliability-based bridge assessment using risk-ranking decision analysis', Structural Safety, 23 397-405 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 22
2001 Stewart MG, 'Effect of Construction and Service Loads on Reliability of Existing RC Buildings', Journal of Structural Engineering, 127 1232-1235 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 8
2001 Rosowsky DV, Stewart MG, 'Probabilistic Construction Load Model for Multistory Reinforced-Concrete Buildings', Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 15 145-152 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2001 Hossain NB, Stewart MG, 'Probabilistic Models of Damaging Deflections for Floor Elements', Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 15 135-140 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2001 Stewart MG, 'Reliability-based assessment of ageing bridges using risk ranking and life cycle cost decision analyses', Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 74 263-273 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 71Web of Science - 53
2000 Faber MH, Val DV, Stewart MG, 'Proof load testing for bridge assessment and upgrading', Engineering Structures, Vol 22 1677-1689 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 17
2000 Vu KAT, Stewart MG, 'Structural reliability of concrete bridges including improved chloride-induced corrosion models', Structural Safety, Vol 22 313-333 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 254Web of Science - 163
2000 Rosowsky DV, Stewart MG, Khor EH, 'Early-Age Loading and Long-Term Deflections of Reinforced Concrete Beams', ACI Structural Journal, No.97, No. 3 517-524 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2000 Val DV, Stewart MG, Melchers RE, 'Life-cycle performance of reinforced concrete bridges: probabilistic approach', Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 15 14-25 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Rob Melchers
2000 Epaarachchi DC, Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, 'Design, Workmanship and System Risk of Multi-Storey Buildings During Construction', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 3 Nos. 1& 2 43-53 (2000) [C1]
2000 Stewart MG, 'Risk-based optimisation of repair strategies for concrete structures considering life-cycle cost analysis', Concrete in Australia, Vol 26, No. 2 21-25 (2000) [C3]
1999 Stewart MG, Val DV, 'Role of load history in reliability-based decision analysis of aging bridges', Journal of Structural Engineering, July 1999 776-783 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 37
1999 Stewart MG, Attard MM, 'Model Errors and Structural Reliability for High Strength Concrete Column Design', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. SE1, No. 3 167-177 (1999) [C1]
1999 Stewart MG, Attard MM, 'Reliability and model accuracy for high-strength concrete column design', Journal of Structural Engineering, March 1999 290-300 (1999) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 5
1998 Attard MM, Stewart MG, 'A Two Parameter Stress Block for High-Strength Concrete', ACI Structural Journal, VOl. 95, No. 3 305-317 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 41
1998 Val DV, Stewart MG, Melchers RE, 'Effect of reinforcement corrosion on reliability of highway bridges', Engineering Structures, Vol. 20, No.11 1010-1019 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 79Web of Science - 51
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1998 Stewart MG, Rosowksy DV, 'Structural Safety and Serviceability of Concrete Bridges subject to corrosion', Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 4 146-155 (1998) [C1]
1998 Stewart MG, 'Reliability-based bridge design and assessment', Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials, Vol. 1 No. 2 214-222 (1998) [C1]
1998 Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, 'Time-dependent reliability of deteriorating reinforced concrete bridge decks', Structural Safety, Vol. 20 91-109 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 95
1997 Stewart MG, 'Time-dependent reliability of existing RC structures', JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, 123 896-902 (1997)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(1997)123:7(896)
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13
1997 Stewart MG, 'Concreting workmanship and its influence on serviceability reliability', ACI MATERIALS JOURNAL, 94 501-509 (1997)
Citations Web of Science - 3
1996 Stewart MG, 'Optimization of serviceability load combinations for structural steel beam design', STRUCTURAL SAFETY, 18 225-238 (1996)
DOI 10.1016/0167-4730(96)00012-4
Citations Web of Science - 4
1996 Stewart MG, 'Optimization of serviceability load combinations for structural steel beam design', Structural Safety, 18 225-238 (1996)

In Australia, typical design load combinations for serviceability are ¿ sQ and G + ¿ sQ (D and D + L in the US) where G and Q are... [more]

In Australia, typical design load combinations for serviceability are ¿ sQ and G + ¿ sQ (D and D + L in the US) where G and Q are design dead and live loads, respectively, and ¿ s is a short-term live load factor. Code calibration is conducted herein for Australian and US serviceability load combinations, for structural steel beams in flexure. The effects that office, retail, domestic and car parking loads and tributary areas have on serviceability reliability is described. It was found that serviceability reliabilities for different floor uses vary considerably for Australian and US serviceability load combinations; whereas the differences between serviceability reliabilities for one year and duration of a single tenancy reference periods were not great. Short-term live load factors for most floor uses were adjusted (sometimes significantly) to ensure that serviceability reliabilities exceed the minimum target level of 1.65. Consequently, the present paper provides suggested values for short-term live load factors that may be used in Australian and possibly in US codes. Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Citations Scopus - 5
1995 STEWART MG, 'WORKMANSHIP AND ITS INFLUENCE ON PROBABILISTIC MODELS OF CONCRETE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH', ACI MATERIALS JOURNAL, 92 361-372 (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 22
1993 STEWART MG, 'STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY AND ERROR CONTROL IN REINFORCED-CONCRETE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION', STRUCTURAL SAFETY, 12 277-292 (1993)
DOI 10.1016/0167-4730(93)90057-8
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
1993 STEWART MG, 'MODELING HUMAN-PERFORMANCE IN REINFORCED-CONCRETE BEAM CONSTRUCTION', JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 119 6-22 (1993)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(1993)119:1(6)
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
1992 STEWART MG, 'A HUMAN RELIABILITY-ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED-CONCRETE BEAM CONSTRUCTION', CIVIL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS, 9 227-247 (1992)
DOI 10.1080/02630259208970651
Citations Web of Science - 8
1992 Stewart MG, 'Simulation of human error in reinforced concrete design', Research in Engineering Design, 4 51-60 (1992)

Available statistical data suggest that human error in design causes a significant proportion of performance failures; namely, structural failure, cost overruns, and delays. A Hum... [more]

Available statistical data suggest that human error in design causes a significant proportion of performance failures; namely, structural failure, cost overruns, and delays. A Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) model has been developed to simulate the effect of human error on the design computations of a reinforced concrete beam. The proposed HRA model incorporates the effect of "self-corrections"; this is a process where tasks are re-evaluated if the result appears to be not within "reasonable" expectations. Calculation, table look-up, chart look-up, and table ranking microtasks were incorporated into the proposed HRA model; human perormance data are described for each of these microtasks. It was found that human error, particularly multiple errors, lead to a significant loss of structural safety. © 1992 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

