Browsing by Year "2002"

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  • Drønen, N; Karunarathna, H; Fredsøe, J; Sumer, BM; Deigaard, R [Article-Abstract]
    A laboratory study of the flow over a bar with a single rip channel has been performed. First, the well-known pattern of a bar circulation cell with a strong offshore-directed current out through the rip channel and a ...
  • Wijayatunga, PDC; Attalage, RA [Article-Abstract]
    This paper presents the results and analysis of a study conducted with the objective of investigating the cooking energy requirements in the Sri Lanka domestic sector and the environmental emissions associated with it. The ...
  • Wijesekara, G.N.; Thilakasiri, H.S.; Wickramasinghe, A.M.; Wickramanayaka, A.N. [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    The research primarily was based on application of principles of GIS (Geographical Information System) technology in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. With the objectives being laid towards a model to be applied in ...
  • Fernando, MSD; Dias, G [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Much research has been done on issues related to congestion over a data communication link connecting one or more networks to the Internet or a similar network. The main driving force behind such research has been to ...
  • Kulathilaka, S.A.S.; Mettananda, D.C.A. [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Stabilization of slopes that are unstable, or that do not possess a sufficient safety margin, is a major challenge faced by geotechnical engineers. Different techniques are adopted for the stabilization purpose. In central ...
  • Perera, WAJD; Dassanayake, VPC [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Currently, the process of scheduling a tournament is hampered to a great extent because it is done manually. This leads to the inefficient use of resources (the most important of which is time) in the development of a ...
  • Manipura, A; Jayawardhana, LC; De Alwis, A; Pilapitiya, S; Ranasinghe, M; Pathinathar, S; Abeygunawardhana, I [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Municipal solid waste has become a major problem in every country in terms of public health and environmental damage. As a developing country, Sri Lanka too faces the same challenge not only through public health and ...
  • Chanakya, HN; De Alwis, AAP [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Coffee is an important global product. In fact it ranks only second to oil in traded price volatile commodities of the world - a relatively unknown fact! In most countries where coffee is produced it is for external trade ...
  • De Alwis, A [Article-Abstract]
    Sri Lanka's experience with a renewable energy technology, namely biogas, is reviewed in this paper. The discussion looks at biogas technology as adapted and utilized in Sri Lanka. It is shown that the technology has ...
  • Madanayake, OC; Jayawardane, AKW; Wickramarachchi, N [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    This paper explains the application of Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) combined with IT as a tool to re-engineer the process of issuing transcripts to the graduates of the University of Moratuwa. The deep-set ...
  • Weerasinghe, R; Bandara, P [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Combustion inside a cooking stove is complicated to understand and describe. The process is highly dependant on the inlet conditions, fuel used and the geometry of the stove. It is very difficult to predict the distributions ...
  • Fernando, MARV [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Furniture manufacture during early days was a highly skilled craft where appearance and functions were innovatively designed, but the joints were done in the traditional manner. Though high quality timber was invariably ...
  • Perera, SAS; Hatharasinghe, RC [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Mixing impellers are used to dissolve solutes in solvents, disperse solids in liquids and emulsify immiscible liquids. A system that needs mixing can be classified as a low viscosity system, a medium viscosity system or ...
  • Sirisoma, RMNT; Bandara, JMSJ; Kumarage, A [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    The selection of an optimal public transport route structure for a transit network is a combinatorial type optimization problem. Therefore finding a good solution would not be based on theoretical network analysis ...
  • Maduwage, S; Amarasinghe, ADUS; Munindradasa, DAI [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    The presence of infusible and insoluble strong three-dimensional chemical networks in waste and used vulcanized rubbers creates a major issue. The development of a suitable technology to reverse the vulcanization process ...
  • Dhanapala, K; Wijayatunga, P [Article-Abstract]
    The production process of tea is such that the industry's maximum power need coincides with the power system peak demand, thus consuming expensive energy. This industry is largely located in the Central, Sabaragamuwa and ...
  • Piyadasa, J.A.D.I.; Kumarage, A.S. [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Dispatching of buses on a route is a vital element of a good bus service, whether the private sector or the government operates it. Buses could be dispatched according to two general criteria, i.e. economic and financial. ...
  • Perera, K.K.C.K.; Sugathapala, A.G.T. [Article-Abstract]
    The historical development of cookstoves and improved cookstove (ICS) development and dissemination programmes conducted in Sri Lanka are reviewed and the current utilization patterns of different cookstoves are estimated. ...
  • Weerakoon, K.G.P.K.; Lokupitiya, R.S. [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Rapid population growth in third world cities has resulted in rapid urban growth at an unmanageable scale, because cities have been unable to deal with it within their existing physical political and socioeconomic ...
  • Fernando, PUD; Gamage, NPD; Jayaweera, MW [Conference-Extended-Abstract]
    Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart). Solms) is considered as a serious pest in many lakes, irrigation canals, stagnant ponds, waterways and semi-wet areas in Sri Lanka. Bolgoda Lake has been severely affected by ...