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Associate Professor Mark Masia

Associate Professor

School of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

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

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

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

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



Qualifications

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

Keywords

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2007 -  Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
1/05/2004 -  Co-chairman 14th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference
Australia
1/12/2002 - 1/07/2004 Chairman 7th Australasian Masonry Conference
Australia
1/07/2001 - 1/12/2006 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
1/03/1996 - 1/01/2000 Postgraduate Student (PhD) University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
1/01/1994 - 1/02/1996 Consulting Engineer Gutteridge Haskins and Davey Pty Ltd
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Secretary/Treasurer - Civil/ Structural Branch, Newcastle Division Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust)
Australia
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Kouretzis GP, Masia MJ, Allen C, 'Structural design codes of Australia and New Zealand: Seismic actions', Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering, Springer Science and Business Media, Heidelberg 3604-3617 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-35344-4
Co-authors Georgios Kouretzis

Journal article (31 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Dadras Eslamlou S, Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, Page AW, 'Effect of retrofitting on the structural factors for seismic assessment of unreinforced masonry structures: a review', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 20 26-53 (2019)

© 2019, © 2019 Engineers Australia. When considering models for seismic assessment and retrofit design, designers need to account for any changes in the structural ductility facto... [more]

© 2019, © 2019 Engineers Australia. When considering models for seismic assessment and retrofit design, designers need to account for any changes in the structural ductility factor and performance factor between an original unreinforced masonry structure and one which has been subsequently retrofitted. There are enough data available in the literature and the standards to suggest ductility and performance factors for existing unreinforced masonry walls or buildings. However, there is a lack of information regarding the above-mentioned factors for retrofitted structures or walls. Retrofitting unreinforced masonry buildings can improve the behaviour factors, displacement capacity, stiffness and performance of the structure. Retrofit strategies are aimed at improving the performance of the structure locally by considering the weak or brittle elements, and/or to improve the global behaviour of the building by focusing on the connections of the elements. In the present paper, the different retrofitting techniques for unreinforced masonry walls and unreinforced masonry buildings are considered. The structural factors for retrofitted walls and structures are calculated using experimental data extracted from the literature and are compared, together with a discussion, to the pre-retrofitting factors available in the literature and different standards. The implications for the relevant standards regarding the performance of retrofitted masonry structures are also discussed.

DOI 10.1080/13287982.2019.1565288
Co-authors Adrian Page, Yuri Totoev
2018 Shrive NG, Dhanasekar M, Masia MJ, Page AW, 'The response of concrete masonry with widely-spaced reinforcement to in-plane shear: state-of-the-art and research needs', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MASONRY RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, 3 369-381 (2018)
Co-authors Adrian Page
2017 Li J, Masia MJ, Stewart MG, 'Stochastic spatial modelling of material properties and structural strength of unreinforced masonry in two-way bending', STRUCTURE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, 13 683-695 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/15732479.2016.1188125
Citations Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Mark Stewart
2016 Masia MJ, Shen J, Simundic G, Page AW, 'Behaviour of NSM FRP masonry bond under elevated temperatures', PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, 169 27-38 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1680/coma.14.00029
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Adrian Page, Goran Simundic
2016 Li J, Stewart MG, Masia MJ, Lawrence SJ, 'Spatial Correlation of Material Properties and Structural Strength of Masonry in Horizontal Bending', JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, 142 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001488
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Mark Stewart
2015 Konthesingha KMC, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Page AW, 'Experimental evaluation of static cyclic in-plane shear behavior of unreinforced masonry walls strengthened with NSM FRP strips', Journal of Composites for Construction, 19 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers. An experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of strengthening unreinforced-masonry (URM) shear panels with near surf... [more]

© 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers. An experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of strengthening unreinforced-masonry (URM) shear panels with near surface-mounted (NSM) fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) strips. A total of 23 wall panels (5 URM and 18 reinforced) were subjected to vertical precompression combined with either monotonic or increasing reversing cycles of in-plane lateral displacement under fixed-fixed boundary conditions. Two wall aspect ratios (height/length) and six different reinforcement schemes were tested. The experimental program was designed to produce diagonal cracking in the URM specimens and hence investigate the effectiveness of the various reinforcement schemes in controlling this failure mode. This was achieved for the aspect ratio 1 wall panels. The study revealed that the FRP strengthening was effective in improving the ultimate load, displacement capacity, ductility, and energy dissipation compared with the URM response. For the aspect ratio 0.5 panels, base sliding failures dominated the experimental program, making it difficult to fully assess the effectiveness of the various reinforcing schemes.

DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000512
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Adrian Page
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 - 13Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Mark Stewart
2013 Konthesingha KMC, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Mojsilovic N, Simundic G, Page AW, 'Static cyclic in-plane shear response of damaged masonry walls retrofitted with NSM FRP strips - An experimental evaluation', ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 50 126-136 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.10.026
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Adrian Page, Goran Simundic
2013 de Oliveira Neto L, Masia MJ, Taguti Y, Rigitano AC, 'An anisotropic linear elastic boundary element formulation for masonry wall analysis', Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 37 434-440 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.enganabound.2012.11.003
Citations Scopus - 4
2012 Wang S, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, Masia MJ, Tang CA, 'Numerical simulation of the failure process of unreinforced masonry walls due to concentrated static and dynamic loading', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49 377-394 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Shanyong Wang, Scott Sloan
2012 Kashyap J, Willis CR, Griffith MC, Ingham JM, Masia MJ, 'Debonding resistance of FRP-to-clay brick masonry joints', Engineering Structures, 41 186-198 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 32
2012 Petersen RB, Ismail N, Masia MJ, Ingham JM, 'Finite element modelling of unreinforced masonry shear wallettes strengthened using twisted steel bars', Construction and Building Materials, 33 14-24 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.01.016
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
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 Stewart
2011 Ismail N, Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Ingham JM, 'Diagonal shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry wallettes strengthened using twisted steel bars', Construction and Building Materials, 25 4386-4393 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.04.063
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 25
2010 Reda Taha MM, Masia MJ, Choi K-K, Shrive PL, Shrive NG, 'Creep effects in plain and fiber-reinforced polymer-strengthened reinforced concrete beams', ACI Structural Journal, 107 627-635 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2010 Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Han Y, Correa MRS, 'Torsion shear test for mortar joints in masonry: Experimental evaluation', Masonry International, 23 91-102 (2010) [C1]
2010 Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'In-plane shear behavior of masonry panels strengthened with NSM CFRP strips. I: Experimental investigation', Journal of Composites for Construction, 14 754-763 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000134
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 18
2010 Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'In-Plane shear behavior of masonry panels strengthened with NSM CFRP strips. II: Finite-element model', Journal of Composites for Construction, 14 764-774 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000137
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2010 Choi K-K, Taha MMR, Masia MJ, Shrive PL, Shrive NG, 'Numerical investigation of creep effects on FRP-strengthened RC beams', Journal of Composites for Construction, 14 812-822 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000123
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
2009 Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'Bond behavior of near-surface mounted FRP strips bonded to modern clay brick masonry prisms: Influence of strip orientation and compression perpendicular to the strip', Journal of Composites for Construction, 13 169-178 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0268(2009)13:3(169)
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 22
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 Stewart
2007 Styan CT, Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, 'Human loadings on handrails', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 7 185-196 (2007) [C1]
2006 Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, Kleeman PW, 'Closure to "Modeling expansive soil movements beneath structures" by Mark J. Masia, Yuri Z. Totoev, and Peter W. Kleeman - June 2004, vol. 130, no. 6, pp. 572-579', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 132 128-128 (2006) [C3]
Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2006 Masia MJ, Han Y, Correa MRS, 'Torsion testing for the characterisation of the shear behaviour of mortar joints in masonry', Masonry International, 19 77-88 (2006) [C1]
2006 Correa MRS, Page AW, Han Y, Masia MJ, 'Experimental and theoretical study of the shear behaviour of URM walls with openings', Masonry International, 19 1-14 (2006) [C1]
Co-authors Adrian Page
2004 Masia MJ, Gale TN, Shrive NG, 'Size Effect In Axially Loaded Square-Section Concrete Prisms Strengthened Using Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Wrapping', Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 31 1-13 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1139/l03-064
Citations Scopus - 63Web of Science - 46
2004 Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, Melchers RE, 'Modelling Soil/Structure Interaction For Masonry Structures', Journal of Structural Engineering, 130 641-649 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2004)130:4(641)
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Rob Melchers
2004 Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, Kleeman PW, 'Modeling expansive soil movements beneath structures', JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 130 572-579 (2004)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2004)130:6(572)
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2004 Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, Kleeman PW, 'Modelling Expansive Soil Movements Beneath Structures', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 130 572-579 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2004)130:6(572)
Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2003 Masia MJ, Shrive NG, 'Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Wrapping For The Rehabilitation Of Masonry Columns', Canadian Journal Of Civil Engineering, Vol. 30 734-744 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1139/l03-015
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
2002 Masia MJ, Melchers RE, Kleeman PW, 'Probabilistic Crack Prediction For Masonry Structures On Expansive Soils', Journal of Structural Engineering, 128 1454-1461 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2002)128:11(1454)
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Rob Melchers
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 George P Kouretzis, Mark J Masia, Clive Allen, 'Structural Design Codes of Australia and New Zealand: Seismic Actions (2014) [D1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-36197-5_120-1
Co-authors Georgios Kouretzis

