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Biography

Professor Fityus has made many contributions to a wide range of research areas with a large number of co-researchers. His research interests are spread across fields in geomechanics, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering and engineering geology. Geomaterials studied include granular soils, soft/estuarine soils, expansive/cracked clay soils, unsaturated soils and residual soils. Issues studied include foundation movements, foundation capacity, slope stability, contaminant transport, permeability and hydraulic conductivity, in situ and laboratory testing and the origin of soils and soil deposits.

His most recent research interests are focussed on expansive soil foundations, engineering geology and minesite geotechnics

Professor Fityus's significant contributions and multidisciplinary expertise are recognised by his frequent invitation to review papers for a wide range of esteemed scholarly journals (Engineering Geology, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Computers and Geotechnics and Water Resources Research).

Professor Fityus often undertakes consultancies including expert reviews.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 03/03/2000
  • Bachelor of Science (Geology), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)(Honours), University of Newcastle, 12/05/1989

Research

Research keywords

  • Engineering Geology
  • Estuarine Deposits and Soft Soils
  • Expansive Soils
  • In Situ Testing
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Minesite Rehabilitation and Geotechnics
  • Particulate Soils
  • Slope Stability
  • Unsaturated Soils

Research expertise

Research expertise is mostly centered around field study and laboratory testing of geomaterials including unsaturated soils, expansive clay soils, silica sands, soft clays and weak sedimentary rocks. This work has extended to include the formulation and development of site condition models for different geological environments and behavioural models for geomaterials. Research has focussed more on practical application than on theoretical developments. It is also intentionally cross-disciplinary, aimed at enhancing the state of knowledge in the different disciplines by combining it with what is known from other disciplines.

Specific contexts include better prediction models for predicting foundation movements in expansive soils, better characterisation of expansive soils, mechanisms of slope stability related to geological structure, the structure and properties of soft soils in estuarine environments, the geotechnics of minespoil and failure mechanisms of plate anchors in sand.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090501Civil Geotechnical Engineering90
040399Geology Not Elsewhere Classified5
050399Soil Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified5

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member, Representative to National Committee, Local Chapter Treasurer. - Australian Geomechanics Society
  • member - Mine Subsidence Technological Society

Other

  • member - Rail Technological Society of Australia

Appointments

Vice President
The University of Newcastle Sports Union (Australia)
01/11/1996 - 01/05/1999
Chair of Organising Committee, Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering of the Hunter Valley.
Australian Geomechanics Society (Australia)
01/03/1997 - 01/11/1998
Invited Coordination Group member of Newcastle (Earthquake Risk Assessment) Project
Geoscience Australia (Australia)
01/02/2000 - 01/09/2002
Member of University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme
University of Newcastle (Australia)
01/03/2001
Board Member
NUsport P/L (Australia)
01/05/2004
Judge, Newcastle Division Engineering Excellence Awards.
Engineers Australia (Australia)
01/05/2004 - 01/08/2006
Member of Academic Senate
University of Newcastle (Australia)
01/03/2006
National Committee
Australian Geomechanics Society (Australia)
01/04/2006

Awards

Recognition.

2005Best Paper in Australian Geomechanics 2005
The Australian Geomechanics Society (Australia)
The Australian Geomechanics Journal gives an award for the best paper in each year. This award is judged by a committee of senior members of the Geotechnical Engineering Profession. It was given for FITYUS, S., HAWKINS, G., DELANEY, M. and MORTON, S (2005) An Overview of Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Challenges in the Newcastle Region. Australian Geomechanics 40/1: 5-28.

Invitations

Geology Department and invited consultants
Budapest University of Technology and Economics., Hungary (Invited Seminar to Professional Group)
2003
Research Institute for Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest , Hungary (Invited Seminar to Professional Group)
2003
seminar
South Australian Footings Group, Australia (Invited presentation to technical society)
2004
Department of Civil Engineering and invited consultants
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary (Invited seminar to professional group)
2003

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Currently: Director of NUsport (Newcastle University Sport), Civil Engineering Program Convenor, Committee member of Newcastle Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society.

Formerly: representative on Academic Senate and Deputy President, Head od Discipline (Civil, Surveying and Engvironmental Engineering), member of the University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme (UNISS) Executive group, coordinator of UNISS scholarships in Civil Engineering, formal liason with Civil Engineering laboratory staff, participant in the Science and Engineering Challenge.

More broadly, past Vice President of the former University of Newcastle Sports Union, long term Director of NUsport, member and past treasurer of the Australian Geomechanics Society, past Newcastle Chapter representative to AGS National Committee.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Engineering Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Unsaturated Soils

Teaching expertise

Teaching expertise includes a wide range of topics within civil and geotechnical engineering. Teaching in Transportation Engineering includes topics such as pavement engineering, pavement materials, geometric design, traffic analysis and traffic control. Teaching in soil mechanics includes soil classification, the fundamentals of stress, pore pressure and permeability, consolidation, laboratory testing and application to practice. Teaching in Geotechnical engineering includes applied design methods such as deep and shallow foundations, pile design, retaining wall design, in situ testing, site investigation and contaminated site assessment. Teaching in Engineering Geology includes basic rock types and description, fundamental geological processes, geological structures, weathering and geological mapping. Teaching in geotechnical engineering involves simulated integrated design excercises accross all aspects of the discipline with emphasis on professional practice. Teaching in unsaturated soils involves fundamentals of soil particles and soil structure, soil suction and its measurement and basic unsaturated soil behaviour.

