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Dr. S.D.G.S.P. Gunawardane

Senior Lecturer

 
Office Address: 

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

 Email: 
sdgspg@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone: 
+94 812 393 610 (office)
077 4094561 (mobile)
Personal Website: 
 
 

Biography :

  • Dr. Prasanna Gunawardane has obtained BSc.Eng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering  from the University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka and MEng and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan.  He worked as Lecture in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering from 1995 to 2004 and as a senior lecturer from 2004 to date.  Also he worked as an Acoustic/Vibration Design Engineering in UAE in 2008 during his sabbatical leave period. His main research interests are renewable energy studies mainly on small wind power and ocean wave energy systems, sound and vibration problems and machine dynamics.
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Educational Qualifications :

  • PhD : Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
  • MEng : Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
  • BSc : University of Peradeniya
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Professional Qualifications :

  • MASME, MIESL, CEng
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Members & Awards :

  •  ASME, MIESL
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Research Intersests :

  •  Renewable Energy, Ocean Energy Systems, Sound and Vibration, machine dynamics.

Research Publications :

  • M.Folley, S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane “The development of marine renewable energy in Sri Lanka” Vidulka National Energy Symposium, November 2017.
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, M.Folley, Supun Sanjaya, Spectral-Domain Modelling of the Non-Linear Hydrostatic Stiffness of a Heaving-Sphere Wave Energy Device” 28th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena (ISTP 28), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, September 22-24, 2017
  • Sudath. Prasanna. Gunawardane, Chatura Jayan Kankanamge, Tomiji Watabe “Study on the Performance of the “Pendulor” Wave Energy Converter in an Array Configuration” Journal, Energies 2016, 9(4), 282; doi:10.3390/en9040282
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, C.J.Kankanamge, H.M.S.Sanjaya,Tomiji Watabe , Young-Ho Lee, “Modelling of 50 kW Top Hinged Flap Type Pilot Wave Energy Device for Southern Coastal Region in Sri Lanka”, Asia Wave and Tidal energy Conference, October 2016.
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, Chathura Jayan Kankanamge, “ Development of 2D potential theory using wave maker theories for Pendulor wave energy device”, Annual transactions of IESL, Volume I, Part B, October 2015. pp 217-223.
  • Chathura Jayan Kankanamge, S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, “ Performance of “Pendulor” and Point Absorber wave energy converters for offshore and onshore applications in Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, Sri Lanka, Vol.19, 5th and 6th November 2015, p 132.
  • Amarasekara, H.W.K.M.; Abeynayake, P.A.G.S.; Fernando, M.A.R.M.; Atputharajah, A.; Uyanwaththa, D.M.A.R.; Gunawardane S. D. G. S. P. .; Gerdin, L.; Keijser, M.; Fåhraeus, M.W.; Fernando, I.M.K.; et al. A prefeasibility study on ocean wave power generation for the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka: Electrical feasibility. Int. J. Distrib. Energy Resour. Smart Grids 2014, 10, 79–93.
  • Chathura Jayan Kankanamge, H.M.Supun Sanjaya, SDGS P Gunawardane “Characteristics of hydrostatic power transmission system (HST) of flap type wave energy device for irregular wave conditions”. International conference on Sustainable built environment ICBSE, December 2014, pp 193-200.
  • WRSMUA Higgoda,JALT Yayasooriya, KAL Srilal, IMAS Ilankoon, KGV Maduranga and SDGSP Gunawardane, “Investigation of the performance of an autonomous mechanical pitch control system for small scale wind turbine ” International conference on Sustainable built environment ICBSE, December 2015, pp 188-192.
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, , et al, ,”Performance testing of Pendulor type wave energy device with improved power measuring system”, International conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE) ,Kandy, Sri Lanka,14-16 December 2012. P 252.
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, D.M.A.R Uyanwaththa, , Wave energy utilization- A review on technology and prospects in Sri Lanka, Vidulka National Energy Symposium, 2011,p 109 :112
