Department of Engineering / Profiles / Mr Tisal Edirisinghe

Department of Engineering

Mr Tisal Edirisinghe


Research Student

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Applied Mechanics

Telephone: +44 1223 7 62445


Research interests

Tisal's PhD is focused on developing a numerical model that can account for the dynamic interaction between a building that is placed on piled-foundations and an underground railway tunnel. 

This requires to first understand the essential physics within the soil and designing a generalised model so that different pile arrangements can be investigated. The end result will be to carry out an extensive parametric study, a first-of-its-kind in this field, to understand what material and geometric parameters are significant when you want to reduce the transmission of ground-borne vibration into a building.

Strategic themes

Complex, resilient and intelligent systems

Research projects

Teaching activity

  • Dynamics (3C5) Supervisor (Mich 2018)
  • Machine Design (3C8) Supervisor (Mich 2019)
  • Structures (2P2) Supervisor (Mich 2019)
  • Dynamics (3C5) Lab Demonstrator (Mich 2019)

Research opportunities

Other positions


Department role and responsibilities

Tisal is a PhD candidate within the Dynamics and Vibration Research Group, based at the Department of Engineering.