Udayanga Hemapala

BSc Eng(Moratuwa), PhD(Italy)

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

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Email: udayanga@elect.mrt.ac.lk
Tel: +94-112650301 Ext:3222,
         +94-712884210
Fax: +94-112650625

Research Interests

Research Supervision

Mphil students

MSc Students

MSc Projects (Taught course)

  1. AN Hewagama, Vision based Automation of a Manual Tablet Sorting Machine, 2011 March.
  2. GT Galagedarage, Design of an Automated punching system for refrigerator door manufacturing process, 2011 February.
  3. Janaka Gunatilake, Error Correction for Teba Application in a Building Mangement System, 2012 January, PDF
  4. H.P.G.R.N.Chamikara, Design new load shedding scheme considering possible islanding operations in Sri Lankan network , 2012 November, PDF
  5. Harshana Somapriya , Determining suitable settings for auto reclosing schemes of the Sri Lankan transmission system , 2012 November, PDF
  6. SAD Tharanga , Economic Analysis of adding capacitor banks to the Sri Lankan transmission network, 2012 November, PDF
  7. R.M.P.B. Rathnayake, Power Quality issues in Puttalam grid subsatation due to wind power generation: A case study, 2013 August, PDF 1   PDF 2
  8. RMJ Rathnayake, "Developing of scalable SCADA in view of acquiring multi-protocol smart grid devices", 2013 PDF
  9. TM Weerakkody, An expert system for a competitive bid estimation of an electrical installation project,2014 March,  PDF
  10. Lilantha Neelawala, Benchmarking of Electricity Distribution Licensees operating in Sri Lanka,  2014 March, PDF
  11. Indika Sujeewa Samarawickrama, Electricity demand prediction of large commercial buildings using support vector machine, 2014 PDF
  12. KVR Perera, Performance evaluation of power distribution sector of Sri Lanka based on data envelopment analysis , 2015 PDF
  13. LK Dissanayake, Identification of the optimum protection co-ordination in medium voltage distribution system of Sri Lanka, 2015 PDF
  14. DLP Munasinghe. Capacitor switching transient analysis on a transmission grid substation (case study: thulhiriya gss), 2015 PDF
  15. HBDY Yasaranga, Techno economic analysis on the use of HTLSs condutors for sri lanka’s transmission system, 2015 PDF
  16. DMDK Dissanayaka, autonomous fault isolation and power restoration system for MV/LV distribution, 2015 PDF
  17. GKA Kumara, Design a contingency electricity feeding plana case study: Dehiwala area, 2015 PDF
  18. AI Panagoda, Fault localization and restoration of distribution network using a multi agent based system, 2015 PDF
  19. MS Dayarathne, Technological and cost effective selection procedure for rural electrification systems , 2015
  20. KPRDS Kumarasiri,   Techno-economic feasibility study on lightning protection of overhead transmission line having multi-chamber insulator arresters (MCIA). (Case study: Mathugama-Kukule, 132kv transmission line), 2016 PDF
  21. Mahesh Sachintha Dunuweera, Techno economic analysis, design and implement a suitable communication method for utility systems, 2016 PDF

Publications

Referred Journals

  1. M.U.Hemapala, Effects of landmines in Sri Lanka , Journal of Mine Action, 2006, Volume 10.2, ISSN 1533-6905
  2. E.E.Cepolina, M.U.Hemapala, Power tillers for demining: blast test , International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems, 2008, Vol.4, ISSN 1729-8806
  3. Manjula Hemapala, Vittorio Belotti, Rinaldo Michelini, Roberto Razzoli, "Humanitarian demining: path planning and remote robotic sweeping", Industrial Robot: An International Journal, 2009, Vol. 36 Iss: 2, pp.146 – 156, ISSN: 0143-991X
  4. K.T.M.U. Hemapala and Roberto P. Razzoli, Design and Development of a Landmines Removal Robot, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 2012 ,Vol 9
  5. Ariyasinghe Suranjith, KTMU Hemapala , Microgrid Test-Beds and Its Control Strategies , Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, 2013, Vol 4 No 1, pp 11-17
  6. K. K. M. S. Kariyawasam, K. K. N. P. Karunarathna, R. M. A. Karunarathne, M. P. D. S. C. Kularathne, K. T. M. U. Hemapala, Design and Development of a Wind Turbine Simulator Using a Separately Excited DC Motor, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, 2013, Vol 4 No 3, pp 259-265
  7. A Kulasekara, KTMU Hemapala, RARC Gopura, Dual Layered Architecture for Multi Agent Based Islanding and Load Management for Microgrids, Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 2015, Vol 3 No 5,pp 29-42
  8. K. T. M. U. Hemapala and Lilantha Neelawala, “Benchmarking of Electricity Distribution Licensees Operating in Sri Lanka,” Journal of Energy, vol. 2016, Article ID 2486319, 10 pages, 2016

