Kun Pang KOU高冠鵬
Associate Professor
CILT Fellow

Academic Qualifications | Professional Experience | Award and Honor | Teaching | Research | Selected Publications | Services | Contact Details


Academic Qualification


Professional Experience

  • Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Macau (2003-2008, 2010-2013)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2008-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, (2001-2007)
  • Teaching Assistant, Civil Engineering Program, Faculty of Science and Technology, (1993-2000)

Award and Honor

  • BEST PAPER AWARD (*:PhD Student)
    • Y. Yang*, K.P. Kou, C.C. Lam, V.P. Iu. Free vibration analysis of the functionally graded coated and undercoated plates. The 5th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM 2014), July 28-30, Cambridge, England.
  • My favourite Teacher Award by the Student Association of Faulty of Science and Technology, 2007
  • My favourite Teacher Award by the Student Association of Faulty of Science and Technology, 2000
  • Ho In Price Awarded by the Macao Government, 1993

Teaching

UNDERGRADUATE

General Education Course

  • Exploring the earth (FSTG111)

B.Sc. Courses

  • Kinematics and Dynamics (CEEB210)
  • Mechanics I (CIVL110)
  • Mechanics II (CIVL213)
  • Strength of Materials I (CIVL215)
  • Strength of Materials II (CIVL220)
  • Structures I (Truss Solver) (CIVL314)
  • Structures II (CIVL316)
  • Technical Drawing (DRWG100)
  • Civil Engineering Drawing (DRWG130)

GRADUATE

M.Sc. Courses

  • Finite Element Method (CIEE703)
  • Structural Analysis and Finite Elements (CIEE712)
  • Plates and Shells (CIEE711)
  • Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue (CIEE726)

Completed thesis work:

Master:

The SIF for deep semi-elliptical surface crack in finite thickness plate by the nodal displacement method

Student Kouk Kinman, 2003
Classification EXCELLENT

Computer aided design of steel structure to the code of structural steel for buildings of Macao Standard

Student Vong Man kit, 2004
Classification GOOD

The SIF for for deep semi-elliptical surface crack in a tubular member

Student Lao Waikouk, 2005
Classification EXCELLENT

Thermal insulation properties of rubber tire

Student Tou Kaman, 2007
Classification GOOD

The application of elementary stiffness matrix decomposition method in stochastic plane stress problems

Student WANG Meng Cheong, 2009
Classification EXCELLENT

Stress intensity factors of circumferential semi-elliptical internal surface cracks of tubular member

Student YANG Yang, 2010
Classification EXCELLENT

Study of curb parking in urban street conditions: a case study of Macao

Student KU Weng Keong, 2011
Classification GOOD

Dual boundary element analysis of fatigue crack growth in two-dimensional linear elastic fracture problem

Student LI Jian Tao, 2012
Classification GOOD

Three dimensional thermal fracture analysis of functionally graded material plate by finite element method

Student LIN Zhan Sheng, 2013
Classification EXCELLENT

Nonlinear static and forced vibration analysis of functionally graded plates under some boundary conditions

Student LAI Xian Gang, 2014
Classification GOOD

On-going

Candidate SUN Lin Lin, YUE Jia Oi, MSc desseration work

Doctoral:

Three-dimensional analysis of functionally graded material plates free vibration in thermal environmental and thermal buckling

Student Li Qian 2008

Investigation on EPC Method for the PDF Solutions of Some Nonlinear Stochastic Oscillators with Poisson Excitations

Student Zhu Hai Tao 2010

Two dimensional dynamic analysis of functionally graded structures by using meshfree boundary-domain integral equation method

Student YANG Yang 2015

On-going

Candidate KU Weng Keong, PhD thesis work

Research

Research Interests

  • Finite Element Method
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Structural Integrity Assessment
  • Recycling of rubber-tire
  • Transport Engineering

Funded Research Projects

External Grants

  • Principal Investigator
    • Computer Aided Design of Steel Structure to READ, Principal Investigator, funded by University of Macau and Macau Laboratory of Civil Engineering, 160,000MOP, 2002
    • Free vibration analysis of functionally graded structures, Funded by FDCT, MOP 486,220.00, 2014

Internal Grants or contracts

  • Principal Investigator:
    • The stress intensity factors for deep semi-elliptical surface crack in finite thickness plate by the nodal displacement method, Principal Investigator, funded by University of Macau, 160,000MOP, 2001
    • Study of recycling of rubber-tire as concrete aggregates, Principal Investigator, co-Principal Investigator, Wan Iat Meng, funded by University of Macau, 168,000MOP, 2005
  • Co-Principal Investigator:
    • Investigation on the application of EPC method to some nonlinear stochastic dynamic systems, funded by University of Macau, 335,800MOP, 2006
    • Three-dimensional analysis of functionally graded material plates in thermal environment, funded by University of Macau, 173,000MOP, 2007
    • Investigation on stochastic finite element analysis of structures with element decomposition method, funded by the university of Macau, 2007
    • Numerical analysis of inelastic local web buckling capacity of coped steel I-beam, funded by the university of Macau, 326,000MOP, 2009
    • Study of the dynamic behavors of two-dimensional functionally graded structures with and without cracks, funded by the university of Macau, MOP270,000.00, 2015

