Papers

Last updated: 31 August 2015  
There are over 90 papers written or co-authored by Professor Stephen Emery.  This page provides access to those papers which are underlined.  They are typically in Adobe Acrobat format.  Click on the paper to open or download it. The very latest papers and those "in press" are usually not available here until they have been published or presented, so they are not linked yet (i.e. the first few papers in the list below).

If you are thinking of writing a paper yourself, here are some wise words from Dr O.G. Ingles to use in judging its likely merit
      "A paper worthy of publication should present either (1) new data (2) new data interpretation 
       (3) new hypothesis or theory, or else (4) refutation of previous work".  

Writing a paper is something that is not usually remunerated:  “All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.” Aristotle
And when it comes to presenting it, here is a short article on 'death by Powerpoint' which looks at some presentation woes; click here but before you do that, TURN OFF the default of PowerPoint to automatically adjust the font size of your body text on each slide depending on the amount of text. This can create unreadably small slides and has put most Office 2010/2013 users behind even those very aging Office 95 users when it comes to creating presentations.
 To disable this feature:

  1. On the File menu, click Options then Proofing.
  2. Click the AutoCorrect button.
  3. Under AutoFormat As You Type, select or clear the AutoFit title text and body text to placeholder check boxes.
Emery S and Mihaljevic, I (in press) Design of high performance asphalt for airports. 16th AAPA International Flexible Pavements Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Sept.
Emery S, Man I and Mihaljevic, I (in press) Modified binder for airport asphalt. 16th AAPA International Flexible Pavements Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Sept.
Horak, E., Emery, SJ. and Maina, JW. (2015) Review of the FWD benchmark analysis on roads and runways. 11th Conf. Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa, Sun City, South Africa, Aug.
Emery S, Hefer, A and Horak E. (2015) Roughness of Runways and Significance of Appropriate Specifications and Measurement. 11th Conf. Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa, Sun City, South Africa, Aug.
Horak E, Emery S and Walker B. (2015) Rut potential determination of marginal asphalt with low traffic volumes on a regional airport in Southern Africa. 11th Conf. Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa, Sun City, South Africa, Aug.
Horak E, Emery S, Hefer A, Lacante S and Agema, P. (2015) Fast track planning and design and build of a new runway at Mthatha airport. 11th Conf. Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa, Sun City, South Africa, Aug.
Emery, S. (2015). Pavements and surfacings on WA airports. Australian Geomechanics, Vol. 50, No 1. March.
Chakrabati S, Emery S and Ellis S. (2015) Assessment of shift factor for predicting asphalt performance on Western Australia local roads. Australian Geomechanics, Vol. 50, No 1. March.
Cocks, G, Keeley, R., Leek, C., Foley, P., Bond, TG., Cray, A., Paige-Green, P., Emery, S., Clayton, R., McInnes, D. and Marchant, L. (2015) The use of naturally occurring materials for pavements in Western Australia. Australian Geomechanics, Vol. 50, No 1. March.
Horak, E., Hefer, A., Maina, J. and Emery, S. (2014) Structural number determined with the falling weight deflectometer and used as benchmark methodology. International Conference on Civil Engineering, Energy and Environment CEEE. Hongkong.
Horak, E, Emery S and Venter, K (2014) Practical Guideline For Trench Reinstatements In The Road Reserve. Southern African Transport Conference. 7-11 July, Pretoria
Emery S, Norheim, A, and Mihaljevic, I (2011) Slippery asphalt runways after rejuvenation. Airfield Pavements Seminar, XXIVth World Road Congress, Mexico City, 28-29 Sept
Horak E, Emery S and Mihaljevic, I (2011) Balancing asphalt rut resistance with durability and safety requirements on runway rehabilitations. Airfield Pavements Seminar, XXIVth World Road Congress, Mexico City, 28-29 Sept
Horak E, Emery S and Walker H (2011) Novel measures to attenuate aggressive salt migration and crystallization on a Namibian airport runway project. 10th Conf. Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa, Drakensberg, South Africa
Horak E, Olivier P, Emery S and Pretorius P (2011) Early identification of durability and stripping issues in asphalt bases and surfacings. 10th Conf. Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa, Drakensberg, South Africa
Fulton, N.L., Westcott, M., Emery, S., (2011), "Influences of communication structural complexity on operational safety in regional airspace design", Safety Science, 49, (8-9) pp 1099-1109, October.
Olivier, P., Emery, S., Horak, E. and Pretorius, P. (2010) Holistic pavement management - experiences with performance based pavement management in Australia and South Africa. 4th SARF/IRF Regional Conference for Africa, Cape Town, 11-14 October.
Horak E and Emery S (2010) A case study: Forensic investigation to determine the reasons for premature failure in an asphalt surface layer.  Road Materials and Pavement Design Vol.11 Issue 3/2010. pre-print version
Horak E, Emery S and Morton, B (2010) Roughening up a wet pavement surface! 4th SARF/IRF Regional Conference for Africa. Somerset West, South Africa. 11–13 Oct
Fulton, N, Westcott, M and Emery, S. (2009). Simulating radio communication complexity in regional airspace design  18th World IMACS/MODSIM Congress, Cairns, 13-17 July 2009
Horak, E., Maina, JW., Emery, SJ. and Walker, B (2009) Mechanistic modelling of potential interlayer slip at base sub-base level. Eight International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, railways, and Airfields, June 29 to July 2, 2009, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign   pre-print version
Horak, E., Maina, JW. and Emery, S. (2009)  A case study: quantification and modelling of asphalt overlay delamination on an airport pavement. Eight International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways, and Airfields, June 29 to July 2, 2009, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
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Horak, E and Emery, S (2009) Evaluation of airport pavements with FWD deflection bowl parameter benchmarking methodology. 2nd European Airport Pavement Workshop, 13-14 May 2009, Amsterdam.
Emery, S (2009) Risk analysis study on the need for a runway surface friction layer. 2nd European Airport Pavement Workshop, 13-14 May 2009, Amsterdam.
Fulton, N, Westcott, M and Emery, S. (2009). Decision Support for Risk Assessment of Mid-air Collisions via Population-based Measures. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 43 pp 150-169.
Horak, E and  Emery, S (2008) Using Falling Weight Deflectometer Readings to Conduct Structural Benchmarking of Airport Pavement Structures. Innovative Pavement Management Systems Summit 2008, 8-9 Oct, Singapore
Horak, E and  Emery, S (2008) Making the Connection Between Low Budgets and Pavement Maintenance Needs for Small Regional Airports In Southern Africa. Innovative Pavement Management Systems Summit 2008, 8-9 Oct, Singapore
Emery, S and Mihaljevic, I (2008) Accelerated Load Testing of Asphalt Mix Designs for Heavy Duty Pavements in Hot Climates. 23rd ARRB Conference, Adelaide 29 July-1 Aug, 2008
Emery, S (2008) Seals for Heavy Duty Airport Pavements. 1st International Sprayed Sealing Conference. Adelaide, 27-28 July 2008
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Olaru, D and Emery, S (2007) Simulation and GA-optimisation for modelling the operation of airport passenger terminals. 29th Conference of Australian Institutes of Transport Research, Adelaide
EMERY, S, COCKS, G and KEELEY, R (2007) Selection and Use of Locally Available Pavement Materials for Low Volume Roads in Western Australia . 9th International Conf. Low Volume Roads, Austin Transportation Research Record No.1989, Vol.2, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., pp 194-200
HORAK, E and EMERY, S J (2006) Falling Weight Deflectometer Bowl Parameters as Analysis Tool for Pavement Structural Evaluations. 22nd ARRB Conference, 29 Oct-2 Nov 2006, Canberra
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HORAK, E and EMERY, S J (2006) Determining the Effect of Super Fine Tillite Filler in an Asphalt Layer. 3rd International Road Federation/South African Road Federation Conf. 11-13 Sept 2006, Durban.
EMERY, S J (2005)  Bituminous Surfacings for Pavements on Australian Airports. 24th Australia Airports Association Convention, Hobart
EMERY, S J (2005) Asphalt on Australian Airports. Australia Asphalt Paving Association Pavement Industry Conference, Surfers Paradise, Queensland

