Academic Staff - Department of Civil Engineering - USJ

Prof. Chaminda Konthesingha

B.Sc.Eng. (Hons) (Moratuwa), M.Sc. (Moratuwa), Ph.D. (Newcastle), AMIE Sri Lanka

Professor (Department of Civil Engineering)

  • konthesingha@sjp.ac.lk
  • 0112731581
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Prof. Chaminda Konthesingha is one of the founding members of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is the founding head of the department of civil engineering . Prof. Konthesingha obtained his BSc degree from university of Moratuwa in year 2006 and completed his masters from the same university in year 2008. He earned his PhD from the University of Newcastle, Australia in year 2012.His research interests includes Structural Masonry, Lightweight Concrete, Fire Safety of Buildings and Retrofitting and Strengthening of Masonry Structures.

Books

  • Konthesingha, C., (2021) “Design of Unreinforced Masonry Structures-An introduction to design in accordance with Eurocode 6”, Stamford Lake (Pvt) Ltd., ISBN 978-624-5544-12-7

Journal Publications

  • Branavan, A., Konthesingha, C. and Nanayakkara, A., (2022) “Effects of microfine aggregate in manufactured sand on bleeding and plastic shrinkage cracking of concrete”, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering [Article in press].
  • Upasiri, I. R., Konthesigha, K.M.C., Nanayakkara, S.M.A., Poologanathan, K., Gatheeshgar, P., Nuwanthika, D., (2022) “Fire performance of lightweight concrete-filled LSF wall panels”, Structures, 40, 1039-1055.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2022.04.081
  • Branavan, A., Konthesingha, C. and Nanayakkara, A., (2022) “Influence of mortars comprised of manufactured sand with offshore sand on the performance of masonry and brick–mortar joint”, Innovative Infrastructure Solutions, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41062-022-00764-5.
  • Branavan, A., Konthesingha, C. and Nanayakkara, A., Premasiri, R. (2022) “Metamorphic Rocks for Manufactured Sand and Coarse Aggregate for Concrete and Mortar”, Magazine of Civil Engineering, DOI: https://doi.org/10.34910/MCE.113.8.
  • Upasiri, I., Konthesingha, C., Nanayakkara, A., Poologanathan, K., Perampalam, G. and Perera, D. (2022), “Finite element analysis of lightweight concrete-filled LSF walls exposed to realistic design fire”, Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JSFE-10-2021-0066.
  • Branavan, A, Konthesingha, C., (2021) “Pertinence of Alternative Fine Aggregates for Concrete and Mortar: A Brief Review on River Sand Substitutions”, Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14488353.2021.1971596.
  • Branavan, A., Konthesingha, C. and Nanayakkara, A., (2021) “Performance evaluation of cement mortar produced with manufactured sand and offshore sand as alternatives for river sand”, Construction and Building Materials, 297.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.123784
  • Upasiri, I.R., Konthesingha, K.M.C., Nanayakkara, S. M. A., Poologanathan, K., Nagaratnam, B., Gatheeshgar, P., (2021) “Evaluation of fire performance of lightweight concrete wall panels using finite element analysis”, Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JSFE-10-2020-0030.
  • Upasiri, I. R., Konthesigha, K.M.C., Nanayakkara, S.M.A., Poologanathan, K., Gatheeshgar, P., Nuwanthika, D., (2021) “Finite element analysis of lightweight composite sandwich panels exposed to fire”, Journal of Building Engineering, 40, p. 102329. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.102329.
  • Branavan, A., Konthesingha, C. and Nanayakkara, A., (2021) “Effects of blending manufactured sand and offshore sand on rheological, mechanical and durability characterization of lime-cement masonry mortar”, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19648189.2021.1995506.
  • Perera, D., Poologanathan, K., Gillie, M., Gatheeshgar, P., Sherlock, P., Nanayakkara, S.M.A., Konthesingha, K.M.C., (2020) “Fire performance of cold, warm and hybrid LSF wall panels using numerical studies”, Thin-Walled Structures, 157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2020.107109
  • Branavan, A., Konthesingha, K.M.C., Nanayakkara, S.M.A., Premasiri, H.M.R., (2020) “Optimizing Blending of Manufactured Sand with Offshore Sand Based on Physical and Virtue Characteristics”, Journal of Materials Science Research and Reviews, 6(3): 11-31. https://journaljmsrr.com/index.php/JMSRR/article/view/30156
  • Konthesingha, K.M.C., Stewart, M.G., Ryan, P., Ginger, J., Henderson, D., (2015) “Reliability based vulnerability modelling of metal-clad industrial buildings to extreme wind loading for cyclonic regions”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 147, 176-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2015.10.002
  • Konthesingha, K.M.C., Masia, M.J., Petersen, R.B., and Page, A.W., (2015) “Experimental Evaluation of Static Cyclic In-plane Shear Behaviour of Unreinforced Masonry Walls Strengthened with NSM FRP Strips”, Journal of Composites for Construction, 19(3), 04014055. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000512  
  • Ginger, J., Henderson, D., Humphreys, M., Konthesingha, C., and Stewart, M.G., (2014) “Wind loads on the frames of industrial buildings”, Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 16(2). https://doi.org/10.1080/13287982.2015.11465188
  • Konthesingha, K.M.C., Masia, M.J., Petersen, R.B., Mojsilović, N., Simundic, G., and Page, A.W., (2013) “Static Cyclic In-plane Shear Response of Damaged Masonry Walls Retrofitted with NSM FRP Strips – An Experimental Evaluation”, Engineering Structures, 50, 126-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.10.026
  • Konthesingha K.M.C., Jayasinghe C., and Nanayakkara, S.M.A., (2007) “Bond and compressive strength of masonry for locally available bricks”, Engineer, Journal of The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, Vol. XXXX, No – 04, 7 – 13. http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v40i4.7148

