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  • Rajapakse, N [Conference-Full-text]
    Various experimental techniques have been used to determine the mechanical properties at the nanoscale, namely, bending tests, nanoindentation tests, resonant excitation tests, etc. [1-3]. Bending of nanowires using an ...
  • Rupasinghe, M; Mendis, P; Gammampila, R; Ngo, T [Conference-Full-text]
    The construction industry is a major consumer of material and energy sources in the world. Among all the materials used in construction, concrete, which is the most widely used, can have a significant impact. Meanwhile, ...
  • Kumarasimnghe, AR; Gunasekara, S; Priyadarshana, G [Conference-Full-text]
    It has been forecast that there will be a severe impact on world economics and ecology in future by energy consumption/production that rely on the combustion of fossil fuels. Therefore more sustainable and more environmentally ...
  • Karunaratne, V; Kottegoda, N; De Alwis, AAP [Article-Abstract]
    As the world population marches towards the 9 billion mark by 2050, factors critical for the sustenance of the ecosystems will come under increasing stress. Having crossed the 7 billion figure in 2011, the 9 billion mark ...
  • McCartney, K [Conference-Abstract]
    This paper will outline the nature of a national guideline for quality assurance and standards in architectural education. It will also report on the application of the guidelines in testing the curriculum of the Bachelors ...
  • Hettiarachchi, M; Karunarathne, S; Dissanayake, K [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Chromium is a highly soluble transition metal of vital industrial importance. It occurs in both trivalent and hexavalent forms. Due to many well identified adverse impacts of chromium to human health and natural ecosystems, ...
  • Thuduwage, A; Muthumal, I; Premachandra, BAJK [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    The objective of this research was to extract the pigments of these waste flowers and use it to produce a natural paint that can be used for frescoes in religious locations as a community service project. The Soxhlet ...
  • Nawagamuwa, UP; Bhasin, RK; Kjekstad, O; Arambepola, NMSI [Conference-Abstract]
    Regional landslide hazard prediction and warning are still difficult targets to be achieved and a hot topic in the research of landslide hazards. It is necessary to investigate the possibility of interpreting landslide ...
  • Amarasiri, A; Ratnayake, UN; De Silva, UK; Walpalage, S; Siriwardene, S [Article-Full-text]
    Natural rubber (NR) latex-clay nanocomposite (NRLCN) synthesized with montmorillonite (MMT) clay aqueous dispersion was evaluated for reinforcement and barrier properties. The physio-mechanical properties of the NRLCN were ...
  • Amarasiri, A; Ratnayake, UN; De Silva, UK; Walpalage, S; Siriwardene, S [Article-Abstract]
    Natural rubber (NR) latex-clay nanocomposite (NRLCN) synthesized with montmorillonite (MMT) clay aqueous dispersion was evaluated for reinforcement and barrier properties. The physio-mechanical properties of the NRLCN were ...
  • Peiris, C; Ratnayake, UN [Conference-Full-text]
    Polymeric nanocomposite materials with a nano tag are nowadays moving into the market and are beginning to compete with traditional composite materials in various applications. Nanocomposite materials based on a polymeric ...
  • De Silva, BMGW [SRC-Report]
    This paper examines ‘nature’ in the form of natural landscape, focusing on Sri Lankan landscape. Natural landscape in this study is discussed as physical features, physical geography and topography of the earth surface ...
  • De Silva, W [Article-Abstract]
    This paper examines 'nature' in the form of natural landscape, focusing on Sri Lankan landscape. Natural landscape in this study is discussed as physical features, physical geography and topography of the earth surface ...
  • Athapaththu, P; Nawagamuwa, UP [Conference-Abstract]
    The use of vegetation for slope stability has been practiced in developed countries such as Hong Kong. This study identifies the effect of roots of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) and vetiver grass (Chrysopogon ...
  • Samaraweera, A; Senaratne, S; Sandanayake, YG [Conference-Full-text]
    Cultural differences cause conflicts among construction project participants, deterring success of the project. Thus, understanding the nature of existence of construction project culture can assist in achieving better ...
  • Garusinghe, V; Jayasinghe, A [Conference-Full-text]
    This study investigates the use of mobile navigation apps for way finding by travellers and the possible influence of these apps on navigator’s route choice and interaction with space. The study is based on data collected ...
  • Silva, WMAU; Kanakarathna, KMDTK; Priyankara, AAN; Wijerathna, DMHGNN; Charninda, HT [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Object recognition and navigation are highly challengeable for visually impaired even though the environment is familiar for him. There are different approaches for addressing this problem domain using technologies ...
  • Silva, WMAU; Kanakarathna, KMDTK; Priyankara, WAAN; Wijerathna, DMHGNN; Chaminda, HT [Conference-Full-text]
    Object recognition and navigation are highly challengeable for visually impaired even though the environment is familiar for him. There are different approaches for addressing this problem domain using technologies ...
  • Samarasinghe, WKSM; Wanigasinghe, CH; Sandanayake, TC [Article-Abstract]
    A person, who has partially or completely lost their capacity to see, has to face some big challenges during his life. Blind navigation is one of the major challenges for their day to day life activities. The sighted ...
  • Mahindapala, WKM; Vandebona, AP; Viswakula, SA [Conference-Abstract]
    One of the oldest engineering disciplines, civil engineering, has many branches such as construction, geotechnical, water resources and transportation engineering; that significantly impact the environment. Sri Lanka, being ...