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Prof. Anurudda Puswewala

Professor

Faculty of Engineering | Civil Engineering

Career Summary

  • Professor, Departmnt of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (2022 October - date).
  • Senior Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa (2014 March - 2022 September),
  • Professor, Departmnt of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (on Sabbatical Leave from University of Morauwa), (2018 March - 2020 February)
  • Senior Consultant, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sri Jayawardenapura (on Sabbatical Leave from University of Morauwa), (2016 May - 2017 March)
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa (2006 March - 2014 March),
  • Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa (2010 March - 2016 February)
  • Head, Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa (2004 August - 2010 March)
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa (1992-1995 and 1997-2006),
  • Research Associate, University of Moash, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia (1996).
  • Research Assistant (Reading for PhD), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1987-1991).
  • Civil Engineer, Colombo Municipal Council, Colombo (1982-1987).

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. (Applied Mechanics) – University of Manitoba, Canada, 1991.
  • M.Eng. (Structural Engineering) – Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 1986.
  • B.Sc. Engineering (Hons.) (Civil Engineering) – University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1982.

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • NORAD Scholarship for Masters study at AIT, Thailand; awarded by the government of Norway, for the period September 1984 – May 1986.
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship, awarded by University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada for Doctoral Study, based on academic excellence, for the period September 1988 – December 1990.
  • Prof. E.O.E. Pereira Award for best paper in the IESL Annual Transactions, awarded by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, for the year 2002.
  • Award for Appreciation of Outstanding Research Performances, awarded by the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, for research done during a current year and two previous years, received for the years:
    • 2001 (for research conducted in years 1999, 2000, 2001)
    • 2003 (for research conducted in years 2001, 2002, 2003);
    • 2005 (for research conducted in years 2003, 2004, 2005);
    • 2006 (for research conducted in years 2004, 2005, 2006);
    • 2007 (for research conducted in years 2005, 2006, 2007);
    • 2008 (for research conducted in years 2006, 2007, 2008).

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Numerical analysis of rock/soil-structure interction
  • Experimental investigation of soil/rock-structure interaction
  • Characteristics of unsaturated soils
  • Creep behaviour of soft soils
  • Engineering characterisitics of rocks

Memberships

  • Chartered Civil Engineer, and Member of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (since 2003)
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (since 2010)
  • Member, Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society (since 1993)
  • Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (since 1993

Ongoing Research

  • Rock-socket behaviour of CIB piles in hard crystalline rock
  • Effect of forrmation of bentonite cakes in rock sockets in hard crystalline rock
  • Goephysical methods for subsurface investigations

