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Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor


THESIS AND DISSERTATION

Attanayake, U.Macromechanical modeling of precast orthotropic bridge superstructure systems,” Ph.D Dissertation, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, August 2006. Published through ProQuest Information and Learning Company, UMI Microform 3225817.

Attanayake, A. M. U. B. “Seismic Evaluation of a Typical Low-Rise Reinforced Concrete Commercial Building in Bangkok by the Capacity Spectrum Method,” Master Thesis, ST-01-5, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, April 2001.

 

JOURNAL PAPERS

1.      Attanayake, U. B., and Aktan, H. “The First Generation ABC System, Evolving Design, and Half a Century Performance– Michigan Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridge," ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ((accepted and published online)).

2.      Attanayake, U., Abudayyeh, O., Cooper, J., Mohammed, A. W., and Aktan, H. " The first full-depth deck panel accelerated bridge construction project in Michigan: Constructability challenges and lessons learned," ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 128-135, 2014.

3.      Keil, M. J., Attanayake, U., Ikonomov, P., and Hathaway, R. “Developing the Model and Environment for Validation of a Class-8 Truck,” Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 6, No. 7, pp. 777-786, 2012.

4.      Cai, H., Abudayyeh, O., Abdel-Qader, I., Attanayake, U., Barbera J., and Almaita, E. “Bridge Deck Load-Testing using Sensors and Optical survey Equipment,” Advances in Civil Engineering, Vol. 2012, Article ID 493983, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, USA, 2012.

5.      Attanayake, U., Akbay, Z., and Aktan, H. "Three dimensional modeling and analyses of orthotropic bridge decks using representative volume element," ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 2011.

6.      Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Capacity evaluation of a severely distressed and deteriorated 50-year old box-beam with limited data," ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 299-308, 2011.

7.      Ulku, E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. "Rationally Designed Staged Posttension Abates Reflective Cracking on Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridge Decks," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 10-1153, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. 2010, pp. 87-95.

8.      Ulku, E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. "Jointless Bridge Deck with Link Slabs: Design for Durability," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2131, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2009, pp. 68–78..

9.      Attanayake, U., Liang, X., Ng, S., and Aktan, H. “Penetrating Sealants for Bridge Decks – Selection Procedure,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 533-540, 2006.

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

1.      Mohammed, A. W., Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Deciding for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, August 11-13, 2014.

2.      Mohammed, A. W., Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. " Integrating Non-Destructive Evaluation Technologies in a Bridge Management System,” the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, August 11-13, 2014.

3.      Abduallah, R., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. "Prefabricated Bridge Element Connections – Comprehensive Review and Design,” the 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2014), Shanghai, China, July 7-11, 2014.

4.      Mohammed, A. W., Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. " Rational support platform for analyzing bridge replacement options-MiABCD,” the 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2014), Shanghai, China, July 7-11, 2014.

5.      Kong, L. K. and Attanayake, U. "Capturing and modeling of a steel multi-girder bridge using point cloud data," 93rd TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2014.

6.      Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Decision-making for accelerated bridge construction (ABC) projects," 93rd TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2014.

7.      Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "A Road Map for Effective Implementation of Nondestructive Testing into Bridge Management," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.

8.      Attanayake, U. and Mansiz, C. "Artificial Neural Network for Evaluating Precast Element Connection Integrity," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.

9.      Attanayake, U. "Simulation and Measurement of Web Gap Strain in a Steel Girder for Developing a SHM System – A Laboratory Study," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.

10.  Mansiz, C., and Attanayake, U., "Stress Data and Artificial Neural Network for Evaluating Transverse Connection Integrity of Full-Depth Deck Panels," 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, No. 13-4661, January 13-17, 2013.

11.  Rusthi, M., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. “Improving Durability and Constructability of PBES Connections: Recommendations and Special Provisions," 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, No. 13-4497, January 13-17, 2013.

12.  Attanayake, U., Mohammed, A.W., Hu, Y., Abudayyeh, O., and Aktan, H.M. “Life-cycle cost analysis considerations for accelerated bridge construction,” the 3rd International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2012), Hofburg, Vienna, Austria, October 3-6, 2012.

13.  Attanayake, U. B., Abudayyeh, O., Aktan, H. M., Abdel-Qader, I., Mansiz, C., and Almaita, E. “Assessing full-depth deck joint durability using embedded sensors and FE simulations,” the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012, Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Como, Italy, July 8-12, 2012.

