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Dr Wijitha Senadeera

Dr Wijitha Senadeera
Name Wijitha Senadeera
Position Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering)
Section School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Office B429
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4086
Extension 4086
Email
Qualifications BScEng Sri Lanka , MSc Peradeniya , PhD Qld
Languages English (non accredited translator)
Sinhalese (accredited translator)

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation ( 091307 )
  • Food Engineering ( 090802 )
  • Mechanical Engineering ( 091300 )

Research interests
Mathematical Modelling of Food Processing Operations
Machine Design
Food Engineering

Industry affiliations
Member of the Australian Association for Engineering Education

Currently teaching courses/programs
MEC 1201 Engineering Materials
MEC 2202 Manufacturing Processes
MEC 2304 Solid Modelling
MEC 2901 Mechanical Practice 1

ENG 1901 Engineering Practice 1
ENG 2111 Engineering Associate Degree Design Project
ENG 2911 AD Capstone Project
ENG 3902 for postgraduate students
ENG 4903 for postgraduate students
ENG 4110 Engineering Research Methodology
ENG 8411 Master Engineering Research Project A/B
ENG Project Conference (postgraduate)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
5 Years

Research most recent
Rathnayaka, C. M. and Karunasena, H. C. P. and Senadeera, W. and Polwaththe-Gallage, H. N. and Gu, Y. T. (2019) A 3-D coupled Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Coarse-Grained model to simulate drying mechanisms of small cell aggregates A 3-D coupled Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Coarse-Grained model to simulate drying mechanisms of small cell aggregates. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 67. pp. 219-233. ISSN 0307-904X

Wijerathne, W. D. C. C. and Rathnayaka, C. M. and Karunasena, H. C. P. and Senadeera, W. and Sauret, E. and Turner, I. W. and Gu, Y. T. (2018) A coarse-grained multiscale model to simulate morphological changes of food-plant tissues undergoing drying. Soft Matter. ISSN 1744-683X

Rathnayaka, C. M. and Karunasena, H. C. P. and Senadeera, W. and Gu, Y. T. (2018) Application of a coupled smoothed particle hydrodynamics(SPH) and coarse-grained (CG) numerical modelling approach to study three-dimensional (3-D) deformations of single cells of different food-plant materials during drying [ArticleFirst]. Soft Matter. ISSN 1744-683X


Research most notable
BOOK CHAPTERS

Jahirul, M. I. and Brown, R. J. and Senadeera, W. (2018) Correlation between physiochemical properties and quality of biodiesel. In: Application of thermo-fluid processes in energy systems: key issues and recent developments for a sustainable future. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Singapore, pp. 57-81. ISBN 978-981-10-0695-1

Gunathilake, D. M. C. C. and Senanayaka, D. P. and Adiletta, G. and Senadeera, Wiji (2018) Drying of agricultural crops. In: Advances in agricultural machinery and technologies. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Boca Raton, United States, pp. 331-365. ISBN 978-1-4987-5412-5

Rathnayaka, C. M. and Karunasena, H. C. P. and Senadeera, W. and Guan, L. and Gu, Y. T. (2018) Three-dimensional (3D) numerical modeling of morphogenesis in dehydrated fruits and vegetables. In: Advances in agricultural machinery and technologies. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Boca Raton, United States, pp. 431-454. ISBN 978-1-4987-5412-5

Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage, C.M., Wijerathne, W.D.C.C., Karunasena, H.C.P., Senadeera, Wijitha, & Gu, YuanTong (2017) Microscale and multiscale computational modelling of morphological changes in plant cellular structure during drying with a coupled smoothed particle hydrodynamics and coarse grained appraoch. In Liu, Moubin, Han, Xu, Gu, Yuantong, & Li, Zirui (Eds.) Advances in Computational Engineering Science. Scientech Publisher llc, USA, Mason, Ohio, pp. 1-10.

