Dr Dilum Fernando

Senior Lecturer

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
dilum.fernando@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54291

Overview

Dilum Fernando obtained a Bachelor's of Civil Engineering from Monash University in 2005. During his last semester of bachelors studies, he joined Connell Wagner (pty) Ltd., as a part time design engineer. After completing his bachelor’s degree in May 2005, he joined Connell Wagner (pty) Ltd. as a full time design Engineer and worked till April 2006. In April 2006 Dilum Fernando started his PhD studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the area of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) strengthening of metallic structures. His main research topics involved bond behaviour between CFRP and steel, analytical and numerical modelling of debonding behaviour of CFRP-steel bond joints and numerical modelling of the behaviour of various CFRP strengthened metallic structures. After completing his PhD in 2010, he joined the Infrastructure Management Group (IMG) in the Institute of Construction and Infrastructure Management (IBI) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ), as a Post-Doctoral fellow. The main research topics during his post-doctoral work at ETHZ involved, modelling the behaviour of transportation infrastructure objects and networks under hazard situations, sustainable design of transportation infrastructure systems, which consider variations of design parameters, novel materials and techniques, and the development of administrative tools that facilitate the improved design and management of infrastructure assets. Dilum Fernando joined The University of Queensland in August 2013 as a lecturer in School of Civil Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Structural rehabilitation
    e.g. FRP strengthening of structures
  • Innovative applications of emerging materials in new structures
    e.g. basalt FRP-timber hybrid sandwich panels
  • Advanced numerical modelling
    e.g. numerical modelling of FRP strengthened structures
  • Sustainable design and management of infrastructure assets
    e.g. modelling deterioration and improvement of infrastructure assets; modelling the behaviour under hazards; sustainable transportation infrastructure designs taking into consideration the time dependent structural performance and the economic, environmental and social impacts of the infrastructure during all phases of its life-cycle

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philisophy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Jiang, S., Fernando, D., Ho, J. C. M. and Heitzmann, M. (2017). Behavior of FRP confined ultra-high strength concrete columns under compression: An experimental study. In: Hong Hao and Chunwei Zhang, Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges. 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, WA, United States, (1737-1742). 6-9 December 2016. doi:10.1201/9781315226460-272

  • Roslee, A. A., Fernando, D. and Ho, J. C. M. (2017). Demoting splitting crack formation in confined concrete by silica fume. In: Hong Hao and Chunwei Zhang, Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges. 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, WA, United States, (1621-1626). 6-9 December 2016. doi:10.1201/9781315226460-254

  • Emberley, Richard, Nicolaidis, Alexander, Fernando, Dilum and Torero, Jose L. (2016). Changing Failure Modes of Cross-Laminated Timber. In: Garlock, Maria E., Structures in Fire: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference. 9th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF), Princeton, NJ, United States, (643-649). Jun 08-10, 2016.

  • Hansen, B. J., Tan, J., Gattas, J. M., Fernando, D. and Heitzmann, M. (2016). Folded fabrication of FRP-timber thin-walled beams with novel non-uniform cross-sections. In: Proceedings of the WCTE 2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering. World Conference on Timber Engineering, Vienna, Australia, (). 22-25 August 2016.

  • Roslee, A. A., Fernando, D. and Ho, J. C. M. (2016). Improving crack resistance of confined concrete by silica fume. In: Ben Young and Yancheng Cai, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures. 8th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures (ICSAS), Hong Kong, China, (). 7-9 December 2016.

  • Nicolaidis, A., Emberley, R., Fernando, D. and Torero, J. (2016). Thermally driven failure mode changes in bonded timber joints. In: Proceedings of 2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2016. 2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2016, Vienna, Austria, (). 22-25 August 2016.

  • Zhou, Hao, Doroudi, Yashar and Fernando, Dilum (2015). Cyclic bond behaviour of FRP-to-steel bonded joints. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L. Torero, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015). International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (496-504). 9-11 December 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.408

  • Cork, Ryan, Foote, Jack, de Waal, Leo, Nguyen, Van Thuan and Fernando, Dilum (2015). FRP strengthening of 60 year old pre-stressed concrete bridge deck units. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L. Torero, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015). International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1228-1237). 9-11 December 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.405

  • Mainey, Alexander J., Gilbert, Benoit P., Fernando, Dilum and Bailleres, Henri (2015). Thin-walled timber and FRP-timber veneer composite CEE-sections. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L. Torero, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015). International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1443-1452). 9-11 December 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.422

  • Fernando, D. N. and Lethanh, N. (2014). Determination of optimally bundled intervention strategies for bridge elements: a joint replenishment model. In: Airong Chen, Dan M. Frangopol and Xin Ruan, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life Extension - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2014. 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2014, Shanghai, China, (2262-2269). 7-11 July 2014. doi:10.1201/b17063-345

  • Lethanh, N., Adey, B. T. and Fernando, D. N. (2014). Optimal intervention strategies for multiple object types affects by both manifest and latent processes using a Markov model. In: Airong Chen, Dan M. Frangopol and Xin Ruan, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life Extension - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2014. 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2014, Shanghai, China, (1743-1750). 7-11 July 2014. doi:10.1201/b17063-267

  • Teng, J. G., Zhang, S. S., Xiao, Q. G., Zhang, B. and Fernando, D. N. (2014). Performance enhancement of bridges and other structures through the use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites: some recent Hong Kong research. In: Airong Chen, Dan M. Frangopol and Xin Ruan, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life Extension - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2014. 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2014, Shanghai, China, (73-81). 7-11 July 2014. doi:10.1201/b17063-9

  • Lethanh, Nam, Adey, Bryan T. and Fernando, Dilum N. (2013). A Markov model to determine optimal intervention strategies for multiple objects affected by uncorrelated manifest and latent processes. In: IABSE Conference: Rotterdam 2013. Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures. Proceedings. IABSE Symposium 2013: Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures, Rotterdam, Netherlands, (622-629). 6-8 May 2013.