Conference (75 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Jardim Do Nascimento B, Chaves IA, Masia MJ, Melchers RE, 'A field investigation into long-term corrosion of metal wall ties in masonry veneer construction', Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Masonry Conference. Masonry Today and Tomorrow, Sydney, Australia (2018) [E1]
Co-authors Igor Chaves, Rob Melchers
2018 Jardim do Nascimento B, Chaves I, Masia MJ, Melchers RE, 'Long-term atmospheric corrosion of mortar embedded wall-ties', Corrosion & Prevention 2018, Adelaide, SA (2018) [E1]
Co-authors Rob Melchers, Igor Chaves
2018 Allen C, Dizhur D, Masia MJ, Ingham JM, 'Nonlinear finite element analysis of an unreinforced masonry building damaged in the 2010-2011 Christchurch earthquake swarm', Proceedings of the International Masonry Society Conferences (2018)

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). This paper presents the results of nonlinear static (pushover) analyses of a three storey unreinforced masonry building using the c... [more]

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). This paper presents the results of nonlinear static (pushover) analyses of a three storey unreinforced masonry building using the commercial finite element software package TNO DIANA [3]. The building considered in this study is known as Avonmore house and was three storeys in height. The building was severely damaged in the M6.3 February 22nd Christchurch earthquake and subsequently demolished. The aim of this study is to replicate the damage observed to this building using a total strain fixed-crack finite element model and to compare the results of this study with a previous study [4]which employed an equivalent frame model to replicate the observed damage. A sensitivity analysis of the finite element model was undertaken with respect to various input parameters including diaphragm stiffness, unreinforced masonry compressive strength, tensile strength and modulus of elasticity.

2018 Howlader MK, Masia MJ, Griffith MC, 'Prediction of in-plane shear capacity of perforated URM walls: Nonlinear finite element modelling compared with the NZSEE formula', Proceedings of the International Masonry Society Conferences (2018)

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). Unreinforced masonry (URM) constructions are vulnerable to seismic loading due to their high mass and stiffness and low ductility a... [more]

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). Unreinforced masonry (URM) constructions are vulnerable to seismic loading due to their high mass and stiffness and low ductility and tensile strength. It is important to be able to predict the seismic resistance and the governing failure modes of URM walls and components in order to evaluate the seismic hazard for existing URM structures. If local out-of-plane failure mechanisms are restrained via suitable detailing, the capacity against collapse under seismic loading for URM buildings is typically limited to the in-plane shear capacity of the URM walls. To investigate the in-plane response of URM walls under earthquake loading, the in-plane shear behaviour of full-scale perforated URM walls with an arched opening was simulated using nonlinear Finite Element (FE) analyses. The study considered the influence of the wall geometry by varying the spandrel depths and the level of precompression stresses were varied to represent different positions of the wall within a multi-storey building. Both macro-modelling (total strain fixed crack) and simplified micro-modelling (crack-shear-crush) approaches were used to analyse the wall behaviour. The shear capacities and the failure modes of the walls obtained from the FE analyses were compared to the predicted horizontal shear strength capacity and governing failure mode for URM walls/piers proposed by New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE).

2018 Hossain MA, Totoev YZ, Masia MJ, 'Experimental investigation of semi-interlocking masonry panels under large in-plane cyclic displacement', Proceedings of the International Masonry Society Conferences (2018)

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). Mortar-less Semi-Interlocking Masonry (SIM) has been designed in the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at The U... [more]

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). Mortar-less Semi-Interlocking Masonry (SIM) has been designed in the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at The University of Newcastle for seismically vulnerable regions as an alternative to traditional masonry panels. This innovative masonry building system consists of mortar-less masonry panels with multiple sliding bed joints made of semi-interlocking units capable of relative sliding in-plane of a panel but interlocked against relative out-of-plane movement. These new panels are suitable for both infill and confined masonry. The major objective of developing this new masonry system is to improve the earthquake performance of the framed structure by increasing the displacement ductility and the energy dissipation capacity of infill panels. An experimental program is developed to evaluate displacement ductility of the infill panels under large displacement. It consists of a special steel testing frame with pin connections, which allows the panels distortion up to 6% of storey height. Digital Image Correlation (DIC) technique is used to monitor the displacement and crack behaviour of the panel. This paper reports the results of this testing program with mechanically interlocking units in terms of force-displacement relationship as well as energy dissipation capacity of the system.

Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2018 Hemmat M, Totoev YZ, Masia MJ, 'Application of semi-interlocking bricks in confined masonry walls', Proceedings of the International Masonry Society Conferences (2018)

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). A new masonry system is being developed in the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at The University of Newcastle... [more]

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). A new masonry system is being developed in the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at The University of Newcastle. The Semi-Interlocking Masonry (SIM) system allows relative sliding of brick courses in-plane and prevents out-of-plane relative displacement of bricks. Hence, SIM has significant friction forces induced on sliding joints during earthquakes and can be used as an energy dissipation device in framed structures with masonry panels. The applicability of (SIM) as an earthquake resistant infill masonry system has been demonstrated and proven experimentally. However, it was not considered for confined masonry, which is very common in many seismic regions. Traditional confined masonry uses unreinforced masonry (URM) walls. The structural behaviour of this system shows better performance during earthquakes compared to unframed URM walls. It also seems to be cost effective as it requires less reinforcement and concrete than RC frame with masonry infill; however, it has lower strength and ductility compared to infill systems. The aim of this paper is to investigate the application of semi interlocking masonry walls in a confined masonry system. A confined SIM wall is designed and an analytical model for its in-plane shear capacity is proposed. The shear capacity of confined SIM walls is compared to the capacity of confined conventional URM walls.

Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2018 Zarrin O, Totoev YZ, Masia MJ, 'Evaluating thrust force induced in semi-interlocking masonry panel during horizontal and vertical arching', Proceedings of the International Masonry Society Conferences (2018)

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). The Semi-Interlocking Masonry (SIM) system has developed in Masonry Research Group at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The m... [more]

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). The Semi-Interlocking Masonry (SIM) system has developed in Masonry Research Group at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The main purpose of this system is to enhance the seismic resistance of framed structures with masonry panels. In this system, SIM panels dissipate energy through the sliding friction on lip joints between rows of SIM units during earthquake excitation. A number of testing programs have been carried out to evaluate the in-plane capacity of different framed SIM panels. However, the out-of-plane behaviour of SIM has received less attention. The main objective of this study is to investigate the thrust force induced in SIM during its out-of-plane deflection. The relationship between the thrust force and the out-of-plane deflection was investigated experimentally for horizontal and vertical arching. Three types of bricks were used in tests: topological SIM, mechanical SIM, and traditional bricks without any interlocking. The dimensions of all units were 220 × 110 × 76 mm (length, width, and height). The lateral load was applied by hydraulic jack, the displacement and the thrust force were recorded by Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVTD) and Load Cell respectively. This paper presents results of eighteen arching tests: six tests with topological interlocking, six tests with mechanically interlocking units, and six tests with ordinary bricks.

Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2018 Dadras S, Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, 'The influence of structural retrofitting on the ductility of unreinforced masonry walls', Proceedings of the International Masonry Society Conferences (2018)

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). Although there are a reasonable number of research works on the behaviour of unreinforced masonry structures, there seems a real ne... [more]

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). Although there are a reasonable number of research works on the behaviour of unreinforced masonry structures, there seems a real need to better understand the impact of various types of retrofitting on the behaviour of masonry structures. Retrofitting unreinforced masonry buildings can improve structural factors such as ductility factor, displacement capacity, stiffness and load resistance of the structure which may help designers and engineers to choose the most efficient methods of retrofitting for different cases. In this paper, different retrofitting techniques for improving the in-plane shear behaviour of masonry walls are considered. The ductility factors for both unreinforced and retrofitted masonry walls are extracted out of available research data. The ductility of the masonry walls retrofitted with different reinforcement techniques are assessed. Some implications are suggested for the values of ductility factors of retrofitted masonry walls.

Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2018 Hossain MA, Totoev YZ, Masia MJ, 'Using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) technique to investigate deformation of semi-interlocking masonry (SIM) panels under in-plane loading', Proceedings of the International Masonry Society Conferences (2018)

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). An innovative masonry building system is being developed in the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at The Univer... [more]

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). An innovative masonry building system is being developed in the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at The University of Newcastle, Australia. It consists of mortar-less engineered masonry panels made of semi-interlocking masonry (SIM) units (bricks) which have significant energy dissipation capacity due to friction on sliding bed joints between bricks of the panel during an earthquake. This special method of interlocking SIM bricks allows relative sliding of brick courses in-plane of a wall and prevents out-of-plane relative movement of bricks. This study examines the behavior of SIM panels subject to cyclic in-plane lateral displacement. The horizontal and vertical movement of SIM units were recorded using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) every 10 seconds over approximately 8 hours of testing. The crack patterns in the SIM panels are mapped by plotting the von mises strains output from DIC results. The vertical displacement of the panel for each displacement level was also analysed in this study.

Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2018 Zarrin O, Totoev Y, Masia M, 'THE OUT-OF-PLANE CAPACITY OF SEMI-INTERLOCKING INFILL PANELS: EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION', Sydney (2018)
Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2018 Stewart MG, Masia MJ, 'Reliability Assessment of Masonry Walls in Two-Way Bending Subject to Extreme Wind Loads', 7th International Conference on Protection of Structures, Hanoi (2018)
Co-authors Mark Stewart
2018 Masia MJ, Simundic G, Page AW, 'Behaviour of unreinforced lattice masonry walls under one way horizontal and two way out-of-plane bending', Proceedings of the International Masonry Society Conferences (2018)

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). In lattice masonry (also known as hit and miss brickwork) the mortar perpend joints are left unfilled and the masonry units are spa... [more]

© 2018 The International Masonry Society (IMS). In lattice masonry (also known as hit and miss brickwork) the mortar perpend joints are left unfilled and the masonry units are spaced along the courses to leave a gap between adjacent units, allowing the passage of light and air through the wall. Regardless of whether this masonry is used in a loadbearing or nonloadbearing application, it must still be capable of spanning between supports to resist out-of-plane lateral loading to satisfy robustness requirements and to resist wind and/or earthquake actions and hence requires structural design. The Australian Standard AS3700: Masonry Structures [1] provisions for one way vertical bending can be applied in the case of lattice masonry by using a section modulus based on the net bedded area. However, the provisions for horizontal bending and two way bending require that the masonry be constructed with all perpends completely filled and therefore lattice masonry falls outside the scope of AS3700 for horizontal and two way bending. The paper describes a study to assess the behaviour of unreinforced lattice masonry walls subjected to lateral out-of-plane pressure loading and supported in either one way horizontal or two way bending configurations. Twelve single leaf lattice masonry walls, 1194 mm high x 1190 mm long, were constructed using extruded clay bricks (230 mm long x 110 mm wide x 76 mm high) and 1:1:6 (cement: lime: sand) mortar. Three walls were tested in two way bending and nine walls, with varying overlap between units in adjacent courses, were tested in one way horizontal bending. The load versus deformation behaviour and the observed failure modes are reported. The AS3700 provisions for solid masonry were used to predict the panel strengths and an assessment of the suitability of the provisions for the design of lattice masonry is made.

