Professor Priyan Mendis

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: 416
  • Building: Engineering Block D
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Fire behaviour of structures
  • High-strength concrete
  • Modelling and durability of Infrastructure, New Construction and Defence Materials, Sustainable Infrastructure (Tall Buildings, Bridges, Disaster Management)
  • Nanotechnology in Construction, Structural BioEngineering
  • Protective Technology of Structures (Blast effects)
  • Testing and Assessment of infrastructure (Non destructive testing)
  • Wind effects on Tall buildings

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Priyan Mendis is a Professor in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering and the Leader of the Advanced Protective Technology of Engineering Structures Group. He was also the Convener of the ARC Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) from 2004 -2011.
Prof Mendis obtained his  PhD from Monash University, Australia.

He is also the Director of the ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing Research interests
- Protective technology of structures
-Smart Infrastructure, design, assessment and monitoring
-High-strength/High-performance concrete
- Seismic design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures
- Design of tall buildings and bridges
- Disaster mitigation and management
- Sustainable infrastructure

He is also a member of several institutions including: Institution of Engineering, Concrete Institute of Australia and American Concrete Institute.

Recent publications

  1. Alajarmeh, OS.; Manalo, AC.; Benmokrane, B.; Karunasena, W.; Mendis, P. Axial performance of hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP composite bars with different reinforcement ratios. Composite Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 213, pp. 153-164. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.01.096
  2. Ganadhiepan, G.; Miramini, S.; Patel, M.; Mendis, P.; Zhang, L. Bone fracture healing under Ilizarov fixator: influence of fixator configuration, fracture geometry and loading.. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. Wiley. 2019, pp. e3199-. DOI: 10.1002/cnm.3199
  3. Alajarmeh, OS.; Manalo, AC.; Benmokrane, B.; Karunasena, W.; Mendis, P.; Nguyen, KTQ. Compressive behavior of axially loaded circular hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP bars and spirals. Construction and Building Materials. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 194, pp. 12-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.11.016
  4. Ghimire, S.; Miramini, S.; Richardson, M.; Mendis, P.; Zhang, L. Effects of dynamic loading on fracture healing under different locking compression plate configurations: A finite element study. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 94, pp. 74-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2019.03.004
  5. Maranan, GB.; Manalo, AC.; Benmokrane, B.; Karunasena, W.; Mendis, P.; Nguyen, TQ. Flexural behavior of geopolymer-concrete beams longitudinally reinforced with GFRP and steel hybrid reinforcements. Engineering Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 182, pp. 141-152. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.12.073
  6. Ferdous, W.; Bai, Y.; Ngo, TD.; Manalo, A.; Mendis, P. New advancements, challenges and opportunities of multi-storey modular buildings – A state-of-the-art review. Engineering Structures. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 183, pp. 883-893. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.01.061
  7. Ganadhiepan, G.; Zhang, L.; Miramini, S.; Mendis, P.; Patel, M.; Ebeling, P.; Wang, Y. The Effects of Dynamic Loading on Bone Fracture Healing Under Ilizarov Circular Fixators. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. ASME. 2019, Vol. 141, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1115/1.4043037
  8. Sofi, M.; Lumantarna, E.; Mendis, P.; Zhong, A. Thermal Stresses of Concrete at Early Ages. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS. 2019, Vol. 31, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002684
  9. Samarasinghe, T.; Mendis, P.; Aye, L. An optimisation method for MEP plant room modularization. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 779-792.
  10. Thalpe Guruge, .; Samarasinghe, .; Gunawardena, .; Nguyen, T.; Mendis, P.; Ngo, T.; Aye, L. An optimum construction strategy for multi-story residential prefabricated modular buildings. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 805-814.
  11. Lee, H.; Vimonsatit, V.; Chindaprasirt, P.; Tuan, N.; Mendis, P. Creep properties of cement and alkali activated fly ash materials using nanoindentation technique. Construction and Building Materials. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 168, pp. 547-555. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.02.166
  12. Peng, H.; Zhang, J.; Zhou, Z.; Mendis, P.; Han, F.; Li, Z.; Zhang, D. Design and construction of the new library at China Agricultural University. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering. Thomas Telford Ltd.. 2018, Vol. 172, Issue 5, pp. 29-36. DOI: 10.1680/jcien.18.00033
  13. Orlowski, K.; Shanaka, K.; Mendis, P. Design and Development of Weatherproof Seals for Prefabricated Construction: A Methodological Approach. Buildings. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 8, Issue 9. DOI: 10.3390/buildings8090117
  14. Sofi, M.; Lumantarna, E.; Zhong, A.; Mendis, PA.; Duffield, C.; Barnes, R. Determining dynamic characteristics of high rise buildings using interferometric radar system. Engineering Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 164, pp. 230-242. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.02.084
  15. Maizuar, M.; Lumantarna, E.; Sofi, M.; Oktavianus, Y.; Zhang, L.; Duffield, C.; Mendis, P.; Widyastuti, H. Dynamic Behavior of Indonesian Bridges using Interferometric Radar Technology. Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering. EJSE INT LTD. 2018, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 23-29.
  16. Ferdous, W.; Tuan, DN.; Nguyen, KTQ.; Ghazlan, A.; Mendis, P.; Manalo, A. Effect of fire-retardant ceram powder on the properties of phenolic-based GFRP composites. Composites Part B: Engineering. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 155, pp. 414-424. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.09.032
  17. Hajimohammadi, A.; Tuan, N.; Mendis, P. Enhancing the strength of pre-made foams for foam concrete applications. Cement and Concrete Composites. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 87, pp. 164-171. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2017.12.014
  18. Walkley, B.; Kashani, A.; Sani, M-A.; Ngo, TD.; Mendis, P. Examination of alkali-activated material nanostructure during thermal treatment. Journal of Materials Science. SPRINGER. 2018, Vol. 53, Issue 13, pp. 9486-9503. DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-2270-z
  19. Nguyen, QT.; Ngo, T.; Tran, P.; Mendis, P.; Aye, L.; Baduge, SK. Fire resistance of a prefabricated bushfire bunker using aerated concrete panels. Construction and Building Materials. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 174, pp. 410-420. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.04.065
  20. Miramini, S.; Sofi, M.; Aseem, A.; Baluwala, A.; Zhang, L.; Mendis, P.; Duffield, C. Health Assessment of a Pedestrian Bridge Deck using Ground Penetrating Radar. Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering. EJSE INT LTD. 2018, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 30-37.

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