School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Yongchang Pu



Roles and Responsibilities

Lecturer in Structural and Reliability Analysis of Offshore Structures


PhD Glasgow 1995.
BSc Shanghai 1983.


Research Interests

Broadly the structural design and analysis of ships and offshore structures.
Reliability analysis of components and systems of structures.
Reliability - based optimal design of structures.
Probabilistic analysis of marine risers.

Current Work

Application of ANN-based response surface method to strength assessment and reliability of marine structures
Effects of corrosion and crack on the strength of ships
Reliability-based performance assessment of damaged ships

Esteem Indicators

  • plenary addresses or keynote papers at major conferences
None prize-winning publications None honours, prizes and awards (indicating whether by nomination) None award of prestigious and/or externally funded fellowships (eg, Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), Royal Society, EPSRC Advanced Fellowships, EPSRC Senior Fellowships) None awarded patents or licences None election to learned societies and associations (eg, RAEng, Royal Society), and fellowship of professional institutions None learned society engagements Member of ISSC between 2000 and 2006 editorships or editorial board membership None leadership of consortia None participation in advisory, review, funding or standard setting bodies None contribution to government committees, national/international advisory councils and boards for industry None collaborative research including details of companies contributing significant funding, together with evidence of the nature and timescale of the relationship I am the principal investigator and co-ordinator of a collaborative research, which is sponsored by Office of Naval Research (ONR). Three organisations, Newcastle University, University of Glasgow & Strathclyde, and Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division in USA, are involved in this research. The first phase started in July 2004 and finished in July 2006. The second phase will last for two years commencing in July 2006. consultancies, company directorships None research exploitation by industry None EU collaborative research As a co-investigator I am involved in a couple of EU funded research projects, such as OPTIPOD and MARSTRUCT. joint or sponsored appointments or secondments with industry or commerce None spin-out company activities None other evidence of esteem in which researchers are held by practitioners in their field. None