Dr. C. S. Lewangamage

B.Sc. Eng. Hons. (Moratuwa, Sri Lanka), M.Eng. (Tokyo), Ph.D. (Tokyo), C.Eng., MIE(SL)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II), Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Moratuwa


Contact Information: 

Address:
Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Moratuwa,
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

E-mail: sujeewal@civil.mrt.ac.lk
           sujeewal@uom.lk
Telephone: +94-11-2650567 (Ext. 2014)
Fax: +94-11-2651216


       Tertiary qualifications

       Career Objective

       Career Summary	 

       Summary of Skills

       Educational Qualifications

       Professional Qualifications

       Special Awards

       Complementary Appointments

       Consultancy Assignments

       Other Involvements

       Research Monographs

       Research Publications in Refereed Journals

       Research Publications In Refereed Conferences/Symposia


Tertiary qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from University of Tokyo, Japan (September 2004)
  • M.Eng. in Structural Engineering from University of Tokyo, Japan (September 2001)
  • B.Sc. Eng. with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (May 1998) (Class rank is 2 out of 100)

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Career Objective

Employ my skills & experience in Structural Engineering; Structural analysis and designs, Computer Analysis of Structures, Structural Dynamics and Control and Earthquake Engineering for further research, developments and dissemination of knowledge.

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Career Summary
  • Currently Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa (October 2007 -  to date)
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna (April 2005 -  September 2007)
  • Temporary Senior Lecturer , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna (December 2004 - March 2005)
  • Bridge Engineer, G.C. Engineering Inc, Houston , USA (October 2004 - November 2004)
  • Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan (October 2001 - September 2004)
  • M.Eng. Candidate at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan (October 1999 - September 2001)
  • Civil Engineer at the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, Sri Lanka  (September 1998 - September 1999), (April 1998 - August 1998)
  • Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (April 1998 - August 1998)
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Summary of Skills
  • Developed a system for large strain measurement using image analysis.
  • Conducted lectures at undergraduate and post graduate levels. The subject areas developed to conduct lectures at post graduate level are Structural Dynamics and Control, Earthquake Engineering. At the undergraduate level, mechanics of materials, structural analysis, structural dynamics and control, reinforced concrete design, masonry design.
  • A member of staff team responsible for conducting Comprehensive Design Projects for fourth year students of B.Sc. Engineering undergraduate programme.
  • Experience in research, development and publishing in the areas of behaviour high damping rubber, behaviour of seismic isolation rubber bearing, large strain measurements, passive solar techniques for tropical climates, bridge management and design, earthquake resistance designs, seismic assessment of structures and use of Fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) for structural strengthening.
  • Experience in supervising research projects at undergraduate level and post graduate level.
  • Conducted structural appraisal of existing buildings including load testing.
  • Experience to act as the check engineer for reinforced concrete building and bridge projects.
  • Experience in pre-stressed concrete, steel, soil-steel, culvert bridge designs.
  • Worked as a Civil Engineer in multi-storey building projects and also act as a structural detailer in same projects.
  • Ability of use structural design softwares; SAP 2000, PROKON, ETABS, STADD.Pro, ANSYS.
  • Ability of programming with C, Matlab, Labview.

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Educational Qualifications
2001 - 2004

University of Tokyo, Japan

Research leading to Ph.D.; Title: Failure and thermo-mechanical behaviour of rubber and its seismic isolation bearings.

 
1999 - 2001

University of Tokyo, Japan

Research leading to M.Eng.; Title: Measurement of strain filed of continua by image analysis.

 
1994 - 1998

University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

B.Sc. (Hons) First Class in Civil Engineering. The main subjects were Design of Structures, Structural Analysis, Hydraulic Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Construction Management, Industrial Economics and Management, Surveying, Highway Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering.

Final year undergraduate project: Passive solar techniques for Sri Lanka.

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Professional Qualifications
  • Cooperate member, Institutions of Engineers, Sri Lanka.
  • Member, Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka.

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Special Awards
  • Monbusho scholarship to pursue Ph.D. programme at the University of Tokyo, awarded by the Ministry of Science, Sports and Culture, Japan (2001).
  • Monbusho scholarship to pursue Master of Engineering programme at the University of Tokyo, awarded by the Ministry of Science, Sports and Culture, Japan (1999).
  • Rex Cross Moraes Memorial Award for the best Civil Engineering student in Construction (1998).

