Andrei Kotooussov

Professor Andrei Kotooussov

Professor

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Research:

Fatigue and Fracture, Solid Mechanics, Composites, Biomechanics, Structural Health Monitoring, Guided Waves, Geo-mechanics, Fracture Stimulation Technologies, Finite Element Analysis and Impact Mechanics

Consultancy:

(a) Structural integrity, durability and lifetime of engineering structures and machine components, asset management, defect evaluation, mechanical and structural testing, failure analysis of assets and equipment;

(b) Compliance with industrial codes, international and Australian standards;

(c) Experimental and theoretical stress analysis;

(d) Expert advice on litigation issues.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Consultant Charles Taylor Adjusting (Australia) Pty Ltd for and on behalf its principal, Munich Reinsurance Com
    2015 Consultant Siemens Limited and its insurer HDI (Gerling Industrial Insurance Company)
    2006 Lecturer (Level B), Senior Lecturer (Level C), Associate Professor (Level D), Professor (Level E) University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2002 - 2005 Lecturer (Level B) – fixed contract University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2001 - 2002 Senior Research Fellow (Level C) Monash University, Melbourne
    1998 - 2001 Research Fellow (Level B) Monash University, Melbourne
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1988 - 1992 Mechnical Engineering Research Institute. Russian Academy of Sciences Russian Federation PhD Mechanical Engineering (Fracture Mechanics)
    1982 - 1988 Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow Russian Federation Bachelor of Engineering Degree (First Class Honours Aerospace Engineering)
ARC/NHMRC Grants

Project ID

Investigator Role

CI/PI Names Amount Funded Years Project Title
ARC LIEF 170100079 First named CI Kotousov, Nguyen, Dyskin, Pasternak, Dight, Pan, Bui, Duan, Wang, Marzocca, Veidt, Fernando, Dao, MacNish & Wildy $487k 2017 Bridging time/size scales in strain measurements with advanced DIC facility
ARC DP 160102233 First named CI Kotousov, Cazzolato, Ng & Rose $330k 2016 - 2018 Stress evaluation with non-linear guided waves
ARC LIEF 150100094 Co-CI Cazzolato, Sammut, Thewlis, Wilson, Thomas, Griffith, Kotousov, Hansen, Ng, Taylor, Costi, Tang, Gad, Ranmuthugala, Ojeda, Rabanal & Wildy $410k 2016 Large scale 6 degree-of-freedom test facility
ARC LP 110200799 Co-CI Bedrikovetsky, Roberts, Kotousov, Biggs, Cinar, Tingay, Pendleton, Codrington, Rodrigues & Rahman $360k 2011 - 2014 Novel technology for enhanced coal bed gas production based on an advanced theory of suspension flows in deformable fractured media
ARC DP  110200799 Co-CI Bedrikovetsky, Cinar & Kotousov $305k 2010 - 2012 Modelling the capillary entrapment phenomena and integrity of geological reservoirs
NHMRC 595933 Co-CI Reynolds, Costi, Fazzalari, Kotousov & Bottema $410k 2010 - 2012 Development and validation of a finite element model for orthopaedic screw insertion into trabecular bone
ARC LP 100100613 Co-CI Bedrikovetsky, Roberts, Kotousov & Pendleton $530k 2010 - 2013 Development of innovative technologies for oil production based on the advanced theory of suspension flows in porous media
ARC DP DP0557124 First named CI Kotousov & Wang $178k 2005 - 2007 Development of advanced fracture mechanics models and novel technical tools for integrity, durability and safety assessment
Consultancy
Funding Source Adelaide RB ID Amount Funded Years Project Title
Charles Taylor Adjusting Pty Ltd & Munich Reinsurance Company, UK Branch A160425 $8.5k 2016 Investigate and report on cause of escape of water from a Condenser Cooling Line at nRAH
Office of the State Coroner of South Australia A160546 $2.5k 2016 Audrey Rose MacAdam (Deceased) Walking Frame Report
Tindall Gask Bentley A157537 $0.9k 2015 Expert witnessing service - Ryobi malfunction
Carter Newell and Siemens Ltd, Germany A157257 $41k 2015 - Cont. Expert Witness - Siemens - BHP SAG Mill failure
Australian Rail Track Corporation A134952 $2k 2014 Development of a new system for measurement of Free Temperature in rails
Maurice Blackburn Pty Ltd A134440 $37k 2013 Provision of expert witnessing services to Maurice Blackburn
Johnson Winter & Slattery Pty Ltd A123940 $8.45k 2012 - 2013 Provision of Expert Witnessing - Fractured pipework and installation
Lawson Smith Lawyers Pty Ltd A123562 $1.25k 2012 - 2013 Expert Witnessing - Sewa Pty Ltd and Gracie Olga Trelease (RPM bike bolt failure)
Fox Tucker Lawyers Pty Ltd A123558 $0.62k 2012 Expert Witness - claim by Barrod against Viterra (exhaust and fumigation system fan failure)
Fox Tucker Lawyers Pty Ltd A123353 $2.35k 2012 - 2014 Expert Report (Aquaknect Flexibles)
Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd A112263 ~$40k 2011 - 2012 North-South Interconnection System - Analysis of piping welds
West End Brewery Ltd MT0711 12k 2010