Conference Publications

  • Branavan, A., Konthesingha, C. and Nanayakkara, A., (2021) “Influence of Blended Fine Aggregates on the Performance of Lime – Cement Mortar – A Statistical Approach”, In: 7th International Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Conference (MERCon 2021), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. https://doi.org/10.1109/MERCon52712.2021.9525765
  • Upasiri, I. R., Konthesingha, K. M. C., Poologanathan, K., Nanayakkara, S. M. A., and Nagaratnam, B., (2021) “Finite Element Modelling of Wall Panels Under Standard and Hydrocarbon Fire Conditions”, ICSECM 2019, R. Dissanayake, P. Mendis, K. Weerasekera, S. de Silva, and S. Fernando, eds., Springer Singapore, Singapore, 469–488.https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7222-7_39
  • Upasiri, I. R., Konthesingha, K. M. C., Poologanathan, K., Nanayakkara, S. M. A., and Nagaratnam, B., (2020) “Review on Fire Performance of Cellular Lightweight Concrete,” ICSBE 2018, R. Dissanayake, and P. Mendis, eds., Springer Singapore, Singapore, 470– 478.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9749-3_41
  • Branavan, A., Konthesingha, K.M.C., (2019) “Fine Aggregate Usage in Concrete and Masonry Mortar by Local Construction Industries”, In: Proc. of the 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Konthesingha, K.M.C., Stewart, M.G., Ginger, J., and Henderson, D., (2014) “Vulnerability modelling of metal-clad industrial buildings to extreme wind loading”, The 2014 International Conference on Advances in Wind and Structures, Busan, South Korea.
  • Konthesingha, K.M.C., Masia, M.J, Petersen, R.B., and Page, A.W., (2013) “Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of NSM FRP strengthened URM wall panels”, In: Proc. Of the 12th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Konthesingha, C., Masia, M., Petersen, R., and Page, A.W., (2012) “Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry wall panels strengthened with NSM FRP strips”, In: Proc. Of the 15th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Florianópolis, Brazil.
  • Konthesingha, K.M.C., Masia, M.J., Petersen, R.B., Mojsilović, N., Simundic, G., and Page, A.W., (2011) “Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of URM panels after retrofitting using CFRP strips”, In: Proc. Of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Konthesingha, K.M.C., Masia, M.J., Petersen, R.B., Mojsilović, N., Simundic, G., and Page, A.W., (2010) “Cyclic in-plane shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry panels retrofitted with fibre reinforced polymer strips”, In: Proc. Of the 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, Germany.
  • Masia, M., Petersen, R., Konthesingha, C., and Lahra, J., (2010) “In-plane Shear Behaviour of Masonry Panels Strengthened with Stainless Steel High Stress Reinforcement”, In: Proc. Of the 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, Germany.
  • Konthesingha, K.M.C., Masia, M. J., Petersen, R.B., and Page, A.W., (2009) “Bond behaviour of NSM FRP strips to modern clay brick masonry prisms under cyclic loading”, In: Proc. Of the 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, Ontario.
    https://www.canadamasonrydesigncentre.com/research/bond-behaviour-of-nsm-frp-strips-to-modern-clay-brick-masonry-prisms-under-cyclic-loading/
  • Jayasinghe, C., Konthesingha, K.M.C., and (2008) “Effect of tie beams on lateral strength of masonry”, Transactions, Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, 31-37.

2022 (ongoing)

  • Competitive grant scheme for partnership with Industries and Universities funded by ADB – STHRD Project, Ministry of Education. “Fire safety of Buildings”, Granted amount: Rs. 169.9 million.

 

2021 (ongoing)

  • University Research Grant, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. “Web Crippling Strength and Behaviour of Cold-Formed Thin-Walled Channels with Web Openings”, Granted amount: Rs. 2.921 million.

Completed

  • Branavan A., Investigation on Alternate Fine aggregate for Concrete and Masonry (MPhil Supervision)

 

Ongoing

  • Upasiri I.R., Fire Performance of prefabricated Cellular Light Weight Panels (PhD Supervision)
  • Perera D., Fire performance of high-quality and affordable modular building systems (PhD Co-Supervision)
  • Weerasinghe W.P.H.P., Web Crippling Strength and Behaviours of Cold-formed Thin Walled Channels with Web Opening (PhD Supervision)

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Email:konthesingha@sjp.ac.lk

Address: Faculty of Engineering
                 University of Sri Jayewardenepura
                 45,Rawathawaththa Road Moratuwa