Associate Professor Mario Attard
Honorary Associate Professor

Associate Professor Mario Attard

BE PhD MHEd

Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Honorary Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research interests

  • Finite Strain Isotropic and Anisotropic Hyperelastic Modeling

  •  Modelling of Biological Material

  • Plasticity Modelling of Confined Concrete

  • Fracture in Concrete and Masonry

  • Crack Propagation due to Creep

  • Ductility of High Strength Concrete Columns

  • In-Plane Buckling of Gas Pipelines

  • Lateral Buckling of Variable Section Thin-Walled Beams

Phone
TBA
Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 7, TBA Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Kim MY; Jung MR; Attard MM, 2019, 'Unstrained length-based methods determining an optimized initial shape of 3-dimensional self-anchored suspension bridges', Computers and Structures, vol. 217, pp. 18 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2019.03.008
    Journal articles | 2019
    Piscesa B; Attard MM; Prasetya D; Samani AK, 2019, 'Modeling cover spalling behavior in high strength reinforced concrete columns using a plasticity-fracture model', Engineering Structures, vol. 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109336
    Journal articles | 2018
    Piscesa B; Attard MM; Samani AK, 2018, '3D Finite element modeling of circular reinforced concrete columns confined with FRP using a plasticity based formulation', Composite Structures, vol. 194, pp. 478 - 493, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.04.039
    Journal articles | 2016
    Piscesa B; Attard MM; Khajeh Samani , 2016, 'A lateral strain plasticity model for FRP confined concrete', Composite Structures, vol. 158, pp. 160 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.09.028
    Journal articles | 2016
    Piscesa B; Attard MM; Khajeh Samani A; Tangaramvong S, 2016, 'Plasticity constitutive model for stress-strain relationship of confined concrete', ACI Structural Journal, vol. 114, pp. 361 - 371, http://dx.doi.org/10.14359/51689428
    Journal articles | 2015
    Samani AK; Attard MM; Foster SJ, 2015, 'Ductility in concentrically loaded reinforced concrete columns', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 16, pp. 237 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13287982.2015.1092688
    Journal articles | 2014
    Jung MR; Shin SU; Attard MM; Kim MY, 2014, 'Deflection Theory for Self-anchored Suspension Bridges under Live Loads', Journal of Bridge Engineering, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000687
    Journal articles | 2012
    Khajeh Samani A; Attard MM, 2012, 'A Stress-Strain Model for Uniaxial and Confined Concrete under Compression', Engineering Structures, vol. 41, pp. 335 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.03.027
    Journal articles | 2011
    Erkmen RE; Attard MM, 2011, 'Lateral-torsional buckling analysis of thin-walled beams including shear and pre-buckling deformation effects', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, vol. 53, pp. 918 - 925, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2011.08.006
    Journal articles | 2009
    Chaimoon K; Attard MM, 2009, 'Experimental and numerical investigation of masonry under three-point bending (in-plane)', Engineering Structures, vol. 31, pp. 103 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2008.07.018
    Journal articles | 2008
    Attard MM; Hunt GW, 2008, 'Column Buckling with Shear Deformations - A Hyperelastic Formulation', International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 45, pp. 4322 - 4339, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2008.03.018
    Journal articles | 2008
    Attard MM; Hunt GW, 2008, 'Sandwich Column Buckling - A Hyperelastic Formulation', International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 45, pp. 5540 - 5555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2008.05.022
    Journal articles | 2008
    Attard MM; Lee JS; Kim MY, 2008, 'Dynamic stability of shear-flexible beck’s columns based on Engesser’s and Haringx’s buckling theories', Computers and Structures, vol. 86, pp. 2042 - 2055, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2008.04.012
    Journal articles | 2007
    Attard MM; Nappi A; Tin-Loi F, 2007, 'Modeling Fracture in Masonry', Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 133, pp. 1385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2007)133:10(1385)
    Journal articles | 2007
    Chaimoon K; Attard MM, 2007, 'Modeling of unreinforced masonry walls under shear and compression', Engineering Structures, vol. 29, pp. 2056 - 2068, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2006.10.019
    Journal articles | 2007
    Chaimoon K; Attard MM; Tin-Loi F, 2007, 'Crack propagation due to time-dependent creep in quasi-brittle materials under sustained loading', Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 197, pp. 1938 - 1952, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2007.12.005
    Journal articles | 2004
    Attard MM; Hunt GW, 2004, 'Hyperelastic Constitutive Modeling Under Finite Strain', International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 41, pp. 5327 - 5350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2004.03.016
    Journal articles | 2003
    Attard MM, 2003, 'Finite Strain - Isotropic Hyperelasticity', International Journal Of Solids and Structures, vol. 40, pp. 4353 - 4378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-7683(03)00217-8
    Journal articles | 2002
    Ghazi M; Attard MM; Foster SJ, 2002, 'Modelling triaxial compression using the Microplane formulation for low confinement', Computers and Structures, vol. 80, pp. 919 - 934, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0045-7949(02)00057-3
    Journal articles | 2001
    Foster SJ; Attard MM, 2001, 'Strength and ductility of fiber-reinforced high-strength concrete columns', Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 127, pp. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2001)127:1(28)
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Piscesa B; Attard MM; Samani AK, 2017, 'Three-dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Circular Reinforced Concrete Column Confined with FRP using Plasticity Model', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 847 - 856, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.377
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Piscesa B; Attard MM; Suprobo P; Samani AK, 2017, 'Investigation on the fiber based approach to estimate the axial load carrying capacity of the circular concrete filled steel tube (CFST)', in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/267/1/012017
    Reports | 2003
    Attard MM, 2003, Finite Strain - Beam Theory, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-7683(03)00216-6
    Reports | 1998
    Ronagh HR; Bradford MA; Attard MM, 1998, Nonlinear analysis of thin-walled members of variable cross-section 1: theory, UNICIV R-369, UNSW, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0045-7949(99)00223-0
    Reports | 1998
    Ronagh HR; Bradford MA; Attard MM, 1998, Nonlinear analysis of thin-walled members of varibale cross-section 2: application, UNICIV R-370, UNSW, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0045-7949(99)00224-2

R W Chapman Medal, October 1997, paper “A Rectangular Stress Block for High Strength Concrete based on Probabilistic Analysis".

Vice Chancellor Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009.

Nonlinear structural mechanics, buckling, confinement in concrete, ductility in structures, hyperelastic constitutive modelling, finite strain mechanics, biological material modelling.

My Teaching

Mechanics of Solids; Design of Prestressed Concrete; Design of Timber Structures;