Nimal Rajapakse

Professor, School of Engineering Science
P.Eng.

Education

D.Eng., Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 1983

M.Eng., Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 1981

B.Sc. (Hon), University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, 1977

 

Research interests

  • Nanomechanics and multi-scale modeling
  • Adaptive (smart) materials and structures
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Geomechanics

Teaching interests

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Engineering Analysis

Contact:

Tel:
778.782.4679
Email:
rajapakse@sfu.ca
Fax:
778.782.4951
Office:
SFU Burnaby, ASB 10845
 

Selected recent publications

  • F. Khademolhosseni, A.S. Phani, A. Nojeh and R.K.N.D. Rajapakse (2011), Nonlocal continuum modeling and molecular dynamics simulation of torsional vibration of carbon nanotubes, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (in press).
  • C. Liu and R.K.N.D. Rajapakse (2010), Surface energy incorporated continuum models for static and dynamic response of nanoscale beams, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 9, 422-431.
  • M. Senousy, R.K.N.D. Rajapakse, D. Mumford and M. Gadala (2009), Self-heat generation in piezoelectric stack actuators used in fuel injectors, J. Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 18, 045008.