14.  Attanayake, U. B., Servi, A. and Aktan, H. M. “Noncontact bridge deformation monitoring using laser tracking technology,” the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012, Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Como, Italy, July 8-12, 2012. 

15.  Attanayake, U. B., Mansiz C., Abudayyeh O., and Aktan H. “Incremental Finite Element Model for Component Interaction Investigation of a Full-Depth Deck Panel System,” the 2012 SIMULIA Customer Conference, Providence, RI, May 15-17, 2012. 

16.  Aktan, H., Attanayake, U., and Tang, P. "Non-Contact Measurement Technologies for Structural Monitoring," the 18th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT), Durban, South Africa, April 16-20, 2012.

17.  Attanayake, U., Tang, P., Servi, A., and Aktan, H. M. "Non-Contact Bridge Deflection Measurement: Application of Laser Technology," International Conference on Structural Engineering, Construction and Management (ICSECM 2011), Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 16-18, 2011.

18.  Keil, M., Attanayake, U., Ikonomov, P., and Hathaway, R. “Modeling and validation of class-8 truck,” the Third International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation, Indianapolis, USA, September 14-16, 2011.

19.  Abudayyeh, O., Attanayake, U., Abdel-Qader, I., Aktan, H. M., Almaita, E., and Barbera, J. An Information System for a Sensor-Based Bridge Health Monitoring System, The 5th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT 2011), Amman, Jordan, May 11-13, 2011.

20.  Romkema, M., Attanayake, U., Aktan, H. M., and Ulku, E. "Incorporating Link Slabs in High Skew Bridges during Repair Activities - Design Recommendations," 90th TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No. 11-1393, January 23-27, 2011.

21.  Ulku, E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. "Guidelines for Spacing of Posttension Ducts in Full-Depth Deck Panels," 90th TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No. 11-2666, January 23-27, 2011.

22.  Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Precast Component Joint Durability, Grout Properties, and Material Specifications" 8th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, Niagara Falls, Canada, August 3 - 6, 2010.

23.  Ulku, E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. "Durable connections between precast bridge components: Fundamental approach," The Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 11-15, 2010.

24.  Attanayake, U., Ulku, E., Aktan, H. and Abudayyeh, O. "Improving Durability Performance of Prefabricated Bridge Deck Joints: What Do We Need To Know?" 2010 FHWA Bridge Engineering Conference: Highways for LIFE and Accelerated Bridge Construction, Orlando, Florida, April 8 - 9, 2010.

25.  Attanayake, U., Ulku, E., and Aktan, H. M. "Capacity evaluation of a 50-year old box-beam through load testing," 89th TRB Annual Meeting, No. 10-1151, January 10-14, 2010.

26.  El-Safty, A. and Attanayake, U. “The effectiveness of CFRP laminates in strengthening reinforced concrete girders,” 88th TRB Annual Meeting, (CD – ROM), No. 09-1098, January 11-15, 2009.

27.  Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. "Side-by-side Box-beam Bridge Superstructure: Rational Transverse Posttension Design," 88th TRB Annual Meeting, (CD-ROM), No. 09-3420, January 11-15, 2009.

28.  Ulku, E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. "Retrofit Design Details for Deck Joint Elimination over Abutments," 88th TRB Annual Meeting, (CD-ROM), No. 09-2716, January 11-15, 2009.

29.  El-Safty, A., Coby, R., Attanayake, U., and Yousri, K. “Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams using CFRP Laminates,” 2008 PCI-FHWA National Bridge Conference, Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida, October 5-8, 2008.

30.  Attanayake, U. B., Ulku, A. E., and Aktan, H. M. “Structural system durability through jointless bridge decks”, Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2008, Seoul, Korea, July 13 – 17, 2008.

31.  Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H.  “Issues with Reflective Deck Cracks in Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridges,” The 4th Concrete Bridge Conference, Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, Missouri, May 4 – 7, 2008.

32.  Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. "Macromechanical Modeling of Precast Orthotropic Bridge Deck Superstructure Systems," 86th TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No: 07-3209, January 21-25, 2007.

33.  Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. “Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridge - Performance and Design Issues,” 7th International Conference on Short & Medium Span Bridges, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 23 – 25, 2006.

34.  Ulku, A. E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. “Remaining Service Life Estimation of Bridge Components by Knowledge Discovery Techniques,” 2006 NDE Conference on Civil Engineering, St. Louis, Missouri, 14 – 18 August, 2006.

35.  Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. “Side-by-side box-beam bridges – design for durability”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2006, Porto, Portugal, July 16 – 19, 2006.

