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Journal articles

Widanage C; Mohotti D; Lee CK; Wijesooriya K; Meddage DPP, 2024, 'Use of explainable machine learning models in blast load prediction', Engineering Structures, 312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2024.118271

Mohotti D; Wijesooriya K; Fernando PLN; Nishshanka B; Lee CK; Remmenikov A, 2024, 'Experimental investigation of band-beam slabs subjected to close-range blast loading', Engineering Structures, 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2024.118075

Fonseka I; Mohotti D; Wijesooriya K; Lee CK; Mendis P, 2024, 'Influence of graphene oxide properties, superplasticiser type, and dispersion technique on mechanical performance of graphene oxide-added concrete', Construction and Building Materials, 428, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2024.136415

Meddage DPP; Mohotti D; Wijesooriya K, 2024, 'Predicting transient wind loads on tall buildings in three-dimensional spatial coordinates using machine learning', Journal of Building Engineering, 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2024.108725

Bogahawaththa M; Mohotti D; Hazell PJ; Wang H; Wijesooriya K; Lee CK, 2024, 'Energy absorption and mechanical performance of 3D printed Menger fractal structures', Engineering Structures, 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2024.117774

Cavenagh R; Hazell PJ; Weerasinghe D; Wang H; Wang J; Mohotti D; Fraser D; Escobedo JP, 2024, 'Influence of the cover plate thickness on the ballistic penetration of re-entrant auxetic structures', International Journal of Impact Engineering, 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2024.104890

Wang C; Wang H; Guo Y; Mohotti D; Hazell PJ, 2024, 'Correlations between moisture expansion and flexural properties of bamboo strips in response to different loading rates', European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00107-024-02091-1

Mohotti D; Weerasinghe D; Bogahawaththa M; Wang H; Wijesooriya K; Hazell PJ, 2024, 'Quasi-static and dynamic compressive behaviour of additively manufactured Menger fractal cube structures', Defence Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dt.2023.12.010

Fonseka I; Mohotti D; Wijesooriya K; Lee CK; Mendis P, 2023, 'Influence of Graphene oxide on abrasion resistance and strength of concrete', Construction and Building Materials, 404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.133280

Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Weerasinghe D; Lee CK, 2023, 'Behaviour of polymer-filled–concrete–steel double-skin tubular columns under combined lateral impact and axial compression loading', Structures, 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2023.104936

Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Lee CK; Mendis P, 2023, 'A technical review of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications on wind design of tall buildings and structures: Past, present and future', Journal of Building Engineering, 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.106828

Nishshanka B; Shepherd C; Ariyarathna R; Jayawickrama SM; Mohotti D, 2023, 'The effects of a range of projectiles on bullet ricochet evidence from 1 mm sheet metal', Science and Justice, 63, pp. 651 - 661, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2023.08.003

Ekanayake IU; Palitha S; Gamage S; Meddage DPP; Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D, 2023, 'Predicting adhesion strength of micropatterned surfaces using gradient boosting models and explainable artificial intelligence visualizations', Materials Today Communications, 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2023.106545

Mohotti D; Wijesooriya K; Weckert S, 2023, 'A simplified approach to modelling blasts in computational fluid dynamics (CFD)', Defence Technology, 23, pp. 19 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dt.2022.11.006

Wang H; Weerasinghe D; Hazell PJ; Mohotti D; Morozov EV; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2023, 'Ballistic impact response of flexible and rigid UHMWPE textile composites: Experiments and simulations', Defence Technology, 22, pp. 37 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dt.2022.08.009

Ranaweera P; Bambach MR; Weerasinghe D; Mohotti D, 2023, 'Ballistic impact response of monolithic steel and tri-metallic steel–titanium–aluminium armour to nonrigid NATO FMJ M80 projectiles', Thin-Walled Structures, 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2022.110200

