Mechanics of Advanced Materials - Computational and Experimentation work
Bio Materials Application in Biomedical Engineering
Finite Element Analysis
Influence of Low Amplitude High Frequency Pulsed Current on the Deformation Characteristics of Low and Medium Carbon Steel - Undergraduate (2019)
Molecular insight on the Mechanical Properties of Metallic Glasses for Bio-Medical Applications (2019)
Characterization and Modelling of Thermo Mechanical Behaviour of Solid Tires with Graphite as a Heat Transfer Enhancer - Postgraduate Research (MPhil) (2019 - Ongoing)
Fabrication of Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Apparatus to Study Uniaxial High Strain Rate Behaviour of Aluminum Undergraduate (2019)
Prediction of true Compressive Flow Stress of AA6063 Alloy through Ultrasonics Attenuation - Undergraduate (2019) - Co Supervisor
Investigation of Thermo-Mechanical behaviour of Polymer based Mallet with Graphite - Undergraduate (2020) - Ongoing
Experimental and Numerical Studies on Elastic Stress Wave Propagation of Steel using Split Hopkinson Bar (SHPB) Apparatus - Undergraduate (2020) - Ongoing
Design and Development of External Fixators by Composite Materials for Orthopaedic
Bio-Mechanics Applications - Center for Bio-Medical Innovation of University of Moratuwa in Collaboration with Imperial College, London , UK - 2020 - Ongoing
Numerical Modelling of Thermomechanical Behaviour of Aluminum Extrusion Process and Design Feature Optimization of Extrusion Dies - Postgraduate Research (MPhil) (2020 - Ongoing)
Design and Development of a Hybrid Carbon Fiber Multi Composite Leaf Spring in Automotive Applications - Postgraduate (MSc) (2020 - Ongoing)
Effect of Corrosion Surface Topography on Fatigue Life of Low Carbon Steel - Co - Supervisor (Undergraduate) (2018)
Characterization and Numerical Modelling of the Deformation of Biological Soft Tissue for Tissue Engineering - Undergraduate (2021) - Ongoing
Design and Fabrication of Bi-Axial Tensile Testing Machine to Characterize Polymer Composites - Undergraduate (2021) - Ongoing
Key Research Areas
Mechanics of Advanced Materials - Experimentation and Computational Studies
Bio Materials Application in Biomedical Engineering,
Bachelor, The Open University of Sri Lanka ,2011 * Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering - First Class Honors (GPA - 3.94)
* Won OP Kulshreththa Gold Medal for the best student of the Faculty of Engineering Technology.
PhD, Loughborough University ,2016 Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering for thesis titled - " Computational Analysis of Shear Band Initiation Propagation of Zr/Cu based Bulk Metallic Glasses". The research was carried out for 4 years in the Mechanics of Advanced Materials Research Group of Wolfson School of Mechanical/Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering of Loughborough University.
Supervisors: Dr Anish Roy (Reader in Mechanics of Materials and Processes) / Professor Vadim V. Silberschmidt (Professor of Mechanics of Materials, Head of the Group Mechanics of Advanced Materials)
External Examiner : Professor Xiaoyu Luo, Glasgow University, UK
Internal Examiner : Professor Changqin Liu
Institute of Physics, United Kingdom(2016 To date)
Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka(2012 To date)
Young Scientist Forum / National Scienece and Technology Commision(2019 To date)
1). Employed in Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering as a Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade) before joined University of Moratuwa.
2). I was employed in the Semiconductor Industry as a Design Engineer more than one year; with the completion of several design projects to Global Foundries, United Semiconductor Co- operation and Texas Instrument Dallas, Sony.
3). Employed as Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher and Research Associate for one and half year period in the UK working with Eurotech Ltd. Poland and Loughborough University and collaboration with NASA, E.On, Airbus, QinetiQ, Rolls Royce, Mahle, Alstom.
4). Appointed as a Unit author for the module " Engineering Mechanics" in respect of Bachelor of Honours in Engineering Technology in the Open University of Sri Lanka for 24 sessions.
5). Employed as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Subject Modules Mechanics of Materials 2 (MMB100) and Design of Machine Elements (MMB403), Wolfson School of Mechanical/ Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University.
1). Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade) - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. 2). Unit Author - "Engineering Mechanics" / Course book for B.Tech (Eng.) Degree program 3). Mechanical Design Engineer - Semiconductor Industry ( Engineering designs for Sony, Applied Materials, Intel..etc) 4). Post Doctoral Researcher - Wolfson School of Mechanical / Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK. 5). Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - Wolfson School of Mechanical / Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK. 6). Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - Wolfson School of Mechanical / Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK. 7). Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, The Open University of Sri Lanka.
Development of a Numerical Prediction tool for Rubber Curing Simulation for Global Rubber Industry (GRI) Sri Lanka (with Mr S Weragoda (Senior Lecturer))
Invited Moderator for the Webinar Series conducted by the Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL) on the topic of "Numerical Simulation - Engineer's Playground" - on 30th January 2021
Invited resource personnel for the Webinar Series conducted by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Peradeniya; on the topic of "Applications of Numerical Simulations in Industrial / Design Engineering - A Practical Approach " on 09th Dec 2020.
