Dr. P. K. Dissanayaka

Dr P. K. Dissanayaka

Research Officer
College of Engineering
Swansea University

Overview

Expertise:
Sediment transport and morphological modelling in coastal areas.
Improving modelling codes and increase predictability under above two applications.

Contact Info:
T +44 (0) 1792 295540
F +44 (0) 1792 295676
E p.k.dissanayake@swansea.ac.uk

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Research

Numerical modelling on,

  • Sediment transport and morphological evolution of coastal and estuarine systems
  • Anthropogenic impacts on coastal processes
  • Climate change effects on coastal systems
  • Coastal flooding
  • Response of beach/dune systems to storms and storm clustering

Statistical analyses and deriving extreme forcing scenarios for coastal areas.

Publications

Selected publications:

Dissanayake, P., Wurpts, A., 2013. Modelling an anthropogenic effect of a tidal      asin evolution applying tidal and wave boundary forcings: Ley Bay, East Frisian Wadden Sea, Coastal Engineering 82, 9 – 24.

Dissanayake, D.M.P.K., Wurpts, A., Miani, M., Knaack, H., Niemeyer, H.D. and Roelvink, J.A., 2012. Modelling morphodynamic response of a tidal basin to an anthropogenic effect: Ley Bay, East Frisian Wadden Sea – applying tidal boundary only and different sediment fractions, Coastal Engineering, 67, 14 – 28.

Dissanayake, D.M.P.K., Ranasinghe, R., Roelvink, J.A., 2012. The morphological response of large tidal inlet/basin systems to Relative Sea Level Rise. Climatic Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0402-z

Dissanayake, D.M.P.K., Ranasinghe, R., Roelvink, J.A. and Wang, Z.B., 2011. Process based and Semi-empirical modelling approaches on tidal inlet evolution, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 64, Proc. of the 11th International Coastal Symposium, Szczecin, Poland, 1013-1071.

Dissanayake, D.M.P.K., Van der Wegen, M., and Roelvink, J. A, 2009. Modelled channel  pattern in schematised tidal inlet. Coastal Engineering, 56, 1069 – 1083.

Dissanayake, D.M.P.K., Ranasinghe. R., and Roelvink, J.A., 2009. Effect of sea level rise

inlet evolution: a numerical modelling approach, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56, Proc. of the 10th International Coastal Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, 942- 946.

Teaching

Conduct tutorial classes for coastal modules: EGM M87 and EGA 331

Projects

  • FloodMEMORY: Multi-Event Modelling Of Risk and recovery
  • Supervise the PhD Research of Bologna University, Italy: Storm-triggered dune breaching for the Emilia-Romagna littoral zone and subsequent hinterland inundation - a process based approach