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Complementary Appointments
  • Member, Building and planning committee, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa (January 2011 - to date)
  • Course co-ordinator, M.Eng in Structural Engineering Designs, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa (2010/11).
  • Editorial board member, ICTAD Journal, published by Ministry of construction, Engineering services, Housing & common amenities (2010- to date)
  • Member, Technical Committee, National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC), Sri Lanka (January 2010- to date)
  • Academic Advisor , Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa (October 2007 - to date)
  • Committee Member , Technical Evaluation Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna (February 2006 - October 2007)
  • Committee Member , Building and Land Committee, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna (February 2006 - October 2007)
  • Academic Warden , Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna (June 2006 - October 2007)
  • Coordinator , Curriculum Revision, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna (2006)
  • Student Counselor , Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna (June 2005 - October 2007)

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Consultancy Assignments
  • Design Engineer , rectification proposal for cracked box-culvert in Southern Transport Development Project, China Harbour Cooperation, Sri Lanka (2011).
  • Structural Engineer , structural assessment of fuel storage steel tank and its foundation located at Magalle, Galle , Ceylon Petroleum Terminals (pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka (2011).
  • Design Engineer , proposal and design of jetty of Kapprathota fishery harbour, Sri Lanka (2010).
  • Design Engineer , traffic induced vibration analysis and design checked for Daduruoya old steel bridge in Anuradhapura - Padeniya road, Road Development Authority, Sri Lanka (2010).
  • Design Engineer , analysis and design of 40 m and 60 m self supported steel towers for Tantri Trailors (pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka , (2010).
  • Design Engineer , analysis and design of 40 m guy mast tailor supported steel tower for Tantri Trailors (pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka , (2010).
  • Structural Engineer , Structural assessment of Church Hill reservoir at Sapugaskanda , Sri Lanka (2010).
  • Design Engineer , structural assessment and improvements to metal underpasses (soil-steel bridges) in the ADB funded section of Southern Transport Development Project, Sri Lanka (2010).
  • Structural Engineer , structural assessment and strengthening of cracked pre-stressed concrete beams in a floor of an Inland Revenue Department Building at Colombo due to light plane blast, Sri Lanka (2010).
  • Structural Engineer , assessment of quality of construction work of partially completed 38 storied Emperor Tower at Kollupitiaya , Sri Lanka (2009)
  • Structural Engineer , Structural assessments of foundation of Airtel towers at Ranjurawa, Adikarigama, Rozella and Hulandawa, 2009
  • Resource person for conducting training programme on Static, dynamic analysis and structural design of highway bridges for bridge Engineers, 2009.
  • Structural Engineer , Structural assessment of 150 years old six storey Lloyds Building at Colombo 01, Sri Lanka, 2009.
  • Structural Engineer , assessment of quality of construction work of partially completed 38 storied Emperor Tower at Kollupitiya , Sri Lanka , 2009.
  • Structural Engineer for 550 million South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) sponsored cultural centre at Matara, an elevated five storey building complex designed, 2009.
  • Structural Engineer , Proposing preliminary design for Gangei, Kayankerni bridges in A15 highway in Eastern Province for China Harbour Cooperation, 2009.
  • Structural Engineer , Structural assessment and design proposal for strengthening of mezzanine floor of a factory building in American and Efird Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, 2009
  • Resource person for conducting training programme on Use of Structural Design and Construction for Quality Assurance of Buildings for Western Provincial Engineers and Technical Officers, 2008
  • Design Engineer , Proposing alternative and structural design for 300 m long Kalladi bridge in Eastern Province of Sri Lanka as prestressed concrete six span bridge, 2008.
  • Structural Engineer , structural assessment of Sri Lanka High Commission Building Complex in New Delli , India , 2008.
  • Structural Engineer , structural Assessment Basement floor of Police City Traffic Building , Colombo , 2008.
  • Design Engineer , Design of 7 storey Building for Ministry of Environment and Natural resources, 2008.
  • Structural Engineer, structural Assessment of Villachchiya Divisional Secretary's office, Villachiya, 2008.
  • Structural Engineer , structural Assessment of Devapathiraja MV at Rathgama, 2008.
  • Structural Engineer , structural Assessment of Mirissa School Complex, Mirissa, 2007
  • Structural Engineer , structural Assessment of three storeyed building Buddhist Girl's Collage, Mt. Lavinia , 2007
  • Coordinator and Member of Design Team , Design of a Davit supportive steel structure for MSTI Galle, Sri Lanka.
  • Member of Academic Team for carrying out Environmental Assessments in the Home Owner Driven Component of Tsunami Housing Reconstruction for RADA, Hikkaduwa DS division, Sri Lanka.
  • Committee member to formulate recommendations for the recovery of the Housing & Construction Sector, Workshop held on recommendations for facilitating, accelerating and directing the post-tsunami recovery in thesouthern region Sri Lanka , University of Ruhuna (April 2005).
  • Member of Academic Team for carrying out Damage Assessments of the Government Infrastructures due to Tsunami, Habaraduwa and Hikkaduwa DS Divisions (Mar. 2006).

