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Proceedings of the SAITM Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements 2014 [SAITM – RSEA 2014]

RSEA 2014: Introduction

    - Title, Copyright, Messages (Chairman, Dean, Symposium Chair), etc.


RSEA 2014: Keynote Speeches

    - DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN SRI LANKA – OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
      Dr. A. G. Thusitha Sugathapala



    - ROBOTICS: OUR FUTURE
      Prof. Rohan Munasinghe



    - GETTING READY TO FACE FUTURE CHALLENGES IN FOUNDATION ENGINEERING IN SRI LANKA
      Prof. H. S. Thilakasiri


RSEA 2014: Research Papers Presented on 26th of April 2014

    - EVALUATION OF SOLAR THERMAL DRYING POTENTIAL RELATED WITH
      EXPORT AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT IN SRI LANKA

      S. Abeygunasekara



    - ENHANCE THE EFFICENCY OF AUTOMOTIVE AC SYSTEM BY USING EXHUAST HEAT
      S. Abeygunasekara, S. K. Chandrasiri, E. I. A.Virantha



    - NUMERICAL MODELLING FOR SHOCK ABSORBER HEALTH MONITORING OF PASSENGER CARS
      UNDER HARSH DRIVING CONDITION

      S. Abeygunasekara, T. Weerasinghe, E. I. A. Virantha



    - GOOGLE SKETCHUP: 3D ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE DESIGNING
      D. A. M. S. Silva, D. Tal



    - ANALYSIS OF NON LINE OF SIGHT PROPAGATION ENVIRONMENT FOR RADIO FREQUENCY
      IDENTIFICATION (RFID) INDOOR APPLICATIONS

      M. W. P. Maduranga, A. Taparugssanagorn



    - EXTRCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PECTIN FROM YELLOW PASSION FRUIT
      (Passiflora edulis f.flavicarpa L) ENDOCARP PEEL

      S. Simmaky, G. Jaanaki



    - EFFECT OF WATER RECIRCULATION, AERATION AND pH OF SOAKING WATER ON MOISTURE
      ABSORPTION RATE OF PADDY DURING SOAKING

      G. G. K. P. S. Kumari, H. G. A. Udyani, D. A. N. Dharmasena, J. Mannapperuma



    - SIMULATION BASED STUDY ON METHODS OF REDUCING INDUCED DRAG ON LOW ASPECT RATIO WINGS
      A. L. N. A. Perera



    - A STUDY ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MARTENSITE LAYER THICKNESS AND THE
      YIELD STRENGTH OF TMT REINFORCING BARS

      P. D. I. K. Karunaratne, S. L. Udawatta, S. P. Guluwita



    - EVALUATION OF CFRP/STEEL BOND PERFORMANCE UNDER TROPICAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION IN SRI LANKA
      S. Abeygunasekara, T. I. Amarasinghe



    - APPLICATION OF SPACE SYNTAX, SPACEMATRIX AND MXI MODEL TO EXPLAIN URBAN MATURATION IN COLOMBO
      K. D. P. P. Jayasinghe, W. M. A. Bandara



    - LEACHING OF ALUMINUM AND ITS INCORPORATION TO RICE DURING COOKING
      UNDER DIFFERENT FLUORIDE CONCENTRATIONS IN WATER

      A. G. D Amarasooriya, H. A. Dharmagunawardhana



    - ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF PLASMA CUTTING ON DEFORMATION OF
      THIN STEEL PLATES IN HULL CONSTRUCTION

      S. P. Guluwita, M. N. M. Faizer, G. H. T. D. Dharmarathne



    - EFFECT OF SOIL MOISTURE CONTENT ON Jatropha curcas L. DURING EARLY GROWTH STAGE
      N. C. Y. Jayasundara, L. W. Galagedara, D. K. N. G. Pushpakumara, J. Weerahewa



    - EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LOGISTIC NETWORK OF SRI LANKA
      (EXISITNG VS PROPOSED) USING MULTIPLE CENTRALITY ASSESSMENT (MCA)

      J. Fahima, A. B. Jayasinghe



    - INTEGRATED REMOTE SENSING AND GIS IN LINEAMENT MAPPING FOR GROUNDWATER EXPLORATION
      – A CASE STUDY IN AMBALANTOTA, SRI LANKA

      W. L. Weerasekera, B. B. Mayadunne, I. P. Senanayake, D. M. D. O. K. Dissanayake



    - TIME ALIGNED VIDEO QUALITY MEASUREMENTS OF LONG HAUL SKYPE CALLS
      J. M. N. D. B. Jayasekara, T. Gunarathne, W. G. C. W. Kumara