EMERY S.J., O’CONNELL J. and WHITE L. (2004) Monitoring Bitumen Quality from Refinery to Pavement. 8th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Sun City, South Africa

HORAK E., EMERY, S.J, AMOD, S., WEIDEMANN, J and JOUBERT, I (2004) Transformation Of A Provincial Routine Road Maintenance Unit In South Africa. 8th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Sun City, South Africa

EMERY, S J, MASTERSON, S and CAPLEHORN, M W (2003) Sand-Clay Pindan Material In Pavements As A Structural Layer. 21st ARRB and 11th REAAA conference, May 2003, Cairns
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JONES, D, and EMERY, S.J. (2003) The development of a research protocol and fit-for-purpose certification for road additives. 21st ARRB and 11th REAAA conference, May 2003, Cairns
EMERY, S.J. and CORET, S. (2001) Current practice for the construction of hot mix asphalt surfacings by hand. WORK2001 Conference. Johannesburg
LIEUW KIE SONG, M and EMERY, S.J. (2001) Preliminary development of slag as a stabilised material for labour intensive construction of roads. WORK2001 Conference. Johannesburg.
LIEUW KIE SONG, M, EMERY S.J. and BENN, M (2001) Alkali Activation of Milled Slag and its Implications for the use of Un-Milled Slag as a Road Stabiliser. Annual Transportation Convention, Pretoria.

