Dr Peter Dunning

Dr Peter Dunning
Dr Peter Dunning

Dr Peter Dunning

PhD, FHEA, CEng MIMechE

Lecturer

About

Fraser Noble Building (room 263)
School of Engineering
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, AB24 3UE
Scotland, UK

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 Memberships
  • Programme leader for Mechanical Engineering

Previous:

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

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

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  • Robust topology optimisation for expected compliance and variance using level-set method

    Dunning, P. D., Alicia Kim, H.
    53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference 2012. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • 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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