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Dr Sourish Banerjee

Dr Sourish Banerjee
Name Sourish Banerjee
Position Senior Lecturer (Structural Design)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office Z305D
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1325
Extension 1325
Email
Qualifications BEng Jadavpur , MEng Bengal Eng C , PhD Southampton

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091299 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091399 )

Research interests
Experiment-assisted theoretical/numerical modelling of solid mechanics problems particularly the mechanical behaviour (failure, stress relaxation and creep, blast resistance and dynamics) of advanced composite and cellular/lattice materials and structures, sandwich panels, natural fibre composites and nanocomposites, optimal design, smart materials and structures.

Professional memberships
Member of Engineers Australia (MIAustE), CPEng
Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE)
Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (MASME)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Currently teaching courses/programs
CIV4508 Structural Design II (Course Leader)
CIV8804 Advanced Design Practice using FE (Course Leader)
CIV3907 Civil Systems Practice (Course Leader)
CIV3505 Structural Analysis (Assistant Examiner)
CIV2503 Structural Design I (Course Leader/Assistant Examiner)
CIV4908 Civil Design Practice (Course Leader/Assistant Examiner)

Engineering Research Project courses ENG4111, ENG4112 (Assistant Examiner - Civil)
Professional Practice 1 & 2 - ENG3902, ENG4903 (Assistant Examiner - Civil/Ag/Enviro/Struct)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
9 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
9 Years

Research most recent
Majid Zargar, Sourish Banerjee, Frank Bullen, Ron Ayers, An Investigation into the Use of Ultrasonic Wave Transmission Techniques to Evaluate Air Voids in Asphalt, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (GCEC2017), Jan 2019,. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-8016-6_103.

C. Fernando, A. Bernier, S. Banerjee, G. Kahandawa, J. Eppaarchchi, 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, Procedia Engineering 188, 393 – 399, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.500.

S. Banerjee, W. Karunasena, A.A. Kist, Challenges of teaching engineering analysis software to distance education students, Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2016), Coffs Harbour, Australia, 4-7 December, 2016.


Research most notable
1. S. Banerjee, On the mechanical properties of hierarchical lattices, Mechanics of Materials, 72, 19-32, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2014.01.009. 22 citations.
2. S. Banerjee and D. Bhattacharyya, Optimal design of sandwich panels made of wood veneer hollow cores, Composites Science & Technology, 71(4), 425-432, 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.12.011. 14 citations.
3. S. Banerjee and A. Bhaskar, Applicability of the effective medium theory to the dynamics of cellular beams, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (SNIP 1.826 Q1), 51(8), 598-608, 2009. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2009.06.001. 11 citations.
4. S. Banerjee, W. Yan and D. Bhattacharyya, 'Modelling of heat transfer in Rotational Moulding', Polymer Engineering and Science, 48(11), 2188-2197 2008. doi:10.1002/pen.21164. 12 citations.
5. S. Banerjee and A. Bhaskar, Free vibration of cellular structures using continuum modes, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 287(1-2), 77-100, 2005. doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2004.10.051. 14 citations.

Reviewer of
1) International Journal of Solids & Structures
2) Mechanics of Materials
3) Polymer Engineering and Science
4) Composites A (Applied Science & Manufacturing)

Book chapters

S. Banerjee, J.H. Lee, T. Kuila and N.H. Kim, Synthesis of graphene based polymeric nanocomposites, in Fillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites, Ed Roger Y Dong, Woodhead Publisher (the part of Elsevier), published in June 2015.
C.S. Sirimana, A.C. Manalo, W. Karunasena, S. Banerjee, and L. McGarva, FRP Repair Systems for Corroded Steel Pipelines, in Rehabilitation of pipelines using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, Ed Vistasp Karbhari, Woodhead Publisher (the part of Elsevier), published in 2015.
S. Rao, S. Banerjee, K. Jayaraman and D. Bhattacharyya (2010), 'Compressive behaviour of fibre reinforced honeycomb cores', The IUTAM Symposium on Multi-functional Material Structures and Systems, Eds. B. Dattaguru, S. Gopalkrishnan and V.K. Aatre, IUTAM Book Series, Vol: 19, Springer Publication, ISBN: 978-90-481-3770-1.

Refereed journal publications:

S. Banerjee (2014), On the mechanical properties of hierarchical lattices, Mechanics of Materials 72: 19-32. doi: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2014.01.009

S. Banerjee and D. Bhattacharyya (2011), 'Optimal design of sandwich panels made of wood veneer hollow cores', Composites Science & Technology, 71(4), 425-432, 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.12.011.

S. Banerjee, M. Battley and D. Bhattacharyya (2010), 'Shear strength optimisation of reinforced honeycomb core materials', Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 17(7), 542-552, 2010. doi:10.1080/15376490903398714.

S. Banerjee and A. Bhaskar (2009), 'Applicability of the effective medium theory to the dynamics of cellular beams', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 51(8), 598-608. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2009.06.001.

S. Banerjee, W. Yan and D. Bhattacharyya (2008), 'Modelling of heat transfer in Rotational Moulding', Polymer Engineering and Science, 48(11), 2188-2197. doi:10.1002/pen.21164.

S. Banerjee and A. Bhaskar (2007), 'The use and limitations of continuum modes for response calculations of cellular structures', Journal of Sound and Vibration, 302(3), 457-470. doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2006.09.032.

S. Banerjee and A. Bhaskar (2005), 'Free vibration of cellular structures using continuum modes', Journal of Sound and Vibration, 287(1-2), 77-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2004.10.051.

S. Banerjee and A. Bhaskar (2003), 'Vibration of beams made up of cellular materials', Materials Science Forum, Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis, 440-4, 337-344, 2003. doi: 10.4028/0-87849-928-8.337.


Publications in ePrints

Banerjee, Sourish and Karunasena, Warna and Kist, Alexander A. (2016) Challenges of teaching engineering analysis software to distance education students. In: 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2016): The Changing Role of the Engineering Educator for Developing the Future Engineer, 4‐7 Dec 2016, Coffs Harbour, Australia.

Sirimanna, C. S. and Banerjee, S. and Karunasena, W. and Manalo, A. C. and McGarva, L. (2015) Analysis of retrofitted corroded steel pipes using internally bonded FRP composite repair systems. Australian Journal of Structural Engineering , 16 (3). pp. 187-198. ISSN 1328-7982

Sirimanna, C. S. and Manalo, A. C. and Karunasena, W. and Banerjee, S. and McGarva, L. (2015) Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) repair systems for corroded steel pipelines. In: Rehabilitation of pipelines using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering (52). Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 267-285. ISBN 978-0-85709-684-5

Banerjee, S. and Lee, J. H. and Kuila, T. and Kim, N. H. (2015) Synthesis of graphene-based polymeric nanocomposites. In: Fillers and reinforcements for advanced nanocomposites. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering: (60). Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 133-155. ISBN 978-0-08-100079-3

Banerjee, Sourish (2014) On the mechanical properties of hierarchical lattices. Mechanics of Materials, 72. pp. 19-32. ISSN 0167-6636

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091299 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091399 )