Ranjith Pathegama Gamage

Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Geothermal Energy, Unconventional oil and gas including gas hydrate, Energy and Environment, Sustainable mineral recoveries

20002020

Research output per year

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Research Output

2020

An investigation of the evolution of the internal structures and failure modes of Longmaxi shale using novel X-ray microscopy

Duan, Y. T., Li, X., Ranjith, P. G. & Wu, Y. F., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 184, 9 p., 106479.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Simulation of mixed-mode fracture using SPH particles with an embedded fracture process zone

Wang, Y., Tran, H. T., Nguyen, G. D., Ranjith, P. G. & Bui, H. H., 28 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2019

A damage mechanical model applied to analysis of mechanical properties of jointed rock masses

Yang, W., Zhang, Q., Ranjith, P. G., Yu, R., Luo, G., Huang, C. & Wang, G., 1 Feb 2019, In : Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 84, p. 113-128 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

A fully coupled computational framework for fluid pressurized crack evolution in porous media

Hardcastle, A., Nezhad, M. M., Rezania, M., Tizani, W. & Ranjith, P. G., 2019, In : Journal of Porous Media. 22, 8, p. 939-956 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

An element-free Galerkin method using vertically integrated multiphase flow model for carbon sequestration

Dinesh, P., Behera, M. R., Ranjith, P. G. & Muthu, N., 1 Jan 2019, In : Computers and Geotechnics. 105, p. 195-210 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A new set of scaling relationships for DEM-CFD simulations of fluid–solid coupling problems in saturated and cohesiveless granular soils

Zhou, Z. Q., Ranjith, P. G., Yang, W. M., Shi, S. S., Wei, C. C. & Li, Z. H., Oct 2019, In : Computational Particle Mechanics. 6, 4, p. 657–669 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

A new SPH-based continuum framework with an embedded fracture process zone for modelling rock fracture

Wang, Y., Bui, H. H., Nguyen, G. D. & Ranjith, P. G., 1 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Solids and Structures. 159, p. 40-57 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

An experimental study of mechanical behavior of brittle rock-like specimens with multi-non-persistent joints under uniaxial compression and damage analysis

Yang, W., Li, G., Ranjith, P. G. & Fang, L., Nov 2019, In : International Journal of Damage Mechanics. 28, 10, p. 1490-1522 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

An experimental study of two-phase flow behaviour through pipes and hydraulically-fractured rock specimens

Wanniarachchi, W. A. M., Ranjith, P. G., Perera, M. S. A., Rathnaweera, T. D., Zhang, C., Zhang, D. C., Li, X. & Li, L., 1 Apr 2019, In : Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. 102, p. 325-341 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

An experimental study on tensile characteristics of granite rocks exposed to different high-temperature treatments

Kumari, W. G. P., Beaumont, D. M., Ranjith, P. G., Perera, M. S. A., Avanthi Isaka, B. L. & Khandelwal, M., 15 Mar 2019, In : Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources. 5, 1, p. 47-64 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Application of an efficient numerical model for CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers

Dinesh, P., Behera, M. R., Ranjith, P. G. & Muthu, N., 1 Jan 2019, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering. Springer-Praxis, p. 685-708 24 p. (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; vol. 22).

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Application of neural networks and fuzzy systems for the intelligent prediction of CO2-induced strength alteration of coal

Sampath, K. H. S. M., Perera, M. S. A., Ranjith, P. G., Matthai, S. K., Tao, X. & Wu, B., 1 Mar 2019, In : Measurement. 135, p. 47-60 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

A review of chemical and mineralogical concerns of CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers

Rathnaweera, T. D., Ranjith, P. G. & Perera, M. S. A., 2019, In : Journal of Porous Media. 22, 8, p. 1043-1063 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Artificial Fracture Stimulation of Rock Subjected to Large Isotropic Confining Stresses in Saline Environments: Application in Deep-Sea Gas Hydrate Recovery

De Silva, V. R. S., Ranjith, P. G., Perera, M. S. A. & Wu, B., 1 Apr 2019, In : Natural Resources Research. 28, 2, p. 563–583 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Characterization of dynamic mechanical alterations of supercritical CO2-interacted coal through gamma-ray attenuation, ultrasonic and X-ray computed tomography techniques

Sampath, K. H. S. M., Perera, M. S. A., Li, D., Ranjith, P. G. & Matthai, S. K., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 174, p. 268-280 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