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Other Involvements
  • Sri Lankan delegate to attend 6 th workshop on Regional Harmonization of Wind loading and Wind Environmental Specifications in Asia-Pasific economies (APEC-WW 2010), South Korea , October, 2010.
  • Sri Lankan delegate to attend 5 th workshop on Regional Harmonization of Wind loading and Wind Environmental Specifications in Asia-Pasific economies (APEC-WW 2009), Taiwan , November, 2009.
  • Executive Committee Member, Ruhuna Engineering Teachers Association (June 2005 - Oct 2007).
  • Executive Committee Member , Sri Lanka Students' Association in Japan (2001-02).

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Research Monographs
  1. Pushover analysis of reinforced concrete structures, undergraduate report (2010)
  2. Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) for strengthening of reinforced concrete structures, undergraduate report (2010).
  3. Development of earthquake resistant design methodologies and construction technologies for masonry building in Sri Lanka , M.Eng. thesis (2009).
  4. Dynamic analysis and design of Polwathumodara bridge in Southern Transport Development Project, Sri Lanka , M.Eng, thesis (2009).
  5. Review on existing masonry construction technologies against earthquakes and their application to Sri Lanka , undergraduate report, 2009.
  6. Structural aspects of post tsunami domestic construction, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, undergraduate report, 2009.
  7. Development of expert system for bridge management in Sri Lanka, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 2007
  8. Failure and thermo-mechanical behaviour of rubber and its seismic isolation bearings, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, 2004.
  9. Measurement of strain filed of continua by image analysis, M.Eng. Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo , 2001
  10. Passive solar techniques for Sri Lanka , Undergraduate Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 1998.

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Research Publications in Refereed Journals
  1. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., Fujino Y., and Yoshida J.: Strain field measurements of rubber by image analysis and design criteria for laminated rubber bearings, Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics , Vol. 33 ( 4 ), pp. 445-464, 2004.
  2. Yoshida J., Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., and Fujino Y.: Temperature dependent mechanical behaviour of high damping rubber and its modelling, Trans Mater Res Soc. Japan , Vol. 29 (8), pp. 3791-3794, 2004.
  3. Yoshida J., Abe M., Fujino Y., and Lewangamage, C.S .: Measurement method for continua by image processing, Journal of Structural Engineering , ASCE, Vol.130 ( 8 ), 2004.
  4. Yoshida J., Abe M., Lewangamage, C.S ., and Fujino Y.: Failure behaviors of rubber materials and their modeling, Journal of Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering , JSCE, No.731/I-63, pp.135-146, 2003. (In Japanese).
  5. Yoshida J., Abe M., Lewangamage, C.S ., and Fujino Y.: Construction of measurement system for continua by image processing technique, Journal of Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering , JSCE, No.710/I-60, pp.165-179, 2002. (In Japanese).

