School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

Dr Gayan Kahandawa - Research

Graduate research supervisions

  • Development of Agoraphilic Navigation Algorithm in Dynamic Environment for mobile robot navigation

Current research projects

  • Instrumentation and Monitoring of Truck trailers for MaxiTRANS
  • Agoraphilic Navigation Algorithm in Dynamic Environment for mobile robot navigation
  • Investigation on the failure mechanism of rock bolt using Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors
  • Optimization of robot navigation decision making using artificial intelligence techniques
  • Virtual rail concept got truck trailers using rear wheel steering

Research publications/conferences

Patents

  • Gayan Chanaka Kahandawa Appuhamillage, Jayantha Epaarachchi, Hao Wang (2012). United States Patent  No: 20130268471 with The Boeing Company SIGNAL MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHODS OF OPERATING SAME
  • Subhash Hathurusinghe, Gayan C. Kahandawa, Nanjappa Ashwath (2011). BIO DIESEL FROM CALOPHYLLUM SPECIES, Application No: 2011200655

Books

  • Kahandawa, G and Epaarachchi, J. (2015). Structural Health Monitoring Technologies and Next-Generation Smart Composite Structures, Taylor & Francis
  • Epaarachchi, J., Kahandawa, G., Islam, M., (2013) Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, Special Edition, Journal of Multifunctional Composite

Book chapters

  • Kahandawa, G., Epaarachchi, J., Canning,J., Gand-Ding P. & Lau K.T. (2014) Development of embedded FBG sensors for SHM systems. In J. Epaarachchi, & G. Kahandawa(Eds.), Structural Health Monitoring Technologies and Next-Generation Smart Composite Structures, Taylor & Francis
  • Kahandawa, G. and Epaarachchi,J., (2015) Smart Aerospace Composite Structures. In Ginu, R. & Prusty, G. Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Structures Using Fiber Optic Methods, CRC Press

Referred journal articles

  1. Use of FBG sensors for SHM in aerospace structures, GC Kahandawa, J Epaarachchi, H Wang, KT Lau, Photonic Sensors 2 (3), 203-214 (IF 1.317)
  2. Extraction and processing of real time strain of embedded FBG sensors using a fixed filter FBG circuit and an artificial neural network, GC Kahandawa, J Epaarachchi, H Wang, J Canning, KT Lau, Measurement 46 (10), 4045-4051 (IF 2.312)
  3. Use of fixed wavelength Fibre-Bragg Grating (FBG) filters to capture time domain data from the distorted spectrum of an embedded FBG sensor to estimate strain with an Artificial Neural Network, GC Kahandawa, JA Epaarachchi, H Wang, D Followell, P Birt, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 194, 1-7 (IF 2.538)
  4. Prediction of obsolete FBG sensor using ANN for efficient and robust operation of SHM systems, GC Kahandawa, JA Epaarachchi, H Wang, KT Lau, Key Engineering Materials 558, 546-553 (IF 0.391)
  5. On the apex seal analysis of limaçon positive displacement machines, TH Phung, IA Sultan, GK Appuhamillage, Mechanism and Machine Theory 127, 126-145 (IF 3.003)
  6. Integrated FBG Sensor Responses and Full Field Thermo-elastic Stress Approach to Monitor Damage Accumulation in Glass Fibre Reinforced Composite Plates, A Kakei, JA Epaarachchi, N RAJIC, J Leng, M ISLAM, G KAHANDAWA, Structural Health Monitoring 2015
  7. An investigation of the use of embedded FBG sensors to measure temperature and strain inside a concrete beam during the curing period and strain measurements under operational Loading, C Fernando, A Bernier, S Banerjee, G Kahandawa, J Epaarachchi, Procedia Engineering 188, 393-399
  8. Novel approach for Optimisation of fibre Bragg grating sensor network for efficient damage detection in composite structures. Kahandawa, G., Epaarachchi, J., Canning, J., & Lau, K.T. (2013). Journal of Multifunctional Composites,  doi:10.1016/j.comstruct.2011.06.013