Co-authors Goran Simundic, Adrian Page
2018 Jardim Do Nascimento B, Chaves IA, Masia MJ, Melchers RE, 'A field investigation into long-term corrosion of metal wall ties in masonry veneer construction', Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Masonry Conference. Masonry Today and Tomorrow, Sydney, Australia (2018) [E1]
Co-authors Rob Melchers, Igor Chaves
2017 Allen C, Masia MJ, Page A, Griffith M, Ingham J, 'Nonlinear finite element modelling of unreinforced masonry walls with openings subjected to in-plane shear', Proceedings of 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Halifax, Canada (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Adrian Page
2017 Hossain MA, Totoev Y, Masia MJ, Friend M, 'In-plane cyclic behaviour of semi interlocking masonry panel under large drift', Proceedings of 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Halifax, Canada (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2017 Masia MJ, Simundic G, Page A, 'Flexural strength of unreinforced lattice masonry walls subjected to lateral out-of-plane loading', Proceedings of 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Halifax, Canada (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Adrian Page, Goran Simundic
2016 Hossain MA, Totoev YZ, Masia MJ, 'Friction on mortar-less joints in semi interlocking masonry', Brick and Block Masonry: Trends, Innovations and Challenges. Proceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Padova, Italy (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/b21889-217
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Yuri Totoev
2016 Masia MJ, Simundic G, Page AW, 'Flexural strength of stack bonded masonry in one way horizontal bending: Influence of bed joint reinforcement', Brick and Block Masonry: Trends, Innovations and Challenges - Proceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016, Padova, Italy (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/b21889-229
Co-authors Goran Simundic, Adrian Page
2016 Li J, Masia MJ, Stewart MG, 'Stochastic spatial modelling of material properties and structural strength of unreinforced masonry in two-way bending', Brick and Block Masonry: Trends, Innovations and Challenges - Proceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016, Padova, Italy (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/b21889-28
Co-authors Mark Stewart
2016 Allen C, Masia MJ, Page AW, Griffith MC, Derakhshan H, Mojsilovic N, 'Experimental testing of unreinforced masonry walls with openings subject to cyclic in-plane shear', Brick and Block Masonry: Trends, Innovations and Challenges - Proceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016, Padova, Italy (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/b21889-187
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Adrian Page
2016 Oliveira Neto LD, Mangueira FB, Masia MJ, 'A study of masonry walls by boundary element formulation using homogenization procedure', Brick and Block Masonry: Trends, Innovations and Challenges - Proceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016, Padova, Italy (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/b21889-22
2015 Masia MJ, Simundic G, Page AW, 'The Flexural Strength of Stack Bonded Masonry - An On-going Study', 12th North American Masonry Conference, Denver, CO (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Goran Simundic, Adrian Page
2014 Masia MJ, Krzan M, Bokan-Bosiljkov V, Bosiljkov V, 'Seismic retrofitting of three-leaf stone masonry walls by means of grouting and NSM glass cords.', Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference in Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Portugal (2014) [E1]
2014 Masia MJ, Shen J, Simundic G, 'Behaviour under elevated temperatures of the bond between near surface mounted fibre reinforced polymer reinforcement and clay brick masonry.', Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference, Guimaraes, Portugal, July 7-9, 2014, Guimaraes, Portugal (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Goran Simundic
2014 Masia MJ, Simundic G, Page AW, 'The flexural strength of stack bonded masonry, Stage 1 ¿ a preliminary study.', Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference in Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Portugal (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Goran Simundic, Adrian Page
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 Mark Stewart
2014 Masia MJ, Allen C, Page AW, 'Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry walls with openings.', Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference in Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Portugal (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Adrian Page
2013 Li J, Masia MJ, Stewart MG, Lawrence SJ, Heffler LM, 'Spatial variability of bond strength and stochastic strength prediction of unreinforced masonry walls in vertical bending.', Book of Abstracts: 12th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia (2013) [E1]
2013 Konthesingha KMC, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Page AW, 'Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of NSM FRP strengthened URM wall panels.', Book of Abstracts: 12th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia (2013) [E1]
2013 Allen C, Masia MJ, Derakhshan H, Griffith MC, Dizhur D, Ingham JM, 'What ductility value should be used when assessing unreinforced masonry buildings?', Proceedings of New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) Technical Conference and AGM, Wellington, NZ (2013) [E1]
2012 Masia MJ, Simundic G, Page AW, 'Assessment of the AS3700 relationship between shear bond strength and flexural tensile bond strength in unreinforced masonry', Proceedings of the 15th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Florianopolis, Brazil (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Adrian Page, Goran Simundic
2012 Konthesingha CK, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Page AW, 'Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry wall panels strengthened with NSM FRP strips', Proceedings of the 15th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Florianopolis, Brazil (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Adrian Page
2011 Ingham J, Dhanasekar M, Masia MJ, 'Editors', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E4]
2011 Konthesingha CK, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Mojsilovic N, Simundic G, Page AW, 'Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of URM panels after retrofitting using CFRP strips', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Goran Simundic, Adrian Page
2011 Oliveira Neto L, Masia MJ, Sanches Junior F, Botta AS, 'A boundary element formulation for masonry walls: Non-linear analysis', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
2011 Oliveira Neto L, Masia MJ, Rigitano AC, Tagutt Y, 'A boundary element formulation for masonry walls: Elastic-linear analysis', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
2011 Petersen RB, Masia MJ, 'Evaluation of a shear-friction design model for vertically reinforced masonry walls', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
2011 Griffith MC, Ingham J, Masia MJ, Page AW, 'Australia-New Zealand Research into seismic retrofit of masonry structures using FRP strips: A progress report', Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference 2011, Queenstown (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Adrian Page
2011 Tang WC, Masia MJ, Chan RWK, 'Flexural behaviour of reinforced concrete beams with NSM FRP bars under cyclic loading', Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Fukuoka, Japan (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Patrick Tang