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • Puswewala, U.G.A. and Rajapakse, R.K.N.D.  " Axisymmetric fundamental solutions for a completely saturated porous elastic solid "  International Journal of Engineering Science,  vol.26,  Issue 5,  1988,  pp.419-436,      
  • Puswewala, U.G.A. and Rajapakse, R.K.N.D.  " Numerical modeling of structure-ice/frozen soil interaction "  Journal of the Cold Regions Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers ,  vol.4,  Issue 3,  1990,  pp.133-151,      
  • Puswewala, U.G.A., Rajapakse, R.K.N.D., Domaschuk, L., and Lach, R.  " Finite element modelling of pressuremeter tests and footings on frozen soils "  International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics,  vol.16,    1992,  pp.351-375,      
  • Puswewala, U.G.A., Rajapakse, R.K.N.D., Domaschuk, L., and Shields, D.L.  " Creep response of laterally loaded piles in ice and permafrost "   Geotechnique,  vol.43,  Issue 2,  1993,  pp.223-240,      
  • Ratnajothy, T., and Puswewala, U.G.A.  " Matric suction characteristics of some residual soils of Sri Lanka "  Transactions 2001, The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka,  vol.1-B,    2001,  pp.159-169,      
  • Kodagoda, S.S.I., and Puswewala, U.G.A.  " Numerical modelling of pile-rock interface in rock-socketed piles "  Transactions 2002, The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka,  vol.1 - B,    2002,  pp.62-72,      
  • Rathnasiri, R.M., Puswewala, U.G.A., and Peiris, T.A.  " Slope Stability Analysis using Unsaturated Shear Strength Properties "  Transactions 2003, The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka,  vol.1 - B,    2003,  pp.77-85,      
  • Tharanganie, B.G.N., and Puswewala, U.G.A.  " Unsaturated Shear Strength and Matric Suction Characteristics of a Residual Soil "  Transactions 2004, The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka,      2004,  pp.169-174,      
  • Samaradivakara, G.V.I., Dharmaratne, P.G.R., and Puswewala, U.G.A.  " Weakening of Some Physical Properties of Fresh Gneissic Rocks Subjected to Artificial Weathering "  Transactions 2006, The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka,,      2006,  pp.127-134,      
  • Premasiri, H.M.R., Wijeyesekera, D.S., Weerawarnakula, S., and Puswewala, U.G.A.  " Formation of Hot Water Springs in Sri Lanka "  Engineer Journal,      2006,  pp.1-7,      
  • Rathnayake, N.P., Puswewala, U.G.A., Chaminda, S.P., Ekanayaka, E.M.T.M., and Jayawardane, M.N.  " Evaluation of the Potential of Sea Sand as an Alternative to River Sand for Concrete Production in Sri Lanka "  Journal of Geological Society of Sri Lanka - Professor P.G. Cooray Memorial Volume,  vol.16,    2014,  pp.109-114,      
  • Senanayake, I.P., Dissanayake, D.M.D.O.K., and Puswewala, U.G.A.  " Site Suitability Analysis for Reservoirs in Suriyawewa by using GIS Techniques "  Journal of Remote Sensing & GIS, STM Journals,  vol.3,  Issue 2,  2012,  pp.60-78,      
  • Dilrukshi, K.G.S., Dewapriya, M.A.N., and Puswewala, U.G.A.  " Size dependency and potential field influence on deriving mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes using molecular dynamics "  Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters 5, Elsevier,      2015,  pp.167-172,      
  • Ranasinghe, A.K.R.N., Bandara, R., Puswewala, U.G.A., and Dammalage, T.L.  " Efficacy of using radar derived factors in landslide susceptibility analysis: case study of Koslanda, Sri Lanka "  Naturaal Hazards and Earth System Sciences,  vol.19,    2019,  pp.1881-1893,      
  • Yathushan, V., and Puswewala, U.G.A.  " Effectiveness of Pozzolanic Leaf Ashes and Plastics on Geotechnical Characteristics "  International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation,  vol.12,  Issue 2,  2022,  pp.155-166,      
  • Bulathsinhala, A.U.V.B., and Puswewala, U.G.A.  " The Effect of Quartz and Feldspar Minerals on Formation of Bentonite Filter Cake over Gneissic Bedrocks in Sri Lanka "  Engineer,  vol.LV,  Issue 4,  2022,  pp.1-8,      
  • Madurapperuma, M.A.K.M., and Puswewala, U.G.A.  " Numerical Implementation of a Constitutive Model for Soil Creep "  Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures,  vol.3,  Issue 10,  2008,  pp.1857-1874,      

Conference Proceedings

  • Karasudhi, P., and Puswewala, U.G.A.   A finite element by singular contraction for saturated elastic half-spaces  in Proceedings, 11th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics,  year 1987,  Edmonton, Alberta,  pp.69-73,      May-June 1987,  
  • Karasudhi, P., Karunasena, W.M., and Puswewala, U.G.A.   An infinite element algorithm for multilayered saturated halfspaces  in Proceedings, U.S.-Korea Joint Seminar/Workshop on Critical Engineering Systems, Vol 1 (ed. C.-K. Choi and H.-S. Ang),  year 1987,  Seoul, Korea,  pp.207-216,      May 1987,  
  • Puswewala, U.G.A., Rathnasiri, R.M., and Rathnajothy, T.   Shear Characteristics of Some Unsaturated Residual Soils  in Proceedings, Twelfth Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (12ARC),  year 2003,  Singapore,  pp.69-73,      August 2003,  
  • Puswewala, U.G.A., and Madurapperuma, M.A.K.M.   Numerical Implementation of a Constitutive Model for Soil Creep  in Proceedings, 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSMGE,  year 2005,  Osaka, Japan,  pp.947-950,      Sept. 2005,  
  • Jayakody, J.A.S., Puswewala, U.G.A., and Bandara, K.R.M.U.   Problems of Land Use/Cover Change Detection with Ordinary Resolution Satellite Data  in Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka,  year 2006,  Belihuloya, Balangoda, Sri Lanka,  pp.184-190,  Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka,    July 2006,  
  • Nilminie, W.N.R.P.N., and Puswewala, U.G.A.   Finite Element Modelling of Deformation Characteristics of Soft Soils in Colombo OCH Project  in Proc. 17th Annual Symposium, ERU, University of Moratuwa,  year 2011,  Moratuwa, Sri Lanka,  pp.117-120,  University of Moratuwa,    December 2011,  
  • Ranasinghe, A.K.R.N., Silva, G.B.A.I., Dammalage, T.L., Welikanna, D.R., and Puswewala, U.G.A.   Detection of Meeriyabedda Landslides from high resolution optical satellite data  in Proceedings, 36th Asian Conference of Remote Sensing,  year 2015,  Manila, Philipppines,  pp.TH4.5.2.,      October 2015,  

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