HORAK, E, EMERY, S.J and AGAIENZ, A (2001) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for road infrastructure asset management by a roads agency in a large local authority. Annual Transportation Convention, Pretoria

EMERY S.J (2000) Implications of Long Term Road Maintenance Contracts for the Asphalt Industry. 1st Conf. World of Asphalt Pavements, Sydney.
EMERY S.J (2000) Improved Construction Practices: Pavement Performance Evaluation as an Input to Stochastic Asset Management. 1st Conf. World of Asphalt Pavements, Sydney.
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HORAK, E and EMERY S.J (2000) Implementation Of Partnering In Road Construction. 1st Conf. World of Asphalt Pavements, Sydney.
EMERY S J, HORAK E, OLIVIER P, RHODE A, VAN WIJK A J (1999) Re-engineering the delivery of laboratory services in the asphalt road sector. 7th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Victoria Falls, Zimbabawe
EMERY, S J and O’CONNELL, J (1999) Computer-Based Expert System for Troubleshooting Emulsion Manufacture. 7th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Victoria Falls, Zimbabawe
EMERY, S J and O’CONNELL, J (1999) Development of a High Performance SBS Modified Binder for Production. 7th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Victoria Falls, Zimbabawe
EMERY, S J, VAN ZYL, G and ESSMAN, J (1999) Management Of Resurfacing And Routine Surfacing Maintenance In Small Communities. 7th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Victoria Falls, Zimbabawe
WALSTRAND, J L, O’CONNELL, J and EMERY, S J (1999) Reverse Engineering a Bleeding Seal in the Laboratory. 7th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Victoria Falls, Zimbabawe
EMERY, S.J. and O'CONNELL, J. (1997) Bitumen emulsion uses in road works in southern Africa. 2nd World Conference on Emulsions, Bordeaux.
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WEINMANN, N and EMERY, S.J. (1997) Engineering the properties of spray bitumens for labour enhanced construction. South African Transport Conference, Johannesburg.
EMERY S.J (1996) Large Aggregate Mixes In Bases. Institute of Quarrying 27th AGM Conference, Durban.
EMERY S.J (1995) Large Aggregate Mixes for Bases and Granular Emulsion Stabilised Mixtures., 10th Industry Conf., Aust. Asphalt Paving Assoc., Adelaide.
EMERY S.J (1995) South African Asphalt Initiatives. Keynote Address, 10th Industry Conf., Aust. Asphalt Paving Assoc., Adelaide.
EMERY, S.J., CRONJE, P.G. and NYASULU, G. (1995) Development of emerging contractors through franchising. Joint IRF/SARF Conference, Midrand.
PHILLIPS, S.D., MCCUTCHEON R.T., EMERY S.J., LITTLE, R. AND KWESIGA M.R. (1995) Technical analysis of the employment creation potential of a National Public Works Programme. Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers, Vol 37, No. 3, 3rd quarter 1995, pp18-24.
WOLFF, H., EMERY, S.J, VAN ZYL, G.D and PAIGE-GREEN, P. (1995) A design catalogue for low volume roads developed for South African conditions. 6th Int. Conf. on Low Volume Roads, Minneapolis.
ALLI, N. and EMERY, S.J (1994) Community participation in development projects. 6th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Cape Town
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EMERY S.J and VOS, R.M (1994) Practical implementation of a technology transfer system for asphalt practitioners. 9th Int Conf., Aust. Asphalt Paving Assoc., Brisbane.
EMERY, S.J and HENDRICKS, P. (1994) State of asphalt tertiary education in southern Africa. 6th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Cape Town
EMERY, S.J, ALLI, N. and VELDMAN, B.H.W. (1994) Labour based construction of bitumen surfacings by small contractors. 6th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Cape Town
EMERY, S.J, and ZACHARIAS, M.P. (1994) Temperature susceptibility of South African bitumens. 6th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Cape Town
EMERY, S.J, VAN ZYL, G.D. and VOS, R.M. (1994) Bituminous surfacings for low volume roads in developing areas. 6th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Cape Town
ZACHARIAS, M.P. and EMERY, S.J (1994) Application of the Brookfield Viscometer test method in South African road grade bitumen specification. 6th Conf. Asphalt Pavements Southern Africa, Cape Town
ALLI, N., EMERY, S.J. MCCUTCHEON, R.T., and VELDMAN, B. (1993) Methods and procedures: labour enhanced construction for bituminous surfacings. South African Bitumen and Tar Association Manual 12, SABITA, Cape Town
