Peng Hao
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Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology & China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, China, 2013

B.S. in Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, China, 2008

Academic Positions

Dalian University of Technology, Dalian

Professor of Engineering Mechanics                                    Dec. 2018- present

Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics                   Dec. 2015- Dec. 2018

Lecturer of Engineering Mechanics                                      Nov. 2013- Dec. 2015

Professional Affiliation

1) American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - Senior member

2) International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO) - Fellow

Research Interests

Structural optimization

Reliability-based design optimization

Buckling and instability

Composite structures

Finite element analysis (isogeometric analysis)

Prof. Hao has focused on the research frontiers of reliability analysis and optimization. Systematic works were carried out on the topics of “exact modeling, load-carrying capacity analysis and integrated design of lightweight variable-stiffness structures” and “efficient reliability-based design optimization (RBDO) methods for complex structures under multi-source uncertainties”. Specifically, a series of efficient analysis and optimization methods of typical variable-stiffness structures were established, and then an enhanced chaos control method and an adaptive-loop algorithm were developed for the RBDO of complex structures. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers indexed by SCI, including 40 first-author and corresponding-author papers. Five papers were selected as ESI Top papers. Besides, he has been authorized 20 patents for inventions. The research achievements have been enclosed by two national aerospace industry standards. Moreover, the research achievements have been applied in the design of a series of important aerospace structures. In addition, he has been awarded as the First Prize of Higher School Outstanding Achievements in Technological Invention (third achiever), and Outstanding Young Scientist by the Asian Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. He has been exceptionally promoted as a full Professor, and enrolled in the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by China Association for Science and Technology.

Selected Publications

1.        Hao P, Wang B, Li G. Surrogate-based optimum design for stiffened shells with adaptive sampling. AIAA Journal, 50(11): 2389-2407, 2012.

2.        Hao P, Wang B, Li G*, Meng Z, Wang L. Hybrid framework for reliability-based design optimization of imperfect stiffened shells. AIAA Journal, 53(10): 2878-2889, 2015.

3.        Hao P, Wang B*, Tian K, Li G, Du KF, Niu F. Efficient optimization of cylindrical stiffened shells with reinforced cutouts by curvilinear stiffeners. AIAA Journal, 54(4): 1350-1363, 2016.

4.        Hao P, Wang B, Du KF, Li G, Tian K, Sun Y, Ma YL. Imperfection-insensitive design of stiffened conical shells based on perturbation load approach. Composite Structures, 136: 405-413, 2016.

5.        Hao P, Wang B, Li G, Tian K, Du KF, Wang XJ, Tang XH. Surrogate-based optimization of stiffened shells including load-carrying capacity and imperfection sensitivity. Thin-Walled Structures, 72(15): 164-174, 2013.

6.        Hao P, Wang B, Li G, Meng Z, Tian K, Tang XH. Hybrid optimization of hierarchical stiffened shells based on smeared stiffener method and finite element method. Thin-Walled Structures, 82: 46-54, 2014.

7.        Hao P, Wang B*, Li G, Meng Z, Tian K, Zeng DJ, Tang XH. Worst Multiple Perturbation Load Approach of stiffened shells with and without cutouts for improved knockdown factors. Thin-Walled Structures, 82: 321-330, 2014.

8.        Hao P, Wang B, Tian K, Du KF, Zhang X. Influence of imperfection distributions for cylindrical stiffened shells with weld lands. Thin-Walled Structures, 93: 177-187, 2015.

9.        Hao P, Wang B, Tian K, Li G, Zhang X. Optimization of curvilinearly stiffened panels with single cutout concerning the collapse load. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 16(7), 1550036 (21 pages), 2016.

10.     Hao P, Wang B, Tian K, Li G, Du KF, Luan Y. Integrated optimization of hybrid-stiffness stiffened shells based on sub-panel elements. Thin-Walled Structures, 103: 171-182, 2016.

11.     Hao P, Wang B, Tian K, Liu HL, Wang YT, Niu F, Zeng DJ. Simultaneous buckling design of stiffened shells with multiple cutouts. Engineering Optimization, 49(7): 1116-1132, 2017.

12.     Hao P, Wang B*, Tian K, Li G, Sun Y, Zhou CX. Fast procedure for non-uniform optimum design of stiffened shells under buckling constraint. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 55(4): 1503-1516, 2017.

13.     Hao P, Yuan XJ, Liu HL, Wang B*, Liu C, Yang DX. Isogeometric buckling analysis of composite variable-stiffness panels. Composite Structures, 165: 192-208, 2017.

14.     Hao P, Wang YT, Liu C, Wang B. A novel non-probabilistic reliability-based design optimization algorithm using enhanced chaos control method. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 318: 572-593, 2017.

15.     Hao P, Wang YT, Liu XX, Wang B, Li G, Wang LP. An efficient adaptive-loop method for non-probabilistic reliability-based design optimization. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 324: 689-711, 2017.

16.     Hao P, Liu C, Yuan XJ, Wang B, Li G, Zhu TY, Niu F. Buckling optimization of variable-stiffness composite panels based on flow field function. Composite Structures, 181: 240-255, 2017.

17.     Hao P, Feng SJ, Zhang K, Li Z, Wang B, Li G. Adaptive gradient-enhanced kriging model for variable-stiffness composite panels using isogeometric analysis. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 58(1): 1-16, 2018.

18.     Hao P*, Yuan XJ, Liu C, Liu HL, Wang B*, Li G, Niu F. An integrated framework of exact modeling, isogeometric analysis and optimization for variable-stiffness composite panels. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 339: 205-238, 2018.

19.     Hao P, Wang YT, Liu C, Wang B, Tian K, Li G, Jiang LL. Hierarchical non-deterministic optimization of curvilinearly stiffened aircraft panel with multi-cutouts. AIAA Journal, 56(10): 4180-4194, 2018.