36.  Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. “Durability Performance of Concrete Bridge Components,” The Second fib Congress, Naples, Italy, June 5 – 8, 2006.

37.  Gilbertson, C. G., Attanayake, U., Ahlborn, T. M., and Aktan, H. "Prestressed Concrete Box-Beam Performance: Condition Assessment and Design Analysis," 85th TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No: 06-2432, January 22-26, 2006.

38.  Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. “Inspection based condition assessment for health monitoring of highway bridges,” BINDT Condition Monitoring 2005, The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, Northampton, UK, July 18 – 22, 2005.

39.  Attanayake, U., Chowdhury, R., Yu, B., and Aktan, H. M. “Performance Evaluation of Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridges in Michigan,” 84th TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No: 05-0970, January 09-13, 2005.

40.  Chowdhury, R., Attanayake, A. M. U. B., and Aktan, H. M. "Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Using Infrared (IR) Thermography for Void Detection and Moisture Evaluation by Numerical, Experimental, and Field Investigation," 84th TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No: 05-0710, January 09-13, 2005

41.  Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. “Condition and durability assessment of concrete bridge superstructure components,” Second International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2004, Kyoto, Japan, October 19 – 22, 2004.

42.  Attanayake, U., Duyar, O., and Aktan, H. M. "Early-Age Cracking Potential of Slip-formed Concrete Bridge Barriers," 83rd TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No: 04-2381, January 11-15, 2004.

43.  Chowdhury, R., Attanayake, A. M. U. B., and Aktan, H.M. "Heat Transfer Fundamentals Applicable to Infrared Thermography of Concrete Structures," Proceedings of the 2003 Conference on Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE, Vol. 23, Green Bay, Wisconsin, July 27-31, 2003.

44.  Attanayake, U., Duyar, O., Liang, X., Aktan, H. M. and Ng, K. Y. S. “Fundamentals of Use of Penetrating Sealants for Concrete Bridge Deck Protection,” 82nd TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No: 03-2575, January 12 – 16, 2003.

OTHER ARTICLES AND ABSTRACTS

1.      Attanayake, U., Servi, A. and Aktan, H.  “Noncontact Bridge Deformation Monitoring using Laser Tracking Technology – Technology Evaluation and Field Implementation," the NDE/NDT for Highways & Bridges: Structural Materials Technology (SMT) Conference, New York, August 21-24, 2012.

2.      Mansiz C., Attanayake, U. B., Abudayyeh O., and Aktan H. “A Roadmap to Early Investigation of Structural Bridge Deficiencies,” the Sixth Research and Creative Activities Poster Day, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, April 20, 2012. (Poster)

3.      Mohammed, A.W., Attanayake, U., Hu, Y., Abudayyeh, O., and Aktan, H.M. “Informed decision-Making Tool for Selecting Optimal Bridge Construction Method,” the Sixth Research and Creative Activities Poster Day, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, April 20, 2012. (Poster)

4.      Attanayake, U. B., Servi, A. and Aktan, H. M. “Noncontact Bridge Deflection Measurement: Technology Evaluation and Field Implementation," 91st TRB Annual Meeting, January 22-26, 2012. (Poster)

5.      Bandara, N., and Attanayake, U. “Stiffness Based Construction Quality Evaluation for Pavement Subgrade and Base Applications,”  International Conference on Advances in Highway Engineering & Transportation Systems & Transport Research Forum 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 25 – 26, 2011.

6.      Attanayake, U., Mohammed, A.W., Hu, Y., Abudayyeh, O., and Aktan, H.M. “Decision-Making Framework for Transportation Infrastructure Construction Methods/Technology Selection,” International Conference on Advances in Highway Engineering & Transportation Systems & Transport Research Forum 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 25 – 26, 2011.

7.      Keil, M., Lamberson, L., Attanayake, U., and Hathaway, R. B. “Modeling and Stress Analysis on a Class 8 Van Trailer,” Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology (GVSET) Symposium, Warren, MI, August 18-20, 2009. (Abstract).

8.      Keil, M., Lamberson, L., Attanayake, U., and Liou, W. “Modeling and Validation Testing of a Class 8 Tractor-Trailer,” Modeling & Simulation, Testing & Validation (MSTV) Conference, Warren, MI, November 18-20, 2008. (Abstract).

9.      Attanayake, U. “Western Michigan University Concrete Canoe Team Stays Afloat with Abaqus.” INSIGHTS Magazine, ABAQUS/Dassault Systèmes, September/October 2008.

