ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

RHD Students

Chandrasiri Kumara Wanayalage

RHD Students


  • 2014
    PhD (Pending Reviews) in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Wollongong
  • 2007
    Honours Degree of Bachelor of the Science of Engineering at Department of Earth Resources Engineering, University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka


  • 2007
    Mining Engineer - International Construction Consortium Ltd, Sri Lanka


  • 2010
    Endeavour Postgraduate Award

Research Interests

  • Rock fracture hydraulics
  • Rock fracture mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics


  • Professor Buddhima Indraratna
  • Professor Song Ping Zhu

Research Topic

Local deformation behaviour of rough rock joints subjected to internal water flow

Research Topic Brief Abstract

The research objectives was to mathematically model two dimensional flow behaviour of deformable rough rock joints and numerically solve them having developed a computer program using matlab and verify the model by laboratory experiments performed for real rock joints.