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Transactions 2020 - Part B 

(c) The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka

ISBN 978-624-5810-01-7

 

 

Session 01

FEM Based Modelling and Reliability Analysis of Lightning Protection in Anuradhapura Stupas with Installed Lightning Protection Systems

Oshadha Ranaweera, Thilok Edirisinghe, Dulaj Dhananjaya, (Prof.) M.A.R.M Fernando and (Dr.) Waranatha Abeygunasekara

Full Paper 

 

Automatic Sticker Counting Machine

Vasiharan

Full Paper 

 

Genetic Algorithm based Phase Balancing Technique of Low Voltage Network for Distribution Loss Reduction

Cowzini

Full Paper 

 

Self-protective, fault sensing, and notification system for low voltage electricity distribution networks in Sri Lanka

Amal Jayashantha and Susinda Perera

Full Paper 

 

Distributed Control of Renewable Energy Plants together with Existing Generation and Loads - for Efficient and Effective Operations of Power Systems

Ravindran Nagaratnam, Rajan Ratnakumar, Shanmugarajah Vinothine, Sangar Santhanam, Yuvaraj Manchukan and (Prof.) Atputharajah Arulampalam

Full Paper 

 

Voltage Impact of Roof-top Solar Photo-voltaic Systems on Low Voltage Network and Measures of Mitigation

D.D.K.G. Sandasiri, G.A.I. Mihindukulasuriya, K.P.J.P. Premathilake, K.Ratneswaran, Ruwani P. Wijesinghe , U.G.J.K. Gamlath

Full Paper 

 

Multi-functional Inverter

Iromi Ranaweera, Damith De Silva, Kalitha Dissanayaka, Nimesha Fernando

Full Paper 

 

Optimizing unit capacities of future coal power plants in Sri Lanka

(Prof.) W.D.A.S. Wijayapala, A.P.A. Perera

Full Paper 

 

IoT Based Drip Irrigation Method for Tea Plantation

W.N.S.S. Rajakaruna, C. Vidushraj, N.M. Madanayake, R. Hirshan and (Dr.) S.H.K.K. Gunawickrama

Full Paper 

 

Design of a Low Cost Automated Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Soldering Machine

W.G.C.A. Sankalpa, P.G.H.T.V. Kumara, K.M.M.G.Y.P. Kumari and P.T.D. Samarasekara

Full Paper 

 

Smart coconut oil quality analyzer

M.P.U. Isuranga, K.A.S. Chathurya, H.C. Ganege, and D.R.B.K.K Weerasekara

Full Paper 

 

An Empirical Study of Dispute Resolution in Road Construction Industry in Sri Lanka

K.P.N.S Nimalasena, A. Peramunugamage and R. U. Halwatura

Full Paper 

 

Causes and Effects of Delays in High Rise Building Projects of Sri Lanka

K.D.C.I.S. Saparamadu & R.P. Kumanayake

Full Paper 

 

Critical Analysis of Condominium Apartments in the Context of Price Bubbles

A. A. Afthal and (Dr.) P. I. A. Gomes

Full Paper 

 

Minimising risk of exceeding cost and time in construction projects

(Dr.) Leelanath Daluwatte and (Prof.) Malik Ranasinghe

Full Paper 

 

Service Level Design of Elevator Operation in Multi-Storey Building           

Tharindu Sehan and (Prof.) Amal Kumarage

Full Paper 

 

Review of ICTAD Price Indices in Sri Lanka

(Prof.) A A D A J Perera and W N L Fernando

Full Paper 

 

Developing a guideline for Selection of subcontractors in Sri Lankan Building Construction Industry

K.D. Pallikkonda,  D.M.T.G.N.M. Karunarathna  and (Dr.) C.S.A. Siriwardana

Full Paper 

 

Impact of The Client’s Role On the Performance of Government Funded Construction Projects

V N Kannangoda Arachchi & (Dr.) Bhadranie Thoradeniya

Full Paper 

 

Prediction of Wind Induced Response of Tall Buildings Using RANS Simulations

R.G.S.N. Jayathilake and (Dr.) K.K. Wijesundara

Full Paper 

 

Crack Tip Plastic Behaviour of Wrought Iron

(Dr.) J. Jeyakkamalan, P. Kalaban, C.S. Bandara

Full Paper 

 

Analysis of shear and degradation behaviour of fresh and fouled rail track ballast using large-scale direct shear tests

Venuja and (Dr.) S. K. Navaratnarajah

Full Paper 

 

Experimental and Numerical Study on Force – Displacement & Moment – Curvature Behaviour of a Reinforced Concrete Beam

Jenothan, V. Yuvahini, (Dr.) C.S. Bandara and (Dr.) J.A.S.C. Jayasinghe

Full Paper 

 

