Doctor Olivia Mirza

Doctor Olivia Mirza

ACA - PG Fire Safety Engineering,
Engineering and Construction Management

Associate Professor,
Engineering and Construction Management

Biography

Olivia Mirza is a senior lecturer in School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics. She is also Academic Course Advisor for Postgraduate Fire Safety Engineering and Building Surveying Program. Dr Mirza’s PhD research is mostly concentrated on the behaviour and design of shear connectors on composite steel and concrete structures. The issues emphasised in her research are looking at the effects of steel fibres as a strengthening system in composite steel-concrete beams, the effects of elevated temperatures on the behaviour of headed stud shear connectors for composite steel-concrete beams, the long term effects on the behaviour of the composite steel-concrete beams, the effects of strain regimes on the behaviour of the composite steel-concrete beams, the effects of the combination of axial tension and shear loading on the behaviour of composite steel-concrete beams. Furthermore, Olivia is also interested in looking at the flush end plate for beam-column connection using blind bolt under both static and seismic loading. She is also interested in looking at the use of innovative anchors for the achievement of composite action for rehabilitating existing and deployment in deconstructible and sustainability of composite steel-concrete structures. In order to advance her research and contribute to engineering community, Olivia also working closely with industry partners (AJAX Fastener, One Steel, Bluescope and VSL prestressed) and government department (RMS formerly known as RTA and RailCorp). 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Mirza.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BEng University of New South Wales

Professional Memberships

  • Member IEAust (2014 - 2015)
  • Member, Steel Institute of Australia (2014 - 2019)
  • Member, Concrete Institute of Australia (2013 - 2017)
  • Member, National Precast Construction Australia (2015 - 2017)

Interests

  • Composite Steel-Concrete Structures
  • Concrete Structures
  • Fire Engineering
  • Fire Engineering Principle
  • Fire Technology Principle

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Engineering and Construction Management
  • Engineering and Construction Management

Contact

Email: O.Mirza@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 402
Mobile:
Location: Y.3.57
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300513 Engineering Software Applications, 2014
  • 300712 Fire Technology Principles, 2014
  • 300948 Fire Technology and Engineering Principles, 2014
  • 300736 Concrete Structures (UG), 2015
  • 301002 Specialised Software Applications, 2015
  • 300709 Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics), 2015

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Liyanapathirana, S. and Mirza, O. (2019), 'Blended learning in engineering education : students' and lecturers' perceptions and achieving learning outcomes', Blended Learning in Engineering Education: Recent Developments in Curriculum, Assessment and Practice, CRC Press 9781138056220.

