Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Mr Chandrasiri Kumara Wanayalage

Qualifications

B.Sc. Eng

Education

  • 2007
    Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Employment

  • 2007
    Mining Engineer, International Construction Consortium, Sri Lanka
    2 years

Research Interests

  • Rock mechanics
  • Rock permeability
  • Fluid flow

Supervisors

  • Professor Buddhima Indraratna
  • Professor Song-Ping Zhu
  • Dr Jan Nemcik

Research Topic

Load Deformation Behaviour of Sediment Infilled Rock Joints Subjected to Internal Water Flow

Research Abstract

This project is a study about the fluid flow through sediment in-filled rock fracture networks. Erosion of sediments by the fluid flow and the deformations of rock fractures due to effective stress are considered when the fluid flow is modelled and a coupled flow equation is developed. Fractured rock samples are tested in laboratory in order to validate the developed model.