Impact of Variation in Fineness Modulus of River Sand in Concrete Properties

V.L. Kuruwita Arachchi, (Dr.) M.A. Pallewatte & (Dr.) D.D.T.K. Kulathunga 

Full Paper 

 

Design and Construction Challenges of Retrofitting and Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

R.A.S.S. De Silva, (Dr.) S.W. Seneviratne,  (Dr.) J.M.R.S. Appuhamy

Full Paper 

 

Purification of Rutile in Sri Lankan Beach Sand for the Extraction of TiO2

D. C. Weerasinghe, S. P. Guluwita, (Dr.) L. P. S. Rohitha

Full Paper 

 

Characterization of used blasting sand

R.M.P.C.Rathnayake, S.P.Guluwita, (Dr.) L.P.S.Rohitha

Full Paper 

 

Non-Destructive Evaluation of the Corrosion Behaviour of Plain Carbon Steel to Enhance Their Service Life in Construction Work

G.A.A.I. Tennakoon, S.H.G.K. Metthananda, S.A.K.V.M. Piyathilake and V. Sivahar

Full Paper 

 

Analysis of the effect of fabric parameters on sound related properties of blended fabrics

S. Niroshan, J.W.A. Madushika, S.N. Niles

Full Paper  

 

Determination of Oil-point Pressure of Sesame Seeds using Oil Yield versus Applied Pressure Model

By: Rajaratnam Shanthini and Kirthi S. Walgama

Full Paper 

 

Impact of Viscous and Frictional Heat Generations upon the Temperature of Sesame Paste Flow through Screw-expeller      

By: Rajaratnam Shanthini, S. Ashok V. Kumar and S. M. Dilan T. Sandaruwan

Full Paper 

 

 

Session 02

Case Study of Streambank Stabilization in the Kelani River Basin at Hanwella, Low level Road in 28th km

Joseph Logeswaran

Full Paper 

 

Evaluation of the Impact of Geological Conditions on Rock Masses for the Stability of Rock Slopes

M.T.M. Gunathilaka, T.C.D. Fernando and (Dr.) A.M.R.G. Athapaththu

Full Paper 

 

Cut Slope Mitigation works at Ch 19+000  Extension of Southern Expressway Project

S.H.S. Jayakody, S.A.S. Kulathilaka, P.R.C. Ariyarathne, (Dr.) W.A. Karunawardena

Full Paper 

 

Deformation Behavior of Soil Cement Column Improved Ground

T.H.M.N Thenuwara and (Dr.) N.H Priyankara

Full Paper 

 

Correlations for over consolidation ratio for cohesive alluvial deposit at Kaduwela to Hanwella using laboratory tests and piezocone tests

S.H.S. Jayakody and R.M.S. Fernando

Full Paper 

 

Development of Local Rainfall Thresholds for Landslide Occurrence in Sri Lanka

H T Abeywickrama, (Dr.) N H Priyankara, W D G DT Rajapaksha

Full Paper 

 

Comparison of Different Philosophies on Design of Geosynthetic Reinforced Piled Embankment(GRPE)

H.D.S Mithila, (Dr.) N.H Priyankara and (Dr.) A.M.N Alagiyawanna

Full Paper 

 

Determination of Fundamental Characteristics of Unsaturated Residual Soils in Sri Lanka

B.P.S. Harishchandra, (Dr.) N.H. Priyankara

Full Paper 

 

Examination on Geotechnical Properties of Marine Dredge Sand of Colombo Port City

P.G.G.M. Ranbandara, R.U. Thilakarathne, (Dr.) A.M.R.G. Athapaththu, (Dr.) L.C. Kurukulasooriya, B.P. Gonaduwage

Full Paper 

 

Incorporation of Geology into Engineering Design for Mitigation of Landslides

I.K.G.A.S. Senanayake, A.R.P. Weerasinghe, G.D.W.N. Galhena, D.M.D.S. Dissanayake and H.M.L. Indrathilake

Full Paper 

 

Importance of Site Investigation, Geotechnical Engineering Design, Instrumentation, Quality Control and Assurance for Deep Excavation

D.L.W. Padmasiri, M.H.M. Harshani, P.R.C. Ariyarathna, (Dr.) W.A. Karunawardena & (Prof.) U.P. Nawagamuwa

Full Paper             

 

Do Chemical Reactions Matter in Modelling Near-Field Air Pollution Dispersion? A CFD Study

(Dr.) A. U. Weerasuriya, K. A. B. Weerasinghe, (Prof.) K. T. Tse, (Prof) Chun-Ho Liu

Full Paper 

 

Water quality and agricultural activities related to CKDu

(Prof.) S. Sadushan, T. Venkadeswaran, G.B.B. Herath

Full Paper 

 