Consultancy work:

  • Editing of the Technical Vocabulary of Light Rail of Macao SAR, funded by Macao government, 420,000MOP, 2014
  • Investigation of daily trips of Macao residents, funded by the Macao government, 5,190,000MOP, 2014
  • Investigation of the social and economic impact of light rail of Macao SAR, funded by Macao government, 1,402,500MOP, 2014
  • Temporary strengthening design of SIN FONG Garden, funded by Macao SAR government, 940,750MOP, 2014
  • Investigation of damage and the strengthening design of SIN FONG Garden, funded by Macao SAR, 2,250,000MOP, 2014
  • Ten years planning of the city transportation of Macao, funded by the Macao, government, 441,528.00MOP, 2010
  • Transportation planning of the Port of Macao, funded by the Macao, government, 114,912.00MOP, 2011
  • Investigation on Parking Charge, funded by the Macao government, 5,641,200MOP, 2012
  • Investigation of daily trips of Macao residents, Principal Investigator, funded by the Macao government, 4,430,400MOP, 2009
  • Road network analysis of Macao SAR, Principal Investigator, co-Principal Investigator, funded by the Macao government, 1,123,560MOP, 2009
  • Investigation of Bus services of Macao SAR, Principal Investigator, funded by the Macao government, 250,000MOP, 2007
  • Modification of Bus Services of Macao SAR, Principal Investigator, funded by the Macao government, 250,000MOP, 2007

Selected Publications

Journal papers: (*:PhD students)

  • Y. Yang*, K.P.Kou, C.C. Lam, V. P. Iu, Free vibration analysis of two-dimensional functionally graded coated and undercoted substrate structures, In-press
  • Y. Yang*, K.P. Kou, C.C. Lam, Fracture analysis of the long-deep semielliptical internal circumferential cracks grow from surface to fully through-wall crack in tubular members, Int. J. of damage mechanics, 0(0),1-25, 2014, DOI:10.1177/1056789514565934
  • Y. Yang*, C.C. Lam, K.P. Kou, Fatigue life analysis of internal circumferential crack of tubular structures, Int. J. of damage mechanics, 24(5),711-727, 2015, DOI: 10.1177/1056789514548930
  • Y. Yang*, C.C. Lam, K.P. Kou, V.P. Iu. Free vibration analysis of the functionally graded sandwich beams by a meshfree boundary-domain integral equation method. Composite Structures, 117(2014), pp. 32-39.
  • Y. Yang*, K.P. Kou, V.P. Iu, C.C. Lam, C.Z. Zhang Free vibration analysis of two-dimensional functionally graded structures by a meshfree boundary-domain integral equation method. Composite Structures, 110(2014), pp. 342-353.
  • H.T. Zhu*, G.K. Er, V.P. Iu and K. P. Kou, (2012). Exponential-polynomial closure method for solving truncated Kolmogorov-Feller equation, International Journal of Computational Methods, 9(1), 2012
  • G.K. Er, H. T. Zhu*, V. P. Iu and K. P. Kou,(2011). PDF solution to nonlinear ship roll motion excited by external Poisson white noise, SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences 2011,54: 1121-1125 DOI: 10.1007/s11431-011-4342-z
  • H. T. Zhu*, G. K. Er, V. P. Iu, and K. P. Kou, (2011). Probabilistic solutions of nonlinear oscillators excited by combined Gaussian and Poisson white noises, J. Sound and Vibrations, V330, Issue 12, 6 June 2011, Pages 2900-2909
  • G.K. Er, H. T. Zhu*, V. P. Iu and K. P. Kou, (2010). Nonzero mean PDF solution of nonlinear oscillators under external Gaussian white noise. Nonlinear Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s11071-010-9758-7.
  • H. T. Zhu*, G. K. Er, V. P. Iu, and K. P. Kou (2010). PDF solutions of nonlinear oscillators subjected to multiplicative Poisson pulse excitation on velocity. ASME J. of Applied Mechanics, 77(3), 1-7.
  • H. T. Zhu*, G. K. Er, V. P. Iu, and K. P. Kou (2009). EPC procedure for the PDF solution of nonlinear oscillators excited by Poisson white noise. Int. J. Nonlinear Mechanics 44(3), 304-310.
  • G.K. Er, H. T. Zhu*, V. P. Iu and K. P. Kou, (2009). PDF solution of nonlinear oscillators subject to multiplicative Poisson pulse excitation on displacement. Nonlinear Dynamics, 55(4), 337-348.
  • G.K. Er, H. T. Zhu*, V. P. Iu and K. P. Kou, (2008). PDF Solution of Nonlinear Oscillators under External and Parametric Poisson Impulses, AIAA Journal, 46(11), 2839-2847.
  • Q. Li*, V. P. Iu, K. P. Kou, Three-dimensional vibration analysis of functionally graded material plates in thermal environment, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol 324, I3, P733-750,2009
  • K. P. Kou, F. M. Burdekin, The applicability of leak-before-break on flooded member detection for offshore structures under fatigue, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, P.31-40, Vol.75, Issue 1, 2008
  • Q. Li*, V. P. Iu, K. P. Kou, Three-dimensional vibration analysis of functionally graded material sandwich plates, Journal of Sound and vibration, Vol. 311, P. 498-515, 2008
  • K. P. Kou, F. M. Burdekin, Stress intensity factors for a wide range of long-deep semi-elliptical surface cracks, partly through-wall cracks and fully through-wall cracks in tubular members, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, P.1693-1710, Vol. 73, Issue 12, 2008

