Prof. T. M. Pallewatta

Senior Professor in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Head of the Department
Contact:

Central Campus, Ground floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : E 012

Office: 011 - 2881248, Ext: 248 Mobile: +94716436529

Email: tmpal@ou.ac.lk


Professor in Civil Engineering

Area of Specification:

Civil Engineering, Structural/Construction Engineering, Automotive Engineering

Research Intrests:

Optimimally economized structures, Green construction, Optimized automobiles to local conditions

Affiliations:

Chartered Engineer         C. Eng, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka – 2002.

                                        C. Eng, Member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka – 1996.

Professional Engineer P. Eng (SL), Engineer’s Mobility Forum, Washington Accord – 2007.

International Professional Engineer Int.P. Eng(SL), Engineer’s Mobility Forum, Washington Accord – 2008.

Corporate Member          FIAE(SL), Fellow of the Institute of Automotive Engineers SL – 2010.

                                        MIAE(SL), Member of the Institute of Automotive Engineers SL- 1998.

Member, of the Council of The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka:           1998 to 2004

2006 to date

Editor, Sri Lanka Engineering News (SLEN) of IESL:                              1999 to 2004

Editor, Journal of the Institution (ENGINEER) of IESL:                             2004 – to date

Editor, Technical papers for Annul Transactions of the IESL:                   2004 to 2010

Member, of the Editorial Board for IESL Publications:                             1999 – to date

                Web Master, of the IESL web site:                                                        2003 to 2007

                Member, of the Development and Professional Affairs Committee, IESL:   1998 to 2002

                Member, of the Library, Publication & Conference Committee, IESL:         2002 – to date

                Member, of the Education & Training Committee IESL:                            2002 to 2005

                Member, of the Membership Committee IESL:                                         2002 to 2005

                Member of the IESL, DPA Sub Committee on ICTAD:                               1998 to 2000

 

Vice President, of the Institute of Automotive Engineers, Sri Lanka.                          2010 to 2011

Council Member, of the Institute of Automotive Engineers, Sri Lanka                         2010 to 2011

 

Contributions:

Steering, Committee Member representing the IESL at ICTAD:                             1998 to 2003

Member, of the Sub committee on Consultancy Documents ICTAD:                         1998 to 2002

Member, of the working committee on Consultancy Documents ICTAD:                     2001 to 2003

Chairman, of the working committee on Standard forms for CM, ICTAD:                     2002 to 2003

 

Member, of the Advisory Board of the Department of National Museums:                    2012 to date

Member, of the Editorial Board for ICTAD Journal:                                                     2010 to date

Programmes Coordination:

Bachelor of Tech. (Civil Engineering), PG Dip. in Const. Mgt., MTech in Const. Mgt.

Course Coordination:

CEX6332 – Structural Design, CEX7107 – Construction Productivity & Quantitative Techniques, CEX7111 – Construction Plant Management & Construction Safety, CEX7112 – Management Information Systems for the Construction Industry

Awards:

Award for the Best Civil Engineering Graduate, University of Moratuwa, 1985

Award for the Best in-Plant Trainee, University of Moratuwa, 1985

Award for The Most Outstanding Graduate in the Division of Structural Engineering and Construction of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), 1989.

Researches:

List of Published Books/Indexes:

1.             Pallewatta, T. M., Editor, “Index to the Technical Papers of the Annual Transactions and the Journal ENGINEER of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (1906 – 2006)”, Centinary Publication, ISBN 978-955-1766-00-9, The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2007, 170p.

2.             Pallewatta, T. M., Editor, “Index to the Technical Papers of the Annual Transactions and the Journal ENGINEER of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (1906 – 2012)”, ISBN 978-955-1766-00-9, The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2013, 175p.

 

List of Published Technical Papers:

1.             Pallewatta, T. M., Chauhan, R. L., “Application of Simulation Modelling in Computer Aided Selection of Equipment for Tunnelling”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Vol. XVIII, No. 03, Sep. 1990, pp. 14 – 23.

2.             Pallewatta, T. M., Tada, M., Horii, H., “Measurement of Surface Displacement Field of Concrete by Laser Speckle Method”, Proceedings of The Japan Concrete Institute, Vol. 12, No. 2, Dec. 1990, pp. 835 – 840.

3.             Horii, H., Shin, H. C., Pallewatta, T. M., “An Analytical Model of Fatigue Crack Growth in Concrete”, Proceedings of The Japan Concrete Institute, Vol. 12, No. 2, Dec. 1990, pp. 841 – 846.

4.             Horii, H., Shin, H. C., Pallewatta, T. M., “Mechanism of Fatigue Crack Growth in Concrete”, Cement & Concrete Composites 14, 1992, Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., England, pp. 83 – 89.

5.            Pallewatta, T. M., Qureshi, J., “Confinement Effectiveness of Lateral Ties in a RC Column,” Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of The Japan Society of Civil Engineers, 5, Sep. 1992, pp. 330-331.

6.             Pallewatta, T. M., Irawan, P., Maekawa, K., “Macro Model for Confinement Effectiveness of Lateral Ties in Columns”, Proceedings of The Japan Concrete Institute, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1993, pp. 1267 – 1272.

7.            Irawan, P., Pallewatta, T. M., Maekawa, K., ” Effect of Flexural Stiffness of Lateral Reinforcement on Confinement of Reinforced Concrete Columns”, Proceedings of The Japan Concrete Institute, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1994, pp. 671 – 676.

