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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Interested in extensive experimental works with the main purpose of achieving and comparing the structural properties of steel and composite materials in order to achieve better performance with less annihilation of resources. In addition, currently also interested in the study of Mechanical Behaviour, Structural Stability and Numerical Modelling of Modular and Prefabricated Buildings, Most specifically steel-concrete composite structures and design of their connections.

Key Publications

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  • Novel conventional and modular LSF wall panels with improved fire performance, Perera, D., Poologanathan, K., Gillie, M., Gatheeshgar, P., Sherlock, P., Upasiri, I., Rajanayagam, H. 1 Apr 2022, In: Journal of Building Engineering
  • Prediction of shear capacity of steel channel sections using machine learning algorithms, Dissanayake Mudiyanselage, M., Nguyen, H., Poologanathan, K., Gatheeshgar, P., Upasiri, I., Rajanayagam, H., Suntharalingam, T. 31 Mar 2022, In: Thin-Walled Structures
  • A-State-Of-The-Art review on modular building connections, Rajanayagam, H., Poologanathan, K., Perampalam, G., Varelis, G., Sherlock, P., Nagaratnam, B., Hackney, P. 1 Dec 2021, In: Structures
  • Fire Performance of Modular Wall Panels: Numerical Analysis, Perera, D., Poologanathan, K., Perampalam, G., Upasiri, I., Sherlock, P., Rajanayagam, H., Nagaratnam, B. 1 Dec 2021, In: Structures
  • Fire resistance of 3D printed concrete composite wall panels exposed to various fire scenarios, Suntharalingam, T., Upasiri, I., Perampalam, G., Poologanathan, K., Nagaratnam, B., Rajanayagam, H., Navaratnam, S. 17 Aug 2021, In: Journal of Structural Fire Engineering
  • Numerical Study of Fire and Energy Performance of Innovative Light-weight 3D Printed Concrete Wall Configurations in Modular Building System, Suntharalingam, T., Perampalam, G., Upasiri, I., Poologanathan, K., Nagaratnam, B., Rajanayagam, H., Navaratnam, S. 20 Feb 2021, In: Sustainability
  • Thermal Performance of LSF Wall Systems with Vacuum Insulation Panels, Rajanayagam, H., Upasiri, I., Poologanathan, K., Perampalam, G., Sherlock, P., Konthesingha, C., Nagaratnam, B., Perera, D. 7 Dec 2021, In: Buildings


  • Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) February 28 2019
  • Graduate Member, Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) GMICE
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK) MIET

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