Publications

My Google scholar profile may be found here. Unavailable articles can be requested by contacting me. I only list published proceedings below. Papers submitted or in the progress of finalizing are not included within these lists.

open access samples

Journal paper contributions

  • Gales, J., Robertson, L., and Bisby, L. (2016) Creep of Prestressing Steels in Fire. Fire and Materials. 40, 875–895. [open access version][PDF].
  • Gales, J., Hartin, K., and Bisby, L. (2016) Structural Fire Performance of Contemporary Post-tensioned Concrete Construction. SpringerBriefs in Fire. 91 pp (compilation of five short papers). [PDF]
    • Introduction to Contemporary Post-tensioned Concrete and Fire
    • Contemporary Post-tensioned Concrete Construction
    • Structural Fire Test Research Programmes for Post-tensioned Concrete
    • Localized Heating of Post-tensioned Concrete Slabs Research Program
    • Recommendations for Advancing the Fire Safe Design of Post-tensioned Concrete
  • Gales, J., Parker, T., Cree, D., and Green, M. (2016) Fire Performance of Sustainable Recycled Concrete Aggregates: Mechanical Properties at Elevated Temperatures and Current Research Needs. Fire Technology. 52(3), 817–845. [open access version][PDF]
  • Gales, J. (2014) Travelling Fires and the St. Lawrence Burns Project. Fire Technology. 50(6): 1535-1543. [open access version] [PDF]
  • Bisby, L., Gales, J., and Maluk, C. (2013) A Contemporary Review of Large-scale Non Standard Structural Fire Testing. Fire Science Reviews. 2(1): 27 pp. [open access version] [PDF]
  • Gales, J., Bisby, L., and Stratford, T. (2012) New Parameters to Describe High Temperature Deformation of Prestressing Steel Determined using Digital Image Correlation. Structural Engineering International. 22(4): 476-486. [open access version][PDF]
  • Gales, J., Bisby, L., and Gillie, M. (2011) Unbonded Post Tensioned Concrete in Fire: A Review of Data from Furnace Tests and Real Fires. Fire Safety Journal. 46(4):151-163. [open access version][PDF]
  • Gales, J., Bisby, L., and Gillie, M. (2011) Unbonded Post Tensioned Concrete Slabs in Fire – Part I – Experimental Response of Unbonded Tendons under Transient Localized Heating. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering. 2(3):139-154. [open access version] [PDF]
  • Gales, J., Bisby, L., and Gillie, M. (2011) Unbonded Post Tensioned Concrete Slabs in Fire – Part II – Modelling Tendon Response and the Consequences of Localized Heating. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering. 2(3):155-172. [open access version] [PDF]
  • Gales, J., Bisby, L., MacDougall, C., and MacLean, K. (2009) Transient high-temperature stress relaxation of prestressing tendons in unbonded construction. Fire Safety Journal. 44(4):570-579. [open access version] [PDF]

