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 CO2-induced strength alteration of coal. Measurement. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 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. Ahamed, MAA.; Perera, MSA.; Matthai, SK.; Ranjith, PG.; Li, D-Y. Coal composition and structural variation with rank and its influence on the coal-moisture interactions under coal seam temperature conditions - A review article. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2019, Vol. 180, pp. 901-917. DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2019.06.007
  8. 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
  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. Wang, F.; Wang, W.; Wu, B.; Bai, Q.; Perera, MSA. Mechanism, Cause, and Control of Water, Solutes, and Gas Migration Triggered by Mining Activities. Geofluids. WILEY-HINDAWI. 2019, Vol. 2019. DOI: 10.1155/2019/5789152
  11. 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
  12. Ahamed, MAA.; Perera, MSA.; Li, D-Y.; Ranjith, PG.; Matthai, SK. Proppant damage mechanisms in coal seam reservoirs during the hydraulic fracturing process: A review. Fuel. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 253, pp. 615-629. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2019.04.166
  13. 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
  14. Isaka, BLA.; Ranjith, PG.; Rathnaweera, TD.; Perera, MSA.; De Silva, VRS. Quantification of thermally-induced microcracks in granite using X-ray CT imaging and analysis. Geothermics. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2019, Vol. 81, pp. 152-167. DOI: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2019.04.007
  15. 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
  16. Samarakoon, MH.; Ranjith, PG.; Rathnaweera, TD.; Perera, MSA. Recent advances in alkaline cement binders: A review. Journal of Cleaner Production. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 227, pp. 70-87. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.04.103
  17. Zhang, G.; Ranjith, PG.; Wu, B.; Perera, MSA.; Haque, A.; Li, D. Synchrotron X-ray tomographic characterization of microstructural evolution in coal due to supercritical CO<inf>2</inf> injection at in-situ conditions. Fuel. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 255, pp. 115696-115696. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2019.115696
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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