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Highlighted Publications

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

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2004Fityus SG, Smith DW, Allman MA, 'Expansive Soil Test Site Near Newcastle', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 130 686-695 (2004) [C1]
2004Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'The Development Of A Residual Soil Profile From A Mudstone In A Temperate Climate', Engineering Geology, Vol. 74 39-56 (2004) [C1]
2005Fityus SG, Hawkins G, Delaney M, Morton S, 'An Overview Of Engineering Geology And Geotechnical Challenges In The Newcastle Region', Australian Geomechanics, 40 5-28 (2005) [C1]
2006Wells PA, Fityus SG, Smith DW, Moe H, 'The indirect estimation of saturated hydraulic conductivity of soils, using measurements of gas permeability. I. Laboratory testing with dry granular soils', Australian Journal of Soil Research, 44 719-725 (2006) [C1]

Publications

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

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Journal article (50 outputs)

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2014Fityus S, Robertson H, Bradfield L, Simmons J, 'Unsaturated shear strength of coal mine spoil', Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014, 2 1335-1340 (2014)
2014Bishop D, Fityus S, Piccolo D, Mostyn G, 'Rock fall case study: Hawkesbury Sandstone', Australian Geomechanics Journal, 49 67-80 (2014)
2014de Carteret R, Buzzi O, Fityus S, Liu X, 'Effect of Naturally Occurring Salts on Tensile and Shear Strength of Sealed Granular Road Pavements', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, 26 (2014)
2014Johnston J, Fityus S, Buzzi O, 'Effect of coal addition on the swelling potential of a weathered claystone', Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014, 1 897-902 (2014)
2013Buzzi O, Spadari M, Giacomini A, Fityus S, Sloan SW, 'Experimental Testing of Rockfall Barriers Designed for the Low Range of Impact Energy', ROCK MECHANICS AND ROCK ENGINEERING, 46 701-712 (2013) [C1]
2013Szabo T, Fityus S, Domokos G, 'Abrasion model of downstream changes in grain shape and size along the Williams River, Australia', Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 118 2059-2071 (2013) [C1]
2013Fityus SG, Giacomini A, Buzzi O, 'The significance of geology for the morphology of potentially unstable rocks', Engineering Geology, 162 43-52 (2013) [C1]
2013Wang SY, Sloan SW, Fityus SG, Griffiths DV, Tang CA, 'Numerical Modeling of Pore Pressure Influence on Fracture Evolution in Brittle Heterogeneous Rocks', ROCK MECHANICS AND ROCK ENGINEERING, 46 1165-1182 (2013) [C1]
2013De Carteret R, Buzzi O, Fityus S, 'Installation, calibration, and application of dielectric sensors in laboratory studies of compacted unsaturated granular materials', Geotechnical Testing Journal, 36 (2013) [C1]
2013Spadari M, Kardani M, De Carteret R, Giacomini A, Buzzi O, Fityus S, Sloan SW, 'Statistical evaluation of rockfall energy ranges for different geological settings of New South Wales, Australia', ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 158 57-65 (2013) [C1]
2012Mohammadi SD, Fityus SG, Bates LJ, 'Calibration of the Perth sand penetrometer (PSP) for silica sands', Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Civil Engineering, 36 13-23 (2012) [C1]
2012Spadari M, Giacomini A, Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Giani GP, 'In situ rockfall testing in New South Wales, Australia', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 49 84-93 (2012) [C1]
2012Imre E, Lorincz J, Szendefy J, Trang PQ, Nagy L, Singh VP, Fityus SG, 'Case studies and benchmark examples for the use of grading entropy in geotechnics', Entropy, 14 1079-1102 (2012) [C1]
2011Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, Fityus SG, 'Towards a dimensionless description of soil swelling behaviour', Geotechnique, 61 271-277 (2011) [C1]
2011Fityus SG, Wells PA, Huang W, 'Water content measurement in expansive soils using the neutron probe', Geotechnical Testing Journal, 34 1-10 (2011) [C1]
2011Imre E, Fityus S, Keszeyné E, Schanz T, 'A comment on the ratio of the maximum and minimum dry density for sands', Geotechnical Engineering, 42 77-82 (2011) [C1]
2011Wells PA, Fityus SG, 'Neutron soil moisture probe operation in saline environments', Soil Science, 176 642-651 (2011) [C1]
2010Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sloan SW, 'Use of expanding polyurethane resin to remediate expansive soil foundations', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 47 623-634 (2010) [C1]
2010Imre E, Rozsa P, Bates LJ, Fityus SG, 'Evaluation of monotonic and non-monotonic dissipation test results', Computers and Geotechnics, 37 885-904 (2010) [C1]
2009Lewis TW, Pivonka P, Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'Parametric sensitivity analysis of coupled mechanical consolidation and contaminant transport through clay barriers', Computers and Geotechnics, 36 31-40 (2009) [C1]
2009Imre E, Janos L, Trang QP, Fityus SG, Pusztai J, Telekes G, Schanz T, 'A general dry density law for sands', KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 13 257-272 (2009) [C1]
2009Narsilio GA, Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Yun TS, Smith DW, 'Upscaling of Navier-Stokes equations in porous media: Theoretical, numerical and experimental approach', Computers and Geotechnics, 36 1200-1206 (2009) [C1]
2009Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, 'The place of expansive clays in the framework of unsaturated soil mechanics', Applied Clay Science, 43 150-155 (2009) [C1]
2008Hancock GR, Crawter DS, Fityus SG, Chandler J, Wells PA, 'The measurement and modelling of rill erosion at angle of repose slopes in mine spoil', Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33 1006-1020 (2008) [C1]
2008Fityus SG, Hancock GR, Wells PA, 'Geotechnical characteristics of coal mine spoil', Australian Geomechanics, 43 13-22 (2008) [C1]

