Asanka S. Rodrigo

BScEng (First Class Honours), MSc(Eng), PhD, MIEE, AMIE(SL)

Senior Lecturer Grade I
Department of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Moratuwa
Moratuwa 10400, Sri Lanka

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Email: asankar@uom.lk
Tel: +94-11-2640312
         +94-112650301 Ext: 3210
Fax: +94-112650625

Research Interests

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. P.Y.T.D. Gunarathna, A.S. Rodrigo, T.M.L. Arachchi, H.D. Weerarathna and C.K. Wickramanayake, "Developing a Test Bench to Test Grid Tie Inverters," Annual Transactions of IESL, vol 1(B), pp.513-520, 2015.(Paper)
  2. W.D.A.S. Rodrigo, A.G.C.U. Perera, "Dynamic Performance of India -Sri Lanka HVDC Interconnection : System Modelling and Simulation" Annual Transactions of IESL, vol 1(B), pp.521-529, 2015. (Paper)
  3. A.S. Rodrigo, R.S. Goonetilleke and S. Xiong, “Load distribution to minimize pressure-related pain on foot: a model,” Ergonomics, vol. 56 (7), pp.1180-1193, 2013.(Paper)
  4. A.S. Rodrigo and S. Perera, “Potential and Viability of Rice Husk Based Power Generation in Sri Lanka,” ENGINEER Journal, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka. XXXXVI (04), pp 9-17, 2013. (Paper)
  5. T. Bambaravanage, A.S. Rodrigo, S.P. Kumarawadu, L.N.W. Arachchige, “A New Scheme of Under frequency Load Shedding and Islanding Operation,” Annual Transactions of IESL, pp.290-296, 2013.(Paper)
  6. S. Xiong, R.S. Goonetilleke, W.D.A.S. Rodrigo and J. Zhao, “A model for the perception of surface pressure on human foot,” Applied Ergonomics, vol. 44(1), pp. 1-10, 2013. (Paper)
  7. A.S. Rodrigo, R.S. Goonetilleke and C.P. Witana, “Model based foot shape Classification using 2D foot outlines,” Computer-Aided Design, vol.44 (1), pp.48-55, 2012. (Paper)
  8. A.S. Rodrigo, “Energy policy making with externalities,” SLEMA Journal, 14(1), pp 2-6. 2011. (Paper)
  9. S. Xiong, R.S. Goonetilleke, C.P. Witana and A.S. Rodrigo, “An indentation apparatus for evaluating discomfort and pain thresholds in conjunction with mechanical properties of foot tissue in vivo,” Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, vol. 47 (7), pp. 629-641, 2010. (Paper)
  10. A.S. Rodrigo and P.D.C. Wijayatunga, “Pricing of embedded generation: Incorporation of externalities and avoided network losses,” Energy conversion and management, vol.48 (8), pp. 2332-2340, 2007. (Paper)
  11. Book Chapters

  12. S. Xiong, W.D.A.S. Rodrigo, R.S. Goonathilaka , “ Foot Characteristics and Related Empirical Models,” The Science of Footwear, Goonetilleke R. S. (Ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL,2012, pp 47 -78. (ISBN 9781439835685) (Book Chapter)
  13. A.S Rodrigo, R.S. Goonetilleke and S. Xiong, “Perception of Pressure on Foot,”Advances in Ergonomics Modeling and Usability Evaluation, Tareq ZA (Ed.), Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2010, pp. 80-88. (ISBN 9781439835036) (Book Chapter)
  14. Refereed International Conference Publications

  15. A.S. Rodrigo, K.H.E. Perera, H.M.S. Priyadharshana, V.G.C. Priyanka and R.A.R.A. Ranasinghe ” Cloud images capturing system for solar power level prediction,” Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), 7-8 Apr 2015, pp.301-305. (Paper)
  16. O.S.D. De Silva, A.S. Rodrigo, V.I.P. Dasanayake, H.K.C.O. Dayarathne and J.G.D.S. De Silva, “Study on impact of wind power park integration on weak power systems: A case study on Mannar wind park in Sri Lanka,” Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAFS) 7th IEEE International Conference on, 2014, pp.1-6.(Paper)
  17. A.S. Rodrigo, N.M. Akarawita, A.M.P.B Ambanwala, D.N. Ariyapala, W.C. Chaminda, “Safety in AC substation grounding systems under transient conditions: Development of design software,” Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), 8th IEEE International, Dec 2013, pp. 185-190. (Paper)
  18. T. Bambaravanage, S. Kumarawadu, A.S. Rodrigo, L.N.W. Arachchige, “Under-frequency load shedding for power systems with high variability and uncertainty,” Signal Processing, Computing and Control (ISPCC), IEEE International Conference, Sep 2013, pp. 1-6. (Paper)
  19. A.S. Rodrigo and R.S. Goonetilleke, “Designing Flight Information Displays for Quick Information Access: A Case Study of an International Airport,” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, vol.54 (6), Sept 2010, pp.586-589.(Paper)
  20. A.S. Rodrigo, R. S. Goonetilleke, and S. Xiong, “Perception of Pressure on Foot,” Proceedings of AHFE2010 International Conference, Miami, Florida, USA, July 2010.
  21. A.S. Rodrigo and R.S. Goonetilleke, “A turning function based approach for foot outline classification,” Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEE International Conference, Dec 2009, pp.861-864. (Paper)
  22. Refereed National Conference Publications

