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Dr Susanga Costa

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Civil - Geotechnical Engineering

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

susanga.costa@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73698

Publications

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2024

Particle morphology characterization of waste-tyre-stabilized rock aggregates via computational geometric modellings

S Gharehdash, S Shelyag, S Costa

(2024), Vol. 433, pp. 119187-119187, Powder Technology, C1

journal article

Environmental feasibility and implications in using recycled construction and demolition waste aggregates in road construction based on leaching and life cycle assessment - A state-of-the-art review

Z Abedin Khan, U Balunaini, S Costa

(2024), Vol. 12, pp. 1-18, Cleaner Materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Behaviour of enzymatic soil stabilization at elevated temperatures using advanced micro structural investigations

Amir Sidiq, Dilan Robert, Brian O’Donnell, Susanga Costa, Sujeeva Setunge, Usha Iyer-Raniga

(2024), pp. 1-22, Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, London, Eng., C1

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The prediction of soil cracking caused by desiccation using artificial intelligence and statistical analysis

A BAGHBANI, M Yaghoubi, F Daghistani, Warnakulasuriya Costa, T Baumgartl

(2024), pp. 1-6, NUMGE 2023 : Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering 2023, London, Eng., E1

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Improving soil liquefaction potential evaluation through AI-based prediction of SPT values: A comparative study

A BAGHBANI, F Daghistani, M Shalchiyani, Warnakulasuriya Costa, H Baghbani, R Shirani Faradonbeh, J Bolouri Bazar

(2024), NUMGE 2023 : Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering 2023, London, Eng., E1

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2023

Climate Change and Geo-Infrastructures: Assessment and Challenges

S Costa, D Robert, J Kodikara

(2023), pp. 217-233, Sustainable Civil Engineering: Principles and Applications, Boca Raton, Fl., B1

book chapter

Recycled Glass-Based Capping Layer for Foundations in Expansive Soils

H Karami, D Robert, Susanga Costa, S Setunge, S Venkatesan

(2023), Vol. 356, pp. 431-444, Nanotechnology in Construction for Circular Economy: Proceedings of NICOM7, 31 October–02 November, 2022, Melbourne, Australia, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Deviatoric behaviour of compacted unsaturated soils within (q, vw, p) space-an experimental study

A Abeyrathne, C Jayasundara, S Costa, J Kodikara

(2023), Vol. 18, pp. 1651-1669, Acta Geotechnica, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Experimental study on cyclic simple shear behaviour of predominantly dilative silica sand

A Baghbani, S Costa, B O’Kelly, A Soltani, M Barzegar

(2023), Vol. 17, pp. 91-105, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, C1

journal article

Impact of climate change on shallow ground hydro-thermal properties

S Costa, M Cherukuvada, T Islam, J Kodikara

(2023), Vol. 82, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, C1

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Prediction of secant shear modulus and damping ratio for an extremely dilative silica sand based on machine learning techniques

A Baghbani, T Choudhury, P Samui, S Costa

(2023), Vol. 165, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, C1

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Modeling the Effects of Particle Shape on Damping Ratio of Dry Sand by Simple Shear Testing and Artificial Intelligence

A Baghbani, S Costa, R Faradonbeh, A Soltani, H Baghbani

(2023), Vol. 13, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), C1

journal article

Ultrasonic Characterization of Compacted Salty Kaolin-Sand Mixtures Under Nearly Zero Vertical Stress Using Experimental Study and Machine Learning

A Baghbani, H Abuel-Naga, R Shirani Faradonbeh, S Costa, R Almasoudi

(2023), Vol. 41, pp. 2987-3012, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, C1

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Effects of particle shape on shear modulus of sand using dynamic simple shear testing

Abolfazl Baghbani, Susanga Costa, Yi Lu, Amin Soltani, Hossam Abuel-Naga, Pijush Samui

(2023), Vol. 16, pp. 1-19, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Probabilistic machine learning for predicting desiccation cracks in clayey soils

B Jamhiri, Y Xu, M Shadabfar, S Costa

(2023), Vol. 82, pp. 1-25, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article
2022

Application of artificial intelligence in geotechnical engineering: A state-of-the-art review

A Baghbani, T Choudhury, S Costa, J Reiner

(2022), Vol. 228, Earth-Science Reviews, C1

journal article

Remote monitoring techniques for rehabilitated slope

Leslie Wong, Susanga Costa, Tanvirul Islam, Jon Missen, Nicole Anderson, Wing Chiu, Jayantha Kodikara

