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Assoc Prof Weena Lokuge

Assoc Prof Weena Lokuge
Name Weena Lokuge
Position Associate Professor (Civil Engineering)
Section School of Engineering
Office B416
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4477
Extension 4477
Email
Qualifications PGCertTertT&L USQ , MEng Asian IT , PhD Monash
Homepage http://www.researcherid.com/rid/K-4922-2013
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management ( 090505 )
  • Construction Materials ( 090503 )
  • Infrastructure Engineering And Asset Management ( 400508 )
  • Construction Materials ( 400505 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 400510 )
  • Civil Engineering ( 400500 )

Research interests
Green construction materials-Polymer concrete, Geopolymer concrete
Constitutive behaviour of construction materials
Concrete structures- rehabilitation
Resilience of road infrastructure in extreme events
Durability of FRP composites

Professional memberships
Institute of Engineers Australia
Concrete Institute of Australia
Australasian Association for Engineering Education

Industry affiliations
Member of Concrete Institute of Australia (Member of QLD Branch Committee)
Member of Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (Member of SEQ branch committee)
Editorial board member - Materials Circular Economy Journal, Springer
Special issue editor for Materials (Fiber Reinforced Concrete: Design, Characterization and Applications)
Technical Reviewer: Construction and Building Materials, Journal of Composite Materials; Composite structures, Engineering structures, Composites Part B: Engineering, Case Studies in Construction Materials, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Structures.

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Currently teaching courses/programs
CIV1501 - Engineering Statics- Examiner since 2012
CIV2502 - Structural and Building Technology- Examiner since 2013
CIV8802 - Advanced Prestressed Concrete (Examiner since 2015)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
15 Years

Research most recent
Otoom, Omar F. and Lokuge, Weena and Karunasena, Warna and Manalo, Allan C. and Ozbakkaloglu, Togay and Thambiratnam, David (2021) Experimental and numerical evaluation of the compression behaviour of GFRP-wrapped infill materials. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 15:e00654.

Gunasekara, Chamila and Atzarakis, Peter and Lokuge, Weena and Law, David W. and Setunge, Sujeeva (2021) Novel analytical method for mix design and performance prediction of high calcium fly ash geopolymer concrete. Polymers, 13 (6):900.

Lokuge, Weena and Otoom, Omar and Borzou, Rahmin and Navaratnam, Satheeskumar and Herath, Nilupa and Thambiratnam, David (2021) Experimental and numerical analysis on the effectiveness of GFRP wrapping system on timber pile rehabilitation. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 15:e00552.


Research most notable
Lokuge, Weena and Wilson, Matthew and Tran, Huu and Setunge, Sujeeva (2019) Predicting the probability of failure of timber bridges using fault tree analysis. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 15 (6). pp. 783-797. ISSN 1573-2479

Dong, Minhao and Lokuge, Weena and Elchalakani, Mohamed and Karrech, Ali (2019) Modelling glass fibre-reinforced polymer reinforced geopolymer concrete columns. Structures, 20. pp. 813-821. ISSN 2352-0124

Lokuge, Weena and Wilson, Aaron and Gunasekara, Chamila and Law, David W. and Setunge, Sujeeva (2018) Design of fly ash geopolymer concrete mix proportions using Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline model. Construction and Building Materials, 166. pp. 472-481. ISSN 0950-0618

Lokuge, Weena P., Sanjayan, G.J. and Setunge, Sujeeva, ā€œStress strain model for laterally confined concrete,ā€ Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 17(6), pp. 607-616, November/December 2005


Publications in ePrints

Otoom, Omar F. and Lokuge, WeenaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1370-1976 and Karunasena, WarnaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3636-3068 and Manalo, Allan C.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0493-433X and Ozbakkaloglu, Togay and Ehsani, Mohammad R. (2022) Flexural behaviour of circular reinforced concrete columns strengthened by glass fibre reinforced polymer wrapping system. Structures, 38. pp. 1326-1348.

Otoom, Omar F. and Lokuge, WeenaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1370-1976 and Karunasena, WarnaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3636-3068 and Manalo, Allan C.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0493-433X and Ozbakkaloglu, Togay and Ehsani, Mohammad R. (2022) Flexural behaviour of circular timber columns strengthened by glass fibre reinforced polymer wrapping system. Structures, 38. pp. 1349-1367.

Eyni Kangavar, Mohammad and Lokuge, WeenaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1370-1976 and Manalo, AllanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0493-433X and Karunasena, WarnaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3636-3068 and Frigione, Mariaenrica (2022) Investigation on the properties of concrete with recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) granules as fine aggregate replacement. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 16:e00934. pp. 1-14.

Tran, Huu and Lokuge, WeenaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1370-1976 and Karunasena, WarnaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3636-3068 and Setunge, Sujeeva (2022) Markov-based deterioration prediction and asset management of floodway structures. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. pp. 1-14. ISSN 2378-9689

Tran, Huu and Lokuge, WeenaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1370-1976 and Setunge, Sujeeva and Karunasena, WarnaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3636-3068 (2022) Network Deterioration Prediction for Reinforced Concrete Pipe and Box Culverts Using Markov Model: Case Study. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 36 (6):04022047. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0887-3828

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management ( 090505 )
  • Construction Materials ( 090503 )
  • Infrastructure Engineering And Asset Management ( 400508 )
  • Construction Materials ( 400505 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 400510 )
  • Civil Engineering ( 400500 )


Research topics