Professor Priyan Mendis

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: 416
  • Building: Engineering Block D
  • Campus: Parkville

Research Interests

  • Fire behaviour of structures
  • High-strength concrete
  • Modelling and durability of Infrastructure, New Construction and Defence Materials, Sustainable Infrastructure (Tall Buildings, Bridges, Disaster Management)
  • Nanotechnology in Construction, Structural BioEngineering
  • Protective Technology of Structures (Blast effects)
  • Testing and Assessment of infrastructure (Non destructive testing)
  • Wind effects on Tall buildings

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Priyan Mendis is a Professor in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering and the Leader of the Advanced Protective Technology of Engineering Structures Group. He was also the Convener of the ARC Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) from 2004 -2011.
Prof Mendis obtained his  PhD from Monash University, Australia.

He is also the Director of the ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing Research interests
- Protective technology of structures
-Smart Infrastructure, design, assessment and monitoring
-High-strength/High-performance concrete
- Seismic design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures
- Design of tall buildings and bridges
- Disaster mitigation and management
- Sustainable infrastructure

He is also a member of several institutions including: Institution of Engineering, Concrete Institute of Australia and American Concrete Institute.

Recent publications

  1. Alajarmeh OS, Manalo AC, Benmokrane B, Karunasena W, Mendis P. Axial performance of hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP composite bars with different reinforcement ratios. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. Pergamon. 2019, Vol. 213. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.01.096
  2. Ganadhiepan G, Miramini S, Patel M, Mendis P, Zhang L. Bone fracture healing under Ilizarov fixator: Influence of fixator configuration, fracture geometry, and loading. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. John Wiley & Sons. 2019. DOI: 10.1002/cnm.3199
  3. Alajarmeh OS, Manalo AC, Benmokrane B, Karunasena W, Mendis P, Nguyen T. Compressive behavior of axially loaded circular hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP bars and spirals. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 194. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.11.016
  4. Peng H, Zhang J, Zhou Z, Mendis P, Han F, Li Z, Zhang D. Design and construction of the new library at China Agricultural University. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-CIVIL ENGINEERING. ICE Publishing. 2019, Vol. 172, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1680/jcien.18.00033
  5. Ghimire S, Miramini S, Richardson M, Mendis P, Zhang L. Effects of dynamic loading on fracture healing under different locking compression plate configurations: A finite element study. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Elsevier. 2019, Vol. 94. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2019.03.004
  6. Maranan GB, Manalo AC, Benmokrane B, Karunasena W, Mendis P, Nguyen T. Flexural behavior of geopolymer-concrete beams longitudinally reinforced with GFRP and steel hybrid reinforcements. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES. Elsevier Science. 2019, Vol. 182. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.12.073
  7. Huen WY, Lee H, Vimonsatit V, Mendis P, Lee HS. Nanomechanical properties of thermal arc sprayed coating using continuous stiffness measurement and artificial neural network. Surface and Coatings Technology. Elsevier Science. 2019, Vol. 366. DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2019.03.041
  8. Ferdous W, Bai Y, Ngo T, Manalo A, Mendis P. New advancements, challenges and opportunities of multi-storey modular buildings - A state-of-the-art review. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES. Elsevier Science. 2019, Vol. 183. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.01.061
  9. Ganadhiepan G, Zhang L, Miramini S, Mendis P, Patel M, Ebeling P, Wang Y. The Effects of Dynamic Loading on Bone Fracture Healing Under Ilizarov Circular Fixators. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME. ASME International. 2019, Vol. 141, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1115/1.4043037
  10. Kashani A, Ngo T, Mendis P. The effects of precursors on rheology and self-compactness of geopolymer concrete. MAGAZINE OF CONCRETE RESEARCH. ICE Publishing. 2019, Vol. 71, Issue 11. DOI: 10.1680/jmacr.17.00495
  11. Sofi M, Lumantarna E, Mendis P, Zhong A. Thermal Stresses of Concrete at Early Ages. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING. American Society of Civil Engineers. 2019, Vol. 31, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002684
  12. Samarasinghe T, Mendis P, Aye L. An optimisation method for MEP plant room modularization. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  13. Thalpe Guruge P, Samarasinghe T, Gunawardena D, Nguyen T, Mendis P, Ngo T, Aye L. An optimum construction strategy for multi-story residential prefabricated modular buildings. Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018. 2018.
  14. Lee H, Vimonsatit V, Chindaprasirt P, Ngo T, Mendis P. Creep properties of cement and alkali activated fly ash materials using nanoindentation technique. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS. Elsevier BV. 2018, Vol. 168. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.02.166
  15. Orlowski K, Kristombu Baduge K, Mendis P. Design and Development of Weatherproof Seals for Prefabricated Construction: A Methodological Approach. BUILDINGS. 2018, Vol. 8, Issue 9. DOI: 10.3390/buildings8090117

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