EMERY, S.J (1993) Weatherproof roads: a pavement class between gravel and paved roads. Session 2B, Ann. Transp. Con., Pretoria
EMERY, S.J and PRATT, P.M (1993) Geotextile reinforced bituminous surfacing for developing areas. Session 2B, Ann. Transp. Con., Pretoria
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EMERY, S.J, AND VOS, R. (1993) Bituminous surfacings for low volume urban roads in developing areas. XII World Int. Road Federation Meeting, Madrid
EMERY, S.J. AND CAPLEHORN, M. W. (1993) Use of surface treatments on runways for RPT jet aircraft. Conf. Airport Pavement Innovations, Am. Soc. Civil Eng., Vicksburg
EMERY, S.J. and VAN ZYL, G.D. (1993) Guidelines for upgrading of low volume roads. South African Roads Board, Chapters 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Report PR 92/466/002, Pretoria
EMERY, S.J. and VELDMAN, B. (1993) Labour enhanced construction for bituminous surfacings. South African Bitumen and Tar Association Manual 11, SABITA, Cape Town
EMERY, S.J., PAIGE-GREEN, P., SAMPSON, L.R. and VAN ZYL, G.D. (1993) Towards appropriate standards for rural roads: discussion document. Chapters 2, 5, 6, 7, 8. South African Roads Board, Report PR 92/466/001, Pretoria
JONES, D, EMERY, S.J and VAN ZYL, G.D. (1993) An integrated environmental procedure for roads. Session 1A, Ann. Transp. Con., Pretoria
WOLFF, H., VAN ZYL, G.D, PAIGE-GREEN, P. and EMERY, S.J. (1993) The development of a structural design catalogue for low volume roads. Session 4C, Ann. Transp. Con., Pretoria
EMERY, S.J, VAN HUYSSTEEN, S. and SAMPSON, L. (1992) Recommendations on the suitability and use of appropriate surfacings for temporary deviations. Ann. Transp. Conf., Pretoria.
EMERY, S.J, VAN ZYL, G.D., VAN HUYSSTEEN, S. and SAMPSON, L. (1992) Performance limits for bituminous surfacings on low volume roads. Annual Transportation Conference 1992, Pretoria.
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EMERY, S.J, VOS, R. and VAN HUYSSTEEN, S. (1992) Economic justification for surfacing existing and new roads. Annual Transportation Conference 1992, Pretoria.
EMERY, S.J., VAN HUYSSTEEN, S., and VAN ZYL, G. (1992) Appropriate standards for bituminous surfacings. South African Bitumen and Tar Association Manual 10, SABITA, Cape Town
EMERY, S.J., GROENEWALD, M., and VAN HUYSSTEEN, S. (1991) Bituminous surfacings for temporary deviations. South African Bitumen and Tar Association Manual 9, SABITA, Cape Town
EMERY, S.J., VAN HUYSSTEEN, S., and VAN ZYL, G. SURF Economic warrants for surfacing roads. (1991) South African Bitumen and Tar Association Manual 7, SABITA, Cape Town
PAIGE-GREEN, P, JONES, D, and EMERY, S.J. (1991) Roads and environment - compromise or conflict. South African Conf. Environmental Management, Cape Town.
EMERY, S.J. (1990) Case study on the theory, practice and implementation of a business plan. MBA thesis, Graduate School of Business, Univ. Western Australia.
EMERY, S.J. (1988) The prediction of moisture content in untreated pavement layers and an application to design in southern Africa. Division of Roads and Transport Technology, Bulletin 20, CSIR Research Report 644.
EMERY, S.J. (1987) Unsoaked CBR design to reduce the cost of roads. Annual Transportation Conference 1987, Pretoria    summarised here
EMERY, S.J. and PETERSEN, T. (1987) Accelerated load testing for Derby airport runway. Institution of Engineers Aviation Symposium, Canberra
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EMERY, S.J., St JACK, K. and BONE, G.R. (1987) Management of aerodromes under local ownership. Institution of Engineers Conference on Local Government Engineering, Perth
EMERY, S.J. (1986) A new minimum width for the design of shoulders of sealed roads. Annual Transportation Conference, Pretoria  Abstract  The background is summarised here  
EMERY, S.J. (1985) Prediction of moisture content for use in pavement design. PhD thesis, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.    summarised here  
SAMPSON, L.R., EMERY, S.J. and ROSE, D. (1985) An investigation into premature pavement distress in the Cape Province. Annual Transportation Conference 1985, Pretoria
EMERY, S.J. (1984) Prediction of pavement moisture content in southern Africa. Eight Reg. Conf. Africa Soil Mech. Fndn. Engng., Harare, vol 1, pp239-251    summarised here
WITTSTOCK, G.H., EMERY, S.J. and SAVAGE, J. (1984) Towards the standardisation of geotextile test methods and parameters in South Africa. Civil Engineering Contractor, October, Johannesburg

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