Dr. Purasinghe's interests are in Computer Aided Analysis and Design. He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer of California.
Dr. Purasinghe teaches courses in analysis and design of structures, computer aided design laboratory, senior design project course and finite element analysis. He is also very interested in using interactive course modules via internet.
CSLA Civil Engineering Senior Design Projects received NCEES national awards for Connecting Professional Practice and Education in 2011 and 2010.
Dr. Purasinghe's current research interests are in performance based structural analysis and design, response modification of stuctures using energy dissipation devices, and application of web based technology in engineering education.
Representative Professional Activities
|2000||Visco-Elastic Dampers at Expansion Joints for Protection of Bridges|
|2002||Seismic Modification of Building Frames with Viscous Dampers - A Simplified Method of Analysis|
|2004||Push Over Analysis of a Multistory Concrete Perforated Shear Wall|
|2004||PDA: An Empowering Tool for Engineering Learning|
|2005||Push Over Analysis of Concrete Shear Walls - Comparision of Methods|
|2006||Mobile Learning in Engineering through the Use of Personal Digital Assistants|
|2008||Progressive Collapse Analysis of a Steel Building with Pre-Northridge Moment Connections||2010||Sustainable Green Building Rating System for Energy Efficiency for New Residential Buildings in US<|
|2011||Bringing Current Research to the Classroom using the Linked Column Frame System in an Undergraduate Structures Lab|
|2011||Use of Energy Efficient Wood Structural Insulation Panels in Seismic Regions|
Ph.D. Civil Engineering 85
Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
M.S. Structural Engineering 81
Portland State University, Oregon
B.S. Civil Engineering 78
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka