Hadal Science and Technology Research Center

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Weicheng CUI


Email: wccui@shou.edu.cn


May 1988 - Jan. 1990   University of Bristol (UK)     Ph.D, Structural reliability    Uncertainty Analysis in structural safety assessment
Oct. 1987 - April 1988   Imperial College (UK)        M.Phi, Structural reliability    Start Ph.D research and then transferred to University of Bristol.  
Nov. 1986 - Jun. 1987   Shanghai University of Foreign Studies       Comprehensive English language training for studying abroad.
Sept. 1981 - July 1986   Tsinghua University       Bachelor degree, Engineering Mechanics

Work Experience

Feb. 1990 - Jan. 1993    University of Bristol      Postdoctorate fellow in Department of Aerospace Engineering
Working on the project of "Multiaxial static and fatigue strength prediction of composites with tapered thickness ". My main responsibility is to establish theoretical models to predict the static and fatigue strength of composite laminates with tapered thickness. The work includes finite element analysis using ABAQUS, failure criteria, fracture mechanics and fatigue. Most of the current work concerns with delamination which is one of the most dominant failure modes in composite structures. During this period, 17 papers have been published in various journals and conference proceedings.
Feb. 1993 - May 1999   China Ship Scientific Research Center        Research Professor
Working in areas of Reliability Analysis of Ship Structures and Applications of Composite Materials to Marine Structures. My main interests were dedicated to the Fatigue Strength Assessment of Ship Structures and the Ultimate Strength Analysis of Plates, Stiffened Panels and Ship Hulls. The following subjects are of particular relevance: Reliability Analysis and Design; Mechanics of Composite Materials; Finite Element Methods; Structural Analysis; Fatigue and Fracture, Theory of Probability and Statistics; and so on. During this period, extensive use of ISPUD program was made in carrying out the reliability analysis of various ship structures. A new method based on the idea of direct numerical integration was also implemented in ISPUD program which can compute the probability of failure more accurately than the importance sampling method if the number of random variables does not exceed 7. About 30 papers have been published in various journals and conference proceedings.
Feb. 1997 - July 1997: Department of Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering, University of California at Berkeley         Visiting professor
Working on the project of “Ship Structural Fabrication and Ship Structural Details”. My main work is the establishment of limit state equations with explicit consideration of fabrication tolerances. Unstiffened plates and stiffened panels have been studied extensively. Furthermore, with regard to the treatment of compromise between cost and fabrication tolerances, a new mathematical model is proposed. During this period, 5 papers and 4 reports have been completed.
April 1999 – September 2002: School of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University         “Changjiang Professor”
Working in areas of Marine Structural Reliability, Systematic Investigation of Ultimate Strength Analysis Methods, Hydroelastic Response Analyses of Very Large Floating Structures. About 30 papers have been published in various journals and conference proceedings.
October 2002 – March 2013: China Ship Scientific Research Center       Research Professor
Working in the development of deep manned submersible and also working in area of Fatigue Strength Prediction for Marine Structures. About 100 papers have been published in various journals and conference proceedings.
 April 2013 – present: Hadal Science and Technology Research Center, Shanghai Ocean University        Professor
Working in the development of deep manned submersible and also working in area of Fatigue Strength Prediction for Marine Structures. About 20 papers have been published in various journals and conference proceedings.


[1] Wu, Y.S., Cui, W.C. and Zhou, G.J. (eds), Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures, VOLUME I&II, Proceedings of the eighth international symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures, September 16-21, 2001, Shanghai, China, published by Elsevier Science Ltd, 2001.
[2] Cui,W.C., Uncertainty Analysis in Structural Safety Assessment, Ph.D thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, UK, 1990.
[3] Cui Weicheng, FRACTURE MECHANICS AND ULTIMATE STRENGTH OF CRACKED STRUCTURES (CHAPTER 10) in J.K. Paik and A.K. Thayamballi, Ultimate Limit State Design of Steel Plated Structures, published by John Wiley & Sons, London, August 2002.
[4] Cui Weicheng, Yang Jianmin, Wu Yousheng and Liu Yingzhong (2007). Theory of Hydroelasticity and Its Application to Very Large Floating Structures, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, ISBN 978-7-313-04626-0.
[5] Wu, Y.S. and Cui, W.C. (eds), Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology, Proceedings of the fourth international conference on hydroelasticity in marine technology, Wuxi, China, 10-14 September 2006, National Defence Industry Press.
[6] Cui,W.C., Dong,S.T., Kang,B.L. and Zhang,M. eds. (2007). Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST2007), September 23-27,2007, Shanghai, China.
[7] Cui Weicheng, Mechanisms, Mathematical Models and Preventive Measures of Fatigue Cracking (Chapter 5), Cui Weicheng, Wang Fang, Residual Strength of Cracked Structures (Chapter 8) in J.K. Paik and Robert E. Melchers (eds), Condition Assessment of Aged Structures, Woodhead Publishing Limited,Abington Hall, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AH, England, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84569-334-3.
[8] Cui Weicheng, Zhang Ming and Kang Bolin eds. (2009). Proceedings of the sixth international symposium on underwater technology (UT2009), April 21-24, 2009, Wuxi, China, Journal of Ship Mechanics Press.
[9] Cui Weicheng, Huang Xiaoping, Wang Fang (2013). Towards a Unified Fatigue Life Prediction Method for Marine Structures, Zhejiang University Press and Springer. ISBN 978-7-308-10450-0 Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou;ISBN 978-3-642-41830-3 e-ISBN 978-3-642-41831-0, Springer Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London .
[10] Cui, W.C., Wang, F. (2012). The unified fatigue crack growth rate model, in Fatigue Crack Growth: Mechanisms, Behavior and Analysis, Published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
[11] Cui, W.C., Wang, F. (2012). Damage Accumulation (Essay 00273), Stress-life theories (Essay 00277), Strain-life theories (Essay 00276). Encyclopedia of Tribology, edited by Wang, Q.J. and Chung, Y.W., Springer, ISBN 978-0-387-92896-8, Due: Oct. 2012. 
[12] Weicheng Cui, Fang Wang, Binbin Pan, Yong Hu and Qinghai Du (2015). Chapter 1 Issues to be Solved in the Design, Manufacture and Maintenance of a Full Ocean Depth Manned Cabin, in Advances in Engineering Research. Volume 11, Editors: Victoria M. Petrova,  Pub. Date: 2015 - 3rd Quarter,  ISBN: 978-1-63483-380-6, Nova Science Publishers.
[13] Wang Fang & Cui Weicheng (2015). Recent Development of Fatigue Crack Growth Rate models. Chapter 1 in the Book “Advances in Engineering Research. Pp. 127-160. Volume 11”, edited by Ricardo Branco, Nova Science Publishers. 2015-3rd Quarter.