Former Doctoral Candidate

Arviandy Aribowo


Arviandy Aribowo works as a PhD candidate in the Dynamics and Control section within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. His current research focus is on modelling and analysis of drilling systems equipped with a down-hole tool, namely AST (developed by Tomax AS, a Norwegian company). The developed models and numerical simulators are used to analyze the effect of AST on drilling performance for several scenarios involving deviated drilling trajectory and interbedded (heterogeneous) rock formations. This project is supported by the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) of the Republic of Indonesia and the Norwegian company - Tomax AS.


Arviandy Aribowo (born in 1985, in Indonesia) obtained his BSc degree in Engineering Physics from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia, in 2007. He also received his MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Houston, Texas, USA, in 2015, under the support of the Fulbright Scholarship Program (from IIE - US Department of State). Prior to starting his PhD research in TU/e, from 2010 - 2016 he worked in the area of instrumentation and automation systems for offshore processing facilities of oil-gas exploration and production companies (ConocoPhillips, MedcoEnergi), located in the Natuna Sea, Indonesia. From 2008 - 2010, he worked in universities located in Indonesia and Singapore as a research assistant/engineer. His current research interests are nonsmooth mechanics, multibody dynamics, infinite dimensional systems, bit-rock interaction, and drill-string dynamics.

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