DOI 10.1007/BF02032392
Citations Scopus - 7
1992 STEWART MG, 'MODELING HUMAN ERROR RATES FOR HUMAN RELIABILITY-ANALYSIS OF A STRUCTURAL DESIGN TASK', RELIABILITY ENGINEERING & SYSTEM SAFETY, 36 171-180 (1992)
DOI 10.1016/0951-8320(92)90097-5
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
1991 STEWART MG, 'PROBABILISTIC RISK ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY-CONTROL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE MEASURES IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS, 21 1000-1007 (1991)
DOI 10.1109/21.120052
Citations Web of Science - 3
1991 STEWART MG, 'SAFE LOAD TABLES - A DESIGN AID IN THE PREVENTION OF HUMAN ERROR', STRUCTURAL SAFETY, 10 269-282 (1991)
DOI 10.1016/0167-4730(91)90034-7
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
1991 STEWART MG, MELCHERS RE, 'THE CHOICE OF OPTIMAL CHECKING STRATEGIES FOR ERROR CONTROL IN STRUCTURAL-ENGINEERING', CIVIL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS, 8 59-59 (1991)
DOI 10.1080/02630259108970606
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1991 STEWART MG, MELCHERS RE, 'CHECKING MODELS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN - CLOSURE', JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, 117 2188-2189 (1991)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(1991)117:7(2188.2)
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1991 Stewart MG, 'Human dimension and risk analysis in structural design', Transactions of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. Civil engineering, CE33 195-202 (1991)

The 'human dimension' is the unpredictable nature of human behaviour. In structural engineering tasks it can be shown that human errors result from this behaviour, for the inciden... [more]

The 'human dimension' is the unpredictable nature of human behaviour. In structural engineering tasks it can be shown that human errors result from this behaviour, for the incidence of design error is a major cause of structural failure. A Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA) model has been developed to simulate the effects of human error on a typical design task. The design task considered is the design of a flexural member. A computer simulation technique and event-tree methods were employed. This model provides the basis for an investigation into the efficiency of two quality management measure; namely, (i) design checking and (ii) the use of safe load tables as a design aid. Comparisons between the efficiency of design checking and the use of safe load tables will be made. It is indicated that a designer using safe load tables (or similar design aids) will be more 'cost-effective' and less prone to error than designers not using such design aids.

1990 STEWART MG, 'HUMAN ERROR IN STEEL BEAM DESIGN', CIVIL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS, 7 94-101 (1990)
DOI 10.1080/02630259008970576
Citations Web of Science - 2
1990 Stewart MG, 'Prevention and control of human errors in structural design', National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, 156-160 (1990)

Reviews of statistical surveys of structural failures indicate that human error is a major cause of failure. These surveys show that human error may occur in the planning, design,... [more]

Reviews of statistical surveys of structural failures indicate that human error is a major cause of failure. These surveys show that human error may occur in the planning, design, construction, or utilisation of a structure. However, the available data suggest that design error causes a significant proportion of structural failures. An investigation of the efficiency of a quality control measure (e.g., design checking) is reported which includes design checking guidelines for the structural engineering profession. The use of safe load tables (for steel member design) as a quality assurance measure is also investigated. It is indicated that a designer using safe load tables (or similar design aids) will be more 'cost effective' and less prone to error than designers not using such design aids. Comparisons between the efficiency of design checking and the use of safe load tables will be made.

Citations Scopus - 1
1990 Page AW, Kleeman PW, Stewart MG, Melchers RE, 'Structural aspects of the Newcastle earthquake', National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, 305-312 (1990)

On 28 December, 1989 the city of Newcastle was struck by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake killing 12 people and causing losses estimated at $1000 million. It was the first time a major ... [more]

On 28 December, 1989 the city of Newcastle was struck by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake killing 12 people and causing losses estimated at $1000 million. It was the first time a major Australian city has been so extensively damaged as a result of an earthquake, and the first time that deaths have occurred. With a few exceptions, most of the damage was to older loadbearing masonry construction or to infill masonry in modern framed construction. There was relatively little structural damage to modern buildings, industrial facilities and lifelines. This paper reviews the damage to structures and brings out the main points to be considered in future design and construction.

Co-authors Rob Melchers
1989 Stewart MG, Melchers RE, 'Structural design and design checking', Civil engineering transactions, CE31 63-69 (1989)

The process of structural design has received very little attention from the research community despite its centralness in day-to-day structural engineering. Much of the research ... [more]

The process of structural design has received very little attention from the research community despite its centralness in day-to-day structural engineering. Much of the research which has been done has been carried out in Australia over a number of years and with the co-operation of many structural engineers. The present paper reviews the reasons for being engaged in this relatively unusual research activity and provides an overview of the work to date. A review is given of the incidence and type of errors made in basic design tasks such as calculations, table look-up and table interpolation, and how these errors relate to results obtained for more comprehensive tasks such as loading determination and member design. One of the outcomes of the work has been to suggest areas in certain current design codes which are prone to misinterpretation by practitioners. Preliminary results related to design computation checking and inspection are also reviewed. This work potentially has major implications for quality assurance programmes.

Co-authors Rob Melchers
1989 STEWART MG, MELCHERS RE, 'ERROR CONTROL IN MEMBER DESIGN', STRUCTURAL SAFETY, 6 11-24 (1989)
DOI 10.1016/0167-4730(89)90004-0
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1989 Stewart MG, Melchers RE, 'Decision model for overview checking of engineering designs', International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 4 19-27 (1989)

Overview checking occurs whenever an engineering design is reviewed by another engineer without specifically carrying out checking calculations or following through the design pro... [more]

Overview checking occurs whenever an engineering design is reviewed by another engineer without specifically carrying out checking calculations or following through the design process in detail. Results are reported herein of a survey examining the effectiveness of overview checking. The respondents were requested to assess whether a structural design should be considered "undersized", "correct" or "oversized". Using the responses as a basis, a decision model is proposed for the effectiveness of overview checking as a function of error magnitude and of checker's experience. It is concluded that correct assessment of a design as "safe" is not a function of experience. However, it appears that more experience is beneficial in selecting economical designs. © 1989.

