Dr. Fu is an
experienced civil engineer with interest in structural analysis,
finite element and boundary element methods, and optimal systems
design. He has done innovative and extensive work on structural
optimization and the finite element method. His current research
interest is in Genetic Algorithm and Neural Networks.
National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, ROC.
The University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame
of Toledo Appointment Record:
designer, Charles W. Cole and Sons, South Bend, Indiana,
engineer and computer programmer in Bridge Design Section,
Hazelet and Erdal,
Cincinnati, Ohio, Summer, 1966.
engineer and system analyst, Computer Service Department, J.E.
Griener Co., Inc.,
Baltimore, Maryland, Summer 1973.
Registered in the State of Indiana, No. 9768, since 1962.
Registered in the Republic of China, No. 3228, since 1979
Journal and Conference Publications:
evaluation of ceramic candle filters using artificial neural
networks", Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, 2005 Vol.
5, coauthored by Yanqin Zhou and Lijun
“Optimum Design of Welded Steel Plate Girder Bridges Using a
Genetic Algorithm with Elitism", Journal of Bridge Engineering, May 2005, co-authors, Y. Zhai and S.
Finite Element Analysis for Highway Bridge Superstructures”, Journal
of Bridge Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering.,
“Minimum Cost Design of Plate Girder Bridges using a Genetic
Algorithm”, accepted for presentation at the 15th ASCE
Engineering Mechanics Conference, June 2-5, 2002, New York, New York.
“The Solutions of a Complete Circular Cylindrical Shell under
Concentrated Loads”, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American
Society of Civil Engineering, Vol.127, No.3, March 2001.
“Non-Destructive Evaluation of Ceramic Candle Filters using
Artificial Neural Networks,” accepted for presentation at the 18th
Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, December 3-7, 2001,
Newcastle, Australia, sponsored by US Department of Energy, University
of Pittsburgh and CSIRO Energy Technology.
“Analysis of Shallow Cylindrical shell by Boundary Element
Method,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol.
35 Nos. 1-2, pp. 1-17, 1998
"Plate Girder Bridge Design Using Genetic Algorithm",
Presented at the Fourth World Congress on Computational Mechanics,
June 29-July 2, 1998.
"Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Composite
Bridges", Proceedings of the Fourth NSF National Workshop on
Bridge Research in Progress, Buffalo, New York, June 17-19, 1996,
co-sponsored by the State University of New York and the National
"Shifting Natural Frequencies of Plates through Preforming,"
Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol.
24, No.3, pp411-418, 1995.
"The Effect of Initial Curvature on the Natural Frequency
of a Thin Plate on Hinge Support," ASCE Journal of Engineering
Mechanics, Vol. 120, No. 4, April, 1994.
"The Influence of Preform on the Vibration Mode of a Thin
Plate," ASCE Special Conference on Computing in Civil
Engineering, Anaheim, California, June, 1993.
"Rational Design of the Axially Adjustable System in a
Strip Mill," 1993 Annual Meeting of Association of Iron and Steel
Engineers, Nashville, Tennessee, May, 1993.
A 3-D Morphometrical Study of the Distal Human Femur,"
co-authored with Dr. Hefzy Vol. 206, Journal of Engineering in
Medicine, Dec. 1992.
"Optimization of Axially Loaded Non-prismatic
Column," International Journal of Computers and Structures,
Vol. 43, No.1, pp. 159-162, 1992.
"A Boundary Element Technique on the Solution of
Cylindrical Shell Bending Problems," Proceedings of 13th
International Conference on Boundary Element Method, Tulsa, Oklahoma,
August 21-23, 1991, co-author, D. Ren.
"The Analysis of a Spherical Shell," Proceedings of
ASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference, Columbus, Ohio, May
19-22, 1991, co-author, A. Harb.
"Engineering Applications of the Analysis of a Spherical
Shell, Proceedings of ASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference,
Columbus, Ohio, May 19-22, 1991, co-author, A. Harb.
"The Development of the Integral Equation Method for the
Analysis of a Spherical Shell under Axisymmetric Loads,"
February, 1990, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American
Society of Civil Engineers, co-Author: A. Harb.
"The Analysis and Optimal Design of Spherical Shells Under
Axisymmetric Loads," February, 1990, Journal of Engineering
Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers, co-Author: A. Harb.
"Shape Optimization of an Axially Loaded Column,"
Proceedings of Fourth International Colloquium on Structural
Stability, Beijing, China, October, 1989, co-author, Dafan Ren.
"A 3-D Geometrical Model of the Distal Human Femur,"
1989 Advances in Bioengineering, ASME WAM, San Francisco, CA, Dec.
1989, pp. 89-90, co-author, Dr. M. S. Hefzy.
"The Optimization of a Shell Structure," Proceedings
of 10th International Conference on Boundary Element Method in
Engineering, South Hampton University, England, 6-8 September, 1988,
co-author, A. Harb.
"Thermal Stresses of a Wind Turbine Blade Made of
Orthotropic Material," International Journal of Computers and
Structures, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 225-235, 1987.
"Structural Design by Optimization Techniques,"
presented to the Annual Meeting of Ohio Academy of Science, April 26,
1986, published in The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol. 86, co-author:
Tanoh V. Eyorokon.
"Thermal Analysis of an Orthotropic Engineering
Body," Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Applied
Numerical Modeling, December, 1984, National Cheng-Kung University,
Taiwan, The Republic of China.
“Thermal-stress Analysis for a Wood Composite Blade,"
NASA publication, DOE/NASA/0373-1, NASA CR-174794, July, 1984,
Available from National Technical Information Service.
"Shear Building Optimization with Dynamic
Constraints," ASCE Eighth Conference on Electronic Computation,
February 1983, Houston, Texas.
"Computer Analysis of Continuous Bridges with
Non-prismatic beams," Sino-American Symposium, September 1982,
"An Innovative Concept in Structural Design,"
Proceedings of The 9th EMD/ASCE International Congress on the
Application of Mathematics in Engineering, Weimar, Germany, June 28 -
July 5, 1981.
"Senior Project Design, An Exciting Course for Engineering
Students", Proceedings of 1981 North Central Section, ASEE
Conference, Dayton, Ohio, April 23 - 25, 1981.
"Computer, a Teaching Aid in Structural Courses,"
presented at ASCE Seventh Conference on Electronic Computation, held
on August 6-8, 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri.
"The Response Surface of a Simple Truss," presented
at Third ASCE/EMD Specialty Conference held on September 17-19, 1979
at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.
"On the Unimodality of the Weight Function of a Five Bar
Truss," International Journal of Computers & Structures,
Vol. 9, pp. 331-333, 1978.
"Discrete Frame Optimization by Complex-Simplex
Procedure," International Journal of Computers &
Structures, Vol. 9, pp. 207-217, l978.
"A Method in Discrete Frame Optimization and Its
Outlook," presented at "The Symposium on Future Trends in
Computerized Structural Analysis and Synthesis" held October 30
to November 1, 1978 in Washington, D.C.
"Optimum Structural Design with Discrete Variables,"
proceedings of Symposium on Applications of Computer Methods in
Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles,
California, August, 1977.
"Optimum Frame Design Using Available Sections,"
Proceedings of ASCE National Structural Engineering Conference, Madison,
Wisconsin, August, 1976- complete paper.
"Modified Penalty Function Technique for Roof Truss
Optimization," Proceedings of Second Iranian Congress of Civil
Engineering, May, 1976 - Complete paper.
"On the Optimization Method and Its Application of Truss
Design," Journal of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Vol.
VI, February 1975.
"An Application of Search Technique in Truss
Configurational Optimization," International Journal of
Computers and Structures, Vol. 3,1973.
"Some Pragmatic Considerations on Truss Configurational
Optimization," Proceedings of the 4th Canadian Congress of
Applied Mechanics, Montreal Canada, May, 1973- extended outline.
"Computer Science Education for an Overlooked Group, High
School Teachers," SIGCSE Bulletin, a quarterly publication
of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education,
Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. 5, No. l, 1973.
"An Experience in Innovating a Computerized Undergraduate
Structural Analysis Course," Proceedings of the North Central
Section of the American Society for Engineering Education, April,
1973, complete paper.
"The Optimization of Truss Configuration," Transaction
of Civil Engineering, The Engineering Journal, Engineering
Institute of Canada, April 1972 issue.
"Truss Configurational Optimization,
"Proceedings of National Symposium on Computerized
Structural Analysis and Design, March 27-29, 1972, Washington, D. C. -
B. U.S. Patent Award
- 1. U.S. patent Serial No. 5,448,901,'Rolling Mill Control System
and Method for Controlling Axial Shifting of Rolls', was awarded
on September 12, 1995.
Presentations and Reports:
- Invited by Tongji University to give lectures on Finite Element
Methods and on Structural Optimization for Fall Semester, 1997.
- Invited by the Structural Section of Turner Fairbank Highway
Research Center, US Department of Transportation to make a
presentation on the subject of "Nonlinear Finite Element
Analysis of Composite Bridges', on April 5, 1996.
