Publications

This page provides selected publications relevant to this research area. The university maintains an online database of research publications called IRIS which may be searched for a more complete list.

Books

Blockley D I and Godfrey P (2000),  Doing it Differently, Thomas Telford.

Blockley D I (Ed.) (1992), Engineering Safety, McGraw Hill.

Blockley D I (1980), The Nature of Structural Design and Safety, Elsevier.

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Chapters in Books

Blockley D I, Sanchez-Silva M, Taylor C A (1995) "Evaluation of Earthquake Induced Failure of Buildings in Buenaventura, Columbia". Chapter 12, Design and construction of buildings and structures to withstand earthquake. IDNDR/ODA. Thomas Telford. London.

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Journal Papers

This is only a selection of papers:

Hall JW, Lee EM, Meadowcraft IC, 'Risk based benefit assessment of coastal cliff recession', ICE/IAHR J. Water and Maritime Engineering, Vol 142 (Sept 2000), 127-139.

Agarwal, J., Blockley,D.I. and Woodman,N.J. (in press) Vulnerability of 3D Trusses, Journal of Structural Safety.

Blockley,D.I. and Heslop S.E. (2001) Managing Vulnerability and Risk for Sustainability, Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 18, 61-86.

Agarwal, J., Blockley,D.I. and Woodman,N.J. (2001) Vulnerability of Systems, Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 18, 141-165.

Lu Z, Yu Y, Blockley D I, Woodman N J (1999) Vulnerability of Structures, Structural Engineer, 77, 17-24.

Agarwal, J., Blockley,D.I. and Woodman,N.J. (1998) Safety of Non-linear Dynamic Structural Systems, Journal of Structural Engineering.

Agarwal, J., Blockley,D.I. and Woodman,N.J. (1997) Qualitative Analysis of Non-linear Dynamical Systems, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 145,135-145.

Agarwal, J., Blockley,D.I. and Woodman,N.J. (1997) Structural Dynamic Analysis using the Interacting Objects Process Model, Advances in Engineering Software, 28, 293-301.

Agarwal, J., Blockley,D.I. and Woodman,N.J. (1997) Structural Dynamic Analysis on a Connection Machine, Computers and Structures, 63, 1229-1242.

Sanchez-Silva M, Taylor C A, Blockley D I (1996) "Uncertainty Modelling of Earthquake Hazards". Journal of Microcomputers in Civil Engineering. Vol. 11, No 1.

Chandra S, Blockley D I (1995) "Cognitive and Computer Models of Physical Systems", International Journal Human - Computer Studies. No 43 Pages 539 - 559.

Dester W S, Blockley D I (1995) "Safety - Behaviour and Culture in Construction". Engineering Construction and Architectural Management. Volume 2, No 1, March 1995.

Blockley D I (1995) "Computers in Engineering Risk and Hazard Management". Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering. Vol 2, No 2. Pages 67 - 94.

Dias P, Blockley D I (1994) "The Integration of Product and Process Models for Design", J Design Studies Vol 15 No 4 October, 417-432.

Dester W S, Blockley D I (1994) "Hazard Engineering", J Structural Safety. Vol. 16, Nos 1 + 2. Pages 3 - 12.

Dias P, Blockley D I (1994) "Reflective Practice in Engineering Design", Proc ICE.

Blockley D I (1993) 'Structural Failure and Hazard Engineering', Structural Engineering International, Vol 3 No 4, pp 253-257.

Chandra S, Blockley D I, Woodman N J (1993) "Qualitative Querying of Physical Process Simulations", Civ. Eng. Systems, Vol 10, 225-242.

Comerford J B, Blockley D I (1993) "Managing Safety through Dependability", Int J Struct. Safety, Vol 12, No 1, April, 21-33.

Wu X, Blockley D I, Woodman N J (1993) "Vulnerability of Structural Systems, Part 1: Rings and Clusters", J Civ Eng Systems Vol 10, pp 301-317.