Journal Articles

  • Mirza, O., Shill, S. and Johnston, J. (2019), 'Performance of precast prestressed steel-concrete composite panels under static loadings to replace the timber transoms for railway bridge', Structures, vol 19 , pp 30 - 40.
  • Senaratne, S., Mirza, O., Lambrousis, G. and Fernandez-Soncini, A. (2018), 'Structural applicability of steel fibre-recycled aggregate concrete in construction', Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, vol 16, no 6 , pp 959 - 972.
  • Johnston, J., Mirza, O., Kemp, M. and Gates, T. (2018), 'Flexural behaviour of alternate transom using composite fibre pultruded sections', Engineering Failure Analysis, vol 94 , pp 47 - 68.
  • Ramesh, R., Mirza, O. and Kang, W. (2018), '[In Press] Mechanical properties of steel fiber reinforced recycled aggregate concrete', Structural Concrete, .
  • Krezo, S., Mirza, O., Kaewunruen, S. and Sussman, J. (2018), 'Evaluation of CO2 emissions from railway resurfacing maintenance activities', Transportation Research. Part D: Transport and Environment, vol 65 , pp 458 - 465.
  • Nguyen, X., Nguyen, Q., Le, D. and Mirza, O. (2017), 'Experimental study on seismic performance of new RCS connection', Structures, vol 9 , pp 53 - 62.
  • Henderson, I., Zhu, X., Uy, B. and Mirza, O. (2017), 'Dynamic behaviour of steel-concrete composite beams retrofitted with various bolted shear connectors', Engineering Structures, vol 131 , pp 115 - 135.
  • Mirza, O., Shill, S., Mashiri, F. and Schroot, D. (2017), 'Behaviour of retrofitted steel structures using cost effective retrofitting techniques', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 131 , pp 38 - 50.
  • Sae Siew, J., Mirza, O. and Kaewunruen, S. (2017), 'Torsional effect on track-support structures of railway turnouts crossing impact', Journal of Transportation Engineering. Part A: Systems, vol 143, no 2 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Agheshlui, H., Goldsworthy, H., Gad, E. and Mirza, O. (2017), 'Anchored blind bolted composite connection to a concrete filled steel tubular column', Steel and Composite Structures, vol 23, no 1 , pp 115 - 130.
  • Senaratne, S., Lambrousis, G., Mirza, O., Tam, V. and Kang, W. (2017), 'Recycled concrete in structural applications for sustainable construction practices in Australia', Procedia Engineering, vol 180 , pp 751 - 758.
  • Kang, W., Ramesh, R., Mirza, O., Senaratne, S., Tam, V. and Wigg, D. (2017), 'Reliability based design of RC beams with recycled aggregate and steel fibres', Structures, vol 11 , pp 135 - 145.
  • Ramesh, R., Mirza, O. and Kang, W. (2017), 'HLRF-BFGS-based algorithm for inverse reliability analysis', Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol 2017 .
  • Taghavipour, S., Kharkovsky, S., Kang, W., Samali, B. and Mirza, O. (2017), 'Detection and monitoring of flexural cracks in reinforced concrete beams using mounted smart aggregate transducers', Smart Materials and Structures, vol 26, no 10 .
  • Kaewunruen, S. and Mirza, O. (2017), 'Hybrid discrete element : finite element simulation for railway bridge-track interaction', IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol 251 .
  • Krezo, S., Mirza, O., He, Y., Makim, P. and Kaewunruen, S. (2016), 'Field investigation and parametric study of greenhouse gas emissions from railway plain-line renewals', Transportation Research. Part D: Transport and Environment, vol 42 , pp 77 - 90.
  • Mirza, O., Kaewunruen, S., Dinh, C. and Pervanic, E. (2016), 'Numerical investigation into thermal load responses of railway transom bridge', Engineering Failure Analysis, vol 60 , pp 280 - 295.
  • Senaratne, S., Gerace, D., Mirza, O., Tam, V. and Kang, W. (2016), 'The costs and benefits of combining recycled aggregate with steel fibres as a sustainable, structural material', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 112, no 4 , pp 2318 - 2327.
  • Mirza, O., Kaewunruen, S. and Galia, D. (2016), 'Seismic vulnerbility analysis of Bankstown's West Terrace railway bridge', Structural Engineering and Mechanics, vol 57, no 3 , pp 569 - 585.
  • Pathirana, I., Uy, B., Mirza, O. and Zhu, X. (2016), 'Flexural behaviour of composite steel-concrete beams utilising blind bolt shear connectors', Engineering Structures, vol 114 , pp 181 - 194.