    - EVALUATION AND COMPARISON OF AUTOMOBILE FUEL SYSTEMS, MOST APPROPRIATE TO
      SRI LANKAN AUTOMOBILE STANDARDS

      S. Abeygunasekara, V. P. Henry, G. D. D. L. A. Perera



    - SYNTHESIS OF GRAPHENE AND GRAPHENE OXIDE BASED NANOCOMPOSITES AND THEIR CHARACTERIZATION
      K. T. Dissanayake, K. M. N. de Silva, W. R. M de Silva, A. R. Kumuarasinghe



    - ANALYSIS OF TEXTILE SLUDGE TO DEVELOP A SLOW RELEASING ORGANIC FERTILIZER
      T. D. Maddumapatabandi, W. R. M. de Silva, K. M. N. de Silva



    - SYNTHESIS OF IRON OXIDE NANOPARTICLES AND FUNCTIONALIZATION
      WITH SILICA FOR DNA PURIFICATION

      W. T. D. Perera, W. R. M. de Silva, N. V. Chandrasekharan, K. M. N. de Silva



    - “WINSEER” FAILURE PREDICTION FOR DECISION MAKERS IN DATA CENTERS USING DATA MINING
      D. G. S. M. Wijayarathne, W. K. S. D. Fernando, M. P. L. Mendis, J. S. D. Fernando,
      A. S. M .S. Sharfaan, C. D. Manawadu



    - THE IMPORTANCE OF SOFTWARE METRICS: PERSPECTIVE OF A
      SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN SRI LANKA

      W. K. S. D. Fernando, D. G. S. M. Wijayarathne, J. S. D. Fernando, M. P. L. Mendis, I. Guruge



    - STRESS ANALYSIS OF BICYCLE PADDLE AND OPTIMIZED BY FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
      S. Abeygunasekara, T. M. M. Amarasekara



    - RAINFALL INTENSITY-DURATION-FREQUENCY RELATIONSHIP FOR COLOMBO REGION IN SRI LANKA
      R.Suthakaran, K. Perera, N. Wikramanayake



    - OPTIMAL CONTROL OF URBAN SEWER SYSTEMS – WHERE DO WE STAND TODAY?
      U. S. Rathnayake



    - AN ASSESSMENT OF SEASONAL WATER QUALITY VARIATION IN THE INLETS OF
      DIYAWANNA LAKE, SRI LANKA

      U. Y. I. L. Dharmasoma, R. U. K. Piyadasa



    - GROUNDWATER QUALITY VARIATION IN KALPITIYA PENINSULA- SRI LANKA
      D. S. Mathara Arachchi, R. U. K. Piyadasa, D. Wikramasingha



    - USE OF BRICKS AS AN ALTERNATIVE FILTER MEDIA FOR PEBBLE MATRIX FILTERS (PMF)
      N. S. Miguntanna, C. P. G. Jayalath, C. Kariyawasam, H. A. K. C. Perera,
      S. M. Sriwarnasinghe, W. M. R. I. Wijerathna



    - WILLIGNESS TO PAY FOR WATER IN TOWNS EAST OF COLOMBO
      S. Gallege



    - TRAVEL SPEEDS AND TIME VARIATION ALONG A ROAD PROFILE: CASE STUDY ON
      KATUGASTOTA KURUNEGALA ROAD (A10)

      G. Galappaththi, L. Perera, S. Bandara



    - WATER QUALITY CHARACTERIZATION OF MAJOR LAKES IN ANURADHAPURA AND
      IDENTIFICATION OF MAJOR POLLUTANT SOURCES, POTENTIAL MITIGATION AND
      MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

      K. L. P. S. Perera, N. D. Imbulana, K. M. A. T. Kondasinghe, K. D. Salwathura, I. M. Chathuranika,
      L. B. Ellikewela, N. P. Miguntanna



    - CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE WATER SUPPLY FOR CITIES LESSONS LEARNT IN REDUCTION OF
      NON REVENUE WATER IN COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

      W. B. G. Fernando



    - FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SELECTION PATTERN OF MULTI FORMAT FOOD ITEMS AMONG
      UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY IN MALABE, SRI LANKA

      M. Rajapakse, S. Wickramasinghe, N. Ludowyke, U. Abesinghe, D. Sooriyaarachchi, A. Gamage



    - COMPARISON OF WATER QUALITY STATUS OF MAJOR RIVERS IN SRI LANKA
      S. D. L. M. Welagedara, W. N. C. De Silva, U. K. Ilangasinghe, S. M. Iqbal, R. M. V. Araliya, N. P. Miguntanna



    - A SELF-BALANCING QUADCOPTER DESIGN WITH AUTONOMOUS CONTROL
      H. S. M. M. Caldera, B. W. S. Anuradha, D. M. G. K. P. Udgeethi, A. A. T. Surendra,
      B. R. Y. Dharmarathne, R. D. Ranaweera, D. Randeniya



    - SHEAR STRENGTH OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BEAMS WITH MINIMUM PERCENTAGE OF
      SHEAR REINFORCEMENT