Co-authors: Greg Hancock

2008Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sasaki Y, Sloan SW, 'Structure and properties of expanding polyurethane foam in the context of foundation remediation in expansive soil', Mechanics of Materials, 40 1012-1021 (2008) [C1]
2008Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, 'On the use of the Thornthwaite Moisture Index to infer depths of seasonal moisture change', Australian Geomechanics, 43 43-54 (2008) [C1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2008Huang W, Sloan SW, Fityus SG, 'Incorporating a predefined limit condition in a hypoplastic model by means of stress transformation', Mechanics of Materials, 40 796-802 (2008) [C1]
2008Nakao T, Fityus SG, 'Direct shear testing of a marginal material using a large shear box', Geotechnical Testing Journal, 31 393-403 (2008) [C1]
2008Fityus S, Török A, Gibson J, 'The influence of geologic structure on design and construction in a moderately deformed paleozoic sequence in Eastern Australia', Central European Geology, 50 363-380 (2008) [C2]
2007Wells PA, Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'Use of in situ air flow measurements to study permeability in cracked clay soils', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 133 1577-1586 (2007) [C1]
2006Hancock GR, Nuake J, Fityus SG, 'Modelling of sediment dynamics in a laboratory-scale experimental catchment', Hydrological Processes, 20 67-84 (2006) [C1]
2006Wells PA, Fityus SG, Smith DW, Moe H, 'The indirect estimation of saturated hydraulic conductivity of soils, using measurements of gas permeability. I. Laboratory testing with dry granular soils', Australian Journal of Soil Research, 44 719-725 (2006) [C1]
2006Huang W, Fityus SG, Bishop DT, Smith D, Sheng D, 'Finite-element parametric study of the consolidation behavior of a trial embankment on soft clay', International Journal of Geomechanics, 6 328-341 (2006) [C1]
2005Lorincz J, Imre E, Galos M, Trang QP, Rajkai K, Fityus SG, Telekes G, 'Grading entropy variation due to soil crushing', International Journal of Geomechanics, 5 311-319 (2005) [C1]
2005Fityus SG, Gibson JH, Bax D, Rannard T, 'The Karuah Bypass : A Case-Study In The Engineering Geology Of The Southern New England Fold Belt', Australian Geomechanics, 40 43-54 (2005) [C1]
2005Fityus SG, Cameron DA, Walsh PF, 'The shrink swell test', Geotechnical Testing Journal, 28 92-101 (2005) [C1]
2005Delaney M, Li J, Fityus SG, 'Field Monitoring Of Expansive Soil Behaviour In The Newcastle-Hunter Region', Australian Geomechanics, 40 3-14 (2005) [C1]
2005Fityus SG, Love A, Andriessen R, 'Geotechnical Characteristics Of Quaternary Sediments In Newcastle', Australian Geomechanics, 40 111-128 (2005) [C1]
2005Fityus SG, Hawkins G, Delaney M, Morton S, 'An Overview Of Engineering Geology And Geotechnical Challenges In The Newcastle Region', Australian Geomechanics, 40 5-28 (2005) [C1]
2005Imre E, Fityus S, Trang QP, Albert P, Telekes G, 'The variation of the grading entropy due to soil degradation in some laboratory tests', 11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11, 2 1435-1438 (2005)
2004Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'The Development Of A Residual Soil Profile From A Mudstone In A Temperate Climate', Engineering Geology, Vol. 74 39-56 (2004) [C1]
2004Jungnickel C-AH, Smith DW, Fityus SG, 'Coupled Multi-Ion Electrodiffusion Analysis For Clay Soils', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 41 287-298 (2004) [C1]
2004Fityus SG, Smith DW, Allman MA, 'Expansive Soil Test Site Near Newcastle', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 130 686-695 (2004) [C1]
2004Smith D, Pivonka P, Jungnickel C-AH, Fityus SG, 'Theoretical Analysis Of Anion Exclusion And Diffusive Transport Through Platy-Clay Soils', Transport In Porous Media, Vol. 57 251-277 (2004) [C1]
2003Li J, Smith DW, Fityus SG, Sheng D, 'Numerical Analysis Of Neutron Moisture Probe Measurements', International Journal Of Geomechanics, Vol. 3 11-20 (2003) [C1]
2003Li J, Smith DW, Fityus SG, 'The Effect Of A Gap Between The Access Tube And The Soil During Neutron Probe Measurements', Australian Journal Of Soil Research, Vol. 41 151-164 (2003) [C1]
2001Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'Solution of the unsaturated soil moisture equation using repeated transforms', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 25 1501-1524 (2001) [C1]
1999Fityus SG, Smith DW, Booker JR, 'Contaminant transport through an unsaturated soil linear beneath a landfill', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 36 330-354 (1999) [C1]
1998Walsh PF, Fityus SG, Kleeman PW, 'A Note on the depth of design suction change for clays in South Western Australia and South Eastern Queensland', Australian Geomechanics, No. 33, Part 3 37-40 (1998) [C3]
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Conference (89 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Fityus S, Robertson H, Simmons J, 'Compression-induced saturation in coal mine spoil piles', Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014 (2014)
2013Bates LL, Bishop D, Fityus S, Hegedues M, Imre E, 'The joint evaluation of some pore water pressure and cone resistance dissipation test records', GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL SITE CHARACTERIZATION 4, VOLS I AND II, Porto Galinhas, BRAZIL (2013) [E1]
2013Bishop D, Bates LL, Fityus S, Hegedues M, Imre E, 'The possibility for soil and layer boundary characterization with CPTu dissipation test in estuary environment', GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL SITE CHARACTERIZATION 4, VOLS I AND II, Porto Galinhas, BRAZIL (2013) [E1]
2012Abbo AJ, Fityus SG, Mackenzie S, 'Dunmore Bridge case study: An introduction to geotechnical engineering via finite element analysis', Proceedings of the International Conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education, Galway, Ireland (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Andrew Abbo