  • Pathirana, I., Uy, B., Mirza, O. and Zhu, X. (2016), 'Bolted and welded connectors for the rehabilitation of composite beams', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 125 , pp 61 - 73.
  • Mirza, O., Kaewunruen, S., Kwok, K. and Griffin, D. (2016), 'Design and modelling of pre-cast steel-concrete composites for resilient railway track slabs', Steel and Composite Structures, vol 22, no 3 , pp 537 - 565.
  • Griffin, D., Mirza, O., Kwok, K. and Kaewunruen, S. (2015), 'Finite element modelling of modular precast composites for railway track support structure : a battle to save Sydney Harbour Bridge', Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, vol 16, no 2 , pp 150 - 168.
  • Ban, H., Uy, B., Pathirana, I., Henderson, I., Mirza, O. and Zhu, X. (2015), 'Time-dependent behaviour of composite beams with blind bolts under sustained loads', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 112 , pp 196 - 207.
  • Sae Siew, J., Mirza, O. and Kaewunruen, S. (2015), 'Nonlinear finite element modelling of railway turnout system considering bearer/sleeper-ballast interaction', Journal of Structures, vol 2015 .
  • Pathirana, I., Uy, B., Mirza, O. and Zhu, X. (2015), 'Strengthening of existing composite steel-concrete beams utilising bolted shear connectors and welded studs', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 114 , pp 417 - 430.
  • Rana, M., Uy, B. and Mirza, O. (2015), 'Experimental and numerical study of the bond-slip relationship for post-tensioned composite slabs', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 114 , pp 362 - 379.
  • Henderson, I., Zhu, X., Uy, B. and Mirza, O. (2015), 'Dynamic behaviour of steel-concrete composite beams with different types of shear connectors. Part II: Modelling and comparison', Engineering Structures, vol 103 , pp 308 - 317.
  • Henderson, I., Zhu, X., Uy, B. and Mirza, O. (2015), 'Dynamic behaviour of steel-concrete composite beams with different types of shear connectors. Part I: Experimental study', Engineering Structures, vol 103 , pp 298 - 307.
  • Rana, M., Uy, B. and Mirza, O. (2015), 'Experimental and numerical study of end anchorage in composite slabs', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 115 , pp 372 - 386.
  • Griffin, D., Mirza, O., Kwok, K. and Kaewunruen, S. (2014), 'Composite slabs for railway construction and maintenance : a mechanistic review', IES Journal. Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering, vol 7, no 4 , pp 243 - 262.
  • Zhu, X., Hao, H., Uy, B., Xia, Y. and Mirza, O. (2012), 'Dynamic assessment of shear connection conditions in slab-girder bridges by Kullback-Leibler distance', Advances in Structural Engineering, vol 15, no 5 , pp 771 - 780.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2012), 'Experimental study of short- and long-term behaviour of composite steel-concrete slab', Concrete In Australia, vol 38, no 4 , pp 41 - 49.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2011), 'Behaviour of composite beam-column flush end-plate connections subjected to low-probability, high-consequence loading', Engineering Structures, vol 33, no 2 , pp 647 - 662.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2010), 'Effects of strain regimes on the behaviour of headed stud shear connectors for composite steel-concrete beams', International Journal of Advanced Steel Construction, vol 6, no 1 , pp 635 - 661.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2010), 'Finite element model for the long-term behaviour of composite steel-concrete push tests', Steel and Composite Structures, vol 10, no 1 , pp 45 - 67.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2010), 'Effects of the Combination of Axial and Shear Loading on the Behaviour of Headed Stud Steel Anchors', Engineering Structures, An International Journal, vol 32, no 1 , pp 93 - 105.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2009), 'Behaviour of headed stud shear connectors for composite steel-concrete beams at elevated temperatures', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 65, no 3 , pp 662 - 674.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2009), 'Effects Of Steel Fibre Reinforcement On The Behaviour Of Headed Stud Shear Connectors For Composite Steel-Concrete Beams', Advanced Steel Construction, vol 5, no 1 , pp 72 - 95.