Fracture Assessment of Structural Defects in Two Dogs Glass Bottle

York Transport Equipment Pty Ltd

MT0791 8k 2005

Structural Analysis of York FB3 Bush

Other Grants
Funding Source & Project ID

Investigator Role

CI/PI Names Amount Funded Years Project Title
UofA, Equipment Round 2016 Co-CI Jaksa, Karakus, Nguyen, Taheri, Scott, Kuo, Grimshaw, Kelso, Kotousov, Grainger, Lu & Robertson $145k 2016 Tekscan Pressure Mapping System
UofA, ECMS Equipment/Infrastructure Funding, 2016 Co-CI Ng, Cazzolato, Kotousov, Zander, Howard, Ghayesh $66.2k 2016 High frequency upgrade for the University’s 3D Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer
UofA, ECMS Equipment/Infrastructure Funding, 2015 Co-CI Nguyen, Kotousov, Bennett, Jaksa, Visintin, Sheikh, Deng, Taheri, Ali, Scott, Gamboa, & Ghomashchi $29.1k 2015 Establishment of a cross-disciplinary facility for experimental analysis of engineering materials and structures with 3D Digital Image Correlation Technique
UofA, Research Equipment/ Infrastructure Round 2015 First named CI Kotousov, Cazzolato, Xie, Gamboa, Arjomandi, Sheikh, Ng, Karakus, Nguyen, Sircar & Roberts $49k 2015 Stress photonics technology for advanced multidisciplinary research
Catalyst Research Grant Program, Government of South Australia Co-CI Ng & Kotousov $22.5k 2014 - 2016 Cost effective monitoring techniques for rail tracks using guided waves
CRC EP First named CI

Kotousov, Ghomashchi & Borkowski

$228k 2012 - 2014 PR1-02C: Simplified models and criteria for weld-metal hydrogen assisted cold cracking
Defence Science and Technology Organisation Sole CI Kotousov $15k 2008 Support of DSTO's Hypersonics program,
Australian Submarine Corporation Sole CI Kotousov $112k 2008 Operating characteristics of large water lubricated bearing for the Collins Class Submarines
US Airforce, AOARD-06-4043 Co-CI Ho, Kotousov, Codrington and Nguyen $96k 2007 - 2009 FGM thermal barrier coatings for hypersonic structures - Design and thermal structure analysis
SANTOS Ltd./APIA Sole CI Kotousov $40k 2007 Safety of aboveground pipelines,
School of Dentistry, the University of Adelaide  Co-CI Kahler & Kotousov $2k 2006 Experimental investigation of interfacial failure in teeth restored with resin-based composites
DSTO: Weapons Division Sole CI Kotousov 45k 2005

Provision of high temperature study, experiments and report of TZM and Copper alloy

CRC in Welded Structures Co-CI Linton, Kotousov and Brown $250k 2003 Hydrogen cracking in girth welds
Small Research Grant Scheme, the University of Adelaide First named CI Kotousov & Hansen $10k 2003 The Determination of Location and Extent of Structural Damage Using Advanced Piezoelectric Active Sensors
CRC for Welded Structures Sole CI Kotousov $12k 2003 Wide Plate Testing for Failure Assessment of Pipelines, CRC for Welded Structures
Monash University Engineering Faculty Grant Scheme First named CI Kotousov & Kerezsi $12k 2003 Rig for Peel Tests of Thin Polymetric Films Deposited on a Substrate,
Consultancy BHP-Monash MTI Co-CI Kotousov $24k 2002 Investigation of Coil Tube Failure at HBI Facilities in Port Hedland, WA
Monash University Research Fund Scholarship Sole CI Kotousov $100k 2001 - 2002 Advanced Engineering Analysis Technologies for Integrity, Safety and Durability Assessment

 