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Research Publications In Refereed Conferences/Symposia
  1. B.C.R. Jayanath, C.S. Lewangamage , M.T.R. Jayasinghe , “Experimental Study on Use of FRP for Enhancement of Shear Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Beams", Proceedings ERU symposium, University of Moratuwa, 2010 “ pp 28-30.
  2. N.S. Pathirana, C.S. Lewangamage , M.T.R. Jayasinghe, “Experimental Study on Confinement of Axially Loaded Square Columns with CFRP", Proceedings ERU symposium, University of Moratuwa, 2010, pp 31-33.
  3. P.D.R Prera, C.S. Lewangamage , M.T.R. Jayasinghe, “An Experimental Study on Flexural Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams Using Externally Bonded FRP", Proceedings ERU symposium, University of Moratuwa, 2010, pp 34-36.
  4. K.B.K Shanaka, W.A.S Gunathilaka, C.S. Lewangamage , M.T.R. Jayasinghe “A Study on Structural Behavior of Corrugated Soil- Steel Bridge Structure (Long Span) in Southern Highway for Different Depth of Soil Cover", Proceedings ERU symposium, University of Moratuwa, 2010, pp 40-42.
  5. W.M.S. Gunathilaka, K.B.K Shanaka, W.A.S Gunathilaka, C.S. Lewangamage , M.T.R. Jayasinghe, “A Study On Present Situation, Construction Procedures, Sensitivity Towards the Fill Height and Possible Failure Scenarios of Corrugated Soil-Steel Bridge Using PLAXIS", Proceedings ERU symposium, University of Moratuwa, 2010, pp 43-45.
  6. S.A.D. Induprabha, R.P.G.K.S. Rajapakha, K.D.Y.E. Siriwardana, , M.T.R. Jayasinghe, C.S. Lewangamage, “Finite Element Modeling of Short Span Soil-Steel Bridge Structures Used in Southern Highway in Sri Lanka", Proceedings ERU symposium, University of Moratuwa, 2010, pp 69-71.
  7. Lewangamage C.S ., M.T.R Jayasinghe, Rehabilitation of blast damaged pre-stressed concrete beams with Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP), proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environments (ICSBE), Sri Lanka, 2010.
  8. A.U. Weerasuriya, C.S. Lewangamage , M.T.R Jayasinghe: Comparison of five wind codes in Sri Lankan context, proceedings of 6 th workshop on Regional Harmonization of Wind loading and Wind Environmental Specifications in Asia-Pasific economies (APEC-WW 2010), South Korea, October 2010.
  9. Lewangamage C.S ., A.U. Weerasuriya, M.T.R Jayasinghe: Wind Engineering in Sri Lanka- past, present and future, proceedings of 5 th workshop on Regional Harmonization of Wind loading and Wind Environmental Specifications in Asia-Pasific economies (APEC-WW 2009), Taiwan, November, 2009.
  10. Y.N.N Sanjeewa, Lewangamage C.S ., M.T.R Jayasinghe: Behaviour of cement stabilized reinforced block masonry subjected to in plane lateral loads, 15 th ERU symposium, University of Moratuwa, 2009.
  11. Lewangamage C.S ., Menike T.M.C.H, Pushpakumara P.K.P, Sureshkumar G, Rathnayake R.M.M.R, Imali B.G.N and Amaraweera K. : Development of an expert system for bridge management in Sri Lanka, 3 rd Academic Session, University of Ruhuna, 2006.
  12. Lewangamage C.S ., and Fujino Y.: Failure characteristics of bonded rubber blocks under tensile loads, JSCE's 59 th annual meeting , Japan, 2004.
  13. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., Fujino Y., and Yoshida J.: Design Criteria for Seismic Isolation Rubber Bearings, 13 th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering , Canada , 2004, Canada .
  14. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., Fujino Y., and Yoshida J.: Thermo-mechanical Behavior of high damping rubber, Proceedings of 5 th International Summer Symposium , JSCE, Tokyo , Japan , 2003.
  15. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., and Fujino Y.: Thermo-mechanical constitutive model for rubber, JSCE's 58 th annual meeting , Japan , 2003.
  16. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., Fujino Y., and Yoshida Y.: Experimental investigation and modeling of temperature dependency behavior of high damping rubber, proceeding of international conference on Advanced Techniques in Experimental Mechanics `03 , Nagoya, Japan, 2003
  17. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., Fujino Y., and Yoshida Y.: Failure behvior of laminated rubber bearings, proceedings of 11 th Japan Earthquake Engineering Symposium , Tokyo , Japan , 2002.
  18. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., Fujino Y., and Yoshida Y.: Guidance for safety evaluation of laminated rubber bearings, Proceedings of 4 th International Summer Symposium , JSCE, Kyoto , Japan , 2002.
  19. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., and Fujino Y.: Experimental Investigation of temperature dependency on rubber behaviour, JSCE's 57 th annual meeting , Sapporo , Japan , 2002.
  20. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., Fujino Y., and Yoshida Y.: Characteristics of rubber used in seismic isolation by digital and thermal image analysis, Proceedings of SPIE's 9 th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and materials , San-Diego, USA, 2002.
  21. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., and Fujino Y.: A failure Criterion for Rubber, Proceedings of JAEE's Annual Meeting , Tokyo , Japan , 2001.
  22. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., Fujino Y., and Yoshida Y.: Measurement of strain field of continua by image analysis, Proceedings of 3 rd International Summer Symposium , JSCE, Kyoto , Japan , 2001.
  23. Lewangamage C.S ., Abe M., and Fujino Y.: Measurement of strain fields of rubber bearings by image analysis, JSCE's 56 th annual meeting , Kumamoto , Japan , 2001.
  24. Yoshida Y., Abe M., Lewangamage C.S . and Fujino Y: Temperature dependent mechanical behavior of high damping rubber and its modeling. Proceedings of IUMRS-ICAM2003, Yokohama , Japan , 2003.
  25. Yoshida Y., Abe M., Fujino Y., and Lewangamage C.S .: Experimental investigation of mechanical properties of laminated rubber bearings using image processing techniques, Proceedings of 7 th International Seminar on Seismic Isolation, Passive Dissipation and Active Control of Vibrations of Structures , Assisi, Italy, 2001.
  26. Jayasinghe, M.T.R., Lewangamage C.S ., Fernando, K.K.J.S., and Wijayapriya, R.A.: Passive solar techniques for Sri Lanka, Proceedings - Research for Industry , University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1997.

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