Conference paper contributions

*-denotes presenter

  • Jeanneret, C*., Smith, M., and Gales, J. (September 2017) Fire Safety Research towards Enabling Timber Structures in Canada. Applications of Structural Fire Engineering. Manchester, UK. 10pp.
  • Nicoletta, B*., Woods, J., Gales, J., and Fam, A. (7 -9 June 2017) Performance of Gfrp stay-in- place Formwork for Bridge Decks after Real and Simulated Fire Damage. Second International Fire Safety Symposium. 2017 IFireSS conference. Naples, Italy. Won Best Paper. [open access]
  • Woods, J.,  Mazur, N*., and Gales, J*. (4- 7 June 2017) Teaching the Fundamentals of Civil Engineering Materials through Experiential Learning. 8th Canadian Engineering Education Association’s Annual Conference., Toronto, Canada. 10 pp. [open access]
  • Smith, M*., and Gales, J. (1-3 June 2017) Enabling operational resilience through performance-based fire design. 6th International Structural Specialty Conference at CSCE Annual Conference., Vancouver Canada, 10 pp. Accepted and In press.
  • Gales, J., and Li, M*. (1-3 June 2017) Developing Reclaimed Concrete Cement for Structural Grade Sustainable Concretes. 6th International Structural Specialty Conference at CSCE Annual Conference., Vancouver Canada, 10 pp. Accepted and In press.
  • Otto, A*., Todd, H., Gales, J. (1-3 June 2017) Mass Heritage Timber Performance in Fire. 6th International Structural Specialty Conference at CSCE Annual Conference., Vancouver Canada, 10 pp. Accepted and In press.
  • Quiquero, H*., and Gales, J. (6-8 February 2017) Comparing timber adhesive shear strength properties after fire damage. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Fire and Materials. San Francisco, CA. 556- 566. [open access version]
  • Otto, A*.,  Gales, J. and Hadjisophocleous, G. (6-8 February 2017) Laminated veneer lumber plated connections in fire. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Fire and Materials. San Francisco, CA. 604 -612. [open access version]
  • Folk, L., Gales, J., Kinsey, M*. (October 2016) Evacuation Simulation of the Elderly: Data Collection and Model Validation. 8th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics. 502 – 509. [open access version]
  • Quiquero, H*., Gales, J., and Hadjisophocleous, G., et al. (4-6 July 2016) Behaviour of Char Layer in Fire-Damaged Box Section Timber Beams. Interflam 2016: 14th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering. Royal Holloway College, Windsor, UK. 1063-1074.
  • Folk, L*., Gales, J., Gwynne, S., Kinsey, M. (4-6 July 2016) Design For Elderly Egress In Fire Situations. Interflam 2016: 14th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering. Royal Holloway College, Windsor, UK. 775-780. [open access version]
  • Gales, J*., Nagy, N., Weckman, B.,et al. (4-6 July 2016) Improving Fire Safety Of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymers For Bridge Infrastructures. Interflam 2016: 14th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering. Royal Holloway College, Windsor, UK. 747- 752.
  • Roberston, L*., and Gales, J. (4-6 July 2016) Post-fire Guidance for the Critical Temperature of Prestressing Steel. Interflam 2016: 14th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering. Royal Holloway College, Windsor, UK. 1027- 1037.
  • Gales, J*., Folk, L., and Gaudreault, C. (19-22 June 2016) The Study of Human Behavior in Fire Safety Engineering using Experiential Learning. 7th Canadian Engineering Education Association’s Annual Conference., Halifax, Canada 8 pp. Accepted
  • Gales, J*., and Bisby L. (8-10 June 2016) Insights into the Complexity of Structural Fire Response from Repeated Heating Tests on Post-Tensioned Concrete. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structures in Fire. New Jersey, USA. 53-61 [open access version].
  • Quiquero, H.*, and Gales, J. (June 1 -4 2016) Behaviour of Fire-Damaged Engineered Timber Beams. CSCE annual conference, 5th International Structural Specialty Conference at CSCE Annual Conference., London Canada, 10 pp. Accepted and In press. *Best student paper in Fire Safety Engineering