20.     Hao P, Liu C, Liu XX, Yuan XJ, Wang B, Li G. Isogeometric analysis and design of variable-stiffness aircraft panels with multiple cutouts by level set method. Composite Structures, 206: 888-902, 2018.

21.     Hao P*, Wang YT, Ma R, Liu H, Wang B*, Li G. A new reliability-based design optimization framework using isogeometric analysis. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 345: 476-501, 2019.

22.     Hao P*, Liu DC, Wang Y, Liu XX, Wang B*, Li G, Feng SW. Design of manufacturable fiber path for variable-stiffness panels based on lamination parameters. Composite Structures, 219:158-169, 2019.

23.     Hao P*, Ma R, Wang YT, Feng SW, Wang B*, Li G, Xing HZ, Yang F. An augmented step size adjustment method for the performance measure approach: toward general structural reliability-based design optimization. Structural Safety, 80: 32-45, 2019.

24.     Hao P*, Liu XX, Wang Y, Liu DC, Wang B*, Li G. Collaborative design of fiber path and shape for complex composite shells based on isogeometric analysis. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 354: 181-212, 2019.

25.     Wang B, Hao P*(corresponding author), Li G, Wang XJ, Tang XH, Luan Y. Generatrix shape optimization of stiffened shells for low imperfection sensitivity. Science China, 57(10): 2012-2019, 2014.

26.     Meng Z, Hao P*(corresponding author), Li G, Wang B, Zhang K. Non-probabilistic reliability-based design optimization of stiffened shells under buckling constraint. Thin-Walled Structures, 94: 325-333, 2015.

27.     Keshtegar B, Hao P*(corresponding author), Wang YT, Li YF. Optimum design of aircraft panels based on adaptive dynamic harmony search. Thin-Walled Structures, 118: 37-45, 2017.

28.     Li YF, Wang YT, Ma R, Hao P*(corresponding author). Efficient reliability-based design optimization of spherical shell under external pressure. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 2019.

29.     Wang B, Tian K, Hao P*(corresponding author), Cai YW, Li YW, Sun Y. Hybrid analysis and optimization of hierarchical stiffened plates based on asymptotic homogenization method. Composite Structures, 132: 136-147, 2015.

30.     Wang B, Tian K, Hao P*(corresponding author), Zheng YB, Ma YL, Wang JB. Numerical-based smeared stiffener method for global buckling analysis of grid-stiffened composite cylindrical shells. Composite Structures, 152: 807-815, 2016.

31.     Li G, Fang YC, Hao P*(corresponding author), Li ZK. Three-point bending deflection and failure mechanism map of sandwich beams with second-order hierarchical corrugated truss core. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 19(1): 83-107, 2017.

32.     Wang B, Du KF, Hao P*(corresponding author), Zhou CH, Tian K, Xu SS, Ma YL, Zhang X. Numerically and experimentally predicted knockdown factors for stiffened shells under axial compression. Thin-Walled Structures, 109: 13-24, 2016.

33.     Wang B, Tian K, Zhou CH, Hao P*(corresponding author), Zheng YB, Ma YL, Wang JB. Grid-pattern optimization framework of novel hierarchical stiffened shells allowing for imperfection sensitivity. Aerospace Science and Technology, 62: 114-121, 2017.

34.     Li G, Li ZK, Hao P*(corresponding author), Wang YT, Fang YC. Failure behavior of hierarchical corrugated sandwich structures with second-order core based on Mindlin plate theory. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 21(2): 552-579, 2019.

35.     Wang B, Zhu SY, Hao P*(corresponding author), Bi XJ, Du KF, Chen BQ, Ma XT, Chao Yuh J. Buckling of quasi-perfect cylindrical shell under axial compression: a combined experimental and numerical investigation. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 130-131(1): 232-247, 2018.

36.     Li G, Meng Z, Hao P*(corresponding author), Hu H. A hybrid reliability-based design optimization approach with adaptive chaos control using kriging model. International Journal of Computational Methods, 13(01): 1650006, 2016.

37.     Wang B, Tian K, Zhao HX, Hao P*(corresponding author), Zhu TY, Zhang K, Ma YL. Multilevel optimization framework for hierarchical stiffened shells accelerated by adaptive equivalent strategy. Applied Composite Materials, 24(3): 575-592, 2017.

38.     Wang B, Ma XT, Hao P*(corresponding author), Sun Y, Tian K, Li G, Zhang K, Jiang LL, Guo J. Improved knockdown factors for composite cylindrical shells with delamination and geometric imperfections. Composites Part B, 163: 314-323, 2019.

39.     Wang B, Du KF, Hao P*(corresponding author), Tian K, Chao YJ, Jiang LL, Xu SS, Zhang X. Experimental validation of cylindrical shells under axial compression for improved knockdown factors. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 164: 37-51, 2019.

40.     Wang B, Ma XT, Tian K, Hao P*(corresponding author), Zhou Y, Quan DL. Concurrent Patch Optimization of Hybrid Composite Plates Based on Proper Orthogonal Decomposition. AIAA Journal, 2019.

  • Educational Experience
  • Work Experience
2008-9 | 2013-10
  • Dalian University of Technology
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Doctoral Degree

2004-9 | 2008-6
  • Dalian University of Technology
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Social Affiliations
  • Research Focus
Personal Information

Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates
Supervisor of Master's Candidates

Main positions:Professor

Other Post:工程力学系主任


Alma Mater:Dalian University of Technology

Degree:Doctoral Degree

School/Department:Department of Engineering Mechanics, State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment

Discipline:Solid Mechanics. Aerospace Mechanics and Engineering. Computational Mechanics. Engineering Mechanics



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