DOI 10.1016/0169-8141(89)90046-2
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1989 STEWART MG, MELCHERS RE, 'OPTIMIZATION OF STRUCTURAL DESIGN CHECKING', JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, 115 2448-2460 (1989)
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1989 STEWART MG, MELCHERS RE, 'CHECKING MODELS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN', JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, 115 1309-1324 (1989)
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1988 STEWART MG, MELCHERS RE, 'SIMULATION OF HUMAN ERROR IN A DESIGN LOADING TASK', STRUCTURAL SAFETY, 5 285-297 (1988)
DOI 10.1016/0167-4730(88)90029-X
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Melchers
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Review (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Li H, Zhou X, Chen C, Huang Y, Bao L, Bao T, et al., 'Preface', Applied Mechanics and Materials (2012)
Co-authors Shigeru Sato
2008 Stewart MG, 'Structural reliability', Encyclopedia of Quantitative Risk Analysis and Assessment (2008) [D1]

Conference (139 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Peng L, Stewart MG, 'Time-dependent Reliability Analysis of Corrosion Damage to Concrete Structures in China due to a Changing Climate', Safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures, Columbia University New York, NY (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/b16387-224
2014 Peng L, Stewart MG, 'Corrosion and damage risks for reinforced concrete infrastructure in China due to a changing climate', Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, US (2014) [E1]
2014 Stewart MG, Wang X, 'Climate Adaptation Engineering for Extreme Events: Is Adaptation a Workable Solution To Climate Change?', Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Byron Bay (2014) [E1]
2014 Masia 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-authors Stephen Lawrence, Mark Masia
2014 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Terrorism risks for bridges in a multi-hazard environment', Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life Extension - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2014 (2014) [E1]

The paper will assess terrorist threats to bridge infrastructure and the cost-effectiveness of protective and counter-terrorism measures. This analysis will consider threat likeli... [more]

The paper will assess terrorist threats to bridge infrastructure and the cost-effectiveness of protective and counter-terrorism measures. This analysis will consider threat likelihood, cost of security measures, risk reduction and expected losses to compare the costs and benefits of protective measures to bridges to decide which protective measures are cost-effective. In this paper, a break-even cost-benefit analysis determines the minimum probability of a successful attack, absent the protective measures, that is required for the benefit of the protective measures to equal their cost. It was found that unless terrorist threat probabilities are high, then typical protective measures are not cost-effective. Bridges and other critical infrastructure are subject to a range of natural and man-made hazards, and terrorism is most likely not as important a threat as natural hazards. Economic risks due to terrorism are then compared with risks from flood and seismic hazards. It was found that economic risks to bridges from floods, earthquakes, and ship impact are significantly higher than threats from terrorism. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group.

2013 Stewart MG, Grant M, 'Reliability and blast load efficiency of improvised explosive devices', 10th International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures 2013 (2013) [E1]

Modelling of structural damage caused by explosive blast loads first requires knowledge of the characteristics of the blast load. Most vulnerability assessments assume that an IED... [more]

Modelling of structural damage caused by explosive blast loads first requires knowledge of the characteristics of the blast load. Most vulnerability assessments assume that an IED will reach maximum TNT equivalency, and that the IED will successfully detonate. These assumptions will tend to over-estimate actual blast load effects. The paper develops an IED Probabilistic Risk Assessment model using a systems model for IED attacks based on IED device reliability and characterising the human aspects of IED attack operational effectiveness from existing databases of terrorist incidents. It was found that it the risk of loss (fatalities, property damage) is influenced more by the operational aspects of an attack (such as target selection, IED placement and attack timing) than the technical aspects of the device (i.e., design and manufacture).

2013 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Terror, security, and money: The risks, benefits, and costs of critical infrastructure protection', From Materials to Structures: Advancement Through Innovation - Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM 2012, Sydney (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/b15320-1
2013 Peng L, Stewart M, 'Deterioration of concrete structures in Australia under a changing climate', From Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation, Sydney Australia (2013) [E1]
2013 Netherton MD, Stewart MG, Papp S, Blandford NW, Lyons SJ, Pleasance LM, 'Explosive field trials and probabilistic modelling of explosive blast loading', Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, US (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/b16387-397
2013 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Risk aversion and decision-making for homeland security infrastructure protection', Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, NY (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/b16387-399
2013 Mueller J, Stewart MG, 'The curse of the black swan', Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, US (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/b16387-18
2013 Bjarnadottir S, Li Y, Stewart MG, Fang S, 'Hurricane risk assessment of power distribution poles considering the impact of climate change', Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, US (2013) [E1]
2013 Stewart MG, Wang X, Willgoose GR, 'Risk assessment of climate adaptation strategies for Australian housing subject to extreme wind events', Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, US (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Garry Willgoose
2013 Bjarnadottir S, Li Y, Stewart MG, 'An assessment of damage costs due to hurricane wind and hurricane-induced storm surge considering the impacts of climate change', Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, NY (2013) [E1]
2013 Bastidas-Arteaga E, Stewart MG, 'Probabilistic cost-benefit analysis of climate change adaptation strategies for new RC structures exposed to chloride ingress', Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, US (2013) [E1]
2013 Val DV, Stewart MG, 'Models for reliability assessment of reinforced concrete structures in corrosive environments in conditions of a changing climate', Computational Plasticity XII: Fundamentals and Applications - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computational Plasticity - Fundamentals and Applications, COMPLAS 2013 (2013) [E2]

Reinforced concrete (RC) structures deteriorate with time and corrosion of reinforcing steel is one of the main causes for that. In the paper a framework for reliability-based ass... [more]

Reinforced concrete (RC) structures deteriorate with time and corrosion of reinforcing steel is one of the main causes for that. In the paper a framework for reliability-based assessment of durability of RC concrete structures in corrosive environments will be briefly described. Existing models for corrosion initiation, corrosion-induced cracking, and effects of corrosion on stiffness and strength of RC members will be considered. Special attention will be paid to the effects of a changing climate on corrosion risks to RC structures.

