Faculty of Science and Technology

Jayasekera, Samudra (Dr)

Lecturer, Discipline Co-ordinator Civil Engineering  
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Phone +61 3 5327 9114
Fax +61 3 5327 9289
Email s.jayasekera@federation.edu.auu

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  • M Eng, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • B Eng (Hons), Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Dip in Eng, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Grad Cert in Tertiary Teaching and Learning, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Teaching areas

Undergraduate

Soil Mechanics, Geomechanics, Transport Infrastructure, Engineering Surveying, Infrastructure Management

Masters

Geotechnical Engineering, Foundation Designs and Construction, Road and Traffic Engineering, Infrastructure Planning and Mangement

Course Coordinator

ENCIV2010 - Engineering Surveying
ENCIV3050 - Geomechanics
ENCIV3020 - Transport Infrastructure
ENCIV7010 - Geotechnical Engineering
ENCIV7060 - Road and Traffic Engineering
ENCIV7075 - Infrastructure Planning and Management
ENCOR7010 - Research Project 1
ENCOR7030 - Research Project 2

Memberships

  • Member of Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Member of Australian Geomechanics Society
  • Member of International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Publications

Jayasekera, S. & Mohajerani, A. (2001). A study of effects of municipal landfill leachate on a basaltic clay soil. Australian Geomechanics. September.

Jayasekera, S. & Mohajerani, A. (2001). An investigation of long term effects of leachate on Landfill clay liners. Proceedings of GeoEnvironment 2001, New Castle, November 2001.

Jayasekera, S. & Mohajerani, A. (2002). Long-term strength and bearing capacity characteristics of a basaltic clay soil subjected to landfill leachate. Proceedings of the international conference on environmental geomechanics, Monte Verita, Switzerland, July 2002.

Jayasekera, S. & Mohajerani, A. (2003). Some relationships between shrink-swell index, liquid limit, plasticity index, activity and free swell index. Australian Geomechanics. June.

Jayasekera, S. (2003). Volume change and hydraulic conductivity properties of an expansive clay exposed to landfill leachate. Proceedings of the international conference on problematic soils, Nottingham, UK, July 2003.

Jayasekera, S. (2004). Electroosmotic and hydraulic flow rates through kaolinite and bentonite clays. Australian Geomechanics. June.
Jayasekera, S., Mewett, J., Hall, S. (2004). Effects of electrokinetic treatments on the properties of a salt affected soil. Australian Geomechanics. December.

Jayasekera, S. & Hall, S. (2005). Lime enhanced electrokinetic treatments to modify the properties of a saline-sodic soil. Proceedings of the international conference on problematic soils, GEOPROB 2005, Famagusta, N. Cyprus, May 2005, Vol 2, pp 913-923.

Jayasekera, S. (2005). Electrokinetics to deal with salinity impacts on urban and rural infrastructure: A laboratory based investigation. Proceedings of the Women in Research (WiR) 'Women Doing Research' 2005 conference, Gladstone, Queensland, November 2005.

Jayasekera, S. (2006). Improving engineering properties of soft clayey soils using electrokinetics: A laboratory based investigation. Proceedings of the fourth international conference on soft soil engineering, Vancouver, Canada, October 2006, pp 643-648.

Jayasekera, S. & Hall, S. (2007). Modification of the properties of salt affected soils using electrochemical treatments. International journal of geotechnical and geological engineering, 25: 1-10, Springer.

Jayasekera, S. (2007). Long term effects of landfill leachate on volume change and hydraulic conductivity properties of expansive clays. Proceedings of the Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society's First International Conference on Soil & Rock Engineering, Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 5-11, 2007.

Jayasekera, S. (2007). Stabilising volume change characteristics of expansive soils using electrokinetics: a laboratory based investigation. Proceedings of the Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society's First International Conference on Soil & Rock Engineering, Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 5-11, 2007.

Research interests

  • Environmental geomechanics
  • Landfill technology including modeling of landfill liner behaviour
  • In-situ remediation of contaminated soils using electrokinetics
  • Innovations in dealing with soil salinity
  • Engineering properties of unsaturated soils, expansive soils and compacted soils