Dr. Gobithas Tharmarajah
Senior Lecturer ( HG ) - Faculty of Engineering
  • Ph.D in Structural Engineering, The Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
  • B.Sc. Eng (1st Honours), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Research Interests :

  • Structural Engineering and Bridge Engineering
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis of concrete structures
  • FRP composites for civil infrastructure
  • Sustainable technologies and incorporation of such technologies in civil infrastructure
  • Structural health monitoring

Publications :

  • G Tharmarajah and P Archbold (2013), “FRP reinforcement in precast underground service chambers”, 11th International Symposium on fibre reinforced polymer reinforcement for concrete structures FRPRCS-11, Guimaraes, Portugal (Final paper accepted for the conference proceedings).
  • G Tharmarajah, S.E Taylor, D Robinson, and D.J Cleland (2013), “Service and Ultimate behaviour of FRP reinforced in-plane restrained slabs”, ACI Structural Journal (In peer review).
  • G Tharmarajah, S.E Taylor, D Robinson, and D.J Cleland (2013), Composite Reinforcement for bridge deck slabs, Proceedings of ICE, Bridge Engineering Journal (In peer Review).
  • G Tharmarajah, S.E Taylor, D Robinson, and D.J Cleland (2012), “Non corrosive composite reinforcement for durable slabs”, Modulus Journal Publication of Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka
  • G Tharmarajah and P Archbold (2012), “Nonlinear finite element analysis of FRP reinforced concrete structures”, Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland; Concrete Research in Ireland 2012, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
  • G Tharmarajah, S.E Taylor, D Robinson, and D.J Cleland (2010), “FRP reinforced laterally restrained slabs for sustainable structures”, Concrete Today, 2010, (Invited article).
  • G Tharmarajah, S.E Taylor, D Robinson, and D.J Cleland (2010), “Basalt Fibre Reinforced Polymer Concrete Slabs for Sustainable Bridge Structures”, The 4th IMS International Conference on: Applications of Traditional and High Performance Materials in Harsh Environment, Sharjah, UAE, 2010.
  • G Tharmarajah, S.E Taylor, D Robinson, and D.J Cleland (2010), “Arching action in laterally restrained GFRP reinforced slabs”, The 5th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, Beijing, China.
  • G Tharmarajah, S.E Taylor, D Robinson, and D.J Cleland (2009), “Compressive Membrane action in FRP reinforced slabs”, 9th International Symposium on fibre reinforced polymer reinforcement for concrete structures FRPRCS-9, Sydney, 2009, CD ROM.
  • G Tharmarajah, D.J Cleland, S.E Taylor, and D Robinson (2009), FRP reinforced laterally restrained slabs, International Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction, Edinburgh, 2009, pp. 68 – 79.
  • G Tharmarajah, S.E Taylor, D Robinson, and D.J Cleland (2008), FRP Reinforcement for laterally restrained concrete slabs, Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland; Concrete Research in Ireland 2008, Galway, Republic of Ireland.
  • G Tharmarajah, “Non corrosive materials to replace steel in reinforced concrete structures”, Department of Civil, Construction and Mineral Engineering, School of Engineering, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2011.
  • G Tharmarajah, “FRP reinforced laterally restrained concrete slabs”, Young Researchers’ Conference 2010, Institution of Structural Engineers, London, 2010.
  • G Tharmarajah, “Composites for Civil Infrastructure”, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, UK, 2009.
  • G Tharmarajah “Compressive membrane action in FRP reinforced slabs” 10th Young Researchers’ Conference, Institution of Structural Engineers, London, 2008.