2013 Deng X, Andersen OB, Cheng Y, Stewart MG, Gharineiat Z, 'Integrated Mapping of Coastal Sea Level Using Altimetry and Tide Gauges for Monitoring Extreme Sea Levels', Proceedings of 20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry, Venice, Italy (2013) [E2]
Co-authors Xiaoli Deng
2013 Andersen O, Deng X, Stewart M, Gharinerat Z, 'Tide gauge and satellite altimetry integration for storm surge prediction', Proceedings of ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013, Edinburgh, UK (2013) [E2]
Co-authors Xiaoli Deng
2013 Shi Y, Stewart MG, 'Spatial reliability analysis of reinforced concrete columns subject to explosive blast loads', From Materials to Structures: Advances through Innovation, ACMSM22, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013 Sabtu HB, Stewart MG, 'Effect of reinforcement confinement on concrete cover cracking in reinforced concrete structures', From Materials to Structures: Advances through Innovation, ACMSM22, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E1]
2012 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Willgoose GR, Stewart MG, 'East coast low storms and the Pasha Bulker storm - Lessons learned five years on', 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem, Danielle Verdon, Garry Willgoose
2012 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Terror, security, and money: Balancing the risks, benefits, and costs of critical infrastructure protection', Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Reliable Engineering Computing. Practical Applications and Practical Challenges, Brno, Czech Republic (2012) [E2]
2012 Stewart MG, Wang X, 'Risk assessment of climate adaptation measures for Australian housing subject to extreme wind events', Proceedings of the 5th Asian-Pacific Symposium on Structural Reliability and its Applications, Singapore (2012) [E1]
2012 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Terror, security, and money: Assessing the cost-effectiveness of critical infrastructure protection', Proceedings of the 5th Asian-Pacific Symposium on Structural Reliability and its Applications, Singapore (2012) [E1]
2012 Stewart MG, Peng L, Wang X, 'Impact of climate change on corrosion and damage risks to concrete infrastructure', Proceedings of the 37th Conference on Our World in Concrete & Structures, Singapore (2012) [E1]
2011 Bastidas-Arteaga E, Schoefs F, Stewart MG, 'Considerations for probabilistic assessment of the effect of global warming on durability of corroding RC structures', Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering: ICASP11, Zurich (2011) [E1]
2011 Stewart MG, Wang X, Nguyen M, 'Deterioration of concrete structures in Australia under changing environment', Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering: ICASP11, Zurich (2011) [E1]
2011 Bjarnadottir SO, Li Y, Stewart MG, 'Probabilistic-based assessment of the impacts of climate change on hurricane loss and adaptation strategies', Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering: ICASP11, Zurich (2011) [E1]
2011 Mullard JA, Stewart MG, 'Repair efficiency and Life-Cycle Cost of RC bridge deck maintenance subjected to spatially variable corrosion damage', Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering: ICASP11, Zurich (2011) [E1]
2011 Stewart MG, Lawrence SJ, 'Reliability-based safety assessment of structural masonry in flexure', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
2011 Stewart MG, Wang X, 'Risk assessment and economic viability of climate adaptation measures for Australian housing subject to extreme wind events', MODSIM 2011: 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Proceedings, Perth (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2011 Ding X, Willgoose GR, Stewart MG, 'Time-dependent damage caused by enhanced greenhouse conditions', MODSIM 2011: 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Proceedings, Perth (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Garry Willgoose
2011 Stewart MG, Shi Y, Zhi X, 'Structural reliability analysis of reinforced concrete columns subject to explosive blast loading', Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Fukuoka (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2011 Netherton MD, Stewart MG, 'A cost-benefit analysis of hazard mitigation solutions for monolithic glazing subject to explosive blast loads', Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Fukuoka (2011) [E1]
2011 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security', The 2011 Midwest Political Science Association Annual National Conference, Chicago (2011) [E3]
2010 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Acceptability of terrorism risks and prioritising protective measures for key infrastructure', Proceedings of the First International Conference of Protective Structures, Manchester, UK (2010) [E2]
2010 Al-Habahbeh OM, Stewart MG, 'Structural reliability analysis of unreinforced brick masonry walls', Proceedings of the First International Conference of Protective Structures, Manchester, UK (2010) [E2]
2010 Mullard JA, Stewart MG, 'Corrosion-induced cracking: New experimental data and predictive model', 5th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region and Australasian Structural Engineering Conference 2010, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E2]
2010 Li Y, Stewart MG, 'Effects of climate change on cyclone damage estimation', Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structures, Infrastructures and Engineering Systems: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR2009), Osaka, Japan (2010) [E1]
2010 Peng J, Stewart MG, 'Climate change, time-dependent corrosion damage and safety of deteriorating RC structures', Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structures, Infrastructures and Engineering Systems: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR2009), Osaka, Japan (2010) [E1]
2010 Suo Q, Stewart MG, 'Corrosion damage prediciton updating based on visual survey information', Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structures, Infrastructures and Engineering Systems: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR2009), Osaka, Japan (2010) [E1]
2010 Bjarnadottir S, Li Y, Stewart MG, 'Evaluation of impact of climate change on hurricane damage risks and adaptation strategies', Proceedings of the 2010 Structures Congress, Orlando, Florida (2010) [E2]
2010 Stewart MG, Wang X, Nguyen M, 'Climate change impact and adaptation on concrete infrastructure deterioration', 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference. Conference Handbook, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E3]
2010 Stewart MG, Wang X, Nguyen M, 'Deterioration of concrete structures under changing climate in Australian coastal cities', 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference. Conference Handbook, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E3]
2009 Bjarnadottir S, Li Y, Stewart MG, 'The potential impact of climate change on hurricane risk assessment', 11th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2009) [E2]
2009 Deng X, Stewart MG, 'Retracking satellite radar altimeter Jason-1 waveforms in the coastal zone: A case study of joint analysis with tide gauges', 3rd Coastal Altimetry Workshop. Program and Abstracts, Frascati, Italy (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Xiaoli Deng
2009 Stewart MG, Fok H, Shah PM, 'Reliability assessment of a typical steel truss bridge', 7th Austroads Bridge Conference: Bridges Linking Communities: Conference Abstracts and Papers, Auckland, NZ (2009) [E2]
2009 Stewart MG, 'CONDITION ASSESSMENT, TIME-DEPENDENT RELIABILITY AND REMAINING SERVICE LIFE PREDICTION FOR DETERIORATING STRUCTURES', 4TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LIFETIME ENGINEERING OF CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE, Changsha, PEOPLES R CHINA (2009) [E2]
2009 Peng J, Stewart MG, 'Climate change, deterioration and time-dependent reliability of concrete structures', Futures in Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Toowoomba, QLD (2009) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 4
2009 Zhai XM, Stewart MG, 'Structural reliability of reinforced concrete block masonry walls in concentric compression', 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, ONT (2009) [E1]
2009 Zhai XM, Totoev YZ, Stewart MG, 'Experimental study on structural performance of grouted RC block wall/beam composition', 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, ONT (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2009 Wang Y, Zhu X, Hao H, Stewart MG, 'Corrosion-induced cracking of reinforced concrete beam: Experimental study', Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on Engineering Asset Management and Intelligent Maintenance Systems, Beijing, China (2009) [E1]
2009 Netherton MD, Stewart MG, 'Blast-load variability and accuracy of blast-load prediction models', Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E1]
2009 Stewart MG, 'Risk assessment and cost-effectiveness of infrastructure protection', Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E1]
2009 Stewart MG, 'Strength, reliability and asset management of corroding RC structures', Corrosion & Prevention 2009: The Management of Infrastructure Deterioration: Conference Proceedings, Coffs Harbour, NSW (2009) [E1]
2008 Stewart MG, 'Spatial and time-dependent reliability modelling of corrosion damage, safety and maintenance for reinforced concrete structures', MEDACHS 08: Construction Heritage in Coastal and Marine Environments: Damage, Diagnostic, Maintenance and Rehabilitation, Lisbon, Portugal (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1080/15732479.2010.505379
