School of Civil Engineering

Journal publications

  • R. Emberley, C. Gorska Putynska, A. Bolanos, A. Lucherini, A. Solarte, D. Soriguer, M. Gutierrez Gonzalez, K. Humphreys, J.P. Hidalgo, C. Maluk, A. Law, and J.L. Torero. (2017) Description of Small and Large-Scale CLT Fire Tests, Fire Safety Journal, doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.024 [link]

  • C. Maluk, B. Linnan, A. Wong, J.P. Hidalgo, J.L. Torero, C. Abecassis-Empis, and A. Cowlard. (2017) Energy distribution analysis in full-scale open floor plan enclosures, Fire Safety Journal, doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.04.004 [link]

  • R. Emberley, T. Do, J. Yim, and J.L. Torero. (2017) Critical heat flux and mass loss rate for extinction of flaming combustion of timber, Fire Safety Journal,  doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.008 [link]

  • J.P. Hidalgo, A. Cowlard, C. Abecassis-Empis, C. Maluk, A.H. Majdalani, S. Kharmann, R. Hilditch, M. Krajcovic, and J.L. Torero, An experimental study of full-scale open floor plan enclosure fires. Fire Safety Journal, vol. 89, pp. 22-40, doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.02.002. [link]

  • R. Emberley, A. Inghelbrecht, Z. Yu, and J.L. Torero. (2017) Self-extinction of timber. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 36, pp. 3055–3062, doi:10.1016/j.proci.2016.07.077. [link]

  • L. Yermán, H. Wall, and J.L. Torero. (2016) Experimental investigation on the destruction rates of organic waste with high moisture content by means of self-sustained smouldering combustion. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol.36(3), pp. 4419-4426, doi:10.1016/j.proci.2016.07.052. [link]

  • L. Yerman, D. Cormier, I. Fabris, J. Carrascal, J.L. Torero, J.I. Gerhard, and Y.-L. Cheng. (2016) Potential bio-oil production from smouldering combustion of faeces. Waste and Biomass Valorization, vol.8(2), pp. 329-338, doi:10.1007/s12649-016-9586-1. [link]

  • L. Yerman, H. Wall, J.L. Torero, J.I. Gerhard, and Y.-L Cheng. (2016) Smoldering combustion as a treatment technology for feces: sensitivity to key parameters. Combustion Science and Technology, vol.188(6), pp. 968-981, doi:10.1080/00102202.2015.1136299. [link]

  • L. Yerman, R.M. Hadden, J. Carrascal, I. Fabris, D. Cormier, J.L. Torero, J.I. Gerhard, M. Krajcovic, P. Pironi, and Y.-L Cheng. (2015) Smouldering combustion as a treatment technology for faeces: Exploring the parameter space. Fuel, vol.147, pp. 108-116, doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2015.01.055. [link]

  • T. Shaw, T. Gibson, J. Karlovsek, R. Emberley, and J.L. Torero. (2016) Experimental evaluation of the heat flux induced by tunnel fires. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, vol. 60, pp. 49-55, doi:10.1016/j.tust.2016.07.015. [link]

  • V. Dao, J.L. Torero, L. O'Moore, C. Maluk, and L. Bisby. (2015) Fire performance of concrete using novel fire testing, Concrete in Australia, vol. 42(1), pp. 58-29. [link]

 

Conference publications

  • R. Emberley, C. Gorska Putynska, A. Bolanos, A. Lucherini, A. Solarte, D. Soriguer, M. Gutierrez Gonzalez, K. Humphreys, J.P. Hidalgo, C. Maluk, A. Law, and J.L. Torero. (2017) Description of Small and Large-Scale CLT Fire Tests, 12th International Association for Fire Safety Science Symposium, 12 - 16 June, Lund, Sweden.

  • C. Maluk, B. Linnan, A. Wong, J.P. Hidalgo, J.L. Torero, C. Abecassis-Empis, and A. Cowlard, Energy distribution analysis in full-scale open floor plan enclosures, 12th International Association for Fire Safety Science Symposium, 12 - 16 June, Lund, Sweden.

  • R. Emberley, T. Do, J. Yim, J.L. Torero, Critical heat flux and mass loss rate for extinction of flaming combustion of timber, 12th International Association for Fire Safety Science Symposium, 12 - 16 June, Lund, Sweden.

