Mr Nalaka Samaraweera

BSc(Hons) MSc University of Moratuwa

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

Nalaka earned a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from rthe University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka) in 2009, and went on to graduate with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the same institution in 2012.

Research | Current

Thesis


Modelling heat and sound transmission through structures    

Computational modelling of heat and sound transmission through structures has many applications in medicine and engineering. The proposed research project is aimed at developing a multi-physics computational model to simulate thermal and acoustic transfer through structures with heterogeneous and anisotropic thermo-acoustic properties. Furthermore, a framework to infer thermal and elastic properties of the structure/material using nano/micro- and meso-scale models will be developed and integrated into macro-scale models.

Applications of the integrated computational framework on both biological and engineering structures will be explored. In particular, use of lower-scale models to develop metamaterials with better thermal and acoustic characteristics will be investigated.


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Primary location

UNISERVICES HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 6 , Room 620
70 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand