Professor David Thambiratnam

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Personal details


Faculty of Engineering,
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Bridge Dynamics & Structural Health Monitoring, Disaster Mitigation of Structures, Impact and Energy Absorption of Structures, Impact pf RC structures and Capacity Enhancement, Seismic Response Of Structures, Slender Bridge and Floor Structures, Structural Dynamics And Vibration Of Structures, Structures Under Blast Loads, Mitigating the Severity of Level Crossing Accidents, Prestressed Force Determination in Prestressed COncrete Bridges


Civil Engineering

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of Manitoba)
  • MSc (University of Manitoba)
  • BScEng(Hons) (University of Ceylon)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Fellow - IEAust (Institution of Engineers, Australia)
  • Fellow - ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers, UK)
  • Fellow - ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)


Teaching grants
Professor Thambiratnam has attracted a number of Teaching and Learning Grants, and has carried out projects on teaching and published findings.
Teaching areas

  • Structural Analysis and Design

  • Structural Dynamics

  • Structural Design

  • Finite Element Methods

  • Engineering Mechanics.



Selected publications

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Research projects