  • Pichler, J.*, Tannahill, R., and Gales, J.  (28-30 September 2015) Architectural Considerations for Egress in Nursing and Long Term Care Homes. Sixth International Human Behaviour in Fire Symposium. Cambridge, UK. 649-654.[open access version]
  • Hajiloo, H., Gales, J., Noel, M.*, Green, M. (28-30 June 2015) Material Characteristics of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bars at High Temperature. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading. Michigan, USA, 97-104.
  • Robertson, L., Gales, J.*, Stratford, T. (28-30 June 2015) Post-Fire Investigations of Prestressed Concrete Structures. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading. Michigan, USA, 747-754. [open access version]
  • Smith, M.*, Gales, J., Masoud, S., and Mostafaei, H. (28-30 June 2015) Structural Fire Design for Composite Steel Deck Construction in Canada. Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading. Michigan, USA, 821-828.  [open access version]
  • Gales, J.*, and Green, M. (2-4 February 2015) Optical Characterization of High Temperature Deformation in Novel Structural Materials. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Fire and Materials. San Francisco, CA. 626-640. [open access version]
  • Gales, J.*, and Bisby, L. (11-13 June 2014) Deformation and response of continuous and restrained post-tensioned concrete slabs at high temperatures. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire. Shanghai, China. 305-312. [open access version]
  • Gales, J., Parker, T., Green, M*., Cree, D., and Bisby, L. (11-13 June 2014) High temperature performance of sustainable concrete with recycled concrete aggregates. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire. Shanghai, China. 1203-1210.  [open access version]
  • Gales, J.*, Bisby, L., Stratford, T., and Krajcovic, M. (24-26 June 2013) Tests of continuous post-tensioned concrete slabs under localized fires. Interflam 2013: 13th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering. Royal Holloway College, Windsor, UK. 1131-1142.
  • Roberston, L.*, Dudorova, Z., Gales, J., Stratford, T., Blackford, J., et al. (19-20 April 2013) Micro-structural and mechanical characterization of post-tensioning tendons following elevated temperature exposure. Applications of Structural Engineering Conference. Prague, CZ. 474-479. [open access version]
  • Gales, J.*, Bisby, L., and Maluk, C. (22-27 July 2012) Structural fire testing – where are we, how did we get here, and where are we going? Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics. Porto, Portugal. 22 pp. [open access version]
  • Gales, J.*, Bisby, L., and Stratford, T. (6-8 June 2012) High temperature creep deformation and failure behaviour of prestressing steel. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structures in Fire. Zurich, Switzerland. 659-668.
  • Gales, J.*, Bisby, L., and MacDougall, C. (2-4 June 2010) Fire Induced Transient Creep Causing Stress Relaxation and Tendon Rupture in Unbonded Post-Tensioned Structures: Experiments and Modeling. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structures in Fire. East Lansing, Michigan, USA. 727-735.[open access version]
  • Bisby, L.*, Gales, J., and Gillie, M. (25-26 February 2010) A Critical Review: The Historical Basis for the Fire-Safe Design of UPT Concrete Buildings. FSIW conference and poster presentation at University of Ulster. Belfast, Ireland.
  • Gales, J., Roy-Poirier, A., and Champagne, P.* (6-8 July 2009) Long-Term Care Facilities in Ontario, Canada: A Waste Management Overview. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering. Banff, Alberta, Canada. 97-102. [open access version][PDF]
  • Bisby, L.*, MacLean, K., MacDougall, C., and Gales, J. (19-20 February 2009) Heating-Induced Prestress Variation in Unbonded Post-Tensioned (UBPT) Construction: Potential Consequences for Post-Fire Performance. The International Conference on Applications of Structural Fire Engineering. Prague, CZ. Best Poster. [Download poster here]
  • Gales, J.*, Bisby, L., and MacDougall, C. (31 January-2 February 2009) Irrecoverable Prestress Loss in Unbonded Post-Tensioned Concrete Slabs in Fire. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Fire and Materials. San Francisco, CA. 437-448. [open access version]

