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Mr. Dinitha Vidurapriya

Lecturer

Faculty of Engineering | Civil Engineering

Career Summary

  • Lecturer (Tenure Track) - Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. (September 2023 - Present)
  • Assistant Lecturer  - Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. (November 2022 - August 2023) 
  • Graduate Research Assistant - Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. (June 2019 - October 2022)
  • Academic Instructor - Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. (January 2019 - June 2019)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • MPhil in Geotechnical Engineering - Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (Reading) 
  • B.Sc. Engineering (Hons),  - Sri Lankan Institute of Information Technology (2019)

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Best Paper in Geotechnical Engineering at the 2nd SLIIT International Conference on Engineering and Technology (2023) 

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Properties and behaviour of organic soil 
  • Effectiveness of different ground improvement techniques
  • The uplift capacity of pile foundations
  • Application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in geotechnical engineering. 

Memberships

  • Associate Member - Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. (2021)
  • Associate Engineer - Engineering Council of Sri Lanka (2021) 
  • Graduate Member - Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom. (2019)
  • Member - Institution of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom. (2019)

Ongoing Research

  • The prediction of secondary consolidation settlement of overconsolidated organic soils.
  • Characterising the time-dependent compressibility parameters of normally consolidated organic soil deposits in Sri Lanka.
  • Evaluation of the pullout resistance of pile foundations in Sri Lanka.
  • Application of AI models in settlement prediction of highway embankments built on soft organic soil deposits. 

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • Wang Y., Vidurapriya K. V. D., Qin X. and Thilakasiri H. S.  " The Microstructure and the Behaviour of Low Organic Clayey Soils in Sri Lanka "  Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka,  vol.52,  Issue 1,  2024,  pp.45-58,      http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v52i1.11403,
  • Vidurapriya K. V. D., Jayaratne G. A. N. and Thilakasiri H. S.  " Prediction of Post-Construction Settlement of Road Embankment on Soft Soil Deposits "  Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology,  vol.2,  Issue 1,  2024,  pp.65-73,       http://dx.doi.org/10.54389/KCZF9855,
  • Welikala C.O., Vidurapriya K. V. D. and Thilakasiri H. S.  " A Case Study of Assessing the Accuracy of Secondary Consolidation Prediction using Qualitative Approach "  Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology,  vol.2,  Issue 2,  2024,  pp.69-79,      http://dx.doi.org/10.54389/DLSS6914,

Conference Proceedings

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