  • C. Gorska, J.P. Hidalgo, and J.L. Torero. (2017) An experimental study of medium-scale compartment fire tests with exposed cross laminated timber, 2nd International Fire Safety Symposium, 7 - 9 June, Naples, Italy.

  • A. Lucherini, and C. Maluk. (2017) Novel test methods for studying the fire performance of thin intumescent coatings2nd International Fire Safety Symposium, 7 - 9 June, Naples, Italy.

  • R. Emberley, J. Carrascal, A. Law, A. Nicolaidis, A. Lawton, M. Conway, J.L. Torero. (2017) A Comparison of Perceived and Measured Visibility in a Smoke Filled Corridor, 2nd International Fire Safety Symposium,  7 - 9 June, Naples, Italy.

  • C. Gorska Putynska, A. Law, and J.L. Torero. (2016). An Investigation into the Effect of Exposed Timber on Thermal Load, 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, 6 - 9 December, Perth, Australia. [link]

  • R. Emberley, A. Nicolaidis, D. Fernando, and J.L. Torero. (2016) Changing Failure Modes of Cross-Laminated Timber, 9th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF), 8 - 10 June, Princeton Nj, USA [link]

  • G.M. Soret, J. Tonino, M. Aitchison, and  J.L. Torero. (2015) Towards optimizing thermal performance of prefabricated houses in Australian climates, 3rd Annual International Conference Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2015), Proceedings vol. 1, pp. 186-193, Singapore [link]

  • R. Emberley, and J.L. Torero. (2015) Cross-Laminated timber failure modes for fire conditions, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015), Brisbane, Australia, doi:10.14264/uql.2016.403. [link]

  • R. Emberley, A. Inghelbrecht, N. Doyle, and J.L. Torero. (2015) Components and Consequences of Cross-Laminated Timber Delamination, Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, 5 - 7 October, Tsukuba. [link

  • N. Doyle, R. Emberley, and J.L. Torero. (2015) Fire Behavior of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Slabs: Two-way Action, Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, 5 - 7  October, Tsukuba. [link]

 

PhD Thesis publications

  • G. Soret (2018). Building Design Optimization: Integration of Thermal and Fire Performance. [link]

  • R.L. Emberley (2016). Fundamentals for the Fire Design of Cross Laminated Timber Buildings. [link]

 

BE-ME Thesis publications

  • A. Browning (2018). The Effect of Fuel Load Nature on the Self-Extinction of Mass Timber.
  • B. Garvery (2018). Experimental study on the interaction of cladding materials in the fire performance of facades.
  • T. Goode (2018). Characterisation of the 'Malveira Fire Test.
  • S. Roopra (2018). A composite FRP-Glulam beam with enhanced fire performance – Effects of depth.
  • T. Thorne (2018). Mechanisms of Fire-Induced Concrete Spalling.
  • A. Wong (2018). Biomimetic Approach to Timber and Treatments for Fire Performance.
  • T. MacDonald (2017). Fire Exposure of Façades in Cross-Laminated Timber Buildings.
  • J. Madden (2017). Mechanical Properties of Bamboo at Elevated Temperatures.
  • J. Ogilvie (2017). Fire Performance of ACP Panels.
  • J. Segall-Brown (2017). Behaviour of intumescent coatings under a range of fire conditions.
  • L. Thomson (2017). Design Fires for Large Artificial Christmas Trees.
  • H. Wall (2017). Proof-Of-Concept For A Fire Safe Timber-FRP Composite Load-Bearing System.
  • N. White (2017). An Analysis of the Energy Distribution within Open-Plan Compartment Fire.

 

BEng Thesis publications

  • B. Linnan (2016). Distribution of Energy in Large Compartment Fires. [link]

 

IMFSE Thesis publications

  • P. Vacca (2017). Optimised fire safe and energy efficient design of insulated assemblies using a multi-criteria approach. [link]
  • N. Abusamha (2017). Effectivneess of Activation for Thin Intumescent Coatings. [link]
  • D. Van den Broecke (2016). Study on the Effectiveness of Sprinklers in Tunnels. [link]
  • R. Shilpakar (2016). Heat-Induced Delamination of Laminated Timber. [link]
  • Z. Yu. (2015). Energy Balance and Self-Extinction under Steady State of Heat Transfer in Cross-laminated Timber. [link]
  • A. Inghelbrecht (2014). Evaluation of the burning behaviour of wood products in the context of structural fire design. [link]