Biography: Zhiping Qiu is currently a full professor and Ph.D. advisor in the school of Aeronautic Science and Engineering at Beihang University. He received the Ph.D. degree from Jilin University in 1994. After completing his Ph.D., he was a postdoctoral research associate at Dalian University of Technology, working with Academician Gengdong Cheng. In 1999, he was a recipient of Humboldt Foundation under the mentorship of Prof. Peter C. Mueller & Prof. Andreas Frommer.
His scientific work spans a wide variety of topics, with as main themes: Computational Solid Mechanics, Aero-elasticity Mechanics, Random Vibration, Structural Reliability and Optimization Design, Durability and Damage Tolerance Design, Non-linear Problems in Mechanics, Intelligent Material Structure and Composites Mechanics.
The scientific discoveries have been summarized and published 5 books, and 130 SCI papers are also accepted by famous international journals where the papers are totally cited more than 1000 times by SCI, in which the number of non-self-citations is more than 800. 6 academicians from US National Academy of Sciences, European Academy of Sciences, etc., 7 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and over 10 fellows of ASCE/ASME/IEEE/AAM have cited and highly evaluated the work of the project achievers.
Professor Qiu undertook more than 40 research projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Defense Industrial Technology Development Program, Aeronautical Science Foundation of China and so on. His work has been honoured by many awards. He won the Second Prize of Natural Science Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scientific Research in Higher Instituation in 2008 and the Third Prize of Technical Invention Award for National Defense Science and Technology Award in 2016, respectively, as well as a number of academic prizes in his research fields.
Speech Title: Eigenvalue analysis of structural vibration problem with uncertainty using an exact solution method and its parallel algorithm
Abstract: Significant uncertainties caused by system complexities, model inaccuracies, physical imperfections and others, exist practically in all the engineering structures to varying degrees. In this speech, we will attempt to address the structural vibration problems with uncertainty. Considering limited available information, we employ interval parameters to quantify the uncertainties in structural system. Also an exact solution method for evaluating the structural eigenvalue bounds and its novel proof using convex set theory will be discussed. Furthermore, we will demonstrate a parallel algorithm exploited to improve computational efficiency of the exact solution method. Compared with the existing methods, the contribution of this work is not only to obtain the exact eigenvalue bounds, but also be easy to couple with existing deterministic finite element codes for solving many large-scale engineering structures with uncertainties. Finally, Numerical examples will be performed for the purpose of validation and demonstration.