Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Mrs Rasika Manori Athukorala

Qualifications

BSc. Eng (Hons. I)

Education

  • 2007
    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka

Employment

  • 2005
    Trainee Engineer, Road Development Authority, Sri Lanka – 3 months (under industrial training programme)
  • 2006
    Trainee Engineer, Design Consortium Ltd, Colombo, Sri Lanka – 3 months (under industrial training programme)
  • 2005
    Trainee Engineer, Road Development Authority, Sri Lanka – 3 months (under industrial training programme)

Research Interests

  • Chemical stabilization
  • Soil erosion

Supervisors

  • Dr Vinod Jayan Sylaja
  • Professor Buddhima Indraratna
  • Dr Martin Liu

Research Topic

Residual Strength Behaviour of Chemically Treated Soils and its Application to Soil Erosion.

Research Abstract

This project aims at examining the effectiveness of lignosulfonate, an environmentally friendly stabilizing agent, to improve the erosion resistance and stress-strain behaviour of unstable soils. It includes developing a rigorous analytical model to capture the erosion rate of chemically stabilised erodible soil, incorporating the well-known shear strength parameters.