      M. Gunathilake, I. Weerasinghe, C. Dharmasiri, P. Balasooriya, T. Jayasree, H. Premaratne,
      K. K Wijesundara, U. I. Dissanayake



    - AUTOMATED DEFORMATION DETECTION USING REAL TIME GEOMETRICAL MEASUREMENTS FOR
      QUALITY CONTROL IN A PRODUCTION LINE

      J. K. M. Perera, M. D. C. Madapatha, D. B. Ilangasinghe, H. D. P. Madushanka, M. A. Musni,
      K. L. P. Shanika, R. M. T. P. Rajakaruna



    - AUTOMATED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) DRILLING MACHINE WITH EFFICIENT PATH PLANNING
      P. L. S. C Alwis, A. S. Premarathna, Y. P. Fonseka, S. M. Samarasinghe, J. Wijayakulasooriya



    - AUTONOMOUS OBSTACLE AVOIDING DIFFERENTIAL WHEEL DRIVEN ROBOT
      S. A. S.Yapa, K. Nerojan, D. Mahipala, C. L. Waga Arachchi, J. Wijayakulasooriya



    - CONTROLING MOVEMENTS OF A ROBOTIC ARM THROUGH CAPTURING AND
      REPLICATING MOTION OF HUMAN ARM

      K. E. Kulenthiiran, M. K. Hettihewa, R. M. C. H. Jayasinghe, H. M. K. P. Kulathunga,
      R. S. Dahanayake, R. M. T. P. Rajakaruna



    - DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTONOMOUS QUAD-COPTER
      G. G. Bhanuka, N. D. Silva, C. M. Liyanawadu, R. M. T. P. Rajakaruna



    - LASER PROJECTOR USING A SINGLE COLUMN OF LASERS TO DISPLAY MESSAGES
      A. Y. Abeysekara, N. C. Gammanage, Y. I. Gamage, I. M. Kaluarachchi, S. Dharmasena, J. Wijayakulasooriya



    - MECHNICAL GRIPPER DESIGN FOR HANDLING SOFT OBJECTS WITHOUT USING ELECTRONIC SENSORS
      G. Kodithuwakku, I. Katugampola, A. C. G. Perera, P. Hettihewa, S. Krishnananthan,
      S. Bandara, R. D. Ranaweera, D. Randeniya



    - TREEBOT: AN AUTONOMOUS TREE CLIMBING ROBOT UTILIZING FOUR BAR LINKAGE SYSTEM
      B. C. Widanagamage, T. N. Gallege, S. Salgado, J. Wijayakulasooriya



    - VALIDITY OF RANK SIZE RULE (GEORGE ZIPE, 1949), LAW OF PRIMATE CITY (MARK JEFFERSON, 1939)
      AND RANK SIZE CLASS CONCEPTS CASE OF SRI LANKA

      A. B. Jayasinghe, M. K. N. P. K. Dissanayake



    - AN ASSESMENT OF CONSUMERS’ KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND HABITS IN RELATION TO FUNCTIONAL FOODS
      M. P. N. De Zoysa, D. M. E. Dissanayaka, S. D. N. C. Gunawardena, A. B. Wijesinghe,
      G. N. Shashikala, G. U. D. Nipunajith, P. Dias



    - EFFECTIVENESS OF FILTRATION IN CADMIUM REMOVAL IN A LOW COST DOMESTIC WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM
      S. D. Jayasena, Y. U. A. Bandara, W. D. C. R. Wanniarachchi, S. K. Gunawardana, W. R. P. I. Weerakkody,
      U. D. N. N. Udawattha, R. Mallawaarachchi, N. P. Miguntanna



    - DESIGNING AND MODELLING OF A SINGLE SPAN ARCH BRIDGE TO THE EXISTING NINE ARCH BRIDGE IN DEMODARA
      K. Ramapriya, P. R. Kodikara, Mohammed Shameer, N. Gunasekara,
      N. Priyatharsana, S. W. Gunasekara, K. K. Wijesundara



    - IMPROVING THE PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE USING CARBON NANOTUBES
      U. Abinayaa, D. Chetha, S. Chathuska, N. Praneeth, R. Vimantha, K. K. Wijesundara



    - INVESTIGATION OF AIR POLLUTION IN SRI LANKA USING SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS
      P. L. S. Liyanage, M. A. M. Minsar, P. T. Munasinghe, M. T. M. Nishad, R. M. G. R. Rajapaksha,
      S. M. Wettewa, R. S. Mallawarachchi, A. P. Kaduwela



    - INVESTIGATION ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF YELLOW BAMBOO
      J. H. Gallege, N. P. Kaluarachchi, P. G. M. P. Gallage, M. A. Dharmapriya, K. K. C. Panditha,
      M. H. Jameel, R. S. Mallawaarachchi


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