2008 Peng JX, Shao XD, Stewart MG, 'Design planning decision for deteriorating wearing surfaces based on whole-life design considering life-cycle cost', Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Seoul, South Korea (2008) [E1]
2008 Stewart MG, Suo Q, 'Effect of spatially variable corrosion damage on strength and time-dependent reliability of RC beams', Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, Lake Como, Italy (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/9780203885307.ch32
2008 Heffler 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-authors Mark Masia
2008 Correa 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-authors Mark Masia
2007 Mullard JA, Stewart MG, 'Repair efficiency and timing of maintenance for RC structures subjected to spatially variable corrosion damage', APPLICATIONS OF STATISICS AND PROBABILITY IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, Tokyo, JAPAN (2007)
Citations Scopus - 1
2007 Stewart MG, Netherton MD, 'Security risks and cost-effectiveness of risk mitigation strategies for the protection of buildings against terrorist threats', Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Tokyo (2007) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2007 Mullard JA, Stewart MG, 'Repair efficiency and timing of maintenance for RC structures subjected to spatially variable corrosion damage', Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Tokyo (2007) [E1]
2007 Netherton MD, Stewart MG, 'Blast-RF: Software for analysing blast risks for facades', Recent Advances in Security Technology 2007. Proceedings of the 2007 RNSA Security Technology Conference, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2007 Reid S, Stewart MG, 'Conference editor', Optimal Strategies for Disaster and Hazard Mitigation. Proceedings of the International Forum on Engineering Decision Making, Third IFED Forum, Shoal Bay, NSW (2007) [E4]
2007 Stewart MG, 'Life safety risks and optimisation of protective measures for terrorist treats to built infrastructure', Optimal Strategies for Disaster and Hazard Mitigation. Proceedings of the International Forum on Engineering Decision Making, Third IFED Forum, Shoal Bay, NSW (2007) [E1]
2007 Netherton MD, Stewart MG, 'Safety hazard and damage risks for monolithic window glazing subject to explosive blast loading', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Beijing, China (2007) [E1]
2006 Stewart MG, 'Probabilistic assessment of corrosion damage and optimal timing of maintenance for RC structures', Bridge and Infrastructure Research In Ireland Symposium 2006 (BEI 2006), Ireland (2006) [E2]
2006 Stewart MG, Mullard JA, 'Reliability based assessment of the influence of concrete durability on the timing of repair for RC bridges', Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performance and Cost, Porto, Portugal (2006) [E2]
2006 Netherton MD, Stewart MG, 'Security risks and structural reliability on window glazing subject to explosive blast loading', 3rd International ASRANet Colloquium, Glasgow, United Kingdom (2006) [E1]
2006 Netherton MD, Stewart MG, 'Blast reliability curves and pressure-impulse curves: complementary information for decision makers', Recent Advances In Security Technology, Canberra, Australia (2006) [E1]
2005 Stewart MG, Netherton MD, 'Risk Assessment And Mitigation Of Blast Damage To Built Infrastructure', Recent Advances In Counter-Terrorism Technology And Infrastructure Protection, Canberra (2005) [E1]
2005 Darmawan MS, Stewart MG, 'Effect Of Pitting Corrosion On Structural Reliability Of Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders', ASEC 2005 Program and Abstract Book, Newcastle, Australia (2005) [E1]
2005 Stewart MG, Dockrill B, 'Australian Structural Engineering Conference (ASEC 2005)', Australian Structural Engineering Conference (ASEC 2005), Newcastle, Australia (2005) [E4]
2005 Stewart MG, Netherton MD, 'Performance And Reliability Of Glazing Subject To Explosive Blast Loading', Australian Stuctural Engineering Conference : ASEC 2005 : 11-14 September 2005, Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Program & abstract book, Newcastle, Australia (2005) [E1]
2005 Stewart MG, 'Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Considering Spatial And Temporal Variability Of Corrosion-Induced Damage And Rapid To Concrete Surfaces', ICOSSAR 2005: Safety and Relibilty of Engineering Systems and Structures, Rome, Italy (2005) [E1]
2005 Stewart MG, Netherton MD, 'Blast Reliability Curves And Uncertainty Modelling For Glazing Subject To Explosive Blast Loading', Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific Conference On Shock And Impact Loads On Structures, Perth, Australia (2005) [E1]
2005 Stewart MG, 'Expected Maintenance Costs Arising From Spatially Variable Corrosion Damage To RC Structures', Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop On Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems, Cocoa Beach, United States (2005) [E1]
2004 Drake BJ, Stewart MG, Lawrence SJ, 'Variability And Structural Reliability Of Structural Masonry In Compression', Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Masonry Conference, Newcastle, Australia (2004) [E1]
2004 Stewart MG, Darmawan MS, 'Structural Performance, Reliability And Service Life Prediction Of Concrete Beams Subject To Pitting Corrosion', Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Capetown, South Africa (2004) [E1]
2004 Maes MA, Stewart MG, 'Optimizing Structural Safety Levels On The Basis Of Lifetime Utility Objectives Of The Individual', Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Capetown, South Africa (2004) [E1]
2004 Stewart MG, Vu KAT, 'Predicting The Proportion Of A Concrete Surface Subject To Corrosion-Induced Cracking And Damage', Proceedings of the Second International Conference On Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Kyoto, Japan (2004) [E2]
2004 Stewart MG, 'Spatial Variability Of Corrosion-Induced Damage And Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Of RC Bridge Decks', Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Kyoto, Japan (2004) [E2]
2004 Darmawan MS, Stewart MG, 'Spatial Variability Of Pitting Corrosion And Its Effect On The Strength And Reliability Of Prestressed Concrete Bridge Beams', Austroads 5th Bridge Conference, Hobart, Australia (2004) [E2]
2003 Stewart MG, Faber MH, Gehlen C, 'Temporal And Spatial Aspects Of Probabilistic Corrosion Models', Life-Cycle Performance Of Deteriorating Structures - Assessment, Design And Management, Lausanne, Switzerland (2003) [E2]
Citations Scopus - 2
2003 Val DV, Stewart MG, 'Evaluation Of Expected Utility For Decision Analysis Of Structures', Life-Cycle Performance Of Deteriorating Structures - Assessment, Design And Management, Lausanne, Switzerland (2003) [E2]
2003 Stewart MG, 'Structural Reliability Considering Spatial Variability Of Pitting Corrosion', Proceedings of the 11th IFIP WG7.5 Working Conference On Reliability And Optimization Of Structural Systems, Banff, Canada (2003) [E2]
2003 Darmawan MS, Stewart MG, 'Spatial Variability Of Pitting Corrosion And Its Effect On The Reliability Of Prestressing Wires', Proceedings of the 9th International Conference On Applications Of Statistics And Probability In Civil Engineering, San Francisco, California (2003) [E1]
Citations Web of Science - 2
2003 Val DV, Stewart MG, 'Life-Cycle Cost Analysis As A Tool For Decision Making', Proceedings of the 9th International Conference On Applications Of Statistics And Probability In Civil Engineering, San Francisco, California (2003) [E1]
2003 Stewart MG, Faber MH, 'Probabilistic Modelling Of Deterioration Mechanisms For Concrete Structures', Proceedings of the 9th International Conference On Applications Of Statistics And Probability In Civil Engineering, San Francisco, California (2003) [E1]
2002 Stewart MG, 'Reliability and Risk Assessment of Deteriorating Structures', 19th Reliability Symposium Of Materials And Structures, Tokyo, Japan (2002) [E2]
2002 Stewart MG, 'Interaction Between Serviceability and Strength Reliabilities and Expected Failure Costs For A Reinforced Concrete Stochastic Deterioration Process', ASRANet, Glasgow, Scotland (2002) [E1]
2002 Vu KAT, Stewart MG, 'Service Life Prediction of Reinforced Concrete Structures Exposed To Aggressive Environments', 9DBMC, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia (2002) [E1]
2002 Stewart MG, Teply B, Kr Iov H, 'The Effect of Temporal and Spatial Variability of Ambient Carbon Dioxide Concentrations on Carbonation of RC Structures', 9DBMC, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia (2002) [E1]
2002 Melchers RE, Stewart MG, 'Risk-Based Predictions Of Service Life Performance', IABSE Symposium, Melbourne, Australia (2002) [E1]
Co-authors Rob Melchers
2002 Vu KAT, Stewart MG, 'Spatial Variability Of Structural Deterioration And Service Life Prediction Of Reinforced Concrete Bridges', IABMAS 2002, Barcelona (2002) [E2]
2002 Stewart MG, Estes AC, Frangopol DM, 'Bridge Deck Replacement Strategies and Life-Cycle Cost Analyses Under Multiple Limit States', IABMAS 2002, Barcelona (2002) [E2]
2001 Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, Huang Z, 'Risk of Hurricane Damage and Evaluating the Economic Viability of Strengthening New and Existing Residential Construction', 9th Australasian Wind Engineering Society Workshop, Townsville, Australia (2001) [E2]
2001 Hossain NB, Stewart MG, 'Serviceability Reliability Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Continuous Beams', Proceedings of the Australiasian Structural Engineering Conference, Gold Coast, Australia (2001) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21
2001 Stewart MG, 'Spalling Risks, Durability and Life-Cycle Costs for RC Structures', Safety, Risk, Relaibility - Trends in Engineering, Malta (2001) [E2]
2001 Val D, Stewart MG, 'Partial Factor Format for Structural Assessment', Safety, Risk, Reliability - Trends in Engineering, Malta (2001) [E2]
2000 Stewart MG, Lawrence S, 'Bond Strength Variability and Structural Reliability of Masonry Walls in Flexure', 12th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference, Spain (2000) [E2]
2000 Stewart MG, Vu KAT, 'Cracking, Spalling and Risk-Based Optimisation of Repair Strategies for RC Bridge Decks', AUSTROADS 4th Bridge Conference, Proceedings VOL 2, Adelaide, South Australia (2000) [E1]
2000 Stewart MG, 'Reliability-Based optimisation of concrete Durability Design Specifications and Repair Strategies', International RILEM Workshop on Life Prediction and Aging Management of Concrete Structures, Cannes, France (2000) [E2]
Citations Web of Science - 1
2000 Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, Val DV, 'Reliability-Based Structural Safety Assessment Using Risk-Ranking Decision Analysis', PMC2000 Proceedings of the 8th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference, University of Notre Dame, USA (2000) [E2]
2000 Stewart MG, 'Effect of Construction and Service Loads on Time-Dependent Reliability of Existing RC Buildings', PMC2000 Proceedings of the 8th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference, University of Notre Dame, USA (2000) [E2]
2000 Hossain NB, Stewart MG, 'Expected Serviceability Losses Due to Time-Dependent Deflections', PMC2000 Proceedings of the 8th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference, University of Notre Dame, USA (2000) [E2]
2000 Stewart MG, 'Optimisation of Durability Design Specifications for RC Structures', Proceedings of the 2000 Structures Congress & Exposition, Pennsylvania, USA (2000) [E2]
2000 Hossain NB, Stewart MG, 'Damaging deflectiions and serviceability reliability of RC structures', Proceedings of the ICASP8 Conference, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000 Rosowsky DV, Khor EH, Stewart MG, 'Time-dependent analysis of RC beam deflections including early-age effects', Proceedings of the ICASP8 Conference, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000 Stewart MG, Vu KAT, 'Structural reliability model for deterioration of concrete bridges', Proceedings of the ICASP8 Conference, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000 Val DV, Stewart MG, 'Partial safety factors for assessment of existing bridges', Proceedings of the ICASP8 Conference, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000 Epaarachchi DC, Stewart MG, 'Influence of human error on system risk of multi-storey reinforced concrete buildings during construction', Proceedings of the ICASP8 Conference, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000 Melchers RE, Stewart MG, 'Proceedings of the ICASP8 Conference, Applications of Statistics and Probability', Proceedings of the ICASP8 Conference, Applicatiosn of Statistics and Probability, Sydney (2000) [E4]
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1999 Stewart MG, Attard MM, 'Design models proposed for high strength concrete column design', 5th International Symposium on High Strengh/High Performance Concrete, Sandefjord, Norway (1999) [E1]
1999 Stewart MG, Wilkes BS, 'Structural reliability of masonry walls in compression and flexure', Proceedings on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Sydney, Australia (1999) [E1]
1999 Val DV, Stewart MG, 'Aspects of code development for the assessment of existing structures', Proceedings on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Sydney, Australia (1999) [E1]
1998 Val DV, Stewart MG, Melchers RE, 'A Probabilistic Approach to the Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Bridges', Developments in Short and Medium Span Bridge Engineering '98, Calgary (1998) [E1]
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1998 Stewart MG, Attard MM, 'Reliability-Based Comparison of Design Models Proposed For High Strength Concrete Column Design', Proccedings of the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference, Auckland (1998) [E1]
1998 Stewart MG, Val DV, 'Effect of Proof and Prior Service Loading On Bridge Reliability', Proccedings of the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference, Auckland (1998) [E1]
1998 Stewart MG, 'A Risk-Based Approach to the Assessment of Existing Bridges', Proceedings 19th ARRB Conference, Sydney, Australia (1998) [E1]
1998 Epaarachchi DC, Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, 'Concreting workmanship and the reliability of multi-storey reinforced concrete building construction', Proceedings of ICOSSAR '97, Kyoto (1998) [E1]
1998 Stewart MG, 'A risk-benefit model incorporating serviceability loss functions', Proceedings of ICOSSAR '97, Kyoto (1998) [E1]
1998 Epaarachchi DC, Stewart MG, 'Concrete Workmanship and Safety of Construction of Multi-storey Buildings during Construction', Proceedings of the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference, Auckland (1998) [E1]
1998 Hossain NB, Stewart MG, 'How Realistic are the Allowable Deflection Limits?', Proceedings of the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference, Auckland (1998) [E1]
1998 Val DV, Stewart MG, Melchers RE, 'Assessment of Existing RC Structures: Statistical and Reliability Issues', Proceedings of the Second International RILEM/CSIRO/ACRA Conference, Melbourne, Australia (1998) [E2]
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1998 Stewart MG, Melchers RE, 'Integrated Risk Assessment', Proceedings of the third conference on Integrated Risk Assessment, Newcastle, Australia (1998) [E4]
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1998 Stewart MG, Val DV, Melchers RE, 'Risk-based assessment of deteriorating infrastructure', Proceedings of the third conference on integrated risk assessment, Newcastle, Australia (1998) [E2]
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1998 Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, 'Durability, Deterioration and Structural Reliability of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks', SEWC Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, USA (1998) [E2]
1998 Khor EH, Rosowsky DV, Stewart MG, 'Effect of Early-Age Loading on Serviceability of Reinforced Concrete Beams', SEWC Conference Proceedings, New York, USA (1998) [E2]
1998 Val D, Stewart MG, Melchers RE, 'Reliability of Reinforced Concrete Bridges With Corroded Reinforcement', SEWC Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, USA (1998) [E2]
Co-authors Rob Melchers
1997 Epaarachchi D, Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, 'Reliability of multi-storey reinforced concrete buildings during construction', MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS, UNIV MELBOURNE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (1997)
1997 Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, 'Sea-Spray corrosion adn time-dependent structural reliability of concrete bridges', MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS, UNIV MELBOURNE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (1997)
1996 Stewart MG, 'Proof loads, construction error and the reliability of service proven structures', PROBABILISTIC MECHANICS & STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY, WORCESTER, MA (1996)
1996 Epaarachchi D, Stewart MG, Rosowsky DV, 'System risk for multi-storey reinforced concrete building construction', PROBABILISTIC MECHANICS & STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY, WORCESTER, MA (1996)
Citations Web of Science - 2
1995 STEWART MG, 'Human error, error control and human reliability', INTEGRATED RISK ASSESSMENT, NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 1
1995 STEWART MG, 'Probability of serviceability failure for reinforced concrete office floor beams', APPLICATIONS OF STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY: CIVIL ENGINEERING RELIABILITY AND RISK ANALYSIS, VOLS 1 AND 2, PARIS, FRANCE (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 3
1994 STEWART MG, 'A HUMAN RELIABILITY-ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED-CONCRETE SLAB CONSTRUCTION', STRUCTURAL SAFETY & RELIABILITY, VOLS 1-3, INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA (1994)
1993 STEWART MG, 'HUMAN ERROR AND HUMAN RELIABILITY FOR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TASKS', PROBABILISTIC RISK AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT, NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA (1993)
Citations Web of Science - 1
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Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 stewart M, Wang X, Willgoose GR, 'Indirect Cost and Benefit Assessment of Climate Adaptation Strategies for Extreme Wind Events in Queensland', CSIRO (2012)
Co-authors Garry Willgoose
2011 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Cost-benefit analysis of aviation security: Installed Physical Secondary Barriers (IPSB), Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS), and Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program', Centre For Infrastructure Performance And Reliability, University of Newcastle, Australia, 29 (2011) [R1]
2011 Stewart MG, Mueller J, 'Risk and cost-benefit analysis of advanced imaging technology full body scanners for airline passenger security screening', Centre For Infrastructure Performance And Reliability, University of Newcastle, Australia, 26 (2011) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 48
Total funding $4,518,149

