Researcher

Dr Carthigesu Thiagarajah Gnanendran

My Expertise

Reinforced soil systems (geosynthetics, fibre, etc.), Embankments on soft soils, Pavement material characterization (resilient modulus, fatigue, permanent deformation, etc.), Stabilisation of pavement materials, Numerical modeling using the finite element method (FEM) and finite difference method (FDM), Soft soil engineering (visco-plastic modeling, stabilization with PVDs, vacuum preloading, etc.)

Biography

Dr Rajah Gnanendran is a Senior Lecturer with the ADFA School of Engineering and Information Technology. His research experience includes:

  • Reinforced soil systems (geosynthetics, fibre, etc.)
  • Embankments on soft soils 
  • Pavement material characterization (resilient modulus, fatigue, permanent deformation, etc.) 
  • Stabilisation of pavement materials 
  • Numerical modeling using the finite element method (FEM) and finite difference method...view more

Dr Rajah Gnanendran is a Senior Lecturer with the ADFA School of Engineering and Information Technology. His research experience includes:

  • Reinforced soil systems (geosynthetics, fibre, etc.)
  • Embankments on soft soils 
  • Pavement material characterization (resilient modulus, fatigue, permanent deformation, etc.) 
  • Stabilisation of pavement materials 
  • Numerical modeling using the finite element method (FEM) and finite difference method (FDM) 
  • Soft soil engineering (visco-plastic modeling, stabilization with PVDs, vacuum preloading, etc.)

Teaching Experience

  • Soil Mechanics/Geotechnical Engineering
  • Pavement Analysis and Design (Pavement Engineering) 
  • Statics 
  • Geosynthetics 
  • Foundation Engineering 
  • Ground Improvement

Additional Experience
Dr Gnanendran has expertise in both theoretical and experimental research in goetechnical and pavement engineering areas. His research is aimed at finding innovative solutions to soft soil engineering problems such as the prediction of long term performance of embankments constructed on soft soils using fully coupled visco-plastic finite element modeling. Characterisation of unbound and stbilized pavement materials including recycled aggregates from waste products for pavement construction using different types of cyclic loading tests is another area of his active research. Also, he has expertise in the use of geosynthetics for stabilizing soft soils and pavement materials.

Engineer then Senior Engineer with multinational consulting and construction companies for over 8 years gaining extensive industrial experience in the design and construction of both structural and geotechnical engineering projects.

Assistant Professor for 3 years with University of New Brunswick, Canada teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the supervision of B.Eng. and MEng. projects.

Lecturer for 3 years and currently as Senior Lecturer with UNSW since 2001 teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including the supervision of ME and PhD projects.

Service
Associate Editor – Canadian Geotechnical Journal
Editorial Board Member – Geotextiles and Geomembranes Journal
Member – Higher Degree Committee, UNSW@ADFA

Memberships
Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIAustE) - Chartered Professional Engineer
Former Member, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK – (MICE), Chartered Civil Engineer
Former Member, Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canada - Professional Engineer (PEng)

Consulting Interests
Soft soil engineering (characteristics of soft soils, stabilization, determination of soil parameters for design, etc.)
Numerical modeling of soil-structure interaction problems using the FEM and FDM
Reinforced soil systems (geosynthetics, interface properties testing, instrumentation for performance monitoring, strain measurements, etc.)
Pavement Engineering (in-situ testing, pavement evaluation, stabilization, dynamic testing for resilient modulus, permanent deformation, etc.)
Foundation Engineering (finite element analysis, instrumentation, stabilization, etc.)

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Location

Building 20 Room 130
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

Contact

+61 2 6268 8977
88337

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