Conference Papers

  • Ramesh, R., Kang, W., Mirza, O., Wigg, D., Senaratne, S. and Tam, V. (2018), 'Design equations for steel fibre reinforced recycled aggregate concrete beams based on material and member level testing', International Conference on Steel, Space and Composite Structures , Perth, W.A..
  • Wang, Y., Kaewunruen, S., Theofanous, M. and Mirza, O. (2018), '3D numerical simulations for response and performance prediction of railway composite track slabs under derailments', International Conference on Rail Transportation, Chengdu, China.
  • Singh, B., Tan, E., Pan, Z., Mirza, O. and Yu, X. (2018), 'Integration of green concrete in steel-concrete composite beams', International Conference on Engineering Research and Practice for Steel Construction, Hong Kong, China.
  • Singh, B., Tan, E., Pan, Z., Mirza, O. and Boncato, J. (2018), 'Experimental study of steel-concrete composite beams comprised of fly ash based geopolymer concrete', International Conference on Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures, Valencia, Spain.
  • Singh, B., Tan, E., Pan, Z., Mirza, O. and Mamo, Y. (2018), 'Experimental analysis of composite push test integrating geopolymer concrete', International Conference on Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures , Valencia, Spain.
  • Failey, F., Dutt, R., Mirza, O. and Hassan, M. (2017), 'Experimental study of cold-formed steel section for wall panel', International Conference on Engineering Research and Practice, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Dutt, R., Failey, F., Mirza, O. and Hassan, M. (2017), 'Parametric investigation of cold-formed steel section for wall panel', International Conference on Engineering Research and Practice, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Senaratne, S., Mirza, O. and Dekruif, T. (2017), 'Comparison of sustainable materials for railway track support systems : a literature review', World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Mamo, Y., Tan, E., Pan, Z., Mirza, O. and Singh, B. (2017), 'Experimental study on the behaviour of headed stud shear connectors for composite steel-concrete beams incorporating geopolymer concrete', International Conference on Structural Engineering Research, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Singh, B., Pan, Z., Tan, E., Mirza, O. and Mamo, Y. (2017), 'Effect of seasonal weather on the properties of geopolymer mortar', International Conference on Structural Engineering Research, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Ramesh, R., Kang, W., Mirza, O., Wigg, D., Senaratne, S. and Tam, V. (2017), 'Test-aided calibrations for design of steel fibre reinforced recycled aggregate concrete beams', International Conference on Structural Engineering Research, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Mirza, O., Hassan, M., Pham, T., Assaf, E. and Stanshall, G. (2017), 'The effect of wheel loading on a railway bridge', Australian Small Bridges Conference, Surfers Paradise, Qld..
  • Hosseini, S., Mirza, O. and Mashiri, F. (2017), 'Behaviour of shear connectors for sustainable construction under static loading', International Conference on Structural Engineering Research , Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Henderson, I., Uy, B., Zhu, X. and Mirza, O. (2016), 'Environmental factors affecting the dynamic response of composite steel-concrete beams', International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete , Palm Cove, Qld..
  • Mirza, O., Wilkins, K., Tao, Z. and Uy, B. (2016), 'The effect of carbon nanotubes on the headed stud shear connectors for composite steel-concrete beams under elevated temperatures', International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete, Palm Cove, Qld..
  • Pathirana, S., Uy, B., Mirza, O. and Zhu, X. (2016), 'Numerical study on the behaviour of composite steel-concrete beams utilising innovative blind bolts', International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete, Palm Cove, Qld..
  • Rana, M., Uy, B. and Mirza, O. (2016), 'A push test study on the behavior of post-tensioned composite steel-concrete slabs', International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete, Palm Cove, Qld..
  • Krezo, S., Mirza, O., He, Y. and Kaewunruen, S. (2016), 'Bootstrap statistical analysis of GHG emission from railway maintenance and renewal projects', International Conference on Railway Technology, Sardinia, Italy.
  • Senaratne, S., Lambrousis, G., Mirza, O., Tam, V. and Kang, W. (2016), 'Sustainable construction practices with recycled aggregate concrete : recycled facilities perspectives', International Conference on Innovative Production and Construction, Perth, W.A..
  • Zhu, X., Uy, B., Mirza, O., Henderson, I. and Pathirana, I. (2016), 'Smart rehabilitation of composite structures using innovative bolted shear connectors', International Symposium on Structural Engineering, Beijing, China.
  • Liyanapathirana, S. and Mirza, O. (2016), 'Blended learning in engineering education : students' and lecturers' perceptions and achieving learning outcomes', International Conference on Engineering Education and Research, Parramatta, N.S.W..
  • Mirza, O., Mashiri, F. and Schroot, D. (2016), 'Performance of retrofitted steel structures subjected to fatigue loading', International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Mirza, O., Wigg, D., Kang, W., Senaratne, S., Tam, V. and Ramesh, R. (2015), 'Experimental study on recycled concrete with steel fibers as a sustainable building material', International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Mirza, O., Mashiri, F., Canuto, C. and Lam, D. (2015), 'Post fire behaviour of innovative shear connection for composite steel-concrete structures', International Conference on Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures, Beijing, China.
  • Nguyen, Q., Nguyen, X., Le, D. and Mirza, O. (2015), 'Experimental investigation on seismic response of exterior RCS beam-column connection', International Conference on Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures, Beijing, China.
  • Kaewunruen, S., Krezo, S., Mirza, O., He, Y. and Sussman, J. (2015), 'Achieving carbon efficiency in construction & maintenance of railway turnouts, crossovers and diamonds', National Convention on Civil Engineering , Pattaya, Thailand.
  • Kaewunruen, S., Griffin, D., Mirza, O. and Kwok, K. (2015), 'Resilience-based design of precast steel-concrete composites for railway track slabs', Railway Engineering Conference , Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Krezo, S., Mirza, O., He, Y., Kaewunruen, S. and Sussman, J. (2014), 'Carbon emissions analysis of rail resurfacing work : a case study and practical guidelines', International Conference on Railway Technology, Ajaccio, France.
  • Tam, V., Mirza, O., Senaratne, S. and Kang, W. (2014), 'Sustainable structural material combining recycled aggegate and steel fibres', World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Hassan, M., Tao, Z., Mirza, O., Song, T. and Han, L. (2014), 'Finite element analysis of steel beam-CFST column joints with blind bolts', Australasian Structural Engineering Conference, Auckland, N.Z..
