CERS - 2014

 

Recent Submissions

  • Nandapala, K; Peiris, A; Senavirathna, R; Nanayakkara, D [Conference-Full-text]
    One of the main concerns in block masonry is cracking, mainly due to thermal and moisture movement. There are some standards which give guidelines and recommendations to control cracking, but these cannot be directly used ...
  • Mustapha, MSN; Lewangamage, CS; Thompson, LM [Conference-Full-text]
    This research involves the concept of creating rapidly deployable ecofriendly cabanas for the tourism industry in Sri Lanka. The cabanas are to be pre-fabricated; thus could be purchased off the shelf and assembled at ...
  • Jayathilake, L; Baskaran, K [Conference-Full-text]
    Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) are extensively used in energy efficient buildings all over the world. SIPs can be simply introduced as a building material consisting of an insulating layer in between two structural ...
  • Ganadhiepan, G; Baskaran, K [Conference-Full-text]
    Steel towers are widely used in the telecommunication and power transmission sectors. Failure of these towers causes direct and indirect losses and disruption to the services provided by those towers. As a result, industries ...
  • Fonseka, R; Baskaran, K; Ekanayake, LL [Conference-Full-text]
    A building or a structure requires waterproofing, if the building materials are not watertight enough on their own. Therefore, waterproofing has become an essential component of a structure to protect its aesthetic ...
  • Rokilan, M; Baskaran, K [Conference-Full-text]
    Simulation of failures using Abstract: laboratory experiments will be expensive and time consuming. To overcome these problems making use of finite element methods and advantages of computational software are key ...
  • Dodangoda, MT; Dilrukshi, KGS [Conference-Full-text]
    An accurate study of mechanical behavior of CNTs is vital to understand their response under mechanical loading in their applications. Much experimental and analytical work has been done to quantify the mechanical ...
  • Hemadasa, MBC; Dilrukshi, KGS [Conference-Full-text]
    More than seventy percent of the volume of concrete is occupied by aggregates. AggreSates w^h undesirable qualities will have an adverse effect on durability and structural performance of concrete. Though gneiss is ...
  • Perera, MUD; Dilrukshi, KGS [Conference-Full-text]
    The use of limestone in the construction industry has been increasing due to its potential as aggregate. Some of the benefits of limestone include good strength, low possibility of alkali-silica reaction and the decrease ...
  • Milinda, ALDN; Lewangamage, CS [Conference-Full-text]
    Evaluation of seismic performance of existing buildings is vital to reduce their seismic vulnerability. Performance can be evaluated by the interaction between structure's capacity and the probable seismic demands. After ...
  • Chathuranga, KADK; Lewanagamage, CS [Conference-Full-text]
    The majority of steel bridges in Sri Lanka have been built more than 100 years ago. Most bridges have been subjected to changes such as deterioration due to corrosion, mechanical damage due to fatigue and repair due to ...
  • Perera, LNPT; Dilrushi, KGS [Conference-Full-text]
    CNTs are cylindrical nanostructures having a range of potential applications in nanotechnology. Therefore, an accurate study of mechanical behavior of CNTs is vital. Elastic modulus is an important parameter which is ...
  • Jayasooriya, NK; Ekanayake, L [Conference-Full-text]
    The Sri Lankan Construction Industry has been booming for the past few years, with the emergence of several mega projects. Mega Projects are currently led by foreign consultancy and construction companies with the foreign ...
  • Devasurendra, KW; Perera, L; Bandara, S [Conference-Full-text]
    Introduction of a roundabout is a proven method of minimizing delays and risks at an intersection simply due to the reduction in number of conflict points, implementation of give way rule, single directional circulation ...
  • Yahampath, B; Bandara, S; Perera, L [Conference-Full-text]
    Traffic congestion is one of the most imperative problems in almost all countries Flyovers are usually used all over the world to address the traffic congestion, especially at intersections. Advantages of grade separation ...
  • Nithini, TAS; Rathnayake, N [Conference-Full-text]
    A sludge blanket clarifer is a treatment unit combining flocation and upward flow sedimentation, which is more efficient compared to the conventional sedimentation tank. It has the abiltiy to treat the water at a faster ...
  • Hettiarachchi, SSL; Odara, MGN; Godagedara, TH; Herath, HHHB [Conference-Full-text]
    Breakwaters are widely used to mitigate the adverse impacts of ocean wave action. Breakwater failures that occurred during late seventies and early eighties, have highlighted the need for further investigations on ...
  • Jayawardena, DMSS; Hewageegana, VH; Ratnasooriya, AHR [Conference-Full-text]
    Tsunamis can cause severe destruction in coastal areas. Though the tsunami hazard itself cannot be mitigated nor eliminated, the vulnerable element can be protected by a variety of mitigation measures. Bio shields, ...