Dassanayaka D; Hedigalla D; Weerasinghe D; Wanasekara N; Gunasekera U; Mohotti D, 2023, 'Developing a Compression-moulded Composite Partitioning Panel from Banana Fibres and Polylactic acid (PLA)', Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, 23, pp. 21 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.56748/EJSE.233832

Weerasinghe D; Breen S; Wang H; Mohotti D; Hazell PJ; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2022, 'Impact resistance and yarn pull-out behaviour of polymer spray-coated UHMWPE fabrics', Materials Today Communications, 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2022.104473

Weerasinghe D; Bambach MR; Mohotti D; Wang H; Jiang S; Hazell PJ, 2022, 'Development of a Coated Fabric Armour System of Aramid Fibre and Rubber', Thin-Walled Structures, 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2022.109679

Weerasinghe D; Bambach MR; Mohotti D; Wang H; Hazell PJ, 2022, 'High-velocity projectile impact response of rubber-coated aramid Twaron fabrics', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2022.107515

Mohotti D; Mendis P; Wijesooriy K; Fonseka I; Weerasinghe D; Lee CK, 2022, 'Abrasion and Strength of high percentage Graphene Oxide (GO) Incorporated Concrete', Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, 22, pp. 37 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.56748/ejse.2233001

Abu-Zidan Y; Mendis P; Gunawardena T; Mohotti D; Fernando S, 2022, 'Wind Design of Tall Buildings: The State of the Art', Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, https://ejsei.com/EJSE/article/view/331

Mohotti D; Fernando PLN; Weerasinghe D; Remennikov A, 2021, 'Evaluation of effectiveness of polymer coatings in reducing blast-induced deformation of steel plates', Defence Technology, 17, pp. 1895 - 1904, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dt.2020.11.009

Mohotti D; Fernando PLN; Weerasinghe D; Remennikov A, 2021, 'Evaluation of effectiveness of polymer coatings in reducing blast-induced deformation of steel plates', DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY, 17, pp. 1895 - 1904, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dt.2020.11.0092214-9147

Wang H; Weerasinghe D; Mohotti D; Hazell PJ; Shim VPW; Shankar K; Morozov EV, 2021, 'On the impact response of UHMWPE woven fabrics: Experiments and simulations', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2021.106574

Weerasinghe D; Mohotti D; Anderson J, 2021, 'Numerical Modelling of the Rate-sensitive Behaviour of High-performance Fabrics', Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, 7, pp. 107 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40870-020-00274-4

Fernando PLN; Mohotti D; Remennikov A; Hazell PJ; Wang H; Amin A, 2021, 'Stress propagation and debonding effects in impedance-graded multi-metallic systems under impact loading', International Journal of Protective Structures, 12, pp. 3 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2041419620917709

Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Amin A; Chauhan K, 2021, 'Wind loads on a super-tall slender structure: A validation of an uncoupled fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis', Journal of Building Engineering, 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.102028

Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Amin A; Chauhan K, 2021, 'Comparison between an uncoupled one-way and two-way fluid structure interaction simulation on a super-tall slender structure', Engineering Structures, 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111636

Somarathna HMCC; Raman SN; Mohotti D; Mutalib AA; Badri KH, 2021, 'Behaviour of concrete specimens retrofitted with bio-based polyurethane coatings under dynamic loads', Construction and Building Materials, 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121860

Somarathna HMCC; Raman SN; Mohotti D; Mutalib AA; Badri KH, 2020, 'Rate dependent tensile behavior of polyurethane under varying strain rates', Construction and Building Materials, 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119203

Ranaweera P; Weerasinghe D; Fernando PLN; Raman SN; Mohotti D, 2020, 'Ballistic performance of multi-metal systems', International Journal of Protective Structures, 11, pp. 379 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2041419619898693

Weerasinghe D; Mohotti D; Anderson J, 2020, 'Incorporation of shear thickening fluid effects into computational modelling of woven fabrics subjected to impact loading: A review', International Journal of Protective Structures, 11, pp. 340 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2041419619889071