  • Mclister, B., Tan, E. and Mirza, O. (2014), 'Behaviour of headed shear studs in lightweight aggregate concrete under elevated temperatures', European Conference on Steel Structures, Naples, Italy.
  • Pathirana, I., Uy, B., Mirza, O. and Zhu, X. (2014), 'Retrofitting of existing steel-concrete beams using innovative blind bolts', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Byron Bay, N.S.W..
  • Henderson, I., Uy, B., Zhu, X. and Mirza, O. (2014), 'The effect of retrofitted shear connection systems on the dynamic response of composite concrete steel beams', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Byron Bay, N.S.W..
  • Mirza, O., Mashiri, F., Dawson, M., Pohl, A. and Uy, B. (2014), 'Fatigue behaviour of partial and full length transverse stiffeners', European Conference on Steel Structures, Naples, Italy.
  • Mirza, O., Taing, J., Satukitkosol, A., Yalda, A. and Kukla, K. (2014), 'The effect of cutting techniques on material properties of pre-stressed bars', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials , Byron Bay, N.S.W..
  • Wilkins, K., Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2013), 'Behaviour of composite steel-concrete beams under elevated temperatures', From materials to structures : advancement through innovation, proceedings of the 21st Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACSM 22, Sydney, Australia, 11-14 December 2012, Sydney, Australia.
  • Tam, V., Mirza, O., Senaratne, S., Kang, W. and Kotrayothar, D. (2013), 'Shrinkage development of recycled aggregate concrete and future directions of using steel fibers as a reliable and cost-effective option', Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Tam, V., Mirza, O., Senaratne, S., Kang, W. and Kotrayothar, D. (2013), 'Recycled aggregate concrete : strength development and future perspectives on steel fibers and cost-benefit analysis', International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Uy, B., Zhu, X., Mirza, O., Henderson, I. and Pathirana, I. (2013), 'Smart rehabilitation of steel-concrete composite structures for enhanced structural health monitoring', International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Hong Kong, China.
  • Mirza, O. and Wilkins, K. (2013), 'Behaviour of the headed stud shear connectors on composite steel-concrete beams under elevated temperatures utilising carbon nanotube', International Conference on Applications of Structural Fire Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Henderson, I., Zhu, X., Uy, B. and Mirza, O. (2012), 'Dynamic assessment of composite structures with different types of shear connection systems', International Conference on Advances in Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, Singapore.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2012), 'Finite element modelling of beam-to-column flush end plate connections utilising blind bolts', Tubular Structures XIV: Proceedings of the 14th Internatinal Symposium on Tubular Structures, London, UK, 12-14 September 2012, London, UK.
  • Pathirana, I., Mirza, O., Uy, B. and Zhu, X. (2012), 'Experimental study on the behaviour of composite steel-concrete beams utilising innovative blind bolts', International Conference on Advances in Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, Singapore.
  • Zhu, X., Uy, B., Mirza, O. and Hao, H. (2011), 'Condition assessment of composite structures using dynamic measurements', The 14th Asia-Pacific Vibration Conference, Hong Kong.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2011), 'Behaviour and Strength of Shear Connectors Utilising Blind Bolting for Composite Steel-Concrete Beams', Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM'11), Seoul, Korea.
  • Mirza, O., Uy, B. and Krezo, S. (2011), 'Experimental studies on the behaviour of headed stud shear connectors for composite steel-concrete beams under elevated temperatures', International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Mirza, O., Zhu, X. and Uy, B. (2011), 'Condition assessment and strengthening of shear connection systems for composite bridges', Austroads Bridges Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2010), 'Finite Element Analysis of the Behaviour of Composite Beam-Column Connections subjected to Seismic Loading', The Structures Congress and NASCC Steel Conference, Orlando, Florida USA.
  • Mirza, O., Uy, B. and Ha, L. (2010), 'Time Dependent Analysis for Composite Steel-Concrete Beams with Innovative Deep Trapezoidal Decks', 4th International Conference on Steel and Composite Structure, Sydney.
  • Mirza, O., Uy, B. and Patel, N. (2010), 'Behaviour and Strength of Shear Connectors Utilising Blind Bolting', 4th International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, Sydney.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2010), 'Experimental Studies of Behaviour of Composite Beam-Column Flush End Plate Connections Subjected to Seismic Loading', International Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures (SDSS2010), Rio, Brazil.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2010), 'Numerical Modelling and Parametric Studies of Shear Connectors using Blind Bolting', Ninth Pacific Structural Steel Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2010), 'Numerical medelling of short and long term behaviour of headed stud shear connector in composite steel-concrete beams', 21st Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2009), 'Effect of Combination Axial and Shear Loading on the Shear Connection of Composite Steel-Concrete Beams', ASCCS'2009 Ninth International Conference on Steel-Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, Leeds, UK.
  • Mirza, O., Uy, B., Maenpaaa, D. and Chalhoub, P. (2009), 'Experimental Behaviour of Composite Beam-Column Flush End Plate Connections Subjected To Low Probability, High Consequence Loading,', SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE BEHAVIOUR OF STEEL STRUCTURES IN SEISMIC AREAS, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2008), 'Behaviour and design of stud shear connectors in composite steel-concrete beams', The 20th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures of Materials, Toowoomba, Australia.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2008), 'Finite element analysis of push tests under elevated temperatures', Australasian Structural Engineering Conference, ASEC2008, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2008), 'Effect of strain profiles on the behaviour of shear connectors for composite steel-concrete beams', Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete VI, Colorado.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2007), 'Effect of steel fibre reinforcement on the shear connection of composite steel-concrete beams', 3rd International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (ICSC07), Manchester, UK.
  • Mirza, O. and Uy, B. (2007), 'Finite Element Model for Creep Analysis of Composite Steel-concrete Push Test', Proceeding of the Fifth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Singapore.

