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Dr Sarinova Simandjuntak

  • Qualifications: BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Anglesea Building, Anglesea Road, Portsmouth (UK) PO1 3DJ
  • Telephone: ++44 (0)23 9284 2170
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  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I graduated and gained a PhD from Imperial College London. My areas of expertise include structural integrity, defect and life assessment, root cause failure analysis, fitness-for-Service and Risk-Based Engineering.

Some of the industrial projects/development work that I was involved in prior to my appointment at the University of Portsmouth are: software development of Risk Based Management (RBM) and defect assessment, development of lifing procedure for high temperature power plant life assessment, electronic atlas of ageing power plant microstructures, failure analysis tool, and cyclic capability study for HRSG, CCGT and Co-Generation plants.

My current research is on life assessment and the monitoring of external and internal oxidation of high temperature tubing. Recently, I received a TSB, KTP award to study an integrated design approach to develop an FE based capability tool for polymer-composite.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Solid Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Structural Integrity (Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue and Creep Damage mechanisms)
  • Product Analysis / Material Selection
  • Advanced Materials
  • Integrated Engineering Group Business


  • Faculty of Technology PhD Studentship, which is on the modelling of internal oxidation for life assessment and monitoring of high temperature steam tubing.  The research includes the development of tool or technique for high temperature component monitoring which will be integrated to a life prediction model. The material of interest is high chromium steel such as P91 and P92. This project has the industrial collaboration with the European Technology Development (ETD) Ltd, Leatherhead KT22 7RD. The project started in October 2012.
  • A TSB short KTP award, on the study of an integrated design approach to develop an FE based capability tool for polymer-composite. This study utilises information from the micro scale (i.e. at the fibre and matrix level) for the prediction of the structural response at the macro scale (i.e. of the whole pipe). In order to do so, mathematical models describing the pipe behaviour at the micro, meso and macro scales are developed and linked together. Experiments in all three length scales are performed in order to reveal the failure mechanisms associated with different loading conditions and to validate the proposed method. This is a collaboration between University of Portsmouth, School of Engineering with Magma Global Ltd, Portsmouth PO6 3EZ. The project started in February 2013.

Research profile

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