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Research

Research keywords

  • Construction Materials
  • Masonry Structures
  • Structural Engineering

Research expertise

Analysis, design and experiments on masonry materials and structures, with particular emphasis on flexural tensile strength, bending, reliability, fire resistance and durability.

Stochastic analysis of masonry.

Numerical modelling of masonry structures.

Development of codes and standards.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090599Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified85
120299Building Not Elsewhere Classified15

Collaboration

  • Behaviour of unreinforced masonry structures
  • Bond and flexural resistance of masonry
  • Reliability of structural masonry
  • Fire resistance of masonry
  • Development of codes and standards for masonry
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Publications

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Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Lawrence S, Page AW, Design Of Clay Masonry For Compression, Clay Brick and Paver Institute, Baulkham Hills, 48 (2004) [A3]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE

2001Lawrence S, Page AW, Design of Clay Masonry for Serviceability, Clay Brick and Paver Institute, Baulkham Hills, Australia (2001) [A2]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE

1999Lawrence S, Page AW, Design of Clay Masonry for wind and earthquake, Clay Brick and Paver Institute, Australia (1999) [A2]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE

Journal article (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Li J, Masia MJ, Stewart MG, Lawrence SJ, 'Spatial variability and stochastic strength prediction of unreinforced masonry walls in vertical bending', Engineering Structures, 59 787-797 (2014)
2011Lawrence S, Stewart MG, 'Model error and structural reliability for unreinforced masonry walls in vertical bending', Masonry International, 24 23-30 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: MARK STEWART

2011Stewart MG, Lawrence S, 'When buildings are too safe', MATERIALS WORLD, 19 30-31 (2011) [O1]
2009Lawrence SJ, Willis CR, Melkoumian N, Griffith MC, 'Earthquake design of unreinforced masonry residential buildings up to 15 metres in height', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 10 85-99 (2009) [C1]
2009Lawrence 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: MARK STEWART

2008Lawrence S, Sugo HO, Page AW, 'Masonry bond strength and the effects of supplementary cementitious materials', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 8 101-114 (2008) [C1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

2008Lawrence S, Willis C, Griffith M, 'Earthquake performance of unreinforced masonry residential buildings designed to Australian standards', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 8 49-61 (2008) [C1]
2007Sugo HO, Page AW, Lawrence S, 'Influence of age on masonry bond strength and mortar microstructure', Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34 1422-1442 (2007) [C1]
2007Stewart 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: MARK STEWART

2007Lawrence S, 'The use of characteristic strengths in masonry design', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 7 225-237 (2007) [C1]
2006Willis CR, Griffith MC, Lawrence S, 'Moment capacities of unreinforced masonry sections in bending', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 6 133-145 (2006) [C1]
2002Stewart MG, Lawrence S, 'Structural Reliability of Masonry Walls in Flexure', Masonry International, Vol. 15, No. 2 48-52 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: MARK STEWART

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Conference (18 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Lawrence SJ, Page AW, 'MASONRY STRUCTURES STANDARD AS3700-2011: AN OVERVIEW', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH AUSTRALASIAN MASONRY CONFERENCE, Univ Auckland, Queenstown, NEW ZEALAND (2011)
2008Lawrence S, Testone T, Sugo HO, Page AW, 'An investigation of factors affecting the durability of masonry mortar', Proceedings of the 14th International Brick & Block Masonry Conference, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

2008Lawrence S, Page AW, 'New Australian standards for masonry in small structures', Proceedings of the 14th International Brick & Block Masonry Conference, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE

2008Simundic G, Sugo HO, Page AW, Lawrence S, 'Preliminary assessment of correlation between mortar hardness and brick masonry strength', On Site Assessment of Concrete, Masonry and Timber Structures SACoMaTiS 2008: Proceedings of the First International RILEM Symposium, Varenna, Italy (2008) [E2]
2006Han Y, Masia MJ, Lawrence S, Page AW, 'Experimental study of four brick unit specimens subjected to bending', 7th International Masonry Conference, London, UK (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, MARK MASIA

