Dr Samintha Perera Perera

  • Room: Level: 02 Room: B 209
  • Building: Engineering Block B
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • CO2 Sequestration
  • Coal mining and slop stability
  • Rock mechanics
  • Unconventional oil and gas extractions

Biography

My research aim is to search for novel solutions across a wide range of disciplines with achieving creative opportunities from current and raising issues in earth science engineering

Recent publications

  1. Wanniarachchi, WAM.; Ranjith, PG.; Perera, MSA.; Rathnaweera, TD.; Zhang, C.; Zhang, DC.; Li, X.; Li, L. An experimental study of two-phase flow behaviour through pipes and hydraulically-fractured rock specimens. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2019, Vol. 102, pp. 325-341. DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2018.12.013
  2. Kumari, WGP.; Beaumont, DM.; Ranjith, PG.; Perera, MSA.; Isaka, BLA.; Khandelwal, M. An experimental study on tensile characteristics of granite rocks exposed to different high-temperature treatments. Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources. SPRINGER HEIDELBERG. 2019, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 47-64. DOI: 10.1007/s40948-018-0098-2
  3. Sampath, KHSM.; Perera, MSA.; Ranjith, PG.; Matthai, SK.; Tao, X.; Wu, B. Application of neural networks and fuzzy systems for the intelligent prediction of CO<inf>2</inf>-induced strength alteration of coal. Measurement. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 135, pp. 47-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.measurement.2018.11.031
  4. Desilva, VRS.; Ranjith, PG.; Perera, MSA.; Wu, B. Artificial Fracture Stimulation of Rock Subjected to Large Isotropic Confining Stresses in Saline Environments: Application in Deep-Sea Gas Hydrate Recovery. Natural Resources Research. SPRINGER. 2019, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 563-583. DOI: 10.1007/s11053-018-9409-0
  5. Sampath, KHSM.; Perera, MSA.; Li, D-Y.; Ranjith, PG.; Matthai, SK. Characterization of dynamic mechanical alterations of supercritical CO2-interacted coal through gamma-ray attenuation, ultrasonic and X-ray computed tomography techniques. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2019, Vol. 174, pp. 268-280. DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2018.11.044
  6. Sampath, KHSM.; Perera, MSA.; Ranjith, PG.; Matthai, SK. CO2 interaction induced mechanical characteristics alterations in coal: A review. International Journal of Coal Geology. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2019, Vol. 204, pp. 113-129. DOI: 10.1016/j.coal.2019.02.004
  7. Sampath, KHSM.; Perera, MSA.; Elsworth, D.; Ranjith, PG.; Matthai, SK.; Rathnaweera, T.; Zhang, G. Effect of coal maturity on CO2-based hydraulic fracturing process in coal seam gas reservoirs. Fuel. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 236, pp. 179-189. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2018.08.150
  8. Chen, Z.; Li, X.; Weng, L.; Wang, S.; Dong, L.; Perera, MSA. Influence of Flaw Inclination Angle on Unloading Responses of Brittle Rock in Deep Underground. Geofluids. Hindawi Limited. 2019, Vol. 2019, pp. 1-16. DOI: 10.1155/2019/4657645
  9. Isaka, BLA.; Ranjith, PG.; Rathnaweera, TD.; Perera, MSA.; Kumari, WGP. Influence of long-term operation of supercritical carbon dioxide based enhanced geothermal system on mineralogical and microstructurally-induced mechanical alteration of surrounding rock mass. Renewable Energy. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2019, Vol. 136, pp. 428-441. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.12.104
  10. Wanniarachchi, WAM.; Ranjith, PG.; Li, JC.; Perera, MSA. Numerical simulation of foam-based hydraulic fracturing to optimise perforation spacing and to investigate effect of dip angle on hydraulic fracturing. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2019, Vol. 172, pp. 83-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2018.09.032
  11. Sampath, KHSM.; Perera, MSA.; Ranjith, PG.; Matthai, SK.; Li, D-Y. Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the alteration of micro-fracture characteristics of supercritical CO2-interacted coal. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2019, Vol. 147, pp. 90-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.supflu.2019.02.014
  12. Zhang, G.; Ranjith, PG.; Perera, MSA.; Lu, Y.; Choi, X. Quantitative Analysis of Micro-structural Changes in a Bituminous Coal After Exposure to Supercritical CO <inf>2</inf> and Water. Natural Resources Research. Springer Nature. 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s11053-019-09463-y
  13. De Silva, VRS.; Ranjith, PG.; Perera, MSA.; Wu, B. The effect of saturation conditions on fracture performance of different soundless cracking demolition agents (SCDAs) in geological reservoir rock formations. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 62, pp. 157-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.jngse.2018.11.013
  14. De Silva, VRS.; Ranjith, PG.; Perera, MSA.; Wu, B.; Rathnaweera, TD. The Influence of Admixtures on the Hydration Process of Soundless Cracking Demolition Agents (SCDA) for Fragmentation of Saturated Deep Geological Reservoir Rock Formations. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. SPRINGER WIEN. 2019, Vol. 52, Issue 2, pp. 435-454. DOI: 10.1007/s00603-018-1596-9
  15. Zhang, X.; Gamage, RP.; Perera, MSA.; Haque, A.; Ranathunga, AS. The influence of CO2 saturation time on the coal gas flow: Fractured bituminous coal. Fuel. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 240, pp. 153-161. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2018.11.137
  16. Perera, MSA. A Comprehensive Overview of CO2 Flow Behaviour in Deep Coal Seams. Energies. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 11, Issue 4. DOI: 10.3390/en11040906
  17. De Silva, VRS.; Ranjith, PG.; Perera, MSA.; Wu, B.; Wanniarachchi, WAM. A low energy rock fragmentation technique for in-situ leaching. Journal of Cleaner Production. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 204, pp. 586-606. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.08.296
  18. De Silva, VRS.; Ranjith, PG.; Perera, MSA.; Wu, B.; Rathnaweera, TD. A modified, hydrophobic soundless cracking demolition agent for non-explosive demolition and fracturing applications. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. INST CHEMICAL ENGINEERS. 2018, Vol. 119, pp. 1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2018.07.010
  19. Isaka, BLA.; Gamage, RP.; Rathnaweera, TD.; Perera, MSA.; Chandrasekharam, D.; Kumari, WGP. An Influence of Thermally-Induced Micro-Cracking under Cooling Treatments: Mechanical Characteristics of Australian Granite. Energies. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 11, Issue 6. DOI: 10.3390/en11061338
  20. Wanniarachchi, WAM.; Ranjith, PG.; Perera, MSA.; Rathnaweera, TD.; Zhang, C.; Zhang, DC. An integrated approach to simulate fracture permeability and flow characteristics using regenerated rock fracture from 3-D scanning: A numerical study. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 53, pp. 249-262. DOI: 10.1016/j.jngse.2018.02.033

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