International Conferences

  1. R.C.Michelini, R.P.Razzoli, M.U.Hemapala , Humanitarian demining: efficiency by intelligent planning and low-cost robotics , Intl. Annual EUROSIS Industrial Simulation Conf. ISC, Lyon, June 2008
  2. V.Belotti, M.U.Hemapala, R.C.Michelini, R.P.Razzoli, Remote robotic path control and mine clearing , ASME-ESDA 08 Conf., Haifa, July 2008
  3. V.Belotti, M.U.Hemapala, R.C.Michelini, R.P.Razzoli, Lean robotics for humanitarian mine sweeping, ICAR 2009, June 2009
  4. K. T. M. U. Hemapala and N. Perera , Harmonic elimination in induction generator based micro-hydroelectric schemes, International Conference on Energy, Automation, and Signal ,ICEAS 2011 ,  India, 28-30 Dec. 2011
  5. A. L. Kulasekera, R. A. R. C.Gopura, K. T. M. U. Hemapala and N. Perera, A Review on Multi-Agent Systems in Microgrid Applications, in Proc. of Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference ,ISGT 2011
  6. A. L. Kulasekera, R. A. R. C.Gopura, K. T. M. U. Hemapala, N. Perera, and Achala Pallegedara, Dual Layered Multi Agent System for Intentional Islanding Operation of Microgrids,  International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics AROB 2012, Beppu, Japan, 2012. PDF
  7. D. S. V. Bandara, R. A. R. C.Gopura, K. T. M. U. Hemapala and K. Kiguchi, Upper Extremity Prosthetics: Current Status, Challenges and Future Directions, International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB 2012, Beppu, Japan, 2012. PDF
  8. A.L. Kulasekera, K.T.M.U. Hemapala and R.A.R.C. Gopura, "Dual layered multi agent system for load management during islanded operation of a microgrid", in Proc. The Fifth IASTED Asian Conference on Power and Energy Systems AsiaPES 2012, Phuket, Thailand, April, 2012.
  9. K.T.M.U. Hemapala and A.L. Kulasekera, "Demand side management for micro grids through smart meters", in Proc. The Fifth IASTED Asian Conference on Power and Energy Systems, AsiaPES 2012, Phuket, Thailand, April, 2012.
  10. H.P.G.R.N.Chamikara, K. T. M. U. Hemapala, M. N. S. Ariyasinghe, New load shedding scheme for reliability improvement of an existing transmission network: A Case study , 3rd International Conference on Instrumentation Control and Automation (ICA), Bali, Indonesia, August 28-30, 2013
  11. M. N. S. Ariyasinghe, K. T. M. U. Hemapala, Distributed Autonomous Control Strategies for Microgrid Test-bed, 3rd International Conference on Instrumentation Control and Automation (ICA), Bali, Indonesia, August 28-30, 2013
  12. D.S.V. Bandara, R.A.R.C. Gopura, K.T.M.U. Hemapala,  Kazuo Kiguchi, A multi-DoF Anthropomorphic Transradial Prosthetic Arm,  2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics ,BioRob 2014, August 12-15, 2014. PDF
  13. HMN Dinushi,MHMS Kariapper, GD Porawagamage, PKH Rathnayaka, UP Srimal, KTMU Hemapala, Defining multi agent system for a reliable micro-grid, Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), 2015 , vol., no., pp.94,99, 7-8 April 2015. PDF
  14. H. W. D. Hettiarachchi, D. D. J. P. Dangalla, C. D. Yapa, D. J. M. G. D. Jayamaha and K. T. M. U. Hemapala, "Controlling of the micro grid test bed with an automated distribution system," 2016 2nd International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronics, Information, Communication and Bio-Informatics (AEEICB), Chennai, 2016, pp. 241-245.
  15. R. M. J. Rathnayaka and K. Hemapala, "Developing of scalable SCADA in view of acquiring multi-protocol smart grid devices," 2016 2nd International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronics, Information, Communication and Bio-Informatics (AEEICB), Chennai, 2016, pp. 182-187
  16. N. G. I. S. Samarawickrama, K. T. M. U. Hemapala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, "Support Vector Machine Regression for forecasting electricity demand for large commercial buildings by using kernel parameter and storage effect," 2016 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), Moratuwa, 2016, pp. 162-167
  17. P. D. M. Chandrasekara, W. L. D. M. Chathurangi, I. N. Kodikara, N. C. T. Kumara and K. T. M. U. Hemapala, "Agent based building automation and control system for moderate scale buildings," 2016 International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, and Optimization Techniques (ICEEOT), Chennai, 2016, pp. 2881-2886.

Local symposiums

  1. J. Sanjeewa, N. Sandaruwan, H. Sandaruwan, L samarakoon, U Hemapala, “Robotics and Agricultural Technology for Landmines removal in Sri Lanka”, 16th Annual Symposium, ERU, University of Moratuwa, 2010, pp.154-156
  2. WADSL Wettasinghe, HR Widisinghe, PDDS Wijayasekara, SRMDTS Wijesekara, KTMU Hemapala, “Demand Side Management for Micro Grids through Smart Meters”, 17th Annual Symposium, ERU, University of Moratuwa, 2011, pp.56-58
  3. KD Rajapakshe, K Suluxon, AMCK Perera, RARC Gopura, SWHMTD Laltharathne, KTMU Hemapala, “Develeopment of a 2 DOF Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Robot”, 17th Annual Symposium, ERU, University of Moratuwa, 2011, pp.64-67
  4. MLDR Karunarathna, HACH Jayawardana, IDG Jayawardana, KTMU Hemapala, 17th Annual Symposium, ERU, University of Moratuwa, 2011, pp.78-80
  5. BMAN Balasooriya, KTMU Hemapala, “Energy efficiency and envorenmetal impacts on an organization”,Annual Technical Conference , IET young professionals section, 2011
  6. V V Muthugala, NPDS Pathirana, WHKP Nanayakkara, NPDCD Nanayakkara and KTMU Hemapala,  Design and Implementation of a Laboratory-scale Microgrid, 19th ERU Research Symposium, November 26, 2013, The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Pages 21-25 PDF
  7. AL. Kulasekera , K.T.M.U. Hemapala and R.A.R.C. Gopura, "Multi Agent based Islanding and Load Management System for Microgrids" pp. 306-312, Transactions of Annual Sessions of Institution of Engineer Sri Lanka 2013, vol. 1, Part B PDF
  8. K.T.M.U. Hemapala, H.M. Wijekoon and L.K. Dissanayake, "Identification of the Optimum Protection Co-ordination In Medium Voltage Distribution System Of Sri Lanka" pp.471 - 478, Transactions of Annual Sessions of Institution of Engineer Sri Lanka 2015, vol. 1, Part B PDF
  9. Panagoda, K.T.M.U. Hemapala and N. De Silva, “Distribution System Fault Localization, Fault Restoration and Network Reconfiguration using Multi Agent Based System”, Annual Sessions of IESL, pp. 135-140, 2016 PDF
  10. D.M.D.K. Dissanayaka, K.T.M.U. Hemapala and W.D.A.S. Rodrigo, “Fault Management Algorithm for Voltage Feeder Automation in Electricity Distribution”, Annual Sessions of IESL, pp. 119-126 , 2016 PDF
  11. K.T.M.U. Hemapala and D.L.P. Munasinghe, “Capacitor Switching Transient Analysis on a Transmission Grid Substation”,  Annual Sessions of IESL, pp. 127-134, 2016 PDF

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