Featured contributions (not peer reviewed)

  • Smith, M., and Gales, J (2016) Integrating Fire as a Load Case with BIM. Advantage Steel. 56. 32 -38. [PDF]
  • Watts, J., and Gales, J. (2015) Tibor Z. Harmathy. Fire Technology. 51(5): 1019-1021. [PDF]
  • Gales, J. (2015) Charles Dickens and Fire Science. Fire Technology. 51(4): 749-752. [PDF]
  • Gales, J. (2013) Structural fire testing in the 18th century. Fire Safety Science News. 34: 32-33. [open access version] [PDF]
  • Gales, J., and Sun, R. (2012) Conference Reports: Young Researchers Training School. Fire Safety Science News. 32: 27-28. [PDF]
  • Gales, J. (2011, 2017) The Westmount Arena Fire. Society of International Hockey Research Journal. 48-53. To be re-printed in 2017 as part of the 100 year NHL centenniel  [PDF]

Professional presentations

  • Gales, J. (22 March 2017) Fires and Shanty Towns. Invited seminar for Engineers without Borders., Ottawa Impact Hub.
  • Gales, J.  (26 October 2016) Engineered Timber and Real Fires. Invited Seminar at York University Civil Engineering Department.
  • Gales, J. (24 October 2016) Can concrete be Sustainable?. Invited Seminar for Green Builders Ottawa, Canada at Carleton University.
  • Gales, J. and Smith M. (29 September 2016) What has the world learned about fires in buildings and how could it result in safer and more economical buildings in Canada? Invited Seminar for the Canadian Institute for Steel Construction 87th Annual Symposium
  • Gales, J. (17 August 2016) Structural Fire Tests of Continuous and Restrained Concrete Slabs. Invited Seminar for National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  • Gales, J., Folk, L., and Quiquero, H. (11 July 2016) Canadian Fire Engineering Researchfor Advancing Contemporary Design. Oral Continuing Professional Development presentation in London, UK Given to ARUP fire’s global division, UK.
  • Gales, J (8 July 2016) Does Canada have a Fire Problem?. Oral presentation at University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • Gales, J., (7 July 2016) The Structural Fire Response of Continuous Post-Tensioned Concrete Slabs. Oral Continuing Professional Development presentation in London, UK Given to ARUP Structural Skills Network global division, UK.
  • Gales, J. (June 2, 2016) Understanding Fort McMurray. CSCE Young Professional seminar series. London, Ontario, Canada.
  • Gales, J (organiser). Gwynne, S., and Kinsey, M. (17 March 2016) Human Behaviour in Fire: a Canadian symposium of current trends. Oral seminars at Carleton, supported by ARUP fire and National Research Council Canada. Ottawa, Canada
  • Gales, J (27 February 2016) Towards a Performance Based Fire Design Framework for Composite Steel Deck Construction in Canada. CISC Architecture and Engineering Educators Forum. Calgary Alberta.
  • Gales, J. (16 September 2015) Fire Safety Engineering in Canada: Research Perspectives on Human Behaviour, Timber, and GFRP. Oral presentation in London, UK Given to AECOM Fire, UK.
  • Gales, J., Marrs, J., and Hartin, K. (14 September 2015) Fire Safety Engineering in Canada: Research Perspectives on Human Behaviour, Timber, GFRP and Education. Oral Continuing Professional Development presentation in London, UK Given to ARUP fire.
  • Marrs, J. and Gales, J. (15 September 2015) Heating Severity and the Residual Strength of Prestressing Steel – Is Time Important? Oral presentation at ISTRUCTE at the Steel in Fire Forum. London, UK.
  • Gales, J (organiser), Green, M (co-organiser). (17 May 2015) Work shop on student research in fire safety engineering in Canada. Oral Seminars at Queen’s University, supported by National Research Council Canada.
  • Gales, J., (22 May 2014) Structural Fire Engineering – Why Care?. Oral Continuing Professional Development presentation in London, UK Given to ARUP fire.
  • Gales, J. (24 September 2013) Tests on locally-heated, continuous, restrained, post-tensioned (PT) concrete slabs. Oral presentation at ISTRUCTE. London, UK.
  • Gales, J. (24–29 June 2012) Post-tensioned buildings and fire: Moving rationally forward. Oral presentation at Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust Global Technical Leadership Seminar in Fire Safety Engineering. Dirleton, UK.
  • Gales, J. (11–16 April 2012) Post-tensioned concrete structures in elevated temperature and in fire. Oral presentation at Fire Engineering Research—Key Issues for the Future. Valletta, Malta.
  • Gales, J. (20 September 2011) Validation and usage of digital image correlation for high-temperature deformation measurement in modern prestressing steel. Oral presentation at Steel in Fire Forum. Sheffield, UK.

Industrial Contributions

Selected contributions noted below.

  • NIST (2015). International R&D Roadmap for Fire Resistance of Structures Summary of NIST/CIB Workshop. NIST Special Publication 1188. Contributor only.[PDF]
  • Mostafaei, H., Green, M., Gales, J., Noël, M., and Hajiloo, H. (2014). Fire Resistance of Fibre- Reinforced Polymer Systems – Phase II: A Report for Sika Canada. 20. National Research Council Canada
  • Almand, K. (2013). Structural Fire Resistance Experimental Research: Priority Needs of U.S Industry. 49 pp. Contributor only.[PDF] [NIST report]

Theses

My PhD thesis can be requested by contacting me.

  • Gales, J. (2013) Unbonded Post-tensioned Concrete Structures in Fire. University of Edinburgh. 348pp. [PDF]
  • Gales, J. (2009) Transient High-temperature Prestress Relaxation of Unbonded Prestressing Tendons for use in Concrete slabs. Queen’s University, Canada. 197pp.  [open access version] [PDF] [Appendices]
  • Gales, J. (2007) Solid Waste Management at Long Term Care Facilities in Ontario, Canada. University of Ottawa, Canada. Undergraduate. 50 pp. [PDF]
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