(2022), Vol. 347, pp. 1-11, E3S Web of Conferences, Virtual Event, E1

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Prediction of Parallel Desiccation Cracks of Clays Using a Classification and Regression Tree (CART) Technique

Abolfazl Baghbani, Susanga Costa, Tanveer Choundhury, Roohollah Shirani Faradonbeh

(2022), pp. 515-520, ISGSR 2022 : Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium for Geotechnical Safety and Risk 2022, Newcastle, N.S.W., E1

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Development of a Support Vector Machine (SVM) and a Classification and Regression Tree (CART) to Predict the Shear Strength of Sand-Rubber Mixtures

Abolfazl Baghbani, Firas Daghistani, Hossam Abuel Naga, Susanga Costa

(2022), pp. 521-527, ISGSR 2022 : Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium for Geotechnical Safety and Risk 2022, Newcastle, N.S.W., E1

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2021

Optimization of fly ash based soil stabilization using secondary admixtures for sustainable road construction

R Renjith, D Robert, S Setunge, S Costa, A Mohajerani

(2021), Vol. 294, Journal of Cleaner Production, C1

journal article

Use of secondary additives in fly ash based soil stabilization for soft subgrades

H Karami, J Pooni, D Robert, S Costa, J Li, S Setunge

(2021), Vol. 29, Transportation Geotechnics, C1

journal article

Construction of working platforms on expansive soils using recycled concrete and stabilizers: a case study

H Karami, D Robert, S Costa, F Tostovrsnik, B O’donnell, S Setunge

(2021), Vol. 94, pp. 19-30, ICSECM 2019 : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Kandy, Sri Lanka, E1

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Experimental study of cyclic swell-shrink behaviour of an expansive soil

Sasika Wijesooriya, Susanga Costa, Jayantha Kodikara

(2021), pp. 565-570, ICGE-Colombo-2020: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference in Geotechnical Engineering, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1

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2020

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, C1

journal article
2019

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

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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

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2018

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

journal article
2016

Determination of J-integral for clay during desiccation

S Costa, W Htike, J Kodikara, J Xue

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 372-378, Environmental Geotechnics, C1-1

journal article
2013

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, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

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

journal article

Desiccation cracking in clayey soils: mechanisms and modelling

J Kodikara, J Kodikara, S Costa, S Costa

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

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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, ISSMGE TC 215: Proceedings of the International Symposium, Torino, Italy, 1-3 July 2013, Torino, Italy, E1-1

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2012

Evaluation of J integral for clay soils using a new ring test

S Costa, J Kodikara

(2012), Vol. 35, pp. 981-989, Geotechnical Testing Journal, C1-1

journal article
2011

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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2010

Shrinkage development during soil desiccation

S Costa, J Kodikara

(2010), pp. 433-436, Unsaturated Soils: Theoretical and Numerical Advances in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Newcastle, AUSTRALIA, E1-1

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2009

Numerical modelling of laboratory tests on desiccation cracking

A Amarasiri, J Kodikara, S Costa

(2009), pp. 302-310, Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo I), Juan-les-Pins, Cote d’Azur, France, E1-1

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2008

Modelling of desiccation crack development in clay soils

S Costa, J Kodikara, N Thusyanthan

(2008), Vol. 2, pp. 1099-1107, 12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008, Goa, India, E1-1

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Study of desiccation crack evolution using image analysis

S Costa, J Kodikara, N Thusyanthan

(2008), pp. 159-164, Unsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering - Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-UNSAT 2008, Durham, ENGLAND, E1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Transformation of Reclaimed Waste into Engineered Materials and Solutions (TREMS)

Prof Michael Polonsky, Dr Susanga Costa, Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara, Prof Bre-Anne Sainsbury, Prof Pubudu Pathirana

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

  • 2024: $30,000
  • 2023: $60,000
  • 2022: $60,000
  • 2021: $30,000

Industry and Other Funding

Transformation of Reclaimed Waste into Engineered Materials and Solutions (TREMS)

Prof Michael Polonsky, Dr Susanga Costa, Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara, Prof Bre-Anne Sainsbury, Prof Pubudu Pathirana

Tyre Stewardship Australia

  • 2023: $50,000
  • 2022: $50,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2024

Srikanth Prakash

Thesis entitled: Modelling Industry and Market Dynamics of Resource Recovery Value Chains

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering