Dr Dassa Dassanayake
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Dr Dassa Dassanayake

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

PostDoctoral Research Fellow

Qualifications

Ph.D (Dr.-Ing) in Coastal Engineering with "Magna cum laude" honours, Germany, 2013
MSc in Coastal Eng and Port Developments with a Distriction, The Netherlands, 2007
BSc in Civil Engineering with Honours & 2nd Class Upper, Sri Lanka, 2003

Teaching interests

Port and Harbour Engineering
Port and Marina Planning and Infrastructure Design 
Coastal Science and Engineering
Design of Breakwaters and DikesRequired

Research interests

Extreme wave interactions with coastal structures
Hydraulic performance and durability of Geotextile Sand Container (GSC) Structures
Design and performance of hydraulic model tests

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

  • Raby, A.C., Antonini, A., Pappas, A., Dassanayake, D.T., Brownjohn, J. and D’Ayala, D. (2019), Wolf Rock lighthouse: past developments and future survivability under wave loading, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, UK. doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2019.0027
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Oumeraci, H. (2012), Engineering properties of geotextile sand containers and their effect on hydraulic stability and damage development of low-crested / submerged structures, The International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Multi Science Publishing, Essex, UK, pp. 135-150. DOI: 10.1260/1759-3131.3.3.135
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Oumeraci, H. (2012), Important engineering properties of geotextile sand containers and their effect on the hydraulic stability of GSC-Structures, Terra et Aqua Journal, Issue 127, International Association of Dredging Companies, The Netherlands, pp 3-11.
  • Soysa, V.A.N., Dassanayake, D.M.D.T.B. and Oumeraci, H., 2012. Hydraulic Stability of Submerged GSC structures. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 45(4), pp.31–40. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v45i4.6924


Conference Papers

  • Dassanayake, D.T., Raby, A. and Antonini, A. (2019), Physical Modelling of the Effect of Shoal Geometry on Wave Loading and Runup on a Cylinder, proceedings of ASCE Coastal Structures Conference, Hannover, Germany 
  • Dassanayake, D.T., Raby, A. and Antonini, A. (2019), Efficacy of Analysis Techniques In Assessing Broken Wave Loading On A Cylinder Upon A Shoal, Proceedings of the ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Recio, J. (2017): State of the art tools and techniques for the planning and design of artificial islands, beaches, canals and lagoons (presentation), Island Development Middle East Conference, Dubai, UAE
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Recio, J. (2016): Recent developments in geotextile sand container technology and its applications in coastal engineering projects in projects in the Middle East, 3rd International Conference on Coastal Zone Engineering and Management in the Middle East: Arabian Coast 2016, Dubai, UAE.
  • Recio, J and Dassanayake, D.T. (2016), Innovative designs and sustainable solutions implemented at port, coastal and waterfront projects in the UAE and Middle East, 3rd International Conference on Coastal Zone Engineering and Management in the Middle East: Arabian Coast 2016, Dubai, UAE.
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Oumeraci, H. (2016): Are Geotextile Encapsulated Sand Elements only Temporary Solutions in Coastal Engineering?, PIANC-COPEDEC IX, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL.
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Oumeraci, H. (2013): Hydraulic stability formulae and nomograms for coastal structures made of geotextile sand containers, 7th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC2013), Bali, Indonesia.
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Oumeraci, H. (2013): Geotextile sand container structures for shore protection – hydraulic stability formulae and nomograms, 2nd International Workshop on Geosynthetics and Modern Materials in Coastal Protection and Related Applications, IIT Madras, India, pp 68-81.
  • Dassanayake, D.T.; Oumeraci, H.; Werth, K. and Heerten, G. (2013): Setting up monitoring plans to assess the performance and the durability of exposed geotextile encapsulated sand elements in coastal engineering applications, 2nd International Workshop on Geosynthetics and Modern Materials in Coastal Protection and Related Applications, IIT Madras, India, pp 115-128.
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Oumeraci, H. (2013): Experimental and numerical modelling of the hydraulic stability of geotextile sand containers under wave loads, Proceedings of 9. FZK-Kolloquium "Modellierung im Seebau und Küsteningenieurwesen", Hannover, Germany. 
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Oumeraci, H. (2012), Effect of fill ratio and type of geotextile on the hydraulic stability of Geotextile Sand Containers in coastal engineering. Eurogeo 5, 5th European Geosynthetics Congress, Valencia, Spain.
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Oumeraci, H. (2012), Hydraulic stability of coastal structures made of geotextile sand containers: Effect of engineering properties of GSCs, International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE) 2012, Santander, Spain, p14.
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Oumeraci, H. (2012): Important engineering properties of geotextile sand containers and their effect on the hydraulic stability of GSC-Structures, 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (PIANC-COPEDEC VIII), Chennai, India, pp 1940-1951.
  • Dassanayake, D.T. and Oumeraci, H. (2011): Experimental and numerical modelling of the hydraulic stability coastal structures made of geotextile sand containers (GSCs) with a Special Attention to Engineering Properties of GSCs, CoastDoc 2011, “Coast and Sea – Current Research and Future Challenges, Graduate seminar, Braunschweig, Germany (presentation).
  • Dassanayake, D.; Oumeraci, H. and Streicher, M. (2011): Sinking behaviour and deformation of geotextile sand containers during installation of scour protection for marine and offshore structures, Proceedings of 8. FZK-Kolloquium “Maritimer Wasserbau und Küsteningenieurwesen”, Hannover, Germany, pp. 33-38.
  • Dassanayake, D. and Oumeraci, H. (2010): Design and construction aspects of fully submerged geotextile sand container (GSC) structures: sinking behaviour and deformation of GSCs, International Workshop on Geosynthetics and Modern Materials in Coastal Protection and Related Applications, IIT Madras, India, pp. 242-244.
  • Dassanayake, D.; Oumeraci, H. (2009): Planned research on the hydraulic stability of geotextile sand containers. Proceedings of 7. FZK-Kolloquium "Potentiale für die Maritime Wirtschaft", Hannover, Germany, pp. 45-49.
  • Dassanayake, D. and Kumuthini, S. (2008): Hydraulic model study to the breakwater design for Colombo south harbour, 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC VIII), Dubai, UAE.
  • Dassanayake, D.; Kortenhaus, A .; H. Oumeraci; K. Bollinger and Hassan, R. M. (2008): Wave overtopping on innovative crest drainage dike - model test results, Proceedings of 31st International Conference Coastal Engineering (ICCE), ASCE, Volume 4, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 2970–2981.
  • Bollinger, K.; Dassanayake, D.; Kortenhaus, A.; and Oumeraci, H. (2007): Kronenbauwerk zur Reduktion des Wellenüberlaufs bei Seedeichen. 6. FZK-Kolloquium, Hannover, Germany pp 87-92.
  • Jayaratne, R.; Dassanayake, D.; Nandasena, K.; Wicremaratne, S; Laknath, C.; Raveenthiran, R.; Aslam, M. and Mendis, M. (2006): Wave transformation and wave-induced current distribution on a barrier reef island in Maldives, Proceedings of First International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection–CoastLAB ‘06, , Porto, Portugal, pp. 13–16. 

