Dr. T. L. Pradeep

Senior Lecturer (G II)

Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Contact:

Colombo Regional Center, Ground floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : E 012

Office: 011 2881 306, Ext: 262

thanthirige.lp@gmail.com


Dr(Eng) T L Pradeep earned his Bachelor of Civil and environmental Engineering at University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka and then pursued his Post Graduate Diploma in Structural Engineering at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2009 and 2011 respectively. Later on he was awarded prestige merit scholarship for his PhD at University of Basilicata, Italy Under the European Commission (EU-NICE) 2012 to 2014. During his stay in Italy the numerous research academic relevant to confined concrete and its related numerical models were studied to predict the cyclic behavior of concrete. Finally his Thesis awarded with super category under PhD cycle of XVII at University of Basilicata.

Dr(Eng)T L Pradeep has more than 10 years research experience and comprehensive industrial commitment in engineering discipline. He has published more than15+Technical papers including peer reviewed Journal papers. He is pioneer in structural engineering, seismic engineering, sustainable material and green construction, dynamic analysis and design, high rise building design and renewable sector. Further He is holding the professional membership of all the relevant  institution such as Sri Lanka Association for Quality (SLAQ),Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society. Hong Kong, Institute of Environmental Professionals of Sri Lanka, of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka

In addition, He has been served for the local and many international project during his stayed at France as follows;

  • Consultancy post ,University of Bordeaux, France
    • Impact Global climate changes for natural hazards(Tsunami and Earthquake effect to reinforced concrete structures-Buildings, Bridges, railway)
  • Chief Consultant(ICR), Sri Lanka                                                                   
    • World Bank(NELSIP Project)
  • Design Consultant, Sri Lanka                                                            
    • Asian Development Bank(WERAS Ganga Project)
  • Structural  Consultant, Sri Lanka                                                                   
    • UNDP,UNICEF(Renewable Energy Project)
Area of Specialization:

Structural Engineering, Seismic Engineering, Sustainable material and green construction, Dynamic analysis and design, High rise building design

Research Intrests:

Health monitoring of the structure(building, bridges) , Green house building technology-Law energy approach, Condition assessment of the structures by the prediction curve using strength assessment , Confinement effect of primary reinforced concrete frame section design, Ductility behaviour of the critical region in frame section such as Column and Beam to withstand the energy dissipation, FRP contribution to confinement and strengthen in column and Beam, New unloading and reloading law for the concrete model, Concrete models and properties,Composite material model behavior (Stress-Strain, Loading and unloading) , Visual inspection of the structures and assigned the rating to conclude economical safest rehabilitation approach to increase the prediction life by simulation of Acceleration corrosion test(ACT), Developed the new material inside OpenSees-C/C++

Affiliations:

2013               Member of Sri Lanka Association for Quality (SLAQ)

2010               Member of Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society. Hong Kong

2008               Member of Institute of Environmental Professionals of Sri Lanka

2004               Associate Member of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka

Contributions:
  • Colombo metro development Project at Colombo Municipal Council
  • Weras Ganga feasibility study at Sri Lanka Land Reclamation And Developemtn Cooperation
Programmes Coordination:

DTech (Civil Engineering), BTech (Civil Engineering) , MSc in Structural Engineering

Course Coordination:

CVX4545 – Structural Analysis and Design Project

Awards:
  • Erasmus mundus (Europe Union) Doctoral Fellowship- University of Basilicata, Italy
  • World bank funded Colombo city development project-Colombo Municipal Council, Sri Lanka
  • Post Tsunami assessment awards- RADAA 2008 collaborate with UK
Researches:
  1. Michelangelo Laterza, Michele D’Amato and Laksiri Pradeep Thanthirige, Franco Braga, Rosario Gigliotti,  Critical regions of RC primary elements detailed in according to provisions rules for curvature ductility: comparisons and numerical analyses, “Open construction journal “, Volume 8, Pp 129-141
  2. Chandana Nawarathna, Laksiri Pradeep, Suranga Priyalal and Sudhira De Silva, Evaluation of Current Condition State of Bridges and Laboratory Investigation of the Chloride Induced Corrosion Cracking , Proceedings of the Young Members Section – 2009, 103th Annual Sessions, The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, October, 2009
  3. Laksiri Pradeep, Sudhira De Silva and Chandana Nawarathna, Structural Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Structures Exposed to Chloride Environment, Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE-2010) Kandy, Vol. 1, No.1, 13-14 December 2010, pp. 480-487
  4. Sudhira De Silva, Chandana Nawarathna, and Laksiri Pradeep, Evaluation Criteria for Condition State of Reinforced Concrete and Prestressed Concrete Bridges, Proceedings of the Seventh Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, March 2010
  5. Franco Braga, Rosario Gigliotti, Michelangelo Laterza, Michele D’Amato and Laksiri Pradeep Thanthirige, Critical regions of RC primary elements detailed in according to provisions rules for curvature ductility: comparisons and numerical analyses, XV Convegno Anidis “L’ingegneria Sismica In Italia”
  6. Laksiri Pradeep Thanthirige, Franco Braga, Rosario Gigliotti, Michelangelo Laterza and Michele D’Amato, Analytical cyclic constitutive model for confined concrete implemented in Opensees: ConfinedConcrete02, “The 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013”,13th- 15th December
Ongoing Research:
  • Soil FRP strengthen to satisfy the limiting condition of ductility in critical regions according to EC 8
  • Improvement of bearing capacity of soil using the quarry dust for the isolated foundation
  • Confinement effect on reinforced concrete column under the cyclic loading condition
  • Corrosion of R/F concrete along the costal belt and corrective measures to improve the strength reduction
  • Sustainable materials use in construction and glance with carbon footprint to reduced the construction waste
  • Seismic vulnerability of structures based on ductility demand and passive confinement
  • Dynamic loading assessment on old R/C and masonry structures
  • Properties improvement using rice husk ash in burnt clay

 

 

Research Supervisions:
  • Health monitoring of the structure(building, bridges)
  • Green house building technology-Law energy approach
  • Condition assessment of the structures by the prediction curve using strength assessment
  • Confinement effect of primary reinforced concrete frame section design
  • Ductility behavior of the critical region in frame section such as Column and Beam to withstand the energy dissipation
  • FRP contribution to confinement and strengthen in column and Beam
  • New unloading and reloading law for the concrete model
  • Concrete models and properties
  • Composite material model behavior (Stress-Strain, Loading  and unloading)
  • Visual inspection of the structures and assigned the rating to conclude economical safest rehabilitation approach to increase the prediction life by simulation of Acceleration corrosion test(ACT)
  • Developed the new material inside OpenSees-C/C++
Publications:

Online publication

  • http://oldwww.unibas.it/utenti/laterza/Sito_1/Papers_files/icsecm2013.pdf (Reinforced Concrete behaviour)
  •  http://convegno.anidis.it/index.php/anidis/2013/paper/view/1821 (confinement requirement in Critical Region )
  •  http://www.oead.at/fileadmin/icm/eu_dritt/TH-compendium.pdf (Conditions assessment of structures)
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