10.  Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. “Condition Evaluation of Side-By-Side Precast Prestressed Concrete Box-Beam Bridges in Michigan,” ACI Convention Fall 2004, San Francisco, California, October 24-28, 2004.  (Abstract)

11.  Abdul-Jabbar, M. A. R. M., Arafath, A. R. A., Attanayake, A. M. U. B., and Ranaweera, M. P. “Analysis of Deep Beams with Openings,” Conference Proceedings (C-28), Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (SLAAS), 1999.  (Abstract)

RESEARCH REPORTS

1.      Attanayake, U., Aktan, H., Hay R., and Catbas, N. “Remote Monitoring of Fatigue-sensitive Details on Bridges,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, December 2014.

2.      Aktan, H., and Attanayake, U., and Mohammed, A. W. “Michigan Department of Transportation Bridge Slide Showcase,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, November 2014.

3.      Aktan, H., and Attanayake, U., and Mohammed, A. W. “Accelerated Bridge Construction and Structural Move - Workshop,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, March 2014.

4.      Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H., “Reflective Cracking between Precast Prestressed Box Girders,” Phase I Report to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Madison, WI, February 2014.

5.      Aktan, H., and Attanayake, U., and Mohammed, A. W. “Research on Non-Destructive Evaluation - Workshop,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, September 2013.

6.      Aktan, H., and Attanayake, U., “Improving Bridges with Prefabricated Precast Concrete Systems,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, December 2013.

7.      Attanayake, U., Rusthi, M., and Aktan, H., “Remote Monitoring of Fatigue Sensitive Details on Bridges - Synthesis of Technologies,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Detroit, MI 48226, April 2013.

8.      Attanayake, U. Testing of Masonry Blocks with Waste Powder Paint (WPP),” Report to the Green Manufacturing Industrial Consortium (GMIC), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, March 2013.

9.      Attanayake, U. Evaluation of Potential use of Waste Powder Paint (WPP) in Cement Grout and Mortar,” Report to the Green Manufacturing Industrial Consortium (GMIC), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, February 2013.

10.  Abudayyeh, O., Aktan, H., Abdel-Qader, I., and Attanayake, U. “Development and Validation of a Sensor-Based Health Monitoring Model for the Parkview Bridge Deck,” MDOT RC-1564, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Detroit, MI 48226, January 2012.

11.  Aktan, H.M., and Attanayake, U. “High skew link slab bridge system with deck sliding over backwall or backwall sliding over abutments,” MDOT RC-1563, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Detroit, MI 48226, September 2011.

12.  Attanayake, U. “Bridge Deflection Measurement Using Laser Tracker,” Report to the International Bridge Study Group, University of Drexel, Philadelphia, PA, September 2011.

13.  Liou, W. W., Attanayake, U., Bair, J., Keil, M., Kujawski, D., Lamberson, L., Kapseong, R., and Yang, Y. “Dual-Use Ground Vehicle Reliability Prediction and Optimization, Tank Elastomer Pads Fatigue, and Vehicle Occupant Shock Wave Impact Load Prediction,” Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI 48397, 2011.

14.  Arant, M., Attanayake, U., Franzese, O., Hathaway, R., Keil, M., Knee, H., LaClair, T., Nelson, S., Pape, D., and Ro, K. “Heavy Truck Rollover Characterization (Phase-B) - Final Report,” the National Transportation Research Center, Inc. (NTRCI), University Transportation Center (UTC) for the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Knoxville, TN, 2009.

15.  Liou, W. W., Attanayake, U., Hathaway, R., Ikonomov, P., Keil, M., Kujawski, D., Lamberson, L., and Pollock, P. “Simulation-Based Heavy-Duty Truck Structural Reliability Analysis, Track Pin Bushing Fatigue, and HMMWV Underbody Scanning,” Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI 48397, 2009.

16.  Ahlborn, T. M., Aktan, H., Attanayake, U., Deshpande, Y., and Evren, U. “Condition Assessment and Methods of Abatement of Prestressed Concrete Box-Beam Deterioration – Phase II,” MDOT RC-1527, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Detroit, MI 48226, May 2009.

17.  Attanayake, U., Aktan, H.M., and Ulku, A. E “Combining Link-Slab, Deck Sliding over Back-Wall and Revising Bearings,” MDOT RC-1514, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Detroit, MI 48226, August 2008.

18.  Aktan, H., Ahlborn, T. M., Attanayake, U., Gilbertson, C. G. “Condition Assessment and Methods of Abatement of Prestressed Concrete Box-Beam Deterioration – Phase I,” MDOT RC-1470, CSD 2005-09, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Detroit, MI 48226, November 2005.