Olivia is currently involved in:

1. Behaviour of shear connection on composite steel and concrete structures

2. Recycled Aggregate with steel fibres for composite steel and concrete structures

3. Retrofitting and rehabilitation of bridge design

4. Behaviour of pre-stressed bars

5. The effect of fire on structures

This information has been contributed by Doctor Mirza.

Current Projects

Title: ARC Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Rail Track Infrastructure [via Uni Wollongong]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Elasto Plastic Concrete Pty Ltd
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Olivia Mirza
Years: 2017-06-01 - 2021-05-31
ID: P00023806

Previous Projects

Title: Fatigue Behaviour of Retrofitted Steel Structures using Innovative Materials
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Fidelis Mashiri, Xinqun Zhu and Olivia Mirza
Years: 2013-12-09 - 2016-06-30
ID: P00021816
Title: Development of efficient, robust and architecturally-flexible structural systems using innovative blind-bolted connections [via Uni Melb]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Olivia Mirza
Years: 2013-09-09 - 2013-12-13
ID: P00021952
Title: Behaviour of headed stud shear connectors on composite steel-concrete beam at elevated temperatures
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Olivia Mirza
Years: 2009-09-22 - 2010-09-21
ID: P00017372
Title: The use of innovative anchors for the achievement of composite action for rehabilitating existing and deployment of demountable steel structures (via UNSW)
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Xinqun Zhu and Olivia Mirza
Years: 2011-01-01 - 2014-06-30
ID: P00018317
Title: High Capacity Testing Machine for Prototype Structures
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Yang Xiang, Fidelis Mashiri, Vivian Tam, Xinqun Zhu, Zhong Tao and Olivia Mirza
Years: 2009-09-22 - 2010-09-21
ID: P00017351
Title: Behavour and Design of Composite Steel-Concrete Beams with Different Degrees of Shear Connections when subjected to Fire
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Zhong Tao and Olivia Mirza
Years: 2011-06-29 - 2012-06-28
ID: P00020281

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