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, D.M.A.R Uyanwaththa, et al, 2010 ,” Model study on “Pendulor” type wave energy device to utilize ocean wave energy in Sri Lanka”, International conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE) ,Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2010. P 297:303
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane etal.” Experimental study on effects of shortened caisson on the performance of Pendulor type wave energy device “ Proceedings of annual research sessions, University of Peradeniya, December 2009. pp 498-499.
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane etal.” Model testing of Pendulor type wave energy device for the modified cassion“ , Proceedings of annual research sessions, University of Peradeniya, December 2009. pp 500-501.
  • J.Amarasena, Aruna Ariyawardane, N.Amarasena, Prasanna Gunawardane, Y. Yamada, “Oralpreception and Masticatory Function in Oral Submucousfibrosis(OSMF) Patients”, 5th Triennial meeting of the Commonwealth Dental Association Hosted by Sri Lanka Dental association 1st -3rd December 2006. P85
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, Hirotaka Yokouchi, On the snagging operation: Part I: Modeling and simulation of wheel wear characteristics,  Precision Engineering, Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, Volume 28, Issue 3, July 2004, pp 261-269.
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane , Hirotaka Yokouchi, On the snagging operation (Part II)—Machine dynamics and chaos,  Precision Engineering, Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology ,Volume 28, Issue 3, July 2004, pp 270-279.
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, H. Yokouchi. “Dynamics and Chaos in Less Stiff Grinding Machines” Asia Pacific Vibration Conference, 12th –14th November 2003, Brisbane, Australia. pp 157-163
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, H. Yokouchi. “Machine Dynamics and Chaos in Grinding with Rattling”. JSPE Hokkaido Conference, 6th September 2003. Muroran, Japan. pp 85-86.
  • Tomiji Watabe, Hirotaka Yokouchi, S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, Ajith Takkar, “Autonomous Optimization Control and the Controller for Pendulor (An Ocean Wave Power Converter), Fluid Power, Fifth JEPS International Symposium (2002), Nara, Japan, November 12-15, 2002, pp. 843-847
  • Tomiji Watabe, Hirotaka Yokouchi,S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, “Heave and Pitch Buoy (HPB), A miniature Wave Energy Converter”, Proceeding of the Twelfth (2002) international offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Kitakyushu, Japan, May 26-31, 2002, pp. 649-654.
  • T. Watabe, H. Yokouchi, S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, B.R.K. Obeysekera, U.I. Dissanayake, Preliminary study on Wave Energy Utilization in Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of the eleventh International Offshore and Polar Energy Conference, Stavanger, Norway, June 17-22, 2001, pp. 596-603.
  • T. Watabe, H. Yokouchi, S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, “Heave and Pitch Buoy for offshore use” Japanese society of design engineers, summer conference, Hokkaido university, Japan, May 2001, pp. 11-14 (In Japanese)
  • S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, H. Yokouchi, “Performance of a newly developed ocean wave energy converter-Heave and Pitch buoy”, Japanese society of design engineers, Summer conference, Hokkaido university, Japan, May 2001,pp. 7-10.
  • T.Watabe, T.Iiijima, H.Yokouchi, S. P. Gunawardane, 1-10kW Ocean Wave Power Device :Heave and Pitch Buoy, Japanese Society of Design Engineers, Summer Conference, Muroran, August, 1999, pp 71-74. B.R.K.
  • B.R.K. Obeysekera, S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane,“Wave energy Harnessing aspects in Sri Lanka”, World Renewable Energy Congress, Denver, Colorado, USA, 15-21, June 1996.
  • B.R.K. Obeysekera, S. D. G. S. P. Gunawardane, “Wave energy Harnessing Device-The Oscillating Water Column with Projecting Side Walls”, Poster sessions, Annual Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 10th August 1996, p143.
  • B.R.K. Obeysekera, S.D.G.S.P. Gunawardane, “Wave energy Harnessing Device-The Oscillating Water Column with Projecting Side Walls”, Annual Research Sessions, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Proceedings, 18th November 1995.
  • B.R.K. Obeysekera, S.D.G.S.P. Gunawardane, “Design of a Wave energy Harnessing Device with Maximum Efficiency”, Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of science, Fifty First Annual Sessions, Proceedings, Part, November 1995, p239.
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