19.  Aktan, H.M., and Attanayake, U. “Causes and Cures for Cracking of Concrete Barriers,” MDOT RC-1448, CSD 2003-01, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Detroit, MI 48226, August 2004.

20.  Aktan, H.M., Fu, G., Dekelbab, W., and Attanayake, U. “Investigate Causes and Develop Methods to Minimize Early-Age Deck Cracking on Michigan Bridge Decks,” MDOT RC-1437, CSD 2003-02, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Detroit, MI 48226, November 2003.

21.  Attanayake, U., Aktan, H.M., and Ng, S. “Criteria and Benefits of Penetrating Sealants for Concrete Bridge Decks,” MDOT RC-1424, CSD 2002-03, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Detroit, MI 48226, December 2002.

PRESENTATIONS

1.      “Waste powder paint (WPP) in cement-based products,” the Zero Waste to Landfills User Group Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, July 17, 2014. (Invited speaker).

2.      Jointless Details for Durable Bridges,” the Sustainable and Innovative Bridge Engineering Research Center (SIBERC), College of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fujian, China July 13, 2014. (Invited speaker).

3.      “Recent Advances in Bridge Engineering,” the Sustainable and Innovative Bridge Engineering Research Center (SIBERC), College of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fujian, China July 12, 2014. (Invited speaker).

4.      "Prefabricated Bridge Element Connections – Comprehensive Review and Design,” the 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2014), Shanghai, China, July 7-11, 2014.

5.      "Capturing and modeling of a steel multi-girder bridge using point cloud data," 93rd TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2014.

6.      "A Road Map for Effective Implementation of Nondestructive Testing into Bridge Management," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.

7.      "Artificial Neural Network for Evaluating Precast Element Connection Integrity," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.

8.      "Simulation and Measurement of Web Gap Strain in a Steel Girder for Developing a SHM System – A Laboratory Study," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.

9.      “Waste powder paint (WPP) in cement-based products,” the Environmental Footprint Reduction Workshop for Finishing Operations, Grand Rapids, MI, September 24, 2013. (Invited speaker).

10.  "Stress Data and Artificial Neural Network for Evaluating Transverse Connection Integrity of Full-Depth Deck Panels," 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, No. 13-4661, January 13-17, 2013.

11.   “Improving Durability and Constructability of PBES Connections: Recommendations and Special Provisions," 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, No. 13-4497, January 13-17, 2013.

12.   “Constructability Model for ABC Projects," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2013.

13.  Remote Monitoring of Fatigue Sensitive Details,” 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the committee on AFF40 Dynamics and Field Testing of Bridges, Washington DC, January 16, 2013.

14.  A Hybrid Model for Accelerated Bridge Construction Decision-Making,” 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the committee on AFF30 Concrete Bridges, Washington DC, January 16, 2013.

15.  “Noncontact Bridge Deformation Monitoring using Laser Tracking Technology – Technology Evaluation and Field Implementation," the NDE/NDT for Highways & Bridges: Structural Materials Technology (SMT) Conference, New York, August 21-24, 2012.

16.  “Assessing full-depth deck joint durability using embedded sensors and FE simulations,” the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012, Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Como, Italy, July 8-12, 2012.

17.  “Non-Contact Inspection of Deflection and Translation in Large Structures,” Hexagon 2012 Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 4-7, 2012. (Invited speaker).

18.  “Stress Signatures for Detecting Deck Panel Joint deterioration,” 91st TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the committee AFF40 Dynamics and Field Testing of Bridges, Washington DC, January 23, 2012.

19.  “Non-contact bridge deflection and translation measurement with Laser tracker,” 91st TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the committee AFF40 Dynamics and Field Testing of Bridges, Washington DC, January 24, 2012.

20.  "The First Fully Prefabricated Full-Depth Deck Panel Bridge System in Michigan: Challenges and Lessons Learned," 91st TRB Annual Meeting, January 22-26, 2012.

21.   “Research and Graduate Student Opportunities at WMU,” Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, August 18, 2011. (Invited speaker).

22.  “Recent Advances in Bridge Engineering,” Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 16, 2011. (Invited speaker).

23.  “US universities, admission process, funding, student life, and responsibilities,” The US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission & the Education USA Advising Center, Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 15, 2011. (Invited speaker).

