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Wimal Suaris

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Wimal Suaris

Associate Professor | College of Engineering | Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-3458



Research Interests

Fracture mechanics, non-destructive testing, wind effects on structures, structural engineering


    • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. (1983)
    • Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, M.S. in Structural Engineering. (1979)
    • University of Sri Lanka, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Other in Engineering. (1977)


    • Delft University of Technology, Research Fellow. (1992)


  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Williams, R., Suaris, W., Goodman, R. H. (2010).A Mathematical Simulation to Synchoronization of a bluff Structure. Fluids & Structures, 26, 467-481.
    • suaris, w., Irwin, P., Suaris, W. (2010).Effect of Roof-edge Parapets on MItigating Extreme roof Suctions. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 98, 483-491.
    • Abou-Zaleh, Z., Suaris, W. (2009).Punching Shear Strength of POst Tensioned Concrete Flat Plates with L- Shaped Columns. POst Tensioning Institute, 7, 29-38.
    • Zaher, A., Wimal, S., Suaris, W. (2007).Pucnhing Shear Capacity of post Tensioned Slab With Hairpin Shaped reinforcements. PTI Journal, 5, 39- 47.
    • Liang, Z., Lee, H. K., Suaris, W. (2006).Micromechanics based constitutive modeling for unidirectional laminated Composites. International J. of Solids and structures, 43, 5674-5679.
    • Williams, R., Suaris, W. (2006).An Analytical Approach to Wake Interference Effects on Circular Cylindrical structures,. J. of Sound and Vibration,, 295, 266-281.
    • suaris, w., Van Mier, J., Suaris, W. (1995).Acoustic Emission Source Characterization in Concrete Under Biaxial Loading". J. of Materials and Structures, 28, 44-449.
    • suaris, w., Khan, S., Suaris, W. (1995).Residential Construction Failures Due to Hurricane Andrew. J. of Peformance of Constructed facilities, 9, 24-33.
    • suaris, w., Khan, s., Suaris, W. (1994).Performance of Prestressed Concrete DT roofing Systems During Hurricane Andrew". J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 8, 16-30.
    • Chaoxi, L., Suaris, W. (1991).Hadamard Principle for the Displacement Discontinuity Modeling of Cracks,. J. of Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 39, 141-145.
    • Suaris, w., Ouyang, C., Fernando, V., Suaris, W. (1990).A Damage Model for Cyclic Loading of Concrete. J. of Engineering Mechanics, 116, 1020-1035.
    • Tong-See, C., Suaris, W., Phang, M. (1990).Indirect Measurement of Blasting Pressures in Boreholes". Experimental Techniques, 14, 13-16.
    • Ouyang, C., Suaris, W., Chang, W. (1988).Effect of Sulfate Attack on Compression Properties of Cement-Phosphogypsum. ACI MAterials Journal, 85, 82-89.
    • Suaris, w., Fernando, V., Suaris, W. (1987).Detection of Crack Growth in Concrete by Ultrasonic Pulse Attenuation,. J. of Materials and Structures, 20, 41-48.
    • Suaris, W., Fernando, V. (1987).Ultrasonic Pulse Attenuation as a Measure of Damage Growth During Cyclic Loading,". ACI Materials Journal, 84, 185-193.
    • suaris, w., Ouyang, C., Suaris, W. (1987)."R/C Rectangular Slabs with Edge Restraints. ASCE J. of Structural Engineering,, 113, 2146-2165.
    • Suaris, W. (1986).Dynamic Tensile-Compressive Behavior of Concrete. ACI Journal, 83, 477-479.
    • Suaris, W., Shah, S. P. (1985).A Constitutive Model for Dynamic Loading of Concrete," ASCE J. of Structural Engineering. J. of Structural Engineering, 111, 563-576.
    • suaris, w., Shah, S. P., Suaris, W. (1984).A Rate-Sensitive Damage Theory for Brittle Solids," ASCE J. of Engineering Mechanics,. J. of Engineering Mechanics, 110, 985-997.
    • Suaris, W., Shah, S. P. (1983).Properties of Concrete Subjected to Impact," ASCE J. of Structural Engineering. J. of Structural Engineering, 109, 1727-1741.
    • Suaris, w., Shah, S. P., Suaris, W. (1982).Inertial Effects in the Instrumented Impact Testing of Cementitious Composites. J. of Cement Concrete & Aggregates, 3.
    • suaris, w., Shah, S. P., Suaris, W. (1982).Strain-Rate Effects of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Subjected to Impact and Impulsive Loading. J. of Composites, 1530159.
    • Kanoknukulchai, W., Suaris, W. (1982).An Efficient Finite Element Scheme for the Quasi-Statics of Elastic-Porous- Media,. Int. J. of Solids & Structures, 18, 37-49.