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Dr. Gilang Muhammad Gemilang S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Maritime Engineering Research Fellow

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Gilang Muhammad Gemilang is a PhD Graduate of Maritime Engineering Research Group, within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Realising that there are so many different approaches to handling a problem is not enough, we need to think thoroughly about features of those approaches that can solve particular problems most efficiently.

Gilang graduated in 2012 from the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia with S.T. (B.Eng.) degree in Ocean Engineering with a thesis titled “Interference Analysis of Risers Structures Operated in Deep Water”. He was involved in EPCI projects as a Naval Architect Engineer at Saipem Indonesia for about 1 year before He continued pursuing master’s degree of subsea and marine engineering in Universitetet i Stavanger, Norway in 2013. In 2015, He completed his M.Sc. with a thesis titled “Feasibility Study of Selected Riser Concepts in Deep Water and Harsh Environment”.

In 2016, He was appointed as a lecturer in Civil Engineering Program in University of Pertamina, Indonesia. Since then, He has been active in Civil Engineering Group as a lecturer and researcher, conducting engineering study, analysis and design of marine structure. At September 2016, He was awarded fully funded PhD scholarship to pursue PhD degree in Maritime Engineering Research Group, University of Southampton, United Kingdom. His PhD research topic is “Fatigue modelling of offshore mooring chains for low-cycle fatigue analysis.” He has now completed his PhD research with Ph.D. degree.

The area of Gilang’s expertise includes structural design in terms of strength analysis, deterministic/spectral fatigue analysis, FEM analysis and hydrodynamic analysis of floating platforms and fixed offshore platforms including structural risk-based reliability assessment (FORM, Bayesian analysis, Monte Carlo, Risk Management Techniques), Metocean extreme value analysis and pushover analysis within accordance to project procedures and relevant design codes (API, NORSOK, ABS, and DNV). Gilang has expertise in programming languages and numerical simulation programs including, but not limited to, ORCAFLEX, FLEXCOM, ANSYS, SOLIDWORKS, SACS, RIFLEX, ABAQUS, Python/MATLAB programming. Gilang has made some contributions in numerical simulations for nonlinear waves, vortex-induced vibration, ultimate strength and fatigue analysis of offshore structures with evidences of two peer-reviewed conference papers in OMAE and two peer-reviewed Q1 journals in Marine Structures.

Research interests

  • FEA
  • Multiscale modelling
  • Micromechanisms of failure in engineering materials
  • Effects of external service conditions on failure processes
  • Adaptive numerical modelling approaches to failure problems
  • Design of Marine Structure
  • Subsea Pipelines
  • Risers
  • Mooring Lines

Floating offshore platforms.

PhD supervision

Adam J. Sobey, Philippa Reed

PhD research

Multiscale modelling of offshore mooring chains for fatigue damage mechanism analysis, Adam J. Sobey, Philippa Reed

Research Project

Multiscale modelling of offshore mooring chains for fatigue damage mechanism analysis


Affiliate research group

Fluid Structure Interactions

Lecturer of Pertamina University.

  • Demonstrator for Solid Works Design
  • Design & Computing for Civil Engineers
  • Materials & Structures
  • Fatigue Labs
Dr. Gilang Muhammad Gemilang
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