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20132 grants / $430,000

Structural Reliability and Remaining Life Estimation for Deteriorating Steel Infrastructure$405,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Melchers, Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200308
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

National Facility for Physical Blast Simulation (NFPBS)$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brian Uy, Dr Chunwei Zhang, Professor Kenny Kwok, Associate Professor Alex Remennikov, Professor Hong Hao, Professor Guowei Ma, Professor David Thambiratnam, Professor Mark Stewart, Dr Chengqing Wu, Professor Priyan Mendis
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200491
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $840,000

Climate Adaptation Technology and Engineering for Extreme Events$840,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart, Professor Mark Bradford, Professor Jay Sanjayan, Professor John Wilson, Associate Professor John Ginger, Professor Hong Hao, Professor Henry Ergas, Professor Garry Willgoose
Scheme National Research Flagship Cluster
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101211
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20111 grants / $850,000

Probabilistic Terrorism Risk Assessment and Risk Acceptability for Infrastructure Protection$850,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000014
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20103 grants / $420,000

Remaining life estimation for existing deteriorating reinforced concrete infrastructure$320,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Melchers, Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190046
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A re-evaluation of the safety and reliability indices for reinforced concrete structures$70,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000438
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A re-evaluation of the safety and reliability indices for reinforced concrete structures (CCAA)$30,000

Funding body: Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia

Funding body Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000439
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20082 grants / $322,500

Stochastic Modelling of Structural Facade Damage and Occupant Safety Risks Due to Explosive Blast Loading$320,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187535
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

First Int Symp on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, Lake Como, Italy, 11/6/2008 - 14/6/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188710
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20075 grants / $486,721

Modelling of Damage Progression and its Effects on the Expected Safety and Satisfactory Performance of Existing Reinforced Concrete Infrastructure$240,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Melchers, Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186278
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Condition Monitoring of Structures$174,000

Funding body: CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)

Funding body CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187011
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

(4) Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability$35,901

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Publication Performance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187971
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Reliability-based safety assessment of structural masonry in flexure designed to AS3700$34,500