2012Fityus SG, Gibson JH, 'The BMG ignimbrite quarry: Cast study of an undergraduate field exercise in engineering geology', Proceedings of the International Conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education, Galway, Ireland (2012) [E1]
2012De Carteret R, Buzzi O, Fityus SG, 'An experimental study of salt movement and accumulation within unsaturated granular road pavements', 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils 2012 (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2012Fityus SG, Buzzi O, Imre E, 'Large scale tests on the expansiveness of resin-injected clay', 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils 2012 (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2012Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Kingsland R, Aryal S, Russell G, 'Monitoring of an encapsulated embankment for the validation of a dimensionless model for soil swelling', 11th Australian New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2012Fityus SG, 'Challenges in teaching engineering to the next generation: Some data from a geo-engineering perspective', Proceedings of the International Conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education, Galway, Ireland (2012) [E1]
2012Spadari M, De Carteret RS, Fityus SG, Giacomini A, Buzzi OP, 'Design parameters for rockfall protection barriers in the rocks of the Narrabeen Group', 11th Australian New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]
2011Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, Spadari M, Fityus SG, 'Numerical modeling of a rock fall mesh perforation upon impact', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications, Volume 2, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
2011Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, Imre E, 'Large scale tests on the expansiveness of resin-injected clay', Unsaturated Soils: Theory and Practice, Pattaya, Thailand (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2011Imre E, Bates LJ, Fityus SG, 'Evaluation of dilatometer dissipation test data with no inflexion point', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications. Volume 1, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
2011Imre E, Trang PQ, Fityus SG, Telekes G, 'A geometric parameter error estimation method for inverse problems', COMGEO II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics, Cavtat, Croatia (2011) [E1]
2011De Carteret RS, Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, 'An experimental study of salt movement and accumulation within unsaturated granular road pavements', Unsaturated Soils: Theory and Practice, Pattaya, Thailand (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2011Lorincz J, Karpati L, Trang PQ, Imre E, Fityus SG, 'Some comments on the grading entropy variation and crushing of various sands', Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnics of Hard Soils - Weak Rocks, Athens (2011) [E2]
2011Imre E, Fityus SG, 'Some consequences of the qualitative analysis of the point-symmetric coupled consolidation models', Proceedings of the IV International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, Kos (2011) [E2]
2010Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sloan SW, 'Overview of the swelling problem in relation to injection of expanding resin in expansive soils', Unsaturated Soils: Experimental Studies in Unsaturated Soils and Expansive Soils: Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E1]
2010Imre E, Rajkai K, Genovese R, Fityus SG, 'A soil water characteristic curve transfer function of sands', Unsaturated Soils: Theoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics: Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E1]
2010Giacomini A, Spadari M, Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Giani GP, 'Rockfall motion characteristics on natural slopes of eastern Australia', Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland (2010) [E1]
2010Giacomini A, Spadari M, Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, 'Experimental study on the rockfall motion characteristics in the basalts of eastern Australia', Proceedings of the 11th International Association of Engineering Geology Congress, Auckland, New Zeeland (2010) [E1]
2010Fityus SG, Spadari M, Giacomini A, Buzzi OP, 'The characteristics of rock fragments in the basalts of eastern Australia', Proceedings of the 11th International Association of Engineering Geology Congress, Auckland, New Zeeland (2010) [E1]
2010De Carteret RS, Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, 'A review of the effects of salinity on road pavements and bituminous surfacings', 24th ARRB Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2010Fityus SG, Rajkai K, 'Calibration of a TDR probe in an expansive soil', Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
2010Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, Imre E, 'Problems in testing problematic expansive soils', Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Problematic Soils, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2010Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, Holt MJ, Gunther TR, 'The effect of ripping clay soil on swell behaviour', Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2010Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sheng D, 'Conference editors', Unsaturated Soils: Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E4]
2008Jaksa MB, Fityus SG, Kodikara JK, Yuen STS, Woodward MA, 'Geo-engineering education in Australia', EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN GEO-ENGINEERING SCIENCES, Constantza, ROMANIA (2008) [E1]
2008Imre E, Trang PQ, Telekes G, Rozsa P, Fityus SG, 'Evaluation of short non-monotonous dissipation test data', Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization, Taipei, Taiwan (2008) [E1]
2008Lorincz J, Imre E, Trang QP, Pusztai J, Telekes G, Rajkai K, et al., 'A general density law for sands', Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India (2008) [E1]
2008Huang W, Fityus SG, 'Numerical study of neutron probe measurement of water content in expansive soils', Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India (2008) [E1]
2008Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, 'Natural drying of expansive soils and validity of the effective stress principle', SEC2008: International Symposium Drought and Constructions, Marne-la-Vallee (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2008Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, Fityus SG, 'A dimensionless model for soil swelling behaviour', Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India (2008) [E1]
2008Bishop D, Fityus SG, Goodwin ID, Imre E, 'The CPTU as a tool for interpreting depositional environments in estuarine deposits', Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization, Taipei, Taiwan (2008) [E1]
2008Fityus SG, Gibson JH, 'Rock mass stability in the southern New England fold belt, New South Wales, Australia', Proceedings of SHIRMS 2008 :1st Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium 2008, Perth, WA (2008) [E1]
2008Lewis TW, Pivonka P, Smith DW, Fityus SG, 'Coupled mechanical consolidation and contaminant transport modeling of composite barrier systems: a parametric sensitivity analysis', Geotechnical Special Publication (2008) [E2]
2008Buzzi O, Giacomini A, Fityus S, 'A dimensionless model for soil swelling behaviour', 12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008 (2008) [E4]
2007Fityus SG, Gibson JH, 'Geological analysis of a fault controlled landslide in brittle Carconiferous ignimbrites', Common Ground. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. Proceedings, Brisbane (2007) [E1]
2007Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sloan SW, 'Proposition for a simple volume change model for expansive saturated soils', Numerical Models in Geomechanics: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics (NUMOG X), Rhodes, Greece (2007) [E1]
2007Fityus SG, Cameron D, Driscoll C, 'Observations of root architecture and their implications for modelling water movements in partially saturated soils', Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Nanjing, China (2007) [E1]
2007Fityus SG, Hancock GR, Wells PA, Ford J, Simic E, 'The environmental geotechnics of coal mine spoil', Common Ground. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. Proceedings, Brisbane (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Greg Hancock

2007Wells PA, Fityus SG, 'The influence of desiccation cracking on volumetric moisture contents measured by the neutron probe', Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Nanjing, China (2007) [E1]
2007Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sasaki Y, 'Influence of polyurethane resin injection on hydraulic properties of expansive soil', Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Nanjing, China (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2007Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sasaki Y, 'Conceptual model for the remediation of expansive clay foundations using expanding polyurethane resin', Common Ground. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. Proceedings, Brisbane (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Olivier Buzzi

2007Bishop DT, Fityus SG, Goodwin ID, 'A review of geological models for east coast Australian estuaries', Common Ground. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. Proceedings, Brisbane (2007) [E1]
2006Bishop DT, Fityus SG, 'Stratigraphic interpretation of east cost estuarine sediments using the CPT', 7th Young Geotechnical Professional Conference (7YGPC), Adelaide, South Australia (2006) [E1]
2006Bishop DT, Fityus SG, 'The sensitivity framework: behaviour of Richmond River estuarine clays', Soft Ground Engineering - Proceedings of the Sydney Chapter 2006 Symposium, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006Slatter EE, Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'Experimental Determination of Parameters for the Barcelona Basic Model for a Reconstituted Kaolin', Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Carefree, Arizona, USA (2006) [E1]
2006Okamoto M, Fityus SG, 'An evaluation of the dry pluviation preparation technique applied to silica sand samples', Geomechanics and Geotechnics of Particulate Media, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan (2006) [E1]
2006Fityus SG, Furney TJ, 'A laboratory study of large displacement failure mechanisms for vertical and inclined anchors in sand', Geomechanics and Geotechnics of Particulate Media, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan (2006) [E1]
2006Fityus SG, Li J, 'Water Retention Characteristics of Unsaturated Coal', Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Carefree, Arizona, USA (2006) [E1]
2005Fityus SG, O'Connor JD, Nelson RE, 'Promoting Vocations In Engineering Amongst Secondary School Students', Program and proceedings [electronic resource] : 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education : 26-29 September, 2005, Sydney, Australia, Sydney (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: John OConnor

