Department of Civil Engineering



Dr. (Eng.) C. S. Bandara

Senior Lecturer


Office Address:

Department of Civil Engineering,

University of Peradeniya,

Peradeniya, 20400,

Sri Lanka.

csbandara@eng.pdn.ac.lk; csbandara@pdn.ac.lk

+94-77-5400273, +94-81-2393583

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Dr. Chaminda S. Bandara is a senior lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya. He received his BScEngHons degree in 2001, MScEng(Structural Engineering) degree in 2011 and PhD(Civil Engineering) degree in 2015 from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. He was a research fellow at the National Research Council of Sri Lanka from 2012 to 2014. He worked as a Civil Engineer in several national and international organizations in several countries for more than a decade. His research areas include metal fatigue, damage assessment of structures, structural health monitoring, blast effects on structures, disaster resilience of structures and sustainability aspects of structures.
  • PhD : University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2015)
  • MScEng : University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2011)
  • BScEngHons : University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2001)
  • Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, Sri Lanka
  • Chartered Engineer, Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka
  • Accredited Professional, Green Building Council of Sri Lanka
  • President's Award for Scientific Publications, 2016 - (Received on 19th Nov. 2018)
  • NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publications 2015 of the National Research Council of Sri Lanka - (Received on 20th Dec. 2017)
  • NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publications 2014 of the National Research Council of Sri Lanka - (Received on 20th Jan. 2017)
  • Postgraduate Research Award 2016 (Engineering, Architecture and Surveying) of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science - (Received on 5th Dec. 2016)
  • Corporate Member, Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)
  • Graduate Member, Institute of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom (ICE)
  • Accredited Professional, Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL)
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  • Member (Secretary of Sri Lanka Group) International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS)
  • Associate Member, the Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka (SSESL)
  • Associate Member, the Institute of Certified Professional Managers Sri Lanka (CPM)
  • 2015 - To date: Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2012 - 2015: Research Fellow, National Research Council, Sri Lanka
  • 2008 - 2012: Senior Engineer, Six Construct Ltd., United Arab Emirates
  • 2007 - 2008: Senior Civil Engineer, MTHojgaard a/s., Sri Lanka
  • 2005 - 2007: Project Engineer, Taisei Corporation, Sri Lanka
  • 2004 - 2005: Project Engineer, Taisei Corporation, Republic of Ghana
  • 2003 - 2004: Project Engineer, Taisei Corporation, the Maldives
  • 2001 - 2003: Civil Engineer, KDL Construction Co., Lid., Sri Lanka
  • 2001 - 2001: Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lank