Reports

  • Piontkowitz, T.; Verhagen, H.J.; Verheij, H.; Mai Cao, T.; Dassanayake, D.; Roelvink, D.; Zielinski, M.; Kont, A.; Ploompuu, T. (2009): EroGRASS - Failure of grass cover layers at seaward and shoreward dike slopes, design, construction and experimental procedure, EroGRASS User Group. Lemvig, Denmark, p. 74. (Supported by the 6th EC Framework Programme through the Integrated Infrastructure Initiative HYDRALAB III and experiments were carried out at the Coastal Research Centre (GWK).
  • Kortenhaus A., Bollinger K., Dassanayake D., (2007) Hydraulic model tests of an innovative dike crest design Hydraulic model tests of an innovative dike crest design, Final Report, the ComCoast project, co-financed by the EU-Interreg IIIb North Sea Programme, p. 59 (Prepared by Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, (LWI)).

Additional information

I have 16 years of experience in ocean, coastal and port engineering research and designs including about 1.5 years postdoc research and teaching experiences (UK), 5.5 years in post graduate & doctoral research works (Germany), 3.0 years industry based applied research works (Sri Lanka), 1.5 years on MSc (The Netherlands), and 4.5 years in coastal/marine engineering design consultancy (UAE). I have extensive experiences in numerical and physical modelling related hydraulic/coastal/ocean engineering, including wave-structure interactions, hydraulic performances and stability of breakwaters & geobag structures, wave transformation, coastal hydrodynamics, harbour disturbances, ship motion, dike breaching, etc. During my carrier, I have provided consultancy services for coastal and marine engineering projects in the Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. I have also been involved with EU research projects on coastal structures. I lived and worked in the Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, Germany, United Arab Emirates and currently resides UK. I’m a holder of a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) Degree in Coastal Engineering from Germany, a Master’s Degree in Coastal Engineering and Port Development from The Netherlands and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Sri Lanka.

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