Fernando PLN; Mohotti D; Remennikov A; Hazell PJ; Wang H; Amin A, 2020, 'Experimental, numerical and analytical study on the shock wave propagation through impedance-graded multi-metallic systems', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2020.105621

Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Amin A; Chauhan K, 2020, 'An uncoupled fluid structure interaction method in the assessment of structural responses of tall buildings', Structures, 25, pp. 448 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.03.031

Rajeev A; Mohotti D; Shelke A, 2020, 'Implications of impact experiments on honeycomb shielded exterior beam-column joint', Engineering Structures, 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.110470

Somarathna HMCC; Raman SN; Mohotti D; Mutalib AA; Badri KH, 2020, 'Hyper-viscoelastic constitutive models for predicting the material behavior of polyurethane under varying strain rates and uniaxial tensile loading', Construction and Building Materials, 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117417

Al-Kubaisi O; Mohotti D; Al-Qassag O, 2020, 'Prediction of plywood deformation under the impact of windborne debris using Taguchi method', IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 671, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/671/1/012096

Fernando PLN; Mohotti D; Remennikov A, 2019, 'Behaviour of explosively welded impedance-graded multi-metal composite plates under near-field blast loads', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2019.105124

Fernando PLN; Mohotti D, 2019, 'Design of an impedance-graded metallic composite system as a protective mechanism for concrete structures', Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME, 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4043886

Wijesooriya K; Mohotti D; Chauhan K; Dias-da-Costa D, 2019, 'Numerical investigation of scale resolved turbulence models (LES, ELES and DDES) in the assessment of wind effects on supertall structures', Journal of Building Engineering, 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.100842

Fernando PLN; Mohotti D; Remennikov A, 2019, 'An innovative approach of using continuous impedance-graded metallic composite system for attenuation of stress waves', Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME, 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4042681

Mohotti D; Wijesooriya K; Dias-da-Costa D, 2019, 'Comparison of Reynolds Averaging Navier-Stokes (RANS) turbulent models in predicting wind pressure on tall buildings', Journal of Building Engineering, 21, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2018.09.021

Somarathna HMCC; Raman SN; Mohotti D; Mutalib AA; Badri KH, 2018, 'The use of polyurethane for structural and infrastructural engineering applications: A state-of-the-art review', Construction and Building Materials, 190, pp. 995 - 1014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.09.166

Xing F; Mohotti D; Chauhan K, 2018, 'Study on localised wind pressure development in gable roof buildings having different roof pitches with experiments, RANS and LES simulation models', Building and Environment, 143, pp. 240 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.07.026

Mohotti D; Fernando PLN; Zaghloul A, 2018, 'Evaluation of possible head injuries ensuing a cricket ball impact', Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 158, pp. 193 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2018.02.017

Xing F; Mohotti D; Chauhan K, 2018, 'Experimental and numerical study on mean pressure distributions around an isolated gable roof building with and without openings', Building and Environment, 132, pp. 30 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.01.027

Remennikov A; Ngo T; Mohotti D; Uy B; Netherton M, 2017, 'Reprint of: Experimental investigation and simplified modeling of response of steel plates subjected to close-in blast loading from spherical liquid explosive charges', International Journal of Impact Engineering, 105, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2017.03.024

Remennikov A; Ngo T; Mohotti D; Uy B; Netherton M, 2017, 'Experimental investigation and simplified modeling of response of steel plates subjected to close-in blast loading from spherical liquid explosive charges', International Journal of Impact Engineering, 101, pp. 78 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2016.11.013

Chandima Chathuranga Somarathna HM; Raman SN; Badri KH; Mutalib AA; Mohotti D; Ravana SD, 2016, 'Quasi-static behavior of palm-based elastomeric polyurethane: For strengthening application of structures under impulsive loadings', Polymers, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym8050202


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