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. Fernando S, Fernando S, Mendis P. Pedestrian Wind Comfort Study Using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Simulation. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering. 2020, Vol. 44. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-9749-3_30
  2. Dissanayake R, Mendis P. Preface. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering. 2020, Vol. 44.
  3. Herath N, Mendis P. Assessment Method for Inelastic Higher Mode Effects in Outrigger Braced Tall Building Under Seismic Loads. International Journal of Applied Mechanics. Imperial College Press. 2019, Vol. 11, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1142/S1758825119500248
  4. 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
  5. 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, Vol. 35, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1002/cnm.3199
  6. 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
  7. Sofi M, Oktavianus Y, Lumantarna E, Rajabifard A, Duffield C, Mendis P. Condition assessment of concrete by hybrid non-destructive tests. JOURNAL OF CIVIL STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING. Dr Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag. 2019, Vol. 9, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1007/s13349-019-00336-9
  8. Samarasinghe T, Gunawardena D, Mendis P, Sofi M, Aye L. Dependency Structure Matrix and Hierarchical Clustering based algorithm for optimum module identification in MEP systems. AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION. Elsevier. 2019, Vol. 104. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2019.03.021
  9. 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
  10. Remennikov A, Kalubadanage D, Ngo T, Mendis P, Alici G, Whittaker A. Development and performance evaluation of large-scale auxetic protective systems for localised impulsive loads. International Journal of Protective Structures. Multi-Science Publishing. 2019. DOI: 10.1177/2041419619858087
  11. Kristombu Baduge K, Mendis P, Ngo T, Sofi M. Ductility Design of Reinforced Very-High Strength Concrete Columns (100–150 MPa) Using Curvature and Energy-Based Ductility Indices. International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials. 2019, Vol. 13, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1186/s40069-019-0347-y
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Huen WY, Lee H, Vimonsatit V, Mendis P, Lee H-S. Nanomechanical properties of thermal arc sprayed coating using continuous stiffness measurement and artificial neural network. SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY. Elsevier Science. 2019, Vol. 366. DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2019.03.041
  15. Ferdous W, Bai Y, Ngo D, 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

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