2010 Abbo AJ, Wang S, Masia MJ, Sloan SW, 'Numerical simulation of the failure of unreinforced masonry using damage mechanics', Proceedings of the IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Paris, France (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Shanyong Wang, Scott Sloan
2010 Konthesingha CK, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Mojsilovi N, Simundic G, Page AW, 'Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry panels retrofitted with fibre reinforced polymer strips', Proceedings, 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, Germany (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Goran Simundic, Adrian Page
2010 Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Konthesingha CK, Lahra J, 'In-plane shear behaviour of masonry panels strengthened with stainless steel high stress reinforcement', Proceedings, 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, Germany (2010) [E1]
2009 Konthesingha KMC, Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Page AW, 'Bond behaviour of NSM FRP strips to modern clay brick masonry prisms under cyclic loading', 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, ONT (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Adrian Page
2009 Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'Shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry panels retrofitted with fibre reinforced polymer strips', International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E1]
2009 De Oliveira Neto L, Botta AS, Sanches Junior F, Masia MJ, 'A BE formulation for non-linear analysis of clay brick masonry walls', Advances in Boundary Element Techniques X: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference, Athens, Greece (2009) [E1]
2009 De Oliveria Neto L, Masia MJ, 'A linear elastic BE formulation for the analysis of masonry walls', Advances in Boundary Element Techniques X: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference, Athens, Greece (2009) [E1]
2009 Masia MJ, Petersen RB, Han Y, Correa MRS, 'Torsion shear test for mortar joints in masonry: Specimen preparation and experimental results', 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, ONT (2009) [E1]
2009 Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'Experimental and numerical investigation into the shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry panels retrofitted with fibre reinforced polymer strips', 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, ONT (2009) [E1]
2009 Page AW, Simundic G, Masia MJ, 'A study of wall tie force distribution in veneer wall systems (Stage 1)', 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, ONT (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Goran Simundic, Adrian Page
2008 Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'Experimental verification of finite element model to predict the shear behaviour of NSM FRP strengthened masonry walls', Proceedings of the 14th International Brick & Block Masonry Conference, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E1]
2008 Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, Page AW, Sugo HO, 'Conference Editors', Proceedings of the 14th International Brick & Block Masonry Conference, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E4]
Co-authors Adrian Page, Yuri Totoev
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 Stewart
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 Stewart
2007 Masia MJ, Han Y, Player CJ, Correa MRS, Page AW, 'Torsion shear test for mortar joints in masonry: Preliminary experimental results', Proceedings - Tenth North American Masonry Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Adrian Page
2007 Page AW, Simundic G, Masia MJ, 'Wall tie behaviour in cavity and veneer walling systems: A preliminary investigation', Proceedings - Tenth North American Masonry Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Goran Simundic, Adrian Page
2007 Petersen RB, Masia MJ, Seracino R, 'Influence of plate orientation and amount of precompression on the bond strength between NSM CFRP strips and masonry', Proceedings - Tenth North American Masonry Conference, St. Louis, Missouri (2007) [E1]
2006 Masia MJ, Han Y, Correa MRS, 'Torsion shear test for mortar joints in masonry', 7th International Masonry Conference, London, UK (2006) [E1]
2006 Han 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
2005 Han 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
2005 Styan CT, Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, 'Human Loadings On Handrails', Australian Structural Engineering Conference 2005, Newcastle, NSW (2005) [E1]
2004 Han Y, Masia MJ, 'A 3D Non-Linear Finite Element Model Of Brick Specimens Subjected To Bending', Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Masonry Conference, Newcastle, Australia (2004) [E1]
2004 Masia MJ, 'Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Masonry Conference', Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Masonry Conference, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 13-16 July 2004, Newcastle, NSW (2004) [E4]
2004 Masia MJ, Shrive NG, Shrive PL, 'Creep Behaviour Of RC Beams Strengthened With Externally Bonded FRP Strips', Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, Australia (2004) [E1]
2004 Masia 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
2004 Shrive NG, Taha MMR, Masia MJ, 'Restoration And Strengthening With Fibre Reinforced Polymers: Issues To Consider', Proceedings of the Fourth International Seminar on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, Padova, Italy (2004) [E1]
2003 Masia MJ, Shrive NG, Shrive PL, 'Creep Performance Of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened With Externally Bonded FRP Strips', Proceedings of the International Conference On Performance Of Construction Materials In The New Millenium (ICPCM), Cairo, Egypt (2003) [E1]
2002 Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, Melchers RE, 'Soil/Structure Interation Modelling Of Masonry For Reliability Studies', Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (2002) [E1]
Co-authors Rob Melchers
2001 Masia MJ, Melchers RE, 'Serviceability and Reliability of Structures Subject to Ground Movement', Proceedings of the 4th Triennial Conference on Coal Mine Subsidence 2001, Maitland (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Rob Melchers
2001 Shrive NG, Masia M, Lissel SL, 'Strengthening rehabilitation of masonry using fibre reinforced polymers', Guimaraes, Portugal (2001) [E1]
2001 Masia M, Shrive NG, Tileman D, 'Rehabilitation of masonry columns using carbon fibre wraps', Canada (2001) [E1]
2000 Masia MJ, Melchers RE, Kleeman PW, 'A probabilistic model for the prediction of cracking in masonry structures', Proceedings of the 12th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference, Madrid, Spain (2000) [E2]
Co-authors Rob Melchers
2000 Totoev YZ, Masia MJ, 'Modelling of the deformations imposed on masonry walls by reactive soils', Proceedings of the 12th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference, Madrid, Spain (2000) [E2]
Co-authors Yuri Totoev
1999 Masia MJ, Totoev YZ, Kleeman PW, 'Modelling reactive soil movements for the study of cracking in masonry structures', Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Sydney, Australia (1999) [E1]
Co-authors Yuri Totoev
1998 Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, 'A numerical model for cracking in masonry for use in reliability modelling', 8th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Jasper, Alberta, May 31-June 3, 1998, Jasper, Alberta (1998) [E2]
1998 Masia MJ, Kleeman PW, Page AW, 'Serviceability Design for Masonry Structures Subjected to Foundation Movements', Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Masonry Conference, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia (1998) [E1]
Co-authors Adrian Page
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 35
Total funding $1,518,859