- Invited by the Governmentof the Republic of China to attend
National Development Seminar 1992 and make presentation on the
subject of Engineering Education, Taipei, Taiwan, January 6-12,
- "The Integral Equation Method for Shell Analysis and
Optimum Design," presented to the Civil Eng. Department,
Chung-Yuan Christian University, Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 31, 1991.
- "The Future of the Chinese Culture and China as a
Nation," presented to the Chinese Culture University, Taipei,
Taiwan, Dec. 30, 1991.
- "The Integral Equation Method for the Analysis of
Shell," presented to the Seminar in Civil Engineering, Univ,
of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 11, 1991.
- "Shell Analysis and Optimization, "presented to the
Graduate School of Civil Engineering, Cheng-Kung University,
Tainan, Taiwan, Nov. 6-7, 1990.
- "A lecture series on the subjects of truss, frame and shell
optimization," presented to the Graduate School of Civil
Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of the following
- Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China, Sept.
- Chongqing Institute of Architecture & Engineering,
Chongqing, China, Sept. 19-25, 1990,
- Southeast University, Nanjing, China, Oct. 1-5, 1990
- Qinghua University, Beijing, China, Oct. 10-16, 1990
- Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, China, Oct. 18-24, 1990
- Zheziang University, Hangzhou, China, Oct. 26-30, 1990.
- "Thermal-stress Analysis of a Large Wind Turbine
Blade," presented tothe Wind Energy Research Section, NASA,
August 19, 1983.
- "Weight Minimization of a Wood Composite Blade,"
presented to the Wind Energy Research Section, NASA, August, 1982.
- "Taiwan - The Republic of China," presented at Toledo
Compass Clubheld on August 2, 1979 in Toledo.
- "The Rapid Industrialization of Taiwan and Her Ten National
Construction Projects," presented to the "Seminar on
China," sponsored by The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio,
April 7, 1977.
- "An Introduction to Optimization and Optimum Structural
Frame Design, "Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, May 12,
- "Structural Optimization and Its Outlook," Engineering
Science Research Center, National Science Council, Tainan, Taiwan,
China, November, 1974.
- "Truss Optimization and the Hypothesis of Unimodality,"
the Graduate School and the Department of Civil Engineering,
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, China, May 15, 1975.
- "Engineering Education in the United States," National
Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, China, June 3, 1975.
Element Method, Advanced Finite Element Methods
Mechanics - Matrix Analysis, Advanced Structural Mechanics
Optimization, Structural Dynamics
Stability, Advanced Strength of Materials
Concrete Design, Structural Steel Design
Methods in Civil Engineering
and Lecture Grants:
- "Lectures on Finite Element Methods and Structural
Optimization" to Tongji University, Shanghai, China,
supported jointly by Tongji University and United Nations' STAR/TOKTEN
program, which paid allexpenses for two months in China and for
international travel, September to December, 1997
- "Lecture Tours on the Subject of Structural
Optimization,"to six renowned universities in China,
supported by United Nations' TOKTEN International Technology
Exchange Program, which paid all expensesfor the 8-week visit in
China and for international travel, September to November, 1990.
- "Finite Element Analysis of the Wood Composite Blade of a
Large Wind Turbine," $40,000, NAG-3-373, U.S. National
Aeronautics & Space Administration.
- "Optimization of the Geometry of Engineering Trusses,"
$17,000, GF42390, U.S. National Science Foundation.
- "Optimization of Truss Configurations under
Deterministicand Probabilistic Loading Conditions," $13,700,
GK4658, U.S. National Science Foundation.
- Elected to be a Fellow in the American Societyof Civil Engineers
- Elected to be the referee of "Journal of Computingin Civil
Engineering," ASCE, and to be a member of the Technical
Council on Computer Practices (TCCP) Publication Committee.
- Listed in "The International Directory of Distinguished
- Listed in Who's Who in Technology Today
- Listed in American Men of Science
- Listed in Who's Who in the Midwest
- Listed in Who's Who in the Republic of China
- Chair Professorship in Civil Engineering, National Cheng Kung
University, Taiwan, ROC, 1974-75
- Elected reviewer of the Journal of Applied Mechanics Review
- Elected reviewer of research proposal submitted to the National
- Fellowship awards:
- a. NASA-ASEE Faculty Research Fellowship, Summer, 1983
- b. NASA-ASEE Faculty Research Fellowship, Summer, 1982
- c. NASA-ASEE Faculty Fellowship, Summer, 1976