  • Fernando, Dilum, Adey, Bryan T., Ostermeyer, York, Lethanh, Nam and Wallbaum, Holger (2013). A preliminary investigation into the sustainable design of structures. In: Catherine Mulligan, CSCE 2013 General Conference: Congrès général 2013 de la SCGC. Comptes Rendus: Proceedings. Congrès général 2013 de la SCGC: CSCE 2013 General Conference, Montréal, QC, Canada, (GEN-79-1-GEN-79-10). 29 May-1 June, 2013.

  • Fernando, D., Frangi, A. and Kobel, P. (2013). Behaviour of timber-glued panels strengthened with BFRP under tensile loading. In: Riadh Al-Mahaidi, Scott T. Smith, Yu Bai and Xiao-Ling Zhao, Proceedings of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2013). APFIS 2013: Fourth Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (1-6). 11-13 December, 2013.

  • Fernando, Dilum, Wan, Baolin and Walbridge, Scott (2013). Evaluation of bridge maintenance interventions under changing deterioration rates: a Markovian-based methodology. In: Vinh Dao and Peter Dux, Concrete 2013: Conference Proceedings. Concrete 2013: 26th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (1-10). 16-18 October, 2013.

  • Walbridge, S., Fernando, D., Adey, B. T. and Raimbault, J. (2013). Long term cost analysis of alternate fatigue management strategies for steel highway bridge welds. In: Catherine Mulligan, CSCE 2013 General Conference: Congrès général 2013 de la SCGC. Comptes Rendus: Proceedings. Congrès général 2013 de la SCGC: CSCE 2013 General Conference, Montréal, QC, Canada, (GEN-167-1-GEN-167-8). 29 May-1 June, 2013.

  • Fernando, D., Yu, T. and Teng, J.G. (2012). Behaviour of CFRP laminates bonded to a steel substrate using a ductile adhesive. In: 4th Asia-Pacific Young Researchers and Graduate Symposium: Conference Proceedings. 4th Asia-Pacific Young Researchers and Graduate Symposium (YRGS 2012), Hong Kong, China, (175-182). 4-5 December 2012.

  • Fernando, D., Adey, B. T. and Walbridge, S. (2012). Exploiting linear system behaviour to determine structure level costs based on element condition states. In: Fabio Biondini and Dan M. Frangopol, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management , Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July 2012. 6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, (3005-3011). 8-12 July, 2012.

  • Fernando, D., Yu, T. and Teng, J. G. (2012). Finite element analysis of debonding failures in CFRP-strengthened rectangular steel tubes subjected to an end bearing load. In: Proceedings: CICE 2012. 6th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2012), Rome, Italy, (1-8). 13-15 June 2012.

  • Fernando, Dilum, Mirzaei, Zanyar, Adey, Bryan T. and Ellis, Reed M. (2012). Identification of more sustainable bridge intervention strategies. In: Transportation Research Board (TRB) 91st Annual Meeting. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, United States, (). 22-26 January 2012.

  • Walbridge, S., Fernando, D. and Adey, B. T. (2012). Modelling inspection and fatigue retrofitting by post-weld treatment in bridge management systems. In: Fabio Biondini and Dan M . Frangopol, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July 2012. 6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, (3960-3967). 8-12 July 8-12 2012. doi:10.1201/b12352-590

  • Fernando, D., Adey, B. and Walbridge, S. (2012). Sustainable design of steel girders for a short-span bridge. In: First International Conference on Performance-Based and Life-Cycle Structural Engineering, Hong Kong, (1-10). Dec 5-7, 2012.

  • Fernando, D., Yu, T., Teng, J. G. and Zhao, X. L. (2010). Experimental behavior of CFRP-to-steel bonded interfaces. In: Jie Cui, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Structural Engineering. 11th International Symposium of Structural Engineering, Guangzhou, China, (1-6). 18-20 December 2010.

  • Fernando, D., Schumacher, A., Motavalli, M., Teng, J. G., Yu, T. and Ghafoori, E. (2010). Fatigue strengthening of cracked steel beams with CFRP plates. In: Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMEC 2010), Vancouver BC, Canada, (271-276). 12-18 November, 2010. doi:10.1115/IMECE2010-39861

  • Teng, J. G., Fernando, D., Yu, T. and Zhao, X. L. (2010). Preparation of steel surfaces for effective adhesive bonding. In: Proceedings CICE 2010: FRP Strengthening Structures. The 5th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2010), Beijing, China, (1-4). 27-29 September 2010.

  • Teng, J. G., Yu, T. and Fernando, D. (2009). FRP composites in steel structures. In: Guoqiang Li, 3rd International Forum on Advances in Structural Engineering: Advances in Research and Practice of Steel Structures. 3rd International Forum on Advances in Structural Engineering, Shanghai, China, (182-208). 13-14 November 2009.

  • Fernando, D., Yu, T., Teng, J. G. and Zhao, X. L. (2008). CFRP strengthening of rectangular steel tubes subjected to end bearing loads: effect of adhesive properties. In: Masoud Motavalli, FRP Composites in Civil Engineering. Fourth International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland, (). 22-24 July, 2008.

  • Fernando, N. D., Teng, J. G., Yu, T. and Zhao, X. L. (2007). Finite element modeling of CFRP-strengthened rectangular steel tubes subjected to end bearing loads. In: S. T. Smith, Proceedings of the First Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures: APFIS 2007. APFIS 2007: 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures, Hong Kong, (943-949). 12-14 December, 2007.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision