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Dr Mayooran Sivapathasundaram completed his PhD (Title: Localised Pull-through Failures of Thin Steel Roof Battens Subject to Wind Uplift Loads) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2015. This study developed suitable test, design and strengthening methods and fragility curves for thin steel roof battens subject to localised pull-through failures under high wind uplift loads. They can be used by roof system manufacturers and designers to not only eliminate premature roofing failures, but also to enhance the disaster resilience of residential, industrial and commercial buildings in high wind regions. He is part of an active research and teaching group at QUT (Smart and Disaster Resilient Steel Buildings) led by Professor Mahen Mahendran. This group consists of Dr Keerthan Poologanathan (ARC DECRA Fellow and Lecturer), Dr Anthony Ariyanayagam (Post-doctoral Research Fellow), Dr Kesawan Sivakumar (Post-doctoral Research Fellow) and ten PhD and 5 Master students.
Structural safety of thin steel roofing systems under high wind uplift loads
Design of cold-formed steel structures
November, 2015 – PhD in Structural Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
November, 2011 – BSc Engineering (First Class Honours), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Awards and Achievements
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) for PhD Studies at QUT, 2012
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) for PhD Studies at QUT, 2012
Special Award for Academic Excellence in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2011
Comprehensive Design Project Award in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2011
April, 2016 – To date: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, QUT
February, 2013 – To date: Sessional Academic, QUT
July, 2012 – November, 2015: PhD Researcher, QUT
Design and Construction of Steel Structures
Introduction to Structures
Civil Engineering Materials
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