Awareness session on "The use of Finite Element Analysis" for the Nautical Engineering Desing Team of The Colombo Dockyard Pvt. LtD, Sri Lanka on 4th Oct 2020
Awareness session on the "Numerical Simulation Technology in Science and Engineering" for the Research and Development Team of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Sri Lanka on 24th Sep 2020
Invited Reviewer on the paper title "Dissolved Contaminant Transport in Homogeneous and Differently Layered Geosystems: an Experimental and Numerical Investigation" for 9th Young Scientist Forum Symposium on 2020 March.
Invited Lecture - "Use of Finite Elements for Designing Products" for the Graduate ship course in Polymer Technology conducted by Plastic and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL) on 6th July 2019.
Invited Lecture for "Short Course on Finite Element Analysis, Simulations and Applications" by Finite Element Analysis and Simulation (FEAS) Center on Jan 2019 / Jul 2019.
Invited Guest Speaker at the technical session on the topic of "Finite Element Analysis towards Sri Lankan Industry" at the graduation ceremony of SFS Academy / the sign event of MOU between FEAS center and SFS Academy on August 29 2019 at BMICH
Invited Guest Speaker at the awareness session on the topic of "Finite Element Analysis towards Sri Lankan Industry" to the group of exporting companies on October 3rd 2019 at National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) Colombo.
Invited Referee of Technical Papers for the Journal "ENGINEER" by the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka - " Studying the communication delay of the soft finger controlled over internet", December 2019.
Invited Reviewer for the research proposal evaluation for the award of Degree of Mater of Philosophy (MPhil) by Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, OUSL -"The Fatigue Performance of High Strength Steel Railway Bridges based on Fracture Mechanics Approach" , October 2019
Invited Reviewer for the research proposal evaluation for the award of Degree of Mater of Philosophy (MPhil) by Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, OUSL - "Modelling / Experimental Characterisation, Improving of Chameleon Inspired Robot Locomotion Platform". April 2020
Invited Reviewer for the technical papers on "Open University Research Sessions 2020" or OURS 2020. - "Development of Smart Pedestal Fan" , "Design and development of a floral form cutting machine to improve process efficiency", "Automotive side mirrors to visualize blind spots", July 2020
Nayanathara Hendeniya ; Gayan Aravinda Abeygunawardena ; Indika De. Silva ; Shiranga Wickramasinghe ,".The Tensile Electroplasticity of Low Carbon Steel with Low Amplitude Pulse Current.",Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon) 2020,University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka,2020,
K. Jurmey, N. Sharma Ghimire, V. Sivahar, G. Aravinda Abeygunawardane and M. Piyathilake,".Prediction of True Compressive Flow Stress of AA 6063 Through Ultrasonic Attenuation.",Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon) 2020,University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka,2020,
Bandara L, Rangana P, Piyathilaka M, Abeygunawardane A, Sivahar, doi: 10.1109/MERCon.2019.8818808.,".Effect of Corrosion Surface Topography on Fatigue Life of Low Carbon Steel.",Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon) 2019,University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka,2019,599-604
Alessandro Schiavone, Abeygunawardane A, V.V Silberschmidt,".Crack growth in notched specimen under repetitive impact.",International Symposium on Mechanics of Materials and Structures (ISMMS),Augustow, Poland,2015,
Vahid Nekouie, Abeygunawardane A., Anish Roy, V.V Silberschmidt ,".Indentation study of mechanical behaviour of Zr-Cu based metallic glass .",International Conference on Advanced Problems in Mechanics (APM 2015),St. Petersburg, Russia,2015,
Vahid Nekouie, Abeygunawardane A, Anish Roy, V.V Silberschmidt,".Study of Mechanical Deformation of a Zr-Cu based BMG: Experiments and Numerical Studies.",11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI),Barcelona, Spain,2014,
Vahid Nekouie, Abeygunawardane A, Anish Roy, V.V Silberschmidt,".Elastic-Plastic properties of BMG: Indentation and Numerical Studies.",Advances in Micromechanics of Materials (MICROMECH 2014),Rzeszow, Poland,2014,
Vahid Nekouie, Abeygunawrdane A, Anish Roy, V.V Silberschmidt,".Mechanical Behaviour of Zr based Metallic Glass in Indentation.",20th International Symposium on Metastable, Amorphous and Nano-structured Materials (ISMANAM 2013),Torino, Italy,2013,
A . Bell,".Experimental and computational analysis of initiation and propagation of shear bands in bulk metallic glasses.",Materials Research Express,,2019
A.Schiavone, V.V Silberschmidt,".Crack Initiation and propagation in ductile specimen with notches: Experimental and numerical study.",Acta Mechanica,,2015
V.Nekouie, U.Kuhn, Anish Roy, V.V Silberschmidt,".Indentation-induced deformation localisation in Zr-based metallic glass.",Journal of Alloys and Compound,,2013
" Molecular Insight on the Mechanical Properties of Metallic Glasses for Bio - Medical Applications " by Peiris H, G.A Abeygunawardane, H.Sitinamaluwa. - a research report. Funded by Senate Research committee (SRC) grant of University of Moratuwa on 2019.