Dr. A.P.N. Somaratna

Senior Lecturer


Office Address:

Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,20400,
Sri Lanka.

Email: apns@civil.pdn.ac.lk

Telephone: +94-81-2393544


PhD : University of Illinois at Chicago (1985)

MS : University of Illinois at Chicago (1982)

BScEng : University of Peradeniya (1978)

C.Eng., MIESL, (Chartered Engineer & Corporate member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka)

Numerical methods in solid mechanics. Finite element simulation of alkali aggregate reaction in concrete with special reference to Victoria dam, Sri Lanka. Safety of dams.

Senior Lecturer (Grade I), Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, (1995 – present).

Senior Lecturer (Grade II), Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, (1991 – 1995).

Head / Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2005 – 2008)

Director, Engineering Education Unit, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya (1992-1996)

Project Manager (1987-1991), Senior Structural Analyst (1985 – 1987), Engineering Technology Associates, Madison Heights, Michigan, USA.

Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. (2004)

Chairman of the Board, National Engineering Research & Development Centre of Sri Lanka, (2001-2002).

Corporate Member, Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka.

Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member (Professional online), American Society for Engineering Education

C.K.Pathirana, A.P.N. Somaratna and H. Aberuwan, Numerical simulation of alkali aggregate reaction in concrete using a general purpose finite element program package, Annual Transactions of IESL, Vol. 1 – Part B, pp. 102 – 109, The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2011 (Awarded the Prof. E.O.E. Pereira Prize for the Best Paper presented in the annual sessions).

C.K.Pathirana, H. Aberuwan and A.P.N. Somaratna, Development of potential reactivity index to quantify the reactivity of selected aggregates, Annual Transactions of IESL, Vol. 1 – Part B, pp. 87 – 93, The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2011

Puvyrajinee, N., Sobija, S., and Somaratna, A.P.N., Improved Retrospective Analysis of the Victoria Dam, Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Vol. 17, 2012.

Bandara, W.J.M.C.S., Rathnayake, R.M.G.M., and Somaratna, A.P.N., Simulation of Potential Alkali Aggregate Reaction in the Victoria Dam, Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Vol. 17, 2012

Bandara, S.M.A.K., Dissanayake, D.M.S., Herath, S.R., and Somaratna, A.P.N., Determination of Parameters for a Seismic Analysis of the Victoria Dam, Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Vol. 17, 2012

Jayathilaka, S.T., Chandrasiri, K.C., and Somaratna, N., New Problems in Old Materials – The Case of Victoria Dam, 1st Int. Conf. on Advanced Materials, Science, and Engineering, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012

Kotagama, K.M.H.K., Aruppola, S.R.K., and Somaratna, N., Modeling of Rock Underlying Victoria Dam, 1st Int. Conf. on Advanced Materials, Science, and Engineering, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012.

Member, Dam Safety Review Panel (DSRP) in the World Bank funded Dam Safety & Water Resources Planning Project of the Ministry of Irrigation & Water Resources Management, Sri Lanka. (2009 – 2012).

Member, National Committee on Grass Roots Innovation, Ministry of Science & Technology, Sri Lanka, (2007 – 2009).