Referred conference papers

  1. Comparative study on object tracking algorithms for mobile robot navigation in gps-denied environment, H. S. Hewawasam, M. Y. Ibrahim, G. Kahandawa, and T. A. Choudhury, in 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, Feb 2019.
  2. Development and bench-marking of Agoraphilic navigation algorithm in dynamic environment, H. S. Hewawasam, M. Y. Ibrahim, G. Kahandawa, and T. A. Choudhury, in 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, June 2019.
  3. Agoraphilic Navigation Algorithm in Dynamic Environment with and without Prediction of Moving Objects Location, H. S. Hewawasam, M. Y. Ibrahim, G. Kahandawa, and T. A. Choudhury, in 2019 IEEE  IECON, Oct 2019.
  4. Evaluating the Performances Agoraphilic Navigation Algorithm under Dead-Lock Situations in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, H. S. Hewawasam, M. Y. Ibrahim, G. Kahandawa, and T. A. Choudhury, in 2020 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology
  5. Optimum grasp force and resistance to slippage,  P Dzitac, AM Mazid, MY Ibrahim, T Choudhury, GK Appuhamillage Mechatronics (ICM), 2017 IEEE International Conference on, 297-302
  6. Industry-led mechatronics degree development in regional Australia, MY Ibrahim, G Kahandawa, TA Choudhury, AM Mazid, Mechatronics (ICM), 2017 IEEE International Conference on, 419-424
  7. Novel tire inflating system using extreme learning machine algorithm for efficient tire identification, TA Choudhury, G Kahandawa, MY Ibrahim, P Dzitac, AM Mazid, Z Man., IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics (ICM), 2017, 404-409
  8. Friction-based slippage and tangential force detection in robotic grasping, P Dzitac, AM Mazid, MY Ibrahim, TA Choudhury, GK Appuhamillage, Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015
  9. Friction-based slip detection in robotic grasping, P Dzitac, AM Mazid, MY Ibrahim, GK Appuhamillage, TA Choudhury, Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015
  10. Optimal sensing requirement for slippage prevention in robotic grasping, P Dzitac, AM Mazid, MY Ibrahim, GK Appuhamillage, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT2018), 373 - 378
  11. New artificial intelligence based tire size identification for fast and safe inflating cycle, G Kahandawa, TA Choudhury, MY Ibrahim, P Dzitac, AM Mazid
  12. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT2018), 1729 - 1734
  13. Integrated FBG Sensor Responses and DIC Techniques Approach to Monitor Damage in Glass Fibre Reinforced Composite Plates, G.Kahandawa, J. A. Epaarachchi, C. Fernando, S. H. Lim, G. Prusty, Proceedings of the 9th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials,  15 - 17 October 2014
  14. Investigation of full-scale fibre composite girders for replacement of hardwood timber girders in Australia, T Aravinthan, G Kahandawa,. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2014)
  15. An Application of NIR Fibre Bragg Grating as Dynamic Sensor in SHM of Thin Composite Laminates, M. H. Zohari, Kahandawa, G.C., Epaarachchi, J.A.,Lau, K.T., Cook K. & Canning, J.,  (2013)., 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWHSM 2013), Stanford, USA.
  16. NIR Fibre Bragg Grating as Dynamic Sensor: An Application of 1D Digital Wavelet Analysis for Signal Denoising, Z.M. Hafizi, Kahandawa, G.C., Epaarachchi, J.A., Lau, K.T., Canning, J., & Cook K,. SMN 2013, Gold Coast, Australia.
  17. Tire Size Identification using Extreme Learning Machine Algorithm, G Kahandawa, MY Ibrahim, TA Choudhury. IEEE-ISIE2018, Cairns, Australia
  18. Measuring soil strain using fibre optic sensors, Susanga Costa, Gayan Kahandawa, Jian Chen and Jianfeng Xue, ICEG2018, Hangzhou, China
  19. Passive Detection of Splicing and Copy-Move Attacks in Image Forgery, : Mohammad Manzurul Islam, Joarder Kamruzzaman, Gour Karmakar, Manzur Murshed and Gayan Kahandawa, ICONIP 2018, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  20. Detecting Splicing and Copy-Move Attacks in Color Images, M. M. Islam, G. Karmakar, J. Kamruzzaman, M. Murshed, G. Kahandawa and N. Parvin, (ICICS 2018), Lille, France.
  21. Distortion index for assessment of growth in composite structures using spectral distortion of embedded FBG sensors. Kahandawa, G. C., Epaarachchi, J. A., Canning, J, & K.T. Lau. (2013). 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWHSM 2013), Stanford, USA.

Professional memberships and associations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Composites Australia
  • Materials Australia
  • Australian Nanotechnology Network
  • Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka
  • Australian Network for Structural Health Monitoring

Potential honours and PhD projects

  • Use of Fibre Bragg Grating sensors for structural monitoring
  • Creation of dynamic load models for Truck Trailers
  • Rear wheel steering system for Truck Trailers
  • Real-time monitoring system for lifts and loading decks
  • Agoraphilic Algorithm for Mobile Robot Navigation
  • Human-Artificial intelligence interaction

Consulting and other activities

  • Dynamic loading profile for MaxiTRANS
  • Bridge structure monitoring for VicRoads

Internal/external web links

Any other information

  • Editorial Board Member for Journal of Artificial Intelligence Evolution
  • Member – IEEE IES Mechatronics committee
  • Member – IEEE IES committee for engineering education