CO2 interaction induced mechanical characteristics alterations in coal: a review

Sampath, K. H. S. M., Perera, M. S. A., Ranjith, P. G. & Matthai, S. K., 1 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Coal Geology. 204, p. 113-129 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Coal composition and structural variation with rank and its influence on the coal-moisture interactions under coal seam temperature conditions: a review article

Ahamed, M. A. A., Perera, M. S. A., Matthai, S. K., Ranjith, P. G. & Dong-yin, L., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 180, p. 901-917 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Coupling Effects of Supercritical CO2 Sequestration in Deep Coal Seam

Zhang, B., Liang, W., Ranjith, P. G., Li, Z., Li, C. & Hou, D., 17 Jan 2019, In : Energy and Fuels. 33, 1, p. 460-473 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of coal maturity on CO2-based hydraulic fracturing process in coal seam gas reservoirs

Sampath, K. H. S. M., Perera, M. S. A., Elsworth, D., Ranjith, P. G., Matthai, S. K., Rathnaweera, T. & Zhang, G., 15 Jan 2019, In : Fuel. 236, p. 179-189 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of loading rates and stress paths on rock strengths: a novel approach based on experimental evidence

Zhang, K., Zhang, C., Qiu, S. & Gamage, P. G., 1 Apr 2019, In : Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 12, 7, 8 p., 234.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Effects of thermal treatment on physico-morphological properties of Indian fine-grained sandstone

Sirdesai, N. N., Mahanta, B., Ranjith, P. G. & Singh, T. N., Mar 2019, In : Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. 78, 2, p. 883-897 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of injection well patterns for optimum fracture network generation host-rock formations: an application in in-situ leaching

De Silva, V. R. S. & Ranjith, P. G., 15 Jun 2019, In : Minerals Engineering. 137, p. 319-333 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Experimental investigation of effects of CO2 injection on enhanced methane recovery in coal seam reservoirs

Zhang, X. & Ranjith, P. G., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of CO2 Utilization. 33, p. 394-404 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental investigation of the influence of CO2 and water adsorption on mechanics of coal under confining pressure

Zhang, X., Ranjith, P. G., Lu, Y. & Ranathunga, A. S., 15 May 2019, In : International Journal of Coal Geology. 209, p. 117-129 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental study of effects of shearing on proppant embedment behaviour of tight gas sandstone reservoirs

Tang, Y., Ranjith, P. G. & Wu, B., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 172, p. 228-246 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental study of fracturing behaviour in ultralow permeability formations: a comparison between CO2 and water fracturing

Ranjith, P. G., Zhang, C. P. & Zhang, Z. Y., 1 Aug 2019, In : Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 217, 15 p., 106541.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Fracture and mechanical characteristics of CO2-saturated sandstone at extreme loading conditions

Xing, H. Z., Wu, G., Dehkhoda, S., Ranjith, P. G. & Zhang, Q. B., 1 May 2019, In : International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 117, p. 132-141 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fracture processes of rock-like specimens containing nonpersistent fissures under uniaxial compression

Chen, M., Yang, S., Gamage, R. P., Yang, W., Yin, P., Zhang, Y. & Zhang, Q., 1 Jan 2019, In : Energies. 12, 1, 24 p., 79.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Heterogeneities of seepage pore and fracture of high volatile bituminous coal core: implications on water invasion degree

Li, X., Fu, X., Tian, J., Guan, W., Liu, X., Ge, Y., Ranjith, P. G., Wang, W., Wang, M. & Liang, S., 1 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 183, 13 p., 106409.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Improved understanding of proppant embedment behavior under reservoir conditions: a review study

Bandara, K. M. A. S., Ranjith, P. G. & Rathnaweera, T. D., 15 Jun 2019, In : Powder Technology. 352, p. 170-192 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of long-term operation of supercritical carbon dioxide based enhanced geothermal system on mineralogical and microstructurally-induced mechanical alteration of surrounding rock mass

Isaka, B. L. A., Ranjith, P. G., Rathnaweera, T. D., Perera, M. S. A. & Kumari, W. G. P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Renewable Energy. 136, p. 428-441 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of the intermediate principal stress on sandstone failure

Song, Z., Yin, G., Ranjith, P. G., Li, M., Huang, J. & Liu, C., Sep 2019, In : Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 52, 9, p. 3033–3046 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Intermittent and multi-stage fracture stimulation to optimise fracture propagation around a single injection well for enhanced in-situ leaching applications

De Silva, V. R. S. & Ranjith, P. G., 15 Oct 2019, In : Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 220, 16 p., 106662.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Investigation of non-explosive expansion material in roof caving field application