Solid Waste and micro-plastic Pollution of Canals in Colombo and its suburbs

P. O. Hiranya¹, (Dr.) P. I. A. Gomes²

Full Paper 

 

Thermal alteration of water treatment plant alum sludge: a systematic study of Biyagama water treatment plant alum sludge

G.A.H.H. Galkanda*, (Prof.) R.U. Halwatura

Full Paper 

 

Determination of Actual Surface Loading Rate and Hydraulic Retention Time for Sedimentation Process in Water Treatment

H.A. Pitagampola, (Dr.) T.M.W.R.M.B.Samarakoon & R.R.P.N. Rathnayake

Full Paper 

 

Design approaches in stability and environmental management of solid waste dump site: A case study of development of abandoned Meethotamulla waste fill site into an urban park

S.H.S. Jayakody, W.K.N. Chandrasena, (Prof.) U.P. Nawagamuwa, (Dr.) A.K. Karunarathna, (Dr.) W.A. Karunawardena, H.D.S. Premasiri

Full Paper 

 

Life Cycle Embodied Carbon Assessment of Roofing Materials

G. N. Anuradha, (Prof.) R.U. Halwatura

Full Paper 

 

Design of an Onshore Wave Energy Converter Device for Electricity Generation

S.Sangar, T.Thiruvaran, V.Aravinthan, B.Thanatheeban

Full Paper               

 

Flood Modelling and Disaster Risk Reduction in Small Catchments of Sri Lanka

G.A. Thusitha, (Dr.) N.K. Gunasekara, P.S. Shanaka, P.D.Y. Sandeepa, S. Aboobakur, P.S. Witharana, S.T. Bogoda, K.P. Wijeweera, R.M.T.B. Bandara

Full Paper 

 

Assessment of Exposure of Sri Lanka to Tsunami Hazards: Case Study in the Western/South-Western Coast

U J W Edirisooriya, E V L Prabath, T M N Wijayaratna,   A H R Ratnasooriya, P K C De Silva

Full Paper 

 

Personalizing a Low-Cost Weather Forecasting System

Muditha Dantanarayana, (Prof.) Srikantha Herath, (Dr.) H.M.N. Dilum Bandara & (Prof.) W.M.S.B. Weerakoon

Full Paper 

 

A Review of Trenchless Technology for Sewerage and Stormwater Infrastructure with Special Reference to the Colombo City

(Peof.) A A D A J Perera, G K S P Karunasena, U W V De S Kanakaratne

Full Paper 

 

Investigation of the Structural Crashworthiness of Three-wheelers

(Dr.) B. S. Jurangpathy, S. D. Rasika Perera           

Full Paper               

 

A Review of Performance Improvement of Ballasted Tracks by using Rubber Inclusions

G. S. Mayuranga, (Dr.) S. K. Navaratnarajah, (Dr.) C. S. Bandara, and (Dr.) J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe

Full Paper 

 

Calibrate the VISSIM Micro-simulator for Heterogeneous Sub-Urban Traffic Operations   

By: Mahamani Nirshanthan and Niranga Amarasingha

Full Paper 

 

SHORT TERM BEHAVIOR OF TRANSITION ZONES NEAR BRIDGE APPROACHES – A CASE STUDYSHORT TERM BEHAVIOR OF TRANSITION ZONES NEAR BRIDGE APPROACHES – A CASE STUDYR.

M. D. L. Rathnayake*, C. S. Bandara, J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe, and S. K. Navaratnarajah 

Full Paper 

 

Influence of Pedestrian Characteristics, Land Use, Location and Time on Pedestrian Crosswalk SpeedInfluence of Pedestrian Characteristics, Land Use, Location and Time on Pedestrian Crosswalk SpeedGayasha

S. Samarakoon, T. Sivakumar

Full Paper 

 

Condition Assessment of Newly Constructed Rural Roads in Central and North Central ProvincesCondition Assessment of Newly Constructed Rural Roads in Central and North Central Provinces

Tissa U. Liyanage, Gayashan Dalpethado, Udayanthi K. Ilangasinghe, Chirath Pathinayake

Full Paper 

 

Analysis of Pedestrian Travel Demand Behaviour under Prevailing Land Use and Transport Setup at Galle CityAnalysis of Pedestrian Travel Demand Behaviour under Prevailing Land Use and Transport Setup at Galle City

Tissa U. Liyanage, Gayasha S. Samarakoon, Udayanthi K. Ilangasinghe, Buddhi I. Rajapaksha

Full Paper 

 

Evaluation of Suitable Traffic Management Options for Gatambe IntersectionEvaluation of Suitable Traffic Management Options for Gatambe Intersection

K. Dileep Sachintha Pathirana, Chamin Abeygunawardhana, Ruwantha G. Wimalasiri, Tissa U. Liyanage

Full Paper