Wu X, Blockley D I, Woodman N J (1993) "Vulnerability of Structural Systems, Part 2: Failure Scenarios", J Civ Eng Systems, Vol 10, pp 319-333.

Chandra S, Blockley D I, Woodman N J (1993) "An Object Oriented Structure for Transient Dynamics on Concurrent Computers", Computers and Structures Vol 51 No 4, 437-452.

Blockley D I (1993) "Structural Failure and Hazard Engineering". Structural Engineering International. 4/93. - Report. Pages 253 - 257.

Blockley D I (1992) "Engineering from Reflective Practice", Research in Engineering Design, 4:13-22.

Blockley D I (1992) "Uncertainty Analysis in Structural Engineering", Anal. Acad. Nac.Cs.Ex.Fis.Nat., Buenos Aires, tomo 44, 105-108.

Chandra S, Blockley D I, Woodman N J (1992) "An Interacting Objects Process Model", Computing Systems in Engineering, Vol 3, No 6, 661-670.

Turner B A, Pidgeon N F, Blockley D I (1991) "The Use of Grounded Theory for Conceptual Analysis in Knowledge Elicitation", Int. J. Man-Machine Studies, 35, 151-173.

Cui W C, Blockley D I (1991) "On the Bounds for Structural System Reliability", Int. J. Structural Safety, Vol 9, No 4, June, 247-259.

Oliphant J, Blockley D I (1991) "Knowledge Based System Advisor on the Selection of Earth Retaining Structures", Computers and Structures, 41(1), 173-183.

Cui W C, Blockley D I (1990) "Interval Probability Theory for Evidential Support", Int. J. Intelligent Systems Vol 5 Part 2, June 183-192.

Cui W C, Blockley D I (1990) "Decision Making with Fuzzy Quadratic Programming", J Civ. Eng. Systems, Vol 7, No 3 Sept, 140-147.

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Conference Papers

These are some of the conference publications:

Agarwal J, Blockley D.I. and Woodman N.J., 1997, Impact of Chaotic Motions on Structural Safety Assessment, 7th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, Kyoto, Japan.

Agarwal J, Blockley D.I. and Woodman N.J., 1997, Improving Systems’ Dependability, In : Advances in Safety and Reliability, Proc. of ESREL’97, Lisbon, pp 2329-2337.

Sanchez-Silva M, Taylor C A, Blockley D I, 1995 "Hazard Management of Projects in an Earthquake." Seventh Internationaal Conference in Applications of Statististics and Probability in Civil Engineering. Paris, France. 10 - 13 July.

Agarwal J, Blockley D I, Woodman N, 1995 "Limit State Safety of Chaotic Structural Systems." Seventh Internationaal Conference in Applications of Statististics and Probability in Civil Engineering. Paris, France. 10 - 13 July.

Blockley D I, 1995. "Process Re-engineering for Safety". Risk Management in Civil, Mechanical and Structural Engineering Conference. (Organised by ICE/HSE).

Sanchez-Silva M, Taylor C A, Blockley D I, 1995 "Towards an integrated model for siesmic zonation". Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Siesmic Zonation. Nice, France. October.

Sanchez-Silva M, Taylor C A, Blockley D I, 1994 "Evaluation of Proneness to Failure of a Building in an Earthquake". Fifth US National Conf Earthquake Eng, July 10-14, Chicago, 427-436.

Sanchez-Silva M, Taylor C A, Blockley D I, 1994 "Proneness to Failure of Buildings in Earthquakes: a Systems Approach", 11th European Conf on Earthquake Eng, Vienna, August.

Stone, J R, 1994 Dependability through auditing. Proceedings of PSAM II. International Association of Safety Assessment and Management (IPSAM) Conference. San Diego.

Blockley D I, 1993 "Structural Integrity and Uncertainty", Invited Lecture Health & Safety Executive Civil/Struct Eng Disc Conf, 25-27 May.

Hashimoto M, Blockley D I, Woodman N J, 1993 "Structural Vulnerability Theory", ICOSSAR '93, Innsbruck, August.