2005Lawrence S, Willis CR, Griffith MC, 'Further Developments In The Design Of Masonry Walls In Bending', Australian Stuctural Engineering Conference : ASEC 2005 : 11-14 September 2005, Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Program & abstract book, Newcastle, Australia (2005) [E1]
2005Lawrence S, Sugo HO, Page AW, 'Masonry Bond Strength And The Effects Of Supplementary Cementitious Materials', Australian Stuctural Engineering Conference : ASEC 2005 : 11-14 September 2005, Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Program & abstract book, Newcastle, Australia (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

2005Han Y, Masia MJ, Lawrence S, Page AW, 'Preliminary Finite Element Modelling Of Four Brick Unit Specimens Subjected To Bending', 10th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Banff, Canada (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, MARK MASIA

2004Masia MJ, Han Y, Lawrence S, Page AW, 'An Experimental Study Of Brick Masonry Specimens Subjected To Biaxial Bending', Proceedings of the 13th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference, Amsterdam (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, MARK MASIA

2004Testone T, Sugo HO, Page AW, Lawrence S, 'A Study Of Mortar Durability Using The Scratch Test', Proceedings of the 13th Internatonal Brick/Block Masonry Conference, Amsterdam (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

2004Testone T, Sugo HO, Page AW, Lawrence S, 'A Study On Factors Affecting Mortar Durability Using The Scratch Test - Preliminary Results', Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Masonry Conference, Newcastle, Australia (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

2004Page AW, Sugo HO, Lawrence S, 'The Influence Of Cement Type, Age And Curing Conditions On Masonry Bond Strength', Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Masonry Conference, Newcastle, Australia (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

2004Bosiljkov VB, Sugo HO, Page AW, Lawrence S, 'The Influence Of Cement Replacement Materials On The Flexural Bond Strength Of Masonry', Proceedings of the 13th Internatonal Brick/Block Masonry Conference, Amsterdam (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

2003Page AW, Sugo HO, Lawrence S, 'The Influence Of Blended Cements On Masonry Bond Strength - An Ongoing Study', Proceedings of the International Conference On Performance Of Construction Materials In The New Millenium (ICPCM), Cairo, Egypt (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

2001Sugo HO, Page AW, Lawrence S, 'The Influence of Air Entraining Agent on Bond Strength and Mortar Microstructure', Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Masonry Conference, Adelaide (2001) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

2001Sugo HO, Page AW, Lawrence S, 'The Development of Mortar/Unit Bond', Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Masonry Conference, Adelaide (2001) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

2001Sugo HO, Page AW, Lawrence S, 'Small-scale Direct Tension Test for the Determination of Bond Strength and Mortar Microstructure in Masonry', Proceedings of the International Rilem Workshop on Site Control and Non Destructive Evaluation of Masonry - Structures and Material, Milan (2001) [E2]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

1999Sugo HO, Page AW, Lawrence S, 'Improving the bond strength of mortars overdosed with air entraining agents', Proceedings the Eighth North American Masonry Conference, Austin, Texas, USA (1999) [E1]

Co-authors: ADRIAN PAGE, HEBER SUGO

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$107,940

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2006 (2 grants)

Stochastic Modelling of Strength and Reliability of Masonry Walls Loaded in Flexure and Compression$77,940
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Mark Stewart, Associate Professor Mark Masia, Emeritus Professor Adrian Page, Conjoint Professor Stephen Lawrence
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$77,94020062009
GNo:G0186013

Stochastic Modelling of Strength and Reliability of Masonry Walls Loaded in Flexure and Compression$30,000
Funding Body: Clay Brick and Paver Institute

Project Team
Professor Mark Stewart, Associate Professor Mark Masia, Conjoint Professor Stephen Lawrence, Emeritus Professor Adrian Page
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020062008
GNo:G0186954
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2010M Philosophy (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorVariability of Unit Flexural Bond Strength and its Effect on Strength in Clay Brick Unreinforced Masonry Walls Subject to Vertical Bending
2008PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorA Study of Two-Way Bending in Unreinforced Masonry
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Conjoint Professor Stephen Lawrence

Work Phone(02) 9810 8263
Fax(02) 9555 5155
Email
PositionConjoint Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/stephen-lawrence
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/cipar/staff/stephen-lawrence.html