8.             Pallewatta, T. M., Irawan, P., Maekawa, K., “Effectiveness of Laterally Arranged Reinforcement on the Confinement of the Core Concrete”, Journal of Materials, Concrete Structures and Pavements, JSCE, Vol. 28, No. 520, Aug. 1995, pp. 297 – 308.

9.             Pallewatta, T. M., Irawan, P., Maekawa, K., “Verification of 3D Constitutive Model of Concrete in Line With Capacity and Ductility of Laterally Reinforced Concrete Columns”, Journal of Materials, Concrete Structures and Pavements, JSCE, Vol. 28, No. 520, Aug. 1995, pp. 309 – 321.

10.          Pallewatta, T. M., Irawan, P., Maekawa, K., “Confinement Effectiveness of Lateral Reinforcement Arrangements in Core Concrete”, Concrete Library of The Japan Society of Civil Engineers, No. 27, Jun. 1996, pp. 221 – 247.

11.          Pallewatta, T. M., “A Model for the Prediction of Strength Enhancement in Concrete Core under Passive Lateral Confinement”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka [ISSN 1800-1122], Vol. XXXX, No. 01, Jan. 2007, pp. 17 – 27.

12.          Pallewatta, T. M., “An Extended Model for the Prediction of Strength Enhancement in Laterally Reinforced Concrete Columns”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka [ISSN 1800-1122], Vol. XXXXII, No. 04, Oct. 2009, pp. 148 – 155.

13.          Pallewatta, T. M., “Electricity Storage for Construction Equipment”, CETRAC Day 2011 – A special 15th Anniversary Commemorative Volume, Published by ICTAD under the Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, March 2011.

14.          Pallewatta, T. M., Senevirathna, E. M. R. S. R., “Indigenous Fine Aggregate Substitute for SLS 107 Strength compliance Testing of Ordinary Portland Cement”, Proceedings of The Annual Academic Sessions 2011 – The Open University of Sri Lanka, 14-15 September 2011, pp. 124 – 127.

15.          Dolage, D. A. R., Pallewatta, T. M., Bandara, R. R. G. S., “Tensile Properties and Volumetric Stability of Indigenous Woody Plant Materials under Different Seasoning Techniques”, Journal of The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka [ISSN 1800-1122], Vol. XXXXV, No. 01, Jan. 2012, pp. 09 – 16.

16.          Dembatapitiya, B. R. K. C., Dissanayake, W. D. S. H. & Pallewatta, T. M., “Calicut Tile Waste as an Alternative Coarse Aggregate for Lower Grade Concretes”, Journal of Engineering Technology (JET), Journal of the Faculty of Engineering Technology, The Open University of Sri Lanka, ISSN 2279-2627, Vol. 01, No. 01, Mar. 2013, pp. 51 – 62.

17.          Ekneligoda, T. C., Pallewatta, T. M., Wijewardana, L. S. S., “Comparison of Some Design Provisions of BS 8110 and EC2 Codes for the Design of Reinforced Concrete Columns” Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions – 2014 of the Open University of Sri Lanka, November 27& 28, 2014, ISSN 2012-9912, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 2014, pp. 63 – 67.

 

List of Other Publications Including Editorials:

1.             Proper Procedure for Servicing Modern Automobiles, SLEN, January 2001.

2.             Automotive Power Unit for the Future, SLEN, July 2001.

3.             German Efficiency in Diesels, SLEN, August 2001.

4.             Fifty Seven (57), Editorials in Sri Lanka Engineering News (form 1999 to 2004)

5.             Forty two (42) Editorials in ‘ENGINEER’ Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (from 2005 to date)

6.             Six (06) Editorials in Annual Transactions of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (from 2005 to 2010)

Ongoing Research:

Alternative construction materials, Optimized structures for local conditions, Green construction, Economical automobiles for local conditions , etc.

Undergraduate Final Projects

Research Supervisions:

List of Research Supervisions at Master’s Level:

PGS1.    Supervisor, Postgraduate Programme in Construction Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Open University of Sri Lanka, for M.Tech Research of Mr. D. D. De Sarem, (Completed).

PGS2.    Supervisor, Postgraduate Programme in Construction Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Open University of Sri Lanka, for M.Tech Research of Eng. A. Ranasinghe, “Procedure for Arbitration”, (Completed).

PGS3.    Supervisor, Postgraduate Programme in Construction Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Open University of Sri Lanka, for M.Tech Research of Lieutenant Commander J. A. D. G. E. K. Jayatilleke, “Application of ISO 9000 Standards for Contractual Works of Civil Engineering Department of The Sri Lanka Navy” (In Progress).

PGS4.    Supervisor, Postgraduate Programme in Construction Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Open University of Sri Lanka, for M.Tech Research of Mr. S. S. Dissanayake, “Implementation of Correct Data For Costing and Guidelines for Bidding & Tender Evaluations to Optimize the Rate of Success” (In Progress).

PGS5.    Joint Supervisor, Postgraduate Programme in Construction Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Open University of Sri Lanka, for M.Tech Research of Major. A. L. U. P. Wijesekara, “Formulating Guidelines for Risk Management in the Construction Industry of Sri Lanka”.

PGS6.    Internal Supervisor, Postgraduate Programme in Industrial Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Open University of Sri Lanka, for M.Tech Research of S. M. A. J. P. Siyasinghe, “Availability Factor Improvement for Construction Machinary Through Implementation of  Total Productive Maintenance”, 2013.

 

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