Stone J R, Blockley D I, 1993 "Hazard Engineering", ICOSSAR '93, Innsbruck, August.

Platt D G, Blockley D I, 1993 "An Integrated Process Support Environment for the Management of Civil Engineering Design", SERC N&N Conf, May.

Blockley D I, 1993 "Uncertain Ground: On Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering," ICE Conf Risk and Reliability in Geotechnics, London, Nov

Stone J R, Blockley D I 1993 "Hazard Engineering and the Management of Risk", Proc ISUMA'93, Univ Maryland, IEEE Comp Soc Press, 180-185.

Platt D G, Blockley D I, 1993 "Process Modelling in Civil Engineering Design", SERC Int Conf. Informing Technologies for Construction, Brunel, Sept.

Pidgeon N F, Turner B A, Blockley D I, 1993 "Dealing with Large Scale Hazards and Risks", British Assoc Advancement of Science, Keele, Sept.

Blockley D I, 1993 'Quality and Hazard Engineering', 12th Annual Conf British Health and Safety Soc, Safety Culture and the Management of Risk, Birmingham.

Blockley D I , 1992 "Risk Analysis of Old Mine Workings", In Hudson R (Ed), Comprehensive Rock Engineering, Vol 2, Pergamon Press, pp761-777.

Blockley D I, 1992 "Structural Failure and Reflective Practice", 2nd Int. Conf. Lessons from Structural Failures, Prague, Sept.

Blockley D I, 1992 "Hazard Management and Safety Culture", In Parker D J, Handmer J (Eds) Integrated Emergency Management: British and International Perspectives, James and James, London.

Comerford J B, Davis J P, Blockley D I, 1991 "The Interpretation of Pile Integrity Tests through Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems, Proc ICE, Part 1, Vol 90, Feb, 189-204.

Pidgeon N F, Turner B A, Blockley D I, Toft B, 1991 "Corporate Safety Culture: Improving the Management Contribution to System Reliability", in Reliability '91, (Ed. Matthews R H), Elsevier, 682-690.

Turner B A, Pidgeon N F, Blockley D I, 1990 "Safety and Risk Management as a Strategic Issue for Enterprise Management", Int. Conf. Enterprise Management, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, May.

Stone J R, Pilsworth B W, Blockley D I, 1990 "Managing Risk in Civil Engineering by Machine Learning", IEE Prof Group C4(AI)/BCS Spec. Group in Expert Systems,Digest No 1990/117, Colloquium on Machine Learning, June, London.

Stone J R, Pilsworth B W, Blockley D I, 1990 "Managing Uncertainty in Machine Learning from Civil Engineering Failures", Proc. Int. Symp. Uncertainty Modelling and Analysis, University of Maryland USA, Dec.

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PhD Theses

Lu Z 1998 Structural Vulnerability Analysis
Yu Y 1997 Analysis of Structural Vulnerability
Paiva A 1995 A Framework for the Evaluation of Quality of Dwellings
Sanchez-Silva M 1995 A Systems Approach to Proneness to Failure
Agarwal J 1994 An Interacting Objects Process Model for Nonlinear Dynamics
Platt D G 1994 Process Modelling and Process Support Environments for Design Management
Hashimoto M 1994 Vulnerability and Reliability of Structural Systems
Vann A M 1994 Intelligent Monitoring of Civil Engineering Systems
Dester W S 1993 The Development of a Structure for the Design of Hazard Audits
Chandra S 1992 Knowledge Based Physical Physical Process Modeling and Explanation
Wu X 1991 Vulnerability Analysis of Structural Systems
Cui W 1990 Uncertainty Analysis in Structural Safety Assessment
Martin J H 1990 Inferring Large Dam Behaviour from Measurements and Uncertain, Qualitative Knowledge
Stone J R 1989 Expert System Learning from Structural Failures
Comerford J B 1989 The use of knowledge based systems in interpretations of measurements

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