  • SECRA Research Grant / Erasmus+ Programme (2021 - 2024)
  • COVID Call 2020 - NSF Research Grant (2020 - 2021)
  • AHEAD Research Grant - Grant No: AHEAD/DOR/63, (2019 - 2021)
  • CABARET Research Grant / Erasmus+ Programme (2016 - 2019)
  • University Research Grant, URG/2018/23/E (2019 - 2020)
  • RECADOS Research Grant / Erasmus+ Programme - Academic training mobility (2017 - 2018)
  • ProSPER.Net Research Grant - Built environment curricula/ Asia (2016 - 2017)
  • JFE Steel Corporation & Saitama University (Japan) Grant, (2015 - 2018)
  • National Research Council - Grant No: NRC/15/127, (2015 - 2019)
  • Metal fatigue, damage assessment of structures, structural health monitoring, blast effects on structures, disaster resilience of structures and sustainability aspects of structures
  • SECRA Research Project on Strengthening University - Enterprise Collaboration for Resilient Communities in Asia, Erasmus+ Programme (2021 - 2024)
  • COVID Call 2020 - NSF Research Project on Modular Structures for Emergency Health Purposes (2020 - 2021)
  • AHEAD Research Project on Ballasted Railway Tracks - Grant No: AHEAD/DOR/63, (2019 - 2021)
Category Publications
Book
Chaminda S. Bandara (2015), Fatigue damage assessment of steel structures and components - Improvements in stress life approach, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-64184-8.
Book
Chaminda S. Bandara and Ranjith Dissanayake (2014), Blast effects on reinforced concrete cantilevered slabs, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-57311-8.
SCI Indexed Journal
Chaminda S. Bandara, Sudath C. Siriwardane, Udaya I. Dissanayake and Ranjith Dissanayake (2014), Fatigue failure predictions for steels in the very high cycle region - A review and recommendations, Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol. 45, pp. 421 - 435.
SCI Indexed Journal
Chaminda S. Bandara, Sudath C. Siriwardane, Udaya I. Dissanayake and Ranjith Dissanayake (2015), Developing a full range S-N curve and estimating cumulative fatigue damage of steel elements, Computational Materials Science, Vol. 96, pp. 96-101.
SCI Indexed Journal
Chaminda S. Bandara, Sudath C. Siriwardane, Udaya I. Dissanayake and Ranjith Dissanayake (2016), Full range S-N curves for fatigue life evaluation of steels using hardness measurements, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 82, pp. 325-331.
SCI Indexed Journal
R. M. C. M. Rajapakse, K. K. Wijesundara, R. Nascimbene, C. S. Bandara, R. Dissanayake (2019), Accounting axial-moment-shear interaction for force-based fiber modeling of RC frames, Engineering Structures, Vol. 184, pp. 15-36.
International Journal
Chaminda S. Bandara and Ranjith Dissanayake (2011), Behavior of cantilever slabs in a blast environment, Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 6 : 11, pp. 1561-1570.
International Journal
Chaminda S. Bandara, Sudath C. Siriwardane, Udaya.I. Dissanayake and Ranjith Dissanayake (2013), Fatigue strength prediction formulae for steels and alloys in the gigacycle regime, International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing, Vol. 1 : 3, pp. 256-260.
International Journal
Chaminda S. Bandara, Sudath C. Siriwardane, Udaya I. Dissanayake and Ranjith Dissanayake (2016), Hardness Based Non-Destructive Method For Developing Location Specific S-N Curves For Fatigue Life Evaluation, Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol.10, pp.183-191.
International Journal
Ranjith Dissanayake and Chaminda Bandara (2016), Retrofitting of Damaged Bridges - the Sustainable Solution, International Journal of Urban Sciences, DOI:10.1080/12265934.2016.1138877.
International Journal
G. P. Jayasiri, C. S. A. Siriwardena, S. S. L. Hettiarachchi, P. B. R. Dissanayake, C. S. Bandara (2018), Evaluation of Community Resilience Aspects of Sri Lankan Coastal Districts, International Journal on Advanced Science Engineering Information Technology, Vol.8(5), pp. 2161-2167.
International Journal
D. K. Rathnayake, D. Kularatne, S. Abeysinghe, I. Shehara, T. Fonseka, S. D. Jayasooriya, W. G. C. T. Kamalrathne, Chandana Siriwardana, C. S. Bandara and Ranjith Dissanayake (2020), Barriers and enablers of coastal disaster resilience - lessons learned from tsunami in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 11(2), pp. 275-288.
International Journal
Chamal Perera, Darshana Jayasooriya, Gimhan Jayasiri, Chameera Randil, Chaminda Bandara, Chandana Siriwardana, Ranjith Dissanayake, Sameera Hippola, Kamani Sylva, Thushara Kamalrathne and Asela Kulatunga (2020), Evaluation of gaps in early warning mechanisms and evacuation procedures for coastal communities in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, DOI 10.1108/IJDRBE-07-2019-0048.
Refereed National Journal
Chaminda S. Bandara, Sudath C. Siriwardane, Udaya I. Dissanayake and Ranjith Dissanayake (2013), Analysis of code provided S-N curves, experimental S-N curves and important considerations for fatigue life evaluation of existing steel bridges, ICTAD Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 10-19.
Refereed National Journal
