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

Personal webpage

http://www.ie.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff.php?person_ID=14604

Biography

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. 2019, Vol. 213, pp. 153-164. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.01.096
  2. 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
  3. 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. 2019, Vol. 182, pp. 141-152. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.12.073
  4. 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. 2019, Vol. 183, pp. 883-893. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.01.061
  5. Samarasinghe, T.; Mendis, P.; Aye, L. An optimisation method for MEP plant room modularization. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 779-792.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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. 2018, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 23-29.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Nguyen, T.; Ngo, DT.; Mendis, P.; Aye, L.; Kristombu Baduge, KS. Fire resistance of a prefabricated bushfire bunker using aerated concrete panels. Construction and Building Materials. Elsevier. 2018, pp. 410-420. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.04.065
  16. 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. 2018, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 30-37.
  17. Tuan, N.; Susiswo, HS.; Duffield, C.; Mendis, P.; Ghazlan, A. Identification of the risk of blast-induced glass window failure in a complex environment. International Journal of Protective Structures. SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD. 2018, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 99-117. DOI: 10.1177/2041419617748659
  18. Wijayasundara, M.; Mendis, P.; Crawford, RH. Integrated assessment of the use of recycled concrete aggregate replacing natural aggregate in structural concrete. Journal of Cleaner Production. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 174, pp. 591-604. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.301
  19. Orlowski, K.; Shanaka, K.; Mendis, P. Manufacturing, Modeling, Implementation and Evaluation of a Weatherproof Seal for Prefabricated Construction. Buildings. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 8, Issue 9. DOI: 10.3390/buildings8090120
  20. Orlowski, K.; Shanaka, K.; Mendis, P. Manufacturing, Modeling, Implementation and Evaluation of a Weatherproof Seal for Prefabricated Construction. Buildings. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. 2018, Vol. 8, pp. 120-120.

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