2005Slatter EE, Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'Measuring Lateral Pressures During Suction-Controlled One-Dimensional Consolidation', Advanced Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - Proceedings of an International Symposium, Trento, Italy, 27-29 June 2005, Trento, Italy (2005) [E1]
2004Moe H, Smith DW, Fityus SG, 'The In Situ Measurement Of Permeability In Dry Granular Soils', 9th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Auckland, New Zealand (2004) [E1]
2004Nakao T, Fityus SG, 'A Comparison Of Results For The Effective Angle Of Friction Using Small And Large Shear Box Testing', 9th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Auckland, New Zealand (2004) [E1]
2004Li J, Fityus SG, Smith DW, Huang W, 'A Study Of The Impact Of Desiccation Cracking Of Soils On Performance Of A Stiffened Slab Footing On Expansive Soils', Sixth World Congress On Computational Mechanics in conjunction with Second Asian-Pacific Congress On Computational Mechanics, Beijing, China (2004) [E1]
2004Fityus SG, Smith DW, Imre E, Rajkai K, 'Model Framework For Structure And Volume Changes In Cracking Expansive Clay Soils', 9th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Auckland, New Zealand (2004) [E1]
2004Fityus SG, Bates LJ, 'Application Of The CPT To The Characterization Of A Residual Clay Site', Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Site Characterization, Porto, Portugal (2004) [E1]
2004Fityus SG, Crawter DS, Smith DW, 'Sensitivity Of Neutron Probe Moisture Meter Measurements In Saline Soils', 9th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Auckland, New Zealand (2004) [E1]
2004Fityus SG, Delaney M, Smith DW, 'The Reliability Of Ground Movement Predictions Based On AS2870', The Proceedings of the Sixth Triennial Conference On Subsidence Management Issues, Maitland, Australia (2004) [E2]
2004Nelson RE, Fityus SG, O'Connor JD, Page AW, Hogarth WL, 'The Science And Engineering Challenge: An Innovative And Effective Approach To Promoting Vocations In Engineering', Asean-Australian Engineering Congress 2004, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (2004) [E3]
2003Moe H, Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'Study Of A Cracking Network In Residual Expansive Clay', Proceedings Of The 2nd Asian Conference On Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT-ASIA 2003), Osaka, Japan (2003) [E1]
2003Sheng D, Fityus SG, 'Numerical Analysis Of Ground Movement In An Expansive Clay Test Site', Proceedings Of The 2nd Asian Conference On Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT-ASIA 2003), Osaka, Japan (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Daichao Sheng

2003Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'Behaviour Of A Model Footing On Expansive Clay', Proceedings Of The 2nd Asian Conference On Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT-ASIA 2003), Osaka, Japan (2003) [E1]
2003Huang W, Bishop DT, Sheng D, Fityus SG, 'Finite Element Analysis Of Consolidation For Embankment On Soft Clay', 12 Panamerican Conference On Soil Mechanics And Geotechnical Engineering/39th US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Daichao Sheng

2003Bishop DT, Huang W, Fityus SG, 'Behavior Of A Trial Embankment Constructed On Soft Estuarine Clays', Proceedings Of The International Workshop On Geotechnics Of Soft Soils - Theory And Practice, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands (2003) [E2]
2002Li J, Smith DW, Fityus SG, Sheng D, 'Quantitative Analysis Of Moisture Content Determination In Expansive Soils Using Neutron Probes', Unsaturated Soils, Brazil (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Daichao Sheng

