Shyamini Kularathna

Dr Shyamini Kularathna
Research associate
Office: 415 Davis Hall

Shyamini Kularathna is a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her doctorate in engineering from the University of Cambridge, the UK in 2017. She has actively contributed to the development of the Material Point Method (MPM), a particle-based numerical technique designed for modelling large deformations.

The primary objective of her research is to improve the applicability of the material point method to various engineering problems. Her current research interests include (a) non-conforming mesh in MPM (b) discontinuities in MPM (d) improving the numerical stability of MPM (c) computational modelling of coupled solid-fluid interaction problems

Main Publications:
(1) Implicit formulation of material point method for analysis of incompressible materials
S Kularathna, K Soga
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 313, 673-686

(2) Comparison of two projection methods for modeling incompressible flows in MPM
S Kularathna, K Soga
Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B 29 (3), 405-412

(3) Projection method in material point method for modeling incompressible materials
S Kularathna, K Soga
Procedia Engineering 175, 57-64