Funding body: Think Brick Australia

Funding body Think Brick Australia
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187896
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

7th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Beijing, China, 17/10/2007 - 19/10/2007$2,320

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188263
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20063 grants / $110,340

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart, Associate Professor Mark Masia, Emeritus Professor Adrian Page, Conjoint Professor Stephen Lawrence
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186013
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Clay Brick and Paver Institute

Funding body Clay Brick and Paver Institute
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart, Associate Professor Mark Masia, Conjoint Professor Stephen Lawrence, Emeritus Professor Adrian Page
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186954
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

International Forum on Engineering Decision Making (IFED), 26-29 April 2006$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186182
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $210,400

Risk Assessment and Mitigation of Blast Damage to Structural Systems$208,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184346
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, 19-23 June 2005$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185359
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20046 grants / $377,016

Modelling integration of spacial time-dependent variability in structural reliability analysis$217,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Melchers, Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0182850
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A study of the correlation between pre- and post-demolition performance assessment for prestressed concrete beams in a 45 year old major road bridge$85,668

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Melchers, Professor Mark Stewart, Mr Geoff Mulcahy
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184243
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A study of the correlation between pre- and post-demolition performance assessment for prestressed concrete beams in a 45 year old major road bridge$30,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Energy and Resources

Funding body Department of Industry, Energy and Resources
Project Team Professor Robert Melchers, Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184914
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Investigation of Safety Levels in Masonry Designed to AS3700$28,750

Funding body: Clay Brick and Paver Institute

Funding body Clay Brick and Paver Institute
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183849
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Spatial reliability modelling of corrosion damage to concrete structures$13,198

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183406
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Second International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, 4-7 July 2004$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184051
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $14,650

Corrosion-Induced Cracking and Random Field Modelling of Concrete Structures.$12,150

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182488
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

11th IFIP Conference on Reliability and Optimisation of Sructural Systems 2 to 5 November 2003$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183694
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20022 grants / $10,171

Strength Prediction and Structural Reliability of Structural Masonry in Two-Way Bending$7,771

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart, Doctor Yuri Totoev
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181378
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

1st ASRA Net, Glasgow 8-10 July 2002$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181977
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $188,163

Uncertainty Modelling and Probability-Based Assessment for Ageing Concrete Structures.$185,763

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart, Professor Robert Melchers, Dr Dimitri Val
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179271
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Safety, Risk and Reliability - Trends in Engineering, Malta 21-23 March 2001$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180699
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20002 grants / $10,500

Bayesian Methods for Updating Inspection Data for Reinforced Concrete Structures.$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178895
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

American Society of Civil Engineers Structures Congress 2000, Philadelphia, Pannsylvannia, USA.$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180287
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19993 grants / $18,004

Measurement of Crack Development using Accelerated Corrosion Tests.$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178085
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Reliability-Based Performance of Structural Engineering,$5,000

Funding body: Clay Brick and Paver Institute

Funding body Clay Brick and Paver Institute
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178650
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

8th International Conference on Life Prediction and Ageing Management of Concrete Structures, Bratislava, Slovakia.$2,004

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0180497
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19982 grants / $11,900

Decision Model for Assessment of Bridge Protective Strategies$9,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177202
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

International Symposium on the Management of Highway Structures$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0180605
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19972 grants / $123,198

Probabilistic Measures of Serviceability Performance.$121,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart, Professor Robert Melchers
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176135
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Internationial Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Kyoto, Japan, 24-28 November 1997$2,198

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179579
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19961 grants / $8,500

Risk-based optimisation of reinforced concrete design.$8,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175694
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19952 grants / $52,962

Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Multi-Storey Concrete Building Construction$50,562

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart, Professor Robert Melchers
Scheme Multi-Year Small Grant Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174960
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

7th Intern. Conference on Applications of Statistics & Probability, France, 10-13 July 1995$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0176829
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19942 grants / $11,168

Human Reliability of Structural Systems$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174781
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

'Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management II', San Diego, USA, 20 - 25 March 1994$1,168

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174503
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19932 grants / $11,956

Human Reliability in Structural Systems$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0172814
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

'6th International Conf on Structural Safety & Reliability' Innsbruck, Austria - 9 - 13 August 1993$1,956

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0174367
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19921 grants / $10,000

Probabilistic Risk Assessment For The Construction Industry$10,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173626
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed13
Current8

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD2.35

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Long-Term Internal Corrosion of Oil Pressure Pipelines
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Systems and Reliability Modelling of Improvised Explosive Devices
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Service Life Prediction of Corrosion Pitted Pipes
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Long-Term Wear of Model Offshore Mooring Chains under Simulated Working Conditions
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Modelling Pitting Corrosion Statistics for Cast Iron Pipes
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Reliability Analysis and Life-Cycle Costing of Rehabilitation Strategies for RC Structures Exposed to Marine Environment
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Microbiologically Influenced Under-Deposit Corrosion of Steel Pipelines in Seawater Environment
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Spatial Variability and Stochastic Strength Prediction of Unreinforced Masonry Walls Subjected to Out-Of-Plane Bending
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Spatial Time-Dependent Reliability Analysis of Carbonation Induced Corrosion Damage to RC Structures Under a Changing Climate and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Climate Adaptation Strategies
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Spatial Reliability Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subject to Explosive Blast Loading
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Development of Behaviour Models for Pitting Corrosion of Mild Steel Pipeline Welds in Marine Environment
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Probabilistic Modelling of Structural and Safety Hazard Risks for Monolithic Glazing Subject to Explosive Blast Loads
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 Masters Variability 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, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Spatial Time-Dependent Reliability Analysis and Optimisation of Maintenance Strategies for RC Structures Subject to Corrosion Damage
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Investigating the Correlation Between Pre- and Post-Demolition Assessments for Precast, Post-Tensioned Beams in Service for 45 Years
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Pollution Deposition Rates on Insulator (HV) Surfaces for Use in Atmospheric Corrosivity Estimation
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD An Investigation Into Structural Failure
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2005 PhD Spatial Time-Dependent Reliability Analysis of Pretensioned Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders Subject to Pitting Corrosion
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 PhD Generalisation of the "Directional Simulation in the Load Space" Approach to Structural Reliability Analysis
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2004 Masters Operational Based Corrosion Analysis of Naval Ship Structures
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2004 PhD Corrosion-Induced Cracking and Spatial Time-Dependent Reliability Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Professor Mark Stewart

Position

ARC Australian Professorial Fellow
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Civil Engineering

Contact Details

Email mark.stewart@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6027
Fax (02) 4921 6991

Office

Room EA120
Building Engineering A
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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