24.  “Decision-Making Framework for Transportation Infrastructure Construction Methods/Technology Selection,” International Conference on Advances in Highway Engineering & Transportation Systems & Transport Research Forum 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 25 – 26, 2011.

25.  “Stiffness Based Construction Quality Evaluation for Pavement Subgrade and Base Applications,” International Conference on Advances in Highway Engineering & Transportation Systems & Transport Research Forum 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 25 – 26, 2011.

26.  “An Information System for a Sensor-Based Bridge Health Monitoring System,” Michigan Engineering Conference, Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI, June 9, 2011. (Invited speaker).

27.  “ABAQUS - A Research and Teaching Tool at Western,” Western Michigan SIMULIA Technology Day, Holland, MI, May 25, 2011.

28.  "Finite Element Modeling Techniques," the New York BRIDGE Seminar on “Challenges with Design and Construction Analysis of Bridges”, BRIDGE seminar by MIDASoft, May 3, 2011. (Invited speaker).

29.  Guidelines for Spacing of Posttension Ducts in Full-Depth Deck Panels," 90th TRB Annual Meeting, January 25, 2011.

30.  “Component Joint Durability, Grout Properties, and Material Specifications," 8th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, Niagara Falls, Canada, August 6, 2010.

31.  “Durable connections between precast bridge components: Fundamental approach," The Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 14, 2010.

32.  “Box-Beam Bridge Design Evaluation Through Construction Simulation; Funded Research and Student Activities at WMU," Western Michigan SIMULIA Technology Day, May 12, 2010. (Invited speaker).

33.  “Improving Durability Performance of Prefabricated Bridge Deck Joints: What Do We Need To Know?" 2010 FHWA Bridge Engineering Conference: Highways for LIFE and Accelerated Bridge Construction, April 9, 2010

34.  “Tracking Bridge Deflections and Translations with Lasers” 89th TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the committee AFF40 Dynamics and Field Testing of Bridges, Washington DC, January 13, 2010.

35.  “Rationally Designed Staged Posttension Abates Reflective Cracking on Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridge Decks," 89th TRB Annual Meeting,  January 12, 2010

36.  "Capacity evaluation of a severely distressed and deteriorated 50-year old box-beam," 89th TRB Annual Meeting, January 12, 2010.

37.  "Jointless Bridge Deck with Link Slabs: Design for Durability," 88th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 13, 2009.

38.  "Side-by-side Box-beam Bridge Superstructure: Rational Transverse Posttension Design," 88th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 13, 2009.

39.  "Retrofit Design Details for Deck Joint Elimination over Abutments," 88th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 13, 2009.

40.  “Capacity evaluation of a 50-year old box-beam through load testing,” 88th TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the AFF 30 Committee on Concrete Bridges, Washington DC, January 12, 2009.

41.  “Issues with Reflective Deck Cracks in Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridges,” The 4th Concrete Bridge Conference, Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, Missouri, May 5, 2008.

42.  "Macromechanical Modeling of Precast Orthotropic Bridge Deck Superstructure Systems," 86th TRB Annual Meeting, January 21-25, 2007.

43.  Penetrating Sealants for Concrete Bridge Decks – Surface preparation and Application Issues,” 86th TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the AFN 30 Committee on Durability of Concrete, Washington DC, January 21-25, 2007.

44.  “Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridge - Performance and Design Issues,” 7th International Conference on Short & Medium Span Bridges, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 23 – 25, 2006.

45.  “Remaining Service Life Estimation of Bridge Components by Knowledge Discovery Techniques,” 2006 NDE Conference on Civil Engineering, St. Louis, Missouri, 14 – 18 August, 2006.

46.  “Performance Evaluation of Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridges in Michigan,” 84th TRB Annual Meeting, January 09-13, 2005.

47.  "Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Using Infrared (IR) Thermography for Void Detection and Moisture Evaluation by Numerical, Experimental, and Field Investigation," 84th TRB Annual Meeting, January 09-13, 2005

48.  "Early-Age Cracking Potential of Slip-formed Concrete Bridge Barriers," 83rd TRB Annual Meeting, January 11-15, 2004.

49.  “Condition Evaluation of Side-By-Side Precast Prestressed Concrete Box-Beam Bridges in Michigan,” ACI Convention Fall 2004, San Francisco, California, October 24-28, 2004.

50.  “Fundamentals of Use of Penetrating Sealants for Concrete Bridge Deck Protection,” 82nd TRB Annual Meeting, January 12 – 16, 2003.

51.  “Analysis of Deep Beams with Openings,” Conference Proceeding, Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1999. 

 

 

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