2002Fityus SG, Dobson N, Smith DW, 'A Study Of The Variability In Ground Movements For An Expansive Clay Site', Unsaturated Soils, Brazil (2002) [E1]
2002Ewers B, Smith DW, Fityus SG, 'Electro-Osmotic Testing Of Ballina Clay', Environmental Geomechanics, Monte Verita, Switzerland (2002) [E2]
2001Jungnickel C-AH, Jennar A, Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'Diffusion analysis of ultra-filtration membranes', Proceedings of the 2nd Australia and New Zealand Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Newcastle (2001) [E1]
2001Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'The development of expansive potential in a clay soil of residual origin', Clay Behaviour: Chemo-Mechanical Coupling for nano-structure to engineering applications, Italy (2001) [E2]
2000Fityus SG, Gibson JH, 'Slope Instability in Thickly Bedded Sandstones', GeoEng2000 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'The influence of fabric and mineralogy on the expansivity of an Australian residual clay soil', Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Singapore (2000) [E1]
2000Fityus SG, Yu H-S, Pearce AG, 'Failure Mechanisms of Vertically Loaded Plate Anchors in Sand', GeoEng2000 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000Fityus SG, Delaney MG, 'Timber Pile Foundations for Expansive Soils', GeoEng2000 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000Fityus SG, Smith DW, Jennar AM, 'Surface Area Using Methylene Blue Adsorption as a Measure of Soil Expansivity', GeoEng2000 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2000) [E1]
1999Fityus SG, Allman MA, Smith DW, 'Mound Shapes Beneath Covered Areas', Proceedings 8th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Hobart, Hobart (1999) [E1]
1999Fityus SG, 'A soil moisture based method of estimating ys', Proceedings 8th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Hobart, Hobart (1999) [E1]
1998Fityus SG, Smith DW, 'A Simple Model for the Prediction of Free Surface Movements in Swelling Clay Profiles', Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Beijing, China (1998) [E1]
1998Fityus SG, Walsh PF, Kleeman PW, 'The Influence of Climate as Expressed by the Thornthwaite Index on the Design Depth of Moisture Change of Clay Soils in the Hunter Valley', Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology in the Hunter Valley, Newcatele, Australia (1998) [E1]
1998Fityus SG, 'Calibration of the Blunt tipped dynamic penetrometer for silica sand', Proceedings of the First International Conference on Site Characterization - ISC'98, Vol. 1, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1998) [E1]
1998Erskine WD, Fityus SG, 'Geomorphology of the Hunter Valley, New South Wales and Its Relevance To Natural Resource Management and Development', Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Australia (1998) [E1]
1998Fityus SG, Gibson J, Farrell M, Fityus M, Berghout B, 'Slope Instability in Carboniferous Sandstones in the Paterson Area', Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology in the Hunter Valley, Newcatele, Australia (1998) [E1]
1998Fityus SG, Hitchcock P, Allman MA, Delaney MG, 'Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology in the Hunter Valley', Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Australia (1998) [E4]
1998Fityus S, Smith DW, 'Modelling of a geomembrane in a landfill liner', ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNICS, VOLS 1-4, LISBON, PORTUGAL (1998)
1997Fityus S, Smith DW, 'Mound profiles for a semi-coupled analysis of a lightly loaded foundation on expansive soil', COMPUTER METHODS AND ADVANCES IN GEOMECHANICS, VOL 2, WUHAN, PEOPLES R CHINA (1997)
1997Fityus S, Smith DW, 'Contaminant transport analysis through unsaturated soil beneath a landfill accounting for moisture dependent transport parameters', ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNICS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (1997)
1995Fityus S, Smith DW, 'Two-dimensional moisture distributions in layered profiles beneath covered areas using transform solution techniques', NUMERICAL MODELS IN GEOMECHANICS, DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (1995)
1994FITYUS S, SMITH DW, 'MOISTURE DISTRIBUTION IN A PARTIALLY SATURATED HOMOGENEOUS SOIL LAYER', COMPUTER METHODS AND ADVANCES IN GEOMECHANICS, VOL 2, MORGANTOWN, WV (1994)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants35
Total funding$4,213,239

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2013 (1 grants)

Central Contribution to Faculty Peer Review - FEBE$17,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,00020132013
GNo:G1301328

2012 (1 grants)

The application of the Soil Moisture Probe to in situ soil testing$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Doctor Brett Turner, Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020122012
GNo:G1200352

2011 (1 grants)

Reliable geotechnical stability assessment for very high spoil dumps$486,500
Funding Body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus, Dr John Simmons
SchemeRole
Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$486,50020112014
GNo:G1100008

2010 (4 grants)

Combined strategies to extinguish underground coal fires and to extract geothermal energy$460,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Olivier Buzzi, Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Stephen Fityus, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$460,00020102013
GNo:G0900127

Combined strategies to extinguish underground coal fires and to extract geothermal energy$179,920
Funding Body: Near Surface Geothermal Energy Pty Ltd

Project Team
Doctor Olivier Buzzi, Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Stephen Fityus, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$179,92020102012
GNo:G0900201

The stability of natural slopes in moderately dipping sedimentary settings$16,303
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,30320102010
GNo:G0900212

The stability of natural slopes in moderately dipping sedimentary settings$3,697
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Near Miss (Equipment) GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,69720102010
GNo:G1000832

2009 (6 grants)

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$650,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Barriers for cost-effective rock fall hazard mitigation$520,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus, Professor Scott Sloan, Professor John Carter, Doctor Olivier Buzzi, Professor Gian Paolo Giani, Mr Hendrik Buys
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$520,00020092011
GNo:G0189165

Barriers for cost-effective rock fall hazard mitigation$200,000
Funding Body: Roads and Traffic Authority

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus, Professor Scott Sloan, Professor John Carter, Doctor Olivier Buzzi, Professor Gian Paolo Giani, Mr Hendrik Buys, Doctor Anna Giacomini
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$200,00020092011
GNo:G0189598