C. S. Bandara, J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe, P. A. K. Karunananda and U. I. Dissanayake (2017), Metals used in old Bridges in Sri Lanka and the Effects of their Material Properties on Capacity Estimations, ENGINEER, 2017, Vol. L, No. 03, pp. 9-17.
Refereed National Journal
C. S. Bandara, J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe, and P. B. R. Dissanayake (2017), Variation of Mechanical Properties and Load Carrying Capacities of Reinforcing Steel Bars used in Sri Lanka, CIDA Journal, 2017, Vol. XV, pp. 40-48.
Refereed National Journal
D. M. A. D. S. Dinesh, D. P. L. A. S. D. Gunathilake, C. S. Bandara, J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe (2018), Fatigue damage assessment of rail girders, The Journal of the Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka, Vol.17, pp. 110-112.
Refereed National Journal
H. M. S. C. Rathnasiri, J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe and C. S. Bandara (2020), Development of Irregularity Index Based on Dynamic Characteristics to Quantify the Vertical Geometric Irregularities, ENGINEER - Vol. LIII, No. 01, pp. 41-51. The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.
Book chapter
Chaminda S. Bandara and Ranjith Dissanayake (2013), The impact of the gigacycle fatigue on steel bridges, Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 569-570, pp. 246-253.
Book chapter
E. M. S. D. Jayasooriya, H. M. S. S. Hippola, C. S. Bandara, A. K. Kulathunga, K. K. K. Sylva, P. B. R. Dissanayake, G. P. Jayasiri, Chameera Randil, Chamal Perera, C. S. A. Siriwardana (2020), Gaps in the evacuation of people with special needs during coastal disasters in Sri Lanka, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, Vol. 44, Ranjith Dissanayake & Priyan Mendis (Editors), pp.45-53.
Book chapter
H. M. S. S. Hippola, E. M. S. D Jayasooriya, G. P. Jayasirib, Chameera Randil, Chamal Perera, K. K. K. Sylva, A. K. Kulathunga, C. S. Bandara, C. S. A. Siriwardena and P. B. R. Dissanayake (2020), Gap assessment of warning and dissemination process of early warning system in coastal areas of Sri Lanka, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, Vol. 44, Ranjith Dissanayake & Priyan Mendis (Editors), pp.36-44.
Book chapter
G. P Jayasiri, O. P. C Randil, G. M. C. A Perera, C. S. A. Siriwardana, P. B. R. Dissanayake and C. S. Bandara (2020), Important aspects of evacuation planing for the coastal communities in Sri Lanka, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, Vol. 44, Ranjith Dissanayake & Priyan Mendis (Editors), pp.03-10.
Book chapter
W. K. D. Rathnayake, C. S. A. Siriwardana, C. S. Bandara, and P. B. R. Dissanayake (2021). Investigation of the Institutions Formed and Empowered from Disaster Risk Governance Policies: Case Studies from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, Vol. 94, Ranjith Dissanayake, Priyan Mendis, Kolita Weerasekera, Sudhira De Silva, Shiromal Fernando (Editors), pp.341-352.
Book chapter
S. Venuja, S. K. Navaratnarajah, C. S. Bandara, and J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe (2021). Review on Geosynthetic Inclusions for the Enhancement of Ballasted Rail Tracks. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, Vol. 94, Ranjith Dissanayake, Priyan Mendis, Kolita Weerasekera, Sudhira De Silva, Shiromal Fernando (Editors), pp.459-468.
Book chapter
R. M. D. L. Rathnayake, S. K. Navaratnarajah, C. S. Bandara, and J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe (2012). Low Fidelity Numerical Models for Evaluation of Subgrade Reaction: A Review. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, Vol. 94, Ranjith Dissanayake, Priyan Mendis, Kolita Weerasekera, Sudhira De Silva, Shiromal Fernando (Editors), pp.489-502.
Book chapter
N. M. L. W. Arachchi, C. D. Abegunasekara, W. A. A. S. Premarathna, J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe, C. S. Bandara, and R. R. M. S. K. Ranathunga (2021). Finite Element Modeling and Simulation of Rubber Based Products: Application to Solid Resilient Tire. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, Vol. 94, Ranjith Dissanayake, Priyan Mendis, Kolita Weerasekera, Sudhira De Silva, Shiromal Fernando (Editors), pp.517-531.
Book chapter
E. M. S. D. Jayasooriya, C. S. Bandara, J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe, and K. K. Wijesundara (2021). Ultra-Low Cycle Fatigue Failure Analysis of Steel Concentrically Braced Frames Using Non-Linear Fiber Beam Column Elements. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, Vol. 94, Ranjith Dissanayake, Priyan Mendis, Kolita Weerasekera, Sudhira De Silva, Shiromal Fernando (Editors), pp.561-572.
Book chapter
A. A. S. E. Abeysinghe, C. S. Bandara, C. S. A. Siriwardana, R. Haigh, D. Amarathunga, and P. B. R. Dissanayake (2021). Incorporation of Disaster Risk Reduction Mechanisms for Flood Hazards into the Greensl« Rating System for Built Environment in Sri Lanka. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer, Vol. 94, Ranjith Dissanayake, Priyan Mendis, Kolita Weerasekera, Sudhira De Silva, Shiromal Fernando (Editors), pp.573-588.
  • Materials Science, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Structural Analysis, Design of Steel Structures, Disaster Management



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