Senadeera, Wijitha, Bhandari, Bhesh R., Young, Gordon, & Wijesinghe, Bandu (2000) Physical property changes of fruits and vegetables during hot air drying. In Mujumdar, Arun S. (Ed.) Drying technology in agriculture and food sciences. Science Publishers, USA, pp. 149-166.

JOURNAL ARTICLE

W Senadeera, BR Bhandari, G Young, B Wijesinghe (2003) Influence of shapes of selected vegetable materials on drying kinetics during fluidized bed drying, Journal of Food Engineering 58 (3), 277-283


HIGHER DEGREE SUPRVISION

PhD

Warshamana Dewayalage, Chathura Chandimal Wijerathne (2019) A new coarse-grained multiscale model for the numerical simulation of morphological changes of food-plant materials during drying.

Hasan, Md Shahanur (2018) Erosive wear analysis of Mn-steels hammers due to coal impact in a high-speed pulverising mill.

Sitinamaluwa, Hansinee Sakunthala (2017) Characterization of mechanical and electrochemical properties of silicon based electrodes for Li-ion batteries.

Mudiyanselage, Charith Malinga Rathnayaka (2017) Meshfree-based numerical modelling of three-dimensional (3-D) microscale deformations of plant food cells during drying.

De Silva, Suchitra Waruni (2017) Numerical investigation on low dimensional materials for gas adsorption and separation.

Thibbotuwawa, Noyel Deegayu Namal Bandara (2016) Experimental and numerical investigation of strain-rate-dependent behavior of kangaroo shoulder cartilage.

Polwaththe Gallage, Hasitha Nayanajith (2016) Numerical modelling of deformation behaviour of red blood cells in microvessels using the coupled SPH-DEM method.

Jahirul, Md. Islam (2015) Experimental and statistical investigation of Australian native plants for second-generation biodiesel production.

Karunasena, H.C.P. (2014) Numerical simulation of micro-scale morphological changes of plant food materials during drying: A meshfree approach.

Masters by Research

Rudder, Benjamin A. (2017) Motor protein inspired "artificial muscle" actuator.


Publications in ePrints

Rathnayaka, C. M. and Karunasena, H. C. P. and Senadeera, W. and Polwaththe-Gallage, H. N. and Gu, Y. T. (2019) A 3-D coupled Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Coarse-Grained model to simulate drying mechanisms of small cell aggregates A 3-D coupled Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Coarse-Grained model to simulate drying mechanisms of small cell aggregates. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 67. pp. 219-233. ISSN 0307-904X

Wijerathne, W. D. C. C. and Rathnayaka, C. M. and Karunasena, H. C. P. and Senadeera, W. and Sauret, E. and Turner, I. W. and Gu, Y. T. (2018) A coarse-grained multiscale model to simulate morphological changes of food-plant tissues undergoing drying. Soft Matter. ISSN 1744-683X

Rathnayaka, C. M. and Karunasena, H. C. P. and Senadeera, W. and Gu, Y. T. (2018) Application of a coupled smoothed particle hydrodynamics(SPH) and coarse-grained (CG) numerical modelling approach to study three-dimensional (3-D) deformations of single cells of different food-plant materials during drying [ArticleFirst]. Soft Matter. ISSN 1744-683X

Jahirul, M. I. and Brown, R. J. and Senadeera, W. (2018) Correlation between physiochemical properties and quality of biodiesel. In: Application of thermo-fluid processes in energy systems: key issues and recent developments for a sustainable future. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Singapore, pp. 57-81. ISBN 978-981-10-0695-1

Adiletta, G. and Wijerathne, C. and Senadeera, W. and Russo, P. and Crescitelli, A. and Di Matteo, M. (2018) Dehydration and rehydration characteristics of pretreated pumpkin slices. Italian Journal of Food Science, 30 (4). pp. 684-706. ISSN 1120-1770

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation ( 091307 )
  • Food Engineering ( 090802 )