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


20184 grants / $538,061

Stochastic Hazard Assessment of Unreinforced Masonry Wall Systems$477,131

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mark Stewart, Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1700145
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Characterise the pre- and post-peak strength and failure mechanisms for a new mine support product$27,315

Funding body: Strata Linings Pty Ltd

Funding body Strata Linings Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800541
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Characterise the pre- and post-peak strength and failure mechanisms for a new mine support product$27,315

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800584
Type Of Funding C2110 - Aust Commonwealth - Own Purpose
Category 2110
UON Y

Stratabag System - Structural assessment of the new project$6,300

Funding body: Mining Projects Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Mining Projects Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800394
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

20177 grants / $107,610

KF210 Composite Slab - Structural assessment of the new product$37,870

Funding body: Bluescope Building Components

Funding body Bluescope Building Components
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701044
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Small Research Consultancy$33,400

Funding body: Brickworks Building Products

Funding body Brickworks Building Products
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700930
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Modular walling system - Structural assessment of the new product$11,800

Funding body: Ultimate Housing Solutions Pty Ltd

Funding body Ultimate Housing Solutions Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700811
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Mortar Additive Methyl 1 - Assessment of the new product$9,050

Funding body: Helitec Structural Services

Funding body Helitec Structural Services
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700808
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Strength assessment of the historical masonry - ATP Locomotive Warehouse$7,460

Funding body: BCRC (Building & Construction Research & Consultancy)

Funding body BCRC (Building & Construction Research & Consultancy)
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701314
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Citygreen’s Stratacell Modules - Structural assessment of the new product $6,820

Funding body: Citygreen

Funding body Citygreen
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700812
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Citygreen's Stratacell Modules - Structural assessment of the new product$1,210

Funding body: Citygreen

Funding body Citygreen
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701313
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

20168 grants / $159,180

Safeguarding Australia's heritage masonry buildings from earthquake attack$100,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia, Professor Michael Griffith, Associate Professor Jason Ingham
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1600483
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Structural assessment of single point anchor devices$23,100

Funding body: Safety Link

Funding body Safety Link
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601077
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Structural assessment of the new product: Aluminum Baguette Facade Element (2)$17,320

Funding body: Brickworks Building Products

Funding body Brickworks Building Products
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601229
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Determination of the shear strength of termite barrier$5,760

Funding body: FMC Australiasia

Funding body FMC Australiasia
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601114
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Christ Church Cathedral Tower Remediation Project$5,700

Funding body: Christ Church Cathedral

Funding body Christ Church Cathedral
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601074
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Hold-down bracket for scaffold boards testing$3,200

Funding body: Mahtech Industries Pty Ltd

Funding body Mahtech Industries Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601058
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Structural assessment of Strata Worldwide's concrete blocks$2,100

Funding body: Strata Worldwide Australia

Funding body Strata Worldwide Australia
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601184
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Structural assessment of new product: Carbon Fibre Wheel Support Stands$2,000

Funding body: UME Components

Funding body UME Components
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1700729
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

20151 grants / $4,500

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia, Dr Nebojsa Mojsilovic
Scheme International Research Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401304
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $5,960

2013 International Visitor - Bosiljkov$5,960

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia, Associate Professor Vlatko Bosiljkov
Scheme DVCR International Visitor Support
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301111
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $90,000

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Michael Griffith, Associate Professor Mark Masia, Associate Professor Jason Ingham, Emeritus Professor Adrian Page, Associate Professor Guido Magenes
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1101162
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20111 grants / $15,000

Emerging Research Leaders Program 2011$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Emerging Research Leaders Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101209
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $326,242

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia, Emeritus Professor Adrian Page, Professor Michael Griffith, Associate Professor Jason Ingham
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0188305
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,700

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187575
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20064 grants / $116,193

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding 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 Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2009
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 Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0186954
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Scheme Independent Investigator Project Grant Scheme (IIP11)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186831
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $129,537

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia, Dr Chengqing Wu
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0185013
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20042 grants / $11,827

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183390
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184169
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $2,400

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182667
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20022 grants / $10,649

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182532
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Mark Masia
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182050
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed5
Current8

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Predicting Masonry Brick-Veneer and Cavity Brick Wall Tie Corrosion PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Masonry Veneer and Cavity Wall Behavior Subjected to Lateral Out-of-plane loading PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Development of confined Semi-Interlocking Masonry System for Improved Earthquake Performance PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD The influence of structural retrofitting on the seismic behaviour of unreinforced masonry buildings PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Safeguarding Australia¿s Heritage Masonry Buildings from Earthquake Attack PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Out-of-Plane Behaviour of Semi-Interlocking Masonry Infill Panels PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Modelling of Semi Interlocking Masonry Based on Observed Behaviour PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Seismic Assessment of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings with Perforated Shear Walls PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Spatial Variability and Stochastic Strength Prediction of Unreinforced Masonry Walls Subjected to Out-Of-Plane Bending PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Earthquake Protection of Masonry Shear Walls Using Fibre Reinforced Polymer Strengthening PhD (Civil Eng), 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 M Philosophy (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD In-plane Shear Behaviour of Unreinforced Masonry Panels Strengthened with Fibre Reinforced Polymer Strips PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD A Study of Two-Way Bending in Unreinforced Masonry PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Mark Masia

Position

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

Focus area

Civil Engineering

Contact Details

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

Office

Room EA115
Building Engineering A
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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