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Dr Weena Lokuge

Dr Weena Lokuge
Name Weena Lokuge
Position Senior Lecturer (Civil Engineering)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
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
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management ( 090505 )
  • Construction Materials ( 090503 )

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
Member of Institute of Engineers Australia
Member of Concrete Institute of Australia (Member of QLD Branch Committee)
Member of Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (Member of SEQ branch committee)
Australasian Association for Engineering Education

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
CIV2503 - Structural Design 1 (2017)
CIV8802 - Advanced Prestressed Concrete (Examiner since 2015)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
13 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
13 Years

Research most recent
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. ISSN 1573-2479.

Lokuge, Weena and Abousnina, Rajab and Herath, Nilupa, “Behaviour of geopolymer concrete filled pultruded GFRP short columns”, Journal of Composite Materials. ISSN 0021-9983.

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.


Research most notable
Abousnina, Rajab and Manalo, Allan and Lokuge, Weena and Zhang, Zuhua, “Effects of light crude oil contamination on the physical and mechanical properties of geopolymer cement mortar”, Cement and Concrete Composites, 90. pp. 136-149, 2018

Abousnina, Rajab and Manalo, Allan and Lokuge, Weena and Al-Jabri, Khalifa, “Properties and structural behavior of concrete containing fine sand contaminated with light crude oil”, Construction and Building Materials, 189. pp. 1214-1231, 2018

Reddy, R. Muni Rami and Karunasena, W. and Lokuge, W., “Free vibration of functionally graded-GPL reinforced composite plates with different boundary conditions”, Aerospace Science and Technology, 78. pp. 147-156, 2018

Wahalathantri, Buddhi and Lokuge, Weena and Karunasena, Warna and Setunge, Sujeeva, “Quantitative assessment of flood discharges and floodway failures through cross-cultivation of advancement in knowledge and traditional practices”, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 9 (4-5). pp. 435-456, 2018

Al-saadi, Ali Umran and Aravinthan, Thiru and Lokuge, Weena, “Structural applications of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite tubes: a review of columns members”, Composite Structures, 204. pp. 513-524, 2018

Sandanayake Malindu, Lokuge Weena, Sujeeva Setunge, Guomin (Kevin) Zhang, Quddus Thushar, “Greenhouse gas emissions during timber and concrete building construction - A Scenario based comparative case study”, Sustainable Cities and Society, 38, pp: 91-97, 2017

Muttashar, Majid, Manalo, Allan, Warna Karunasena, and Lokuge, Weena. “Flexural behaviour of multi-celled GFRP composite beams with concrete infill: Experiment and theoretical analysis”, Composite Structures, Elsevier, Vol: 159, pp: 21-33, 2017

Muttashar, Majid, Manalo, Allan, Warna Karunasena, and Lokuge, Weena. “Influence of infill concrete strength on the flexural behavior of pultruded GFRP square beams”, Composite Structures, Elsevier, Vol: 145, pp: 58-67, 2016

Wahalathantri, Buddhi, Lokuge, Weena, Karunasena, Warna and Setunge, Sujeeva, “Vulnerability of floodways under extreme flood events”, Natural Hazards Review, American Society of Civil Engineers, 201, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000194

Lokuge, Weena. and Karunasena, Karu “Ductility enhancement of geopolymer concrete columns using FRP confinement”, Journal of Composite Materials, 2015, doi: 10.1177/0021998315597553

Muttashar, Majid, Warna Karunasena, Manalo, Allan, and Lokuge, Weena. “Behaviour of Hollow Pultruded GFRP Square Beams with Different Shear Span-to-Depth Ratios”, Journal of Composite Materials, 2015, DOI: 10.1177/0021998315614993

Reed, Mark and Lokuge, Weena and Karunasena, Warna, “Fibre reinforced geopolymer concrete with ambient curing for in-situ applications”, Journal of Materials Science, 49 (12). pp. 4297-4304. ISSN 0022-2461, 2014

Lokuge, Weena, and Aravinthan, T., “Effect of fly ash on the behaviour of polymer concrete with different types of resin” Materials and Design, 51, pp. 175-181, 2013

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

Lokuge, Weena P., Sanjayan, G.J. and Setunge, Sujeeva, “Constitutive model for confined high strength concrete subjected to cyclic loading,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 16(4), pp. 297-305, July/August 2004

Lokuge,Weena P., Sanjayan, G.J. and Setunge, Sujeeva, “Triaxial test results of high strength concrete subjected to cyclic loading,” Magazine of Concrete Research, 55(4), pp. 321-329, August, 2003

Lokuge, Weena P., Setunge, Sujeeva and Sanjayan, G.J., “Modelling eccentrically loaded high-strength concrete columns,” Magazine of Concrete Research, 55(4), pp. 331-341, August, 2003


Publications in ePrints

Lokuge, Weena and Abousnina, Rajab and Herath, Nilupa (2019) Behaviour of geopolymer concrete filled pultruded GFRP short columns. Journal of Composite Materials. ISSN 0021-9983

Al-saadi, Ali Umran and Aravinthan, Thiru and Lokuge, Weena (2019) Effects of fibre orientation and layup on the mechanical properties of the pultruded glass fibre reinforced polymer tubes. Engineering Structures, 198 (aRTICLE 109448). pp. 1-16. ISSN 0141-0296

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, Matthew and Tran, Huu and Setunge, Sujeeva (2019) Predicting the probability of failure of timber bridges using fault tree analysis. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. ISSN 1573-2479

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

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