I am currently responsible for teaching and coordinating Stress Analysis and Design (Level II), Solid Mechanics (Level III), Fracture Mechanics (Level IV and Masters by Coursework) and Stresses in Plates and Shells (Level IV and Masters by Coursework)

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Ultrasonic Machining Dental Composite Materials: Experimental and Finite Element Approaches Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Afifah Zakiyyah Juri
    2018 Principal Supervisor Stress Monitoring Using Nonlinear Guided Waves Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr James Martin Hughes
    2018 Principal Supervisor Early Damage Evaluation with Nonlinear Guided Waves Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr James David Vidler
    2018 Co-Supervisor Damage Detection of Submerged Structures Using Linear and Nonlinear Guided Waves Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xianwen Hu
    2018 Co-Supervisor Nondestructive Testing of Structures Using Nonlinear Guided Wave Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Tingyuan Yin
    2016 Principal Supervisor Numerical Investigation of the Fatigue Life of Structures and Fracture Conditions for more Realistic Shapes of Surface Defects Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Behnam Zakavi
    2014 Co-Supervisor Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Materials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Gnana Teja Pudipeddi
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Development of advanced mathematical models for analysis of hydraulic channel fracturing technique Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Hao Thanh Luong
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Damage Detection Using Second Harmonic Generation of Low-Frequency Guided Waves Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yi Yang
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor A Mechanism-based Approach to Constitutive Modelling of Quasi-Brittle Geomaterials with and without Fibre Reinforcement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Linh Anh Le
    2014 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Investigation of Lamb Wave Propagation in Pre-stressed Plates with Applications to Structural Health Monitoring Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Munawwar Ahmad Mohabuth
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor On the Relationship between Microstructure Mechanical Properties and Weld Metal Hydrogen Assisted Cold Cracking Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Walter Laszlo Costin
    2014 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Experimental Study and Theoretical Modelling of Pipeline Girth Welding Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Krzysztof Borkowski
    2013 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Advanced Processes for Titanium Sintering Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Evan John Schumann
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Effect of 3D Stress States at Crack Front on Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue Phenomena Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhuang He
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Mechanisms of Inclined Stress Corrosion Cracks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time James Middleton Griggs
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor A New Solution for an Edge Dislocation with Applications to the Stress and Fracture Analysis of Multilayered Media Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Aditya Shankar Khanna
    2012 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Thermomechanical Factors Influencing Weld Metal Hydrogen Assisted Cold Cracking Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Rahim Nazmudin Kurji
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor A Method for Compensation of Changing Environmental and Operational Conditions for Structural Health Monitoring Using Guided Waves Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Pouria Aryan
    2012 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Study of Combined Structure of Geo-Heat Exchangers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sarwo Edhy Sofyan
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Theoretical and Experimental Modelling of Multiple Site Damage in Plate Components Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Donghoon Chang
    2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Non-Linear Models for Evaluating the Residual Opening of Hydraulically Stimulated Fracture and its Impact on Well Performance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Luiz Bortolan Neto
    2008 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Impact loading and Transient Response of Pipes
    Transporting Gas or Liquid
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Roslina Mohammad
    2007 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometry for Strain Measurement and Damage Detection Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Stuart Wildy
    2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Slurry Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings for Aerospace Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Phuc Trong Nguyen
    2006 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Non-linear individual and interaction phenomena associated with fatigue crack growth Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr John Codrington
    2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Theoretical Study on Toughening and Design against Fracture of Functionally Graded Thermal Barrier Coatings. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Hideaki Tsukamoto
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - 2016 Co-Chair 10th Structural Integrity and Failure International Conference, SIF 16, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    2014 - 2014 Co-Chair The 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Fracture and Strength/The 9th Structural Integrity and Failure International Conference, APCFS/SIF-2014, The University of Sydney, Australia
    2012 - 2012 Chair The 7th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 7, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing President The Australian Fracture Group Australia
    2012 - 2015 Vice-President The National Committee on Applied Mechanics, Engineers Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Editorial Advisory Board of the book series on Structural Integrity, Springer
    2017 - ongoing Editor Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures
    2015 - ongoing Editor Materials and Design
  • Industry Partnerships

    Date Engagement Type Partner Name
    2016 - ongoing Consultant Charles Taylor Adjusting (Australia) Pty Ltd for and on behalf its principal, Munich Reinsurance Company, United Kingdom General Branch (UK)
    2015 - ongoing Consultant Siemens and HDI-Gerling Insurance Company (Siemens Insurer)
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135439
  • Email: andrei.kotousov@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4367
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 2
  • Room: 2 07
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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