Professor Wei Gao

Professor Wei Gao

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • AI and machine learning in structural analysis and design
  • Stochastic structural analysis and safety assessment in CAD/CAE
  • Computational uncertainty/stochastic mechanics
  • Composite materials and structures
  • Stability and reliability analysis
  • Structural optimization and metamaterial design
  • Vibration and control
  • Vehicle-infrastructure interaction dynamics
  • Engineered cementitious composite materials

Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Grants

  • W Gao, T Xiao; Development of computational tool for data-driven structural safety assessment and service life prediction, ARC Linkage-ARC Research Hub (IH210100048) sub-project; 2022-2027
  • W Gao, CW Yang; Circular economy oriented analysis and design for energy-saving materials and structures; ARC Linkage-ARC Research Hub (IH200100010) sub-project; 2021-2026
  • Z Luo, W Gao, P Walker, M Wang; Topological design of mechanical meta-structures; ARC Discovery (DP210101353); 2021-2023
  • W Gao, D Wu, YX Zhang, GY Li, YM Chen; Performance assessment and optimal design for nano and composite structures; ARC Linkage-ARC Research Hub (IH150100006) sub-project; 2017-2022
  • W Gao, Y-L Pi, S Tangaramvong; Unified nondeterministic dynamic safety assessment of softening structures; ARC Discovery (DP160103919); 2016-2018
  • W Gao, Y-L Pi, F Tin-Loi; Stochastic geometrically nonlinear elasto-plastic buckling and behaviour of curved grid-like structures; ARC Discovery (DP140101887); 2014-2016
  • CM Song, W Gao, Y-L Pi; A high-performance stochastic scaled boundary finite-element framework for safety assessment of structures susceptible to fracture; ARC Discovery (DP130102934); 2013-2015
  • CM Song, W Gao, W Becker; Non-deterministic fracture analysis of structures by extending the scaled boundary finite-element method; ARC Discovery (DP1094451); 2010-2012
  • N Zhang, W Gao; Quantitative analysis of dynamic performance of vehicles with uncertain system parameters and road inputs; ARC Discovery (DP0988429); 2009-2011

Research Projects for Future PhD Students

  • AI and machine learning based structural analysis and design
  • Integrated stochastic CAD/CAE framework
  • Smart, sustainable and resilient structural design
  • Data-driven structural reliability assessment and service-life prediction
  • Stochastic static/dynamic elasto-plastic nonlinear analysis of large/complex structures
  • Robust safety/ reliability-based design of composite structures
  • Vehicle-bridge and train-rail-sleeper--foundation-tunnel coupled system
  • Durability and safety of nano-enhanced building materials

Editorial Boards

  • Engineering Structures (Associate Editor)

  • Applied Mathematical Modelling (Subject Editor)

  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (Editorial Advisory Board Member)

  • Nanotechnology Reviews (Editorial Advisory Board Member)

  • Composites Part B Engineering (Editorial Board Member, 2013-2019)

(+61 2) 9385 4123
Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 6, Room CE608 Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Bo L; Li Q; Tian Y; Wu D; Yu Y; Chen X; Gao W, 2022, 'Nonlinear dynamic investigation of the perovskite solar cell with GPLR-FGP stiffeners under blast impact', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, vol. 213, pp. 106866 - 106866,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Feng J; Gao K; Gao W; Liao Y; Wu G, 2022, 'Machine learning-based bridge cable damage detection under stochastic effects of corrosion and fire', Engineering Structures, vol. 264, pp. 114421,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Tian Y; Li Q; Wu D; Chen X; Gao W, 2022, 'Nonlinear dynamic stability analysis of clamped and simply supported organic solar cells via the third-order shear deformation plate theory', Engineering Structures, vol. 252,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang Q; Feng Y; Wu D; Li G; Liu Z; Gao W, 2022, 'Polymorphic uncertainty quantification for engineering structures via a hyperplane modelling technique', Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 398,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang Q; Wu D; Li G; Gao W, 2021, 'A virtual model architecture for engineering structures with Twin Extended Support Vector Regression (T-X-SVR) method', Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 386,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yu Y; Gao W; Feng Y; Castel A; Chen X; Liu A, 2021, 'On the competitive antagonism effect in combined chloride-sulfate attack: A numerical exploration', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 144, pp. 106406 - 106406,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Do DM; Gao W; Song C; Tangaramvong S, 2014, 'Dynamic analysis and reliability assessment of structures with uncertain-but-bounded parameters under stochastic process excitations', Reliability Engineering and System Safety, vol. 132, pp. 333 - 357,
  • Conference Papers | 2012
    Wang C; Gao W; Song C, 2012, 'Stochastic interval analysis of natural frequency and mode shape of structures with uncertainties', in Proceedings of European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Vienna, Austria, pp. 2251 - 2264, presented at European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Vienna, Austria, 10 September 2012 - 14 September 2012