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. 2019, pp. 325-341. DOI: 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2018.12.013
  2. Kumari, WGP.; Beaumont, DM.; Ranjith, PG.; Perera, MSA.; Avanthi Isaka, BL.; 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. 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. 2019, Vol. 135, pp. 47-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.measurement.2018.11.031
  4. Sampath, KHSM.; Perera, MSA.; Li, DY.; Ranjith, PG.; Matthai, SK. Characterization of dynamic mechanical alterations of supercritical CO<inf>2</inf>-interacted coal through gamma-ray attenuation, ultrasonic and X-ray computed tomography techniques. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2019, Vol. 174, pp. 268-280. DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2018.11.044
  5. 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
  6. 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. 2019, Vol. 136, pp. 428-441. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.12.104
  7. 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
  8. 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. 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s11053-019-09463-y
  9. 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. 2019, pp. 157-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.jngse.2018.11.013
  10. 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
  11. Perera, MSA. A Comprehensive Overview of CO2 Flow Behaviour in Deep Coal Seams. Energies. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 11, Issue 4. DOI: 10.3390/en11040906
  12. 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. 2018, Vol. 204, pp. 586-606. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.08.296
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. De Silva, 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. 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s11053-018-9409-0
  17. Zhang, G.; Ranjith, PG.; Perera, MSA.; Haque, A.; Choi, X.; Sampath, KSM. Characterization of coal porosity and permeability evolution by demineralisation using image processing techniques: A micro-computed tomography study. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 56, pp. 384-396. DOI: 10.1016/j.jngse.2018.06.020
  18. Zhang, XG.; Ranjith, PG.; Li, DY.; Perera, MSA.; Ranathunga, AS.; Zhang, BN. CO2 enhanced flow characteristics of naturally-fractured bituminous coals with N-2 injection at different reservoir depths. Journal of CO2 Utilization. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 28, pp. 393-402. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcou.2018.11.001
  19. Zhang, C.; Gamage, RP.; Perera, MSA. Comparison of CO2 Flow Behavior through Intact Siltstone Sample under Tri-Axial Steady-State and Transient Flow Conditions. Applied Sciences. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 8, Issue 7. DOI: 10.3390/app8071092
  20. Perera, MSA.; Sampath, KHSM.; Ranjith, PG.; Rathnaweera, TD. Effects of Pore Fluid Chemistry and Saturation Degree on the Fracability of Australian Warwick Siltstone. Energies. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 11, Issue 10. DOI: 10.3390/en11102795

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