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$70,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Use of screws piers and soil scarification to reduce the swelling pressure of expansive soils$33,000
Funding Body: Heltech Industries

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus, Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$33,00020092009
GNo:G0189956

Barriers for cost-effective rock fall hazard mitigation$3
Funding Body: RailCorp

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus, Professor Scott Sloan, Professor John Carter, Doctor Olivier Buzzi, Professor Gian Paolo Giani, Mr Hendrik Buys, Doctor Anna Giacomini
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$320092011
GNo:G0189599

2008 (2 grants)

Geographical Information System-based slope instability hazard assessment in mildly deformed sedimentary strata$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020082008
GNo:G0188414

The 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization, Taipei International Convention Centre (TICC), Taipei, Taiwan 1/4/2008 - 4/4/2008$2,070
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,07020082008
GNo:G0188708

2006 (2 grants)

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical & Materials Modelling$524,282
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Geomechanics and Geotachnics of Particulate Media, Ube Japan, 12-14 September 2006$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186756

2005 (3 grants)

Theoretically derived calibration of the neutron moisture meter.$278,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$278,00020052007
GNo:G0184422

Foundation remediation using resin injection$225,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus, Professor Scott Sloan
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$225,00020052007
GNo:G0184264

Foundation remediation using resin injection$90,000
Funding Body: Mainmark Corporation Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus, Professor Scott Sloan
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90,00020052007
GNo:G0185998

2004 (6 grants)

Fundamental theoretical investigation of the chemomechanical properties of clay$49,500
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$49,50020042008
GNo:G0185429

Long-term final void salinity modelling for mine final voids$14,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Gregory Hancock, Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,00020042004
GNo:G0183519

The use of geological andgeochemical methods to aid geotechnical interpretation and design$8,013
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,01320042004
GNo:G0183511

Visit of Dr Rassoul Ajalloeian, 20 June to 12 September 2004$4,474
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,47420042004
GNo:G0184181

ISC 2 The Second International Site Characterisation Conference, 19-22 September 2004, Portugal$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020042004
GNo:G0184454

Fundamental theoretical investigation of the chemomechanical properties of clays$5
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor David Smith, Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$520042008
GNo:G0183002

2003 (2 grants)

The design, testing and evaluation of an acoustic cone penetrometer fro determining insitu soil properties.$7,998
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,99820032003
GNo:G0182408

UNSAT2003 Second International Conference on Unsaturated Soils for Asia 10-12 November 2003$1,445
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,44520032003
GNo:G0183661

2002 (2 grants)

Geotechnical Study of Newcastle Regolith.$8,800
Funding Body: Geoscience Australia

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,80020022002
GNo:G0181726

Third International Conference on Unsaturated Soils Brazil, 10-13 March 2002$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020022002
GNo:G0181699

2001 (2 grants)

The Effects of Cracking on Ground Movements in Expansive Clay Soils.$174,433
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor David Smith, Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Large GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$174,43320012003
GNo:G0179301

Clay Behaviour: Chemo-Mechanical Coupling, Italy 28-30 June 2001$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020012001
GNo:G0180823

2000 (3 grants)

Accurate Theoretical Models for Predicting Time-dependent Embankment Settlements$139,024
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$139,02420002002
GNo:G0178574

Mapping of the sediments beneath the city of Newcastle.$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020002000
GNo:G0180175

UNSAT Asia 2000: Asia Conference on Unsaturated Soils Singapore, 18-19 May 2000.$972
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$97220002000
GNo:G0179838
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142016PhD (Environmental Eng)Co-SupervisorEnvironmental Impacts of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Activities on Water Resources
20132016PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorGeotechnical Stability Assessments for Coal Mine Waste Dumps Containing Co-Disposed Washery Rejects
20132015PhD (Environmental Eng)Co-SupervisorTBC
20132015PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorReliable Shear Strength Estimation for Very High Spoil Dumps
20112015PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorEnvironmental Salinity and Bitumen-Sealed Unbound Granular Road Pavements

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorExperimental and Numerical Investigations on Barriers for Rockfall Hazard Mitigation
2010PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorEngineering Geology of the Richmond River Estuary
2009PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorTheoretical Effects of Consolidation on Solute Transport in Soil Barriers
2008M Philosophy (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorCharacterisation of Expanded Polymer Resin and Expansive Soil Composites
2008PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorElectrical and Mechanical Behaviour of Clay Soils
2006M Eng (Civil Surv & Env) [R]Principal SupervisorRadiation-induced mineral fabric damage and its role in increasing weathering susceptibility in chlorite schists at Ranger, NT
2006PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorInvestigation of Lateral Stresses and the Consolidation Behaviour in Unsaturated Clay in an Oedometer with Osmotically Controlled Suction
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Professor Stephen Fityus

Work Phone15294
Fax16991
Email
PositionProfessor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaCivil Engineering
Office
EA224,
Engineering A,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/stephen-fityus