Seminar - Wei Gao - Non-deterministic analysis and safety assessment of structures with uncertainty
Wednesday 8 June 2011, 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Civil Engineering Conference Room
Dr Wei Gao
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of New South Wales
Uncertainties exist in the system parameters when a structure is modelled numerically. For example, the material and geometric properties of a real structure may vary considerably from the design values due to manufacture errors, model inaccuracies, and system complexities. Over the lifetime of a structure, the progressive deterioration of concrete and corrosion of steel usually lead to significant variations of system parameters and performance. Hence, there is no doubt that, for response analysis and proper safety evaluation of structures, uncertainties will need to be taken into account. In this talk, our recent research on hybrid probabilistic and interval analysis of structures, probabilistic dynamic analysis of vehicle-bridge interaction systems and interval limit analysis will be presented.
Dr Wei Gao is currently a Senior lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. In 2003, he obtained his PhD from Xidian University, China. He worked at UNSW as a Vice-Chancellor’s postdoctoral research fellow from 2004-2007 and at UTS as a Chancellor’s postdoctoral research fellow from 2007-2008. His research interests include uncertain analysis of structural and mechanical systems, structural dynamics, structural reliability and safety assessment. He published over 110 journal and conference papers in the last 10 years.