Dr Kasun Wijesooriya
Research Associate

Dr Kasun Wijesooriya

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Structural Engineering, University of Sydney

MEng in Structural Engineering, University of Sydney

MEng in Civil Engineering, University of Bristol

Professional Memberships

Member of Engineers Australia (MIEAust)

Member of Australian Wind Engineering Society (AWES)

UNSW Canberra
School of Eng & Tech

Dr. Kasun Wijesooriya is a Research Fellow at the School of Engineering and Technology in UNSW Canberra. His research is primarily focused on extreme loading events such as wind and blast effects and an expert in numerical finite element modelling.

Having a strong background in Structural Engineering and Dynamics, Kasun's primary research focus was on Wind Engineering and Fluid-Structure Interaction of Civil structures such as Super-tall buildings. However, since completing his PhD, Kasun has broadened his research interests to encompass other fields, including Blast and Impact effects, Sustainable Construction, and the application of Artificial Intelligence in Engineering.

  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Fernando PLN; Attard C; Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Lee CK, 2023, 'Lessons Learnt from Recent Explosions in Storage Facilities with Ammonium Nitrate', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer Nature Singapore, pp. 113 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-2886-4_8
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Fernando PLN, 2023, 'A Highly Efficient Numerical Approach Using Fluid–Structure Interaction to Estimate Responses of Super-Tall Structures', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Springer Nature Singapore, pp. 489 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-2886-4_34
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Ekanayake IU; Palitha S; Gamage S; Meddage DPP; Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D, 2023, 'Predicting adhesion strength of micropatterned surfaces using gradient boosting models and explainable artificial intelligence visualizations', Materials Today Communications, 36, pp. 106545 - 106545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2023.106545
    Journal articles | 2023
    Fonseka I; Mohotti D; Wijesooriya K; Lee C-K; Mendis P, 2023, 'Influence of Graphene oxide on abrasion resistance and strength of concrete', Construction and Building Materials, 404, pp. 133280 - 133280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.133280
    Journal articles | 2023
    Mohotti D; Wijesooriya K; Weckert S, 2023, 'A simplified approach to modelling blasts in computational fluid dynamics (CFD)', Defence Technology, 23, pp. 19 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dt.2022.11.006
    Journal articles | 2023
    Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Lee CK; Mendis P, 2023, 'A technical review of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications on wind design of tall buildings and structures: Past, present and future', Journal of Building Engineering, 74, pp. 106828 - 106828, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.106828
    Journal articles | 2023
    Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Weerasinghe D; Lee CK, 2023, 'Behaviour of polymer-filled–concrete–steel double-skin tubular columns under combined lateral impact and axial compression loading', Structures, 56, pp. 104936 - 104936, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2023.104936
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mohotti D; Mendis P; Wijesooriy K; Fonseka I; Weerasinghe D; Lee CK, 2022, 'Abrasion and Strength of high percentage Graphene Oxide (GO) Incorporated Concrete', Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, 22, pp. 37 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.56748/ejse.2233001
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Amin A; Chauhan K, 2021, 'Comparison between an uncoupled one-way and two-way fluid structure interaction simulation on a super-tall slender structure', Engineering Structures, 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111636
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Amin A; Chauhan K, 2021, 'Wind loads on a super-tall slender structure: A validation of an uncoupled fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis', Journal of Building Engineering, 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.102028
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Amin A; Chauhan K, 2020, 'An uncoupled fluid structure interaction method in the assessment of structural responses of tall buildings', Structures, 25, pp. 448 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.03.031
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mohotti D; Wijesooriya K; Dias-da-Costa D, 2019, 'Comparison of Reynolds Averaging Navier-Stokes (RANS) turbulent models in predicting wind pressure on tall buildings', Journal of Building Engineering, 21, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2018.09.021
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Chauhan K; Dias-da-Costa D, 2019, 'Numerical investigation of scale resolved turbulence models (LES, ELES and DDES) in the assessment of wind effects on supertall structures', Journal of Building Engineering, 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.100842
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Fonseka I; Ginigaddara T; Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Mendis P; Lee CK, 2022, 'Producing sustainable rigid pavements with the addition of graphene oxide', in ICSBE 2022: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Springer Singapore, Earl’s Regent Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka, presented at International Conference On Sustainable Built Environment 2022 (ICSBE 2022), Earl’s Regent Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 16 December 2022 - 18 December 2022, https://link.springer.com/book/9789819934706

My Teaching

ZEIT4600/4601, Civil Design Practice (2021 - Present)

ZEIT2603, Civil Engineering Materials (2021 - Present)

ZEIT3600, Structural Analysis (2023 - Present)