Dr Peter Dunning

Dr Peter Dunning
PhD, FHEA, CEng MIMechE

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Dr Peter Dunning
Dr Peter Dunning

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Biography

2019: Became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

2016: Achieved Chartered Engineer status with IMechE.

2015: Joined University of Aberdeen as a Lecturer in the School of Engineering.

2014-2015: Research Associate at University of Bath, UK. Research areas: Mulit-scale topology optimisation, buckling constrained topology optimisation and simultaneous material-topology optimisation.

2013-2014: Research Scholar at National Institute of Aerosapce, VA, USA. Contracted to NASA Langley Research Center. Main reserach area: Aeroelastic topology optimisation.

2011-2012: Structural analyst at Eatec Ltd (Engineering consultancy company, Yate, UK)

2007-2011: PhD from University of Bath, UK. Thesis title: Introducing Loading Uncertainty in Level Set-Based Structural Topology Optimisation (link)

2002-2007: MEng in Aerospace Engineering from University of Bath, UK


Memberships and Affiliations

Internal
  • Programme leader for Mechanical Engineering

Previous:

  • School of Engineering outreach activities coordinator
  • Member of college ethics board
External

Reviewer for several journals:

  • Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • Computers and Structures
  • Journal of Fluids and Structures
  • Composite Structures
  • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
  • International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
  • Aerospace Science and Technology
  • Advances in Engineering Software
  • Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines
  • Engineering Computations
  • Engineering Structures
  • Acta Mechanica Sinica

Past reviewer for AIAA MDO TC awards sub-committee.

Research

Research Overview

Main areas of interest in engineering optimisation:

  • topology optimisation
  • multi-disciplinary
  • aeroelasticity
  • composite materials
  • robust and reliability-based
  • multi-scale
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Current

EG1012 Fundamentals of Engineering Materials - Co-ordinator (50% teaching)

EG55P6/Q2 Engineering Risk and Reliability Analysis - Co-ordinator (100% teaching)

EG4013/14 BEng & MEng Individual Projects - Supervisor

MSc Individual Projects - Supervisor

Previous

EG55M1/96 Finite Element Analysis - Contributor (50% teaching)

EG5565 MEng Group Design Project - Supervisor      

EG4578 BEng Group Design Project - Spervisor         

Publications

Publications 

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  • Investigation and improvement of sensitivity computation using the area-fraction weighted fixed grid FEM and structural optimization

    Dunning, P. D., Kim, H. A., Mullineux, G.

    Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, vol. 47, no. 8, pp. 933-941

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Introducing loading uncertainty in topology optimization

    Dunning, P. D., Kim, H. A., Mullineux, G.

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 760-768

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A new hole insertion method for level set based topology optimization

    Dunning, P. D., Kim, H. A.

    13th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis Optimization Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. pp. 1-9, 9 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Introducing uncertainty in direction of loading for topology optimization

    Dunning, P. D., Kim, H. A., Mullineux, G.

    Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference. [2010-2843] American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Loading magnitude uncertainty in level-set based topology optimization

    Dunning, P., Kim, H., Mullineux, G.

    Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Engineering design optimization using services and workflows

    Crick, T., Dunning, P., Kim, H., Padget, J.

    Philosophical transactions of the royal society a-Mathematical physical and engineering sciences, vol. 367, no. 1898, pp. 2741-2751

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Error analysis of fixed grid formulation for boundary based structural optimisation

    Dunning, P., Kim, H. A., Mullineux, G.

    7th ASMO UK/ISSMO conference on Engineering Design Optimization. Toropov, V. (ed.). Leeds: ASMO-UK. 10 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Two-dimensional fixed grid based finite element structural analysis

    Dunning, P. D., Kim, H. A., Mullineux, G.

    12th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, MAO. [2008-6070] American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

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