  23. A.S. Rodrigo and K. Wijesinghe, “Feasibility of solar PV integration in to the grid connected telecom base stations,” Proceedings of the Energy Symposium, Ministry of Power and Energy, Sri Lanka, pp. 70, June 2015.
  24. O.S.D. De Silva, H.K.C.O. Dayarathne, V.I.P. Dasanayake, J.G.D.S. De Silva and A.S. Rodrigo, “Wind Generator Dynamics: Modelling of Fixed Speed Asynchronous Wind Generator using PSS/E,” in Proc. Of the IET Annual Conference, Sri Lanka Network, Colombo, Sri Lanka,  Oct. 17, 2013.
  25. A.S. Rodrigo, D.P. Nagasinghe, K.A.M.N. Pathiratne, C.D. Pathirawasam, W.D. Pawithra, A.P.A. Perera “Low cost eye tracking system: detection of pupil centre and corneal reflection,” ,” in Proc. Of the IET Annual Conference, Sri Lanka Network, Colombo,  Sri Lanka, Oct. 17, 2013.
  26. A.S. Rodrigo, M.C. Jayaratne, “Adoptability of Leed Green Building Rating System In Sri Lanka,” National Energy Symposium, BMICH-Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 17-18, 2012.
  27. A.S. Rodrigo and S. Perera, “Electricity Generation Using Rice Husk in Sri Lanka: Potential and Viability,” National Energy Symposium, BMICH-Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp.104-108 , 2011.

Postgraduate Thesis Supervised

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Index No.
Name
Degree
Effective Date
Thesis Title
01
09/8665
Mr. D.A.G.M. Lakmal
MSc
May-2012
Investigation on lightning impact to neighborhood groups due to the telecommunication towers
02
09/8554
Mr. P.IA.S. Perera
MSc
Mar-2013
Potential of generating power out of rice husk and its financial viability
03
109226U
Mr. E.D.R. Kumara
MSc
Jun-2013
Optimal Utilization of Radio Communication Network in Ceylon Electricity Board: Case Study
04
109215K
Mr. M.D.P.R. Gunathilaka
MSc
Feb-2014
An effective method of segregation of losses in distribution Systems
05
09/8654
Mr. L.R.J. De Silva
MSc
Mar-2014
Energy Modelling of a Multi-Storeyed Building for Green Building Design
06
09/8659
Mr. W.A.K.T. Indrajith
MSc
Mar-2014
Designing of Distribution Substation Lightning Protection System to Minimise Damage due to Lightning
07
109248M
Ms. R.K.A.N. Rathnayaka
MSc
Mar-2014
Development of a Cost Based Optimization Technique for Tower Line Design
08
09/8656
Mr. M.S.S. Hapuarachchi
MSc
Apr-2014
The Impacts of Fuel Price Variation on Electricity Pricing in Sri Lanka
09
109207M
Ms. D.M.M.T. Dissanayaka
MSc
Dec-2014
Analyzing Power Quality Issues of Wind Power Plants in Puttalam
10
108895J
Mr. K.C Wijesinghe
MSc
May-2014
Feasibility Study on Solar PV Integration into the Cellular Mobile Telephone Base Stations
11
109261V
Mr. W.S.T.C. Wickramasinghe
MSc
Jul-2014
Study on Reliability Improvements of Lakvijaya Power Station Related to Balance of Plant Systems: A Case Study
12
109252U
Ms. E.P.A. Sampath
MSc
Dec-2014
Voltage Profile Improvement in MV Distribution Line: Cost Optimal Allocation of Reactive Power Compensators
13
118662D
Mr. D.M.D.K Dissanayaka
MSc
Apr-2015
Autonomous Fault Isolation and Power Restoring System for MV/LV Distribution
14
108888P
Mr. G.W.A.S.B. Muhandiramge
MSc
Apr-2015
Energy Efficient Building Model: A Case Study for Proposed SL Army Headquarters
15
108883 V
Mr. A.H.G.R.Fernando 
MSc
Apr-2015
Preparation of guideline for earthing of distribution transformers in different soil conditions.
16
109206J
Ms. P.H.N.S De Silva
MSc
May-2015
Reliability Improvement of 33KV network by Optimally Positioning of Auto Reclosers  
17
109238H
Ms. J.G.S. Nalani
MSc
May-2015
Assessment of Rooftop Solar Net-metering  Concept: Consumer and Utility Point of View
18
119133P
Mr. S.A.C. Rajapaksa
MSc
May-2015
End level diversity factors for multi category electrical installations
19
108884B
Mr. W.F.M. Fernando
MSc
May-2015
Investigation the Effects of Electromagnetic Field due to High Voltage Transmission Lines on Detonator Firing Circuits
20
108919N
Mr. B.Y.B.C.P. Kumara
MSc
Oct-2015
Feasibility Study on Tubular Skylights to be used in Sri Lankan Office Buildings
21
109223 H
Mrs. P.M.A.U Karunapala
MSc
Oct-2015
Modeling of a Transmission Line Tower Grounding System
22
109212A
Mrs. J.N. Gunasekara
MSc
Oct-2015
Loss Reduction through Energy Management for Rural Electrification: Case Study for Monaragala Area
23
119129J
Mr. S.C.D. Kumarasinghe
MSc
Oct-2015
Optimum Reactive power Compensation and Voltage Control using Static Var Compensation for CEB Grid Substations  

 

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