Mr Nalaka Samaraweera
BSc(Hons) MSc University of Moratuwa
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
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.