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Dr Susanga Costa



Senior Lecturer, Civil - Geotechnical Engineering


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Engineering


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

+61 3 522 73698


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Mitigation of desiccation cracks in clay using fibre and enzyme

Y Xie, S Costa, L Zhou, H Kandra

(2020), Vol. 79, pp. 4429-4440, Bulletin of engineering geology and the environment, Cham, Switzerland, C1

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Measuring soil strain using fibre optic sensors

S Costa, G Kahandawa, J Chen, J Xue

(2019), pp. 43-50, 8ICEG : Towards a sustainable geoenvironment : Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics 2018, Hangzhou, China, E1-1


Prediction of parallel clay cracks using neural networks - a feasibility study

Tanveer Choudhury, Warnakulasuriya Costa

(2019), pp. 214-244, GeoMEast : Proceedings of the 2nd GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2018 ?The Official International Congress of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE), Egypt, E1-1


Theoretical analysis of desiccation crack spacing of a thin, long soil layer

S Costa, J Kodikara, S Barbour, D Fredlund

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 39-49, Acta geotechnica, Cham, Switzerland, C1-1

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Determination of J-integral for clay during desiccation

S Costa, W Htike, J Kodikara, J Xue

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 372-378, Environmental geotechnics, London, Eng., C1-1

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Salient factors controlling desiccation cracking of clay in laboratory experiments

S Costa, J Kodikara, B Shannon

(2013), Vol. 63, pp. 18-29, Geotechnique, C1-1

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Desiccation cracking in clayey soils: mechanisms and modelling

J Kodikara, S Costa

(2013), pp. 21-32, Proceedings of the Advances in Multiphysical Testing of Soils and Shales International Workshop 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland, E1-1


J-integral as a useful fracture parameter for analysis of desiccation cracking in clayey soils

S Costa, J Kodikara, J Xue

(2013), pp. 377-381, Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics: From Theoretical and Experimental Research to Practical Applications - Proceedings of the International Symposium, ISSMGE TC 215, E1-1


Numerical modelling of desiccation cracking

A Amarasiri, J Kodikara, S Costa

(2011), Vol. 35, pp. 82-96, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, C1

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Determination of cohesive properties for mode I fracture from compacted clay beams

A Amarasiri, S Costa, J Kodikara

(2011), Vol. 48, pp. 1163-1173, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, C1

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