Xu, J., Zhai, C., Ranjith, P. G., Sun, Y., Qin, L., Ma, H., Guo, J. & Ma, Z., 1 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 120, p. 50-57 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Mechanical characterisation of jointed rock-like material with non-persistent rough joints subjected to uniaxial compression

Asadizadeh, M., Hossaini, M. F., Moosavi, M., Masoumi, H. & Ranjith, P. G., 3 Oct 2019, In : Engineering Geology. 260, 13 p., 105224.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanical characterization of low permeable siltstone under different reservoir saturation conditions: an experimental study

Wanniarachchi, A., Gamage, R. P., Lyu, Q., Perera, S., Wickramarathne, H. & Rathnaweera, T., 1 Jan 2019, In : Energies. 12, 1, 21 p., 14.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Multi-fractal analysis for the AE energy dissipation of CO2 and CO2 + brine/water treated low-clay shales under uniaxial compressive tests

Tan, J., Hu, C., Lyu, Q., Dick, J. M., Ranjith, P. G., Li, L. & Wang, Z., 15 Jun 2019, In : Fuel. 246, p. 330-339 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Numerical investigation on the mechanical properties of Australian Strathbogie granite under different temperatures using discrete element method

Liu, H., Zhang, K., Shao, S. & Ranjith, P. G., Oct 2019, In : Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 52, 10, p. 3719-3735 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Numerical simulation of foam-based hydraulic fracturing to optimise perforation spacing and to investigate effect of dip angle on hydraulic fracturing

Wanniarachchi, W. A. M., Ranjith, P. G., Li, J. C. & Perera, M. S. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 172, p. 83-96 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Petrological and ultrasonic velocity changes of coals caused by thermal cycling of liquid carbon dioxide in coalbed methane recovery

Xu, J., Zhai, C., Ranjith, P. G., Sun, Y. & Qin, L., 1 Aug 2019, In : Fuel. 249, p. 15-26 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

Pore scale investigation on scaling-up micro-macro capillary number and wettability on trapping and mobilization of residual fluid

Wang, Y., Song, R., Liu, J. J., Cui, M. M. & Ranjith, P. G., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 225, 9 p., 103499.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Proppant crushing mechanisms under reservoir conditions: insights into long-term integrity of unconventional energy production

Bandara, K. M. A. S., Ranjith, P. G. & Rathnaweera, T. D., 1 Jul 2019, In : Natural Resources Research. 28, 3, p. 1139-1161 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Proppant damage mechanisms in coal seam reservoirs during the hydraulic fracturing process: a review

Ahamed, M. A. A., Perera, M. S. A., Dong-yin, L., Ranjith, P. G. & Matthai, S. K., 1 Oct 2019, In : Fuel. 253, p. 615-629 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the alteration of micro-fracture characteristics of supercritical CO2-interacted coal

Sampath, K. H. S. M., Perera, M. S. A., Ranjith, P. G., Matthai, S. K. & Dong-yin, L., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 147, p. 90-101 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Quantification of thermally-induced microcracks in granite using X-ray CT imaging and analysis

Avanthi Isaka, B. L., Ranjith, P. G., Rathnaweera, T. D., Perera, M. S. A. & De Silva, V. R. S., 1 Sep 2019, In : Geothermics. 81, p. 152-167 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Quantitative analysis of micro-structural changes in a bituminous coal after exposure to supercritical CO2 and water

Zhang, G., Ranjith, P. G., Perera, M. S. A., Lu, Y. & Choi, X., Oct 2019, In : Natural Resources Research. 28, 4, p. 1639–1660 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

Recent advances in alkaline cement binders: a review

Samarakoon, M. H., Ranjith, P. G., Rathnaweera, T. D. & Perera, M. S. A., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 227, p. 70-87 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Review of application of molecular dynamic simulations in geological high-level radioactive waste disposal

Ma, Z., Pathegama Gamage, R., Rathnaweera, T. & Kong, L., 1 Feb 2019, In : Applied Clay Science. 168, p. 436-449 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Review of application of molecular dynamics simulations in geological sequestration of carbon dioxide

Ma, Z. & Ranjith, P. G., 1 Nov 2019, In : Fuel. 255, 9 p., 115644.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Rock strength criterion considering the effect of hydrostatic stress on lode angle effect

Song, Z., Li, M., Yin, G., Ranjith, P. G. & Liu, C., 1 Aug 2019, In : Energy Science and Engineering. 7, 4, p. 1166-1177 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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