Conference papers

  • Y. Yang, K.P. Kou, C.C. Lam, V.P. Iu. Free vibration analysis of the FGM coating-substrate system by a meshfree BEM. The 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Composites (MECHCOMP 2014), June 8-12, 2014. Long Island, NY State, USA.
  • Y. Yang, K.P. Kou, C.C. Lam, V.P. Iu. Free vibration analysis of the functionally graded coated and undercoated plates. The 5th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM 2014), July 28-30, Cambridge, England.
  • Y. Yang, K.P. Kou, V.P. Iu, C.C. Lam, C.Z. Zhang. Free vibration analysis of 2D FG plates by a meshfree boundary-domain integral equation method. 5th Asia Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics & the 3rd International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (APCOM & ISCM), Des. 11-14, 2013. Singapore.
  • G. K. Er, V. P. Iu, K. P. Kou, and C. C. Lam, (2013). The probabilistic solutions of the cantilever excited by lateral and axial random excitations being Gaussian white noises, IUTAM Symposium on Multiscale Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification of Materials and Structures, September 8-11, 2013, Santorini Island, Greece.
  • Y. Yang, K. P. Kou, C.C. Lam and V. P. Iu. Free vibration of functionally graded materials with crack by a BEM. 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference, July 9-13, 2012. Graz, Austria.
  • I M Wan, K I Wong, K P Kou, Highlights of the 2009 travel characteristics survey of Macao, The 15th HKSTS international conference, 11-14 December 2009, Hong Kong.
  • Y Yang, K P Kou, C C Lam. Stress intensity factors for a wide range of long-deep circumferential semi-elliptical internal surface cracks in tubular members.  4th International Conference on Steel & Composite Structures (ICSCS’10), 21 – 23 July 2010 Sydney, Australia
  • C C Lam, V P IU, K P Kou. A dynamic analysis of the Ruins of St. Paul’s of Macau, Structures & Architecture, 21-23 July 2010, Guimaraes, Portugal
  • H.T. Zhu, G.K. Er, V.P. Iu, K.P. Kou (2010), PDF Solution to nonlinear ship roll motion excited by external Poisson white noise, The Third International Conference on Dynamics, Vibration and Control 12-14 May 2010 (ICDVC-2010) Hangzhou, China.
  • 朱海涛,鄂国康,姚伟彬,高冠鹏 (2009), “指数多项式闭合法分析在泊松白噪声激励下的非线性随机动力系统”, 第十一届现代数学和力学学术会议(MMM-xi), 兰州理工大学, 2009年7月
  • G.-K. Er, V.P. Iu, H.T. Zhu, K.P. Kou (2009), Non-zero mean PDF solution of nonlinear oscillators due to Poisson white noise”, The Second International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (ISCM II) in conjunction with The Twelfth International Conference on the Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science (EPMESC XII), November 30-December 3, 2009, Hong Kong – Macau.
  • G.-K. Er, H.T. Zhu, V.P. Iu, K.P. Kou (2009), PDF Solutions of Nonlinear Oscillators under Poisson Impulse with Non-Gaussian Amplitude. The Third Asia-Pacific International Conference on Computational Methods in Engineering, Oct 18-22, 2009, Nanjing, China.
  • H.T. Zhu, G.K. Er, V.P. Iu, K.P. Kou (2009), The EPC analysis of stochastic nonlinear oscillators under Poisson white noise (in Chinese), The 11th conference on Modern Mathematics and Mechanics, July, 2009, Lanzhou, China.
  • G.K. Er, H.T. Zhu, V.P. Iu, K.P. Kou (2009), PDF solutions of the stochastic oscillators with hysteretic force”, The Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Mechanics (RANM 2009), August 24-27, 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • G.-K. Er, H.T. Zhu, V.P. Iu, K.P. Kou (2009), PDF solution to hardening hysteretic systems excited by Gaussian white noise”, The 10th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR 2009), Sept. 13-17, 2009, Osaka, Japan.
  • H.T. Zhu, G.K. Er, V.P. Iu, K.P. Kou (2009), The application of EPC method on nonlinear oscillators under Poisson white noise”, The 13th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2008-2009, The 5th Jiangsu – Hong Kong Forum on Mechanics and Its Application, Symposium on the Development of Mechanics in Macau,
  • G.-K. Er, S. W. Lan, V. P. Iu and K. P. Kou (2009), Stochastic Plane Frames analysis with Elementary Stiffness Matrix Decomposition Method, The 11th  Conference on Modern Mathematics and Mechanics, July, 2009, Lanzhou, China.
  • G.-K. Er, S. W. Lan, V. P. Iu and K. P. Kou (2009), Analysis of Stochastic Plane Frames with Elementary Stiffness Matrix Decomposition Method”, The 3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Computational Methods in Engineering, Oct. 18-22, 2009, Nanjing, China.
  • G.-K. Er, M. C. Wang and V. P. Iu and K. P. Kou (2009), Stochastic plane stress analysis with elementary stiffness matrix decomposition method, The 2nd International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (ISCM II) and The 12th International Conference on the Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science (EPMESC XII), 30 November-3 December, 2009, Hong Kong and Macau.
  • Zhu, H. T., Er, G.-K., Iu, V. P. and Kou, K. P. (2008).泊松白噪声激励下非线性随机动力系统的概率密度函数解, The Sixth Conference for National Graduate Students, November 20-24, 2008, Beijing, China
  • Er, G.-K., Zhu, H. T., Iu, V. P. and Kou, K. P. (2008). PDF solution to nonlinear oscillators excited by Gaussian and Poisson white noises,  Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM2008, CD-ROM), August 25-29, 2008, Adelaide, Australia
  • Er, G.-K., Zhu, H. T., Iu, V. P. and Kou, K. P.  (2008). “Approximate Solution to the Kolmogorov–Feller Equation”, The Third International Conference on Scientific Computing and Partial Differential Equations, December 8-12, 2008, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.
  • H. T. Zhu, G. K. Er, V. P. Iu, K. P. Kou (2008).“Approximate probability density function of nonlinear oscillators under additive Poisson white noise”, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of HKSTAM 2007/2008 in conjunction with the 5th Shanghai – Hong Kong Forum on Mechanics and Its Application, March 8, 2008, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  • Er, G.-K., Zhu, H. T., Iu, V. P. and Kou, K. P. (2007). EPC method for the PDF solution of nonlinear oscillators excited by Poisson white noise, Proceedings of the 18th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference (CD-ROM), June 3-6, 2007, Virginia, USA, 6 pages.
  • Er, G.-K., Zhu, H. T., Iu, V. P. and Kou, K. P. (2007). PDF solution of nonlinear stochastic oscillators excited by Poisson pulse with EPC method, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (CD-ROM), July 30-August 1, 2007, Beijing, China, Springer, 1264-1272.
  • Zhu, H. T., Er, G.-K., Iu, V. P. and Kou, K. P. (2007).  Investigation on EPC method for analyzing stochastic nonlinear oscillators excited by additive and multiplicative Poisson pulse, Proceedings of the APCOM’07 in conjunction with EPMESC XI (CD-ROM), December 3-6, 2007, Kyoto, Japan, 10pages.
  • Q Li, V P Iu, K P Kou, Two-dimensional equations for vibration of piezoelectric plates by using Chebyshev polynomial expansions, The Tenth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007
  • Q Li, V P Iu, K P Kou, Three-dimensional vibration analysis of functionally graded material rectangular plates by Chebyshev polynomials, EPMESC X, August, 21-23, 2006
  • K. P. Kou, Stress intensity factor of a wide range of semi-elliptical partly through-wall crack in a finite-thickness plate, EPMESC X, August 21-23, 2006
  • K. P. Kou, The SIF for long-deep semi-elliptical surface crack in finite thickness plates, 18th ABAQUS users’ Conference, May 18-20th, 2005
  • W. K. Lao, K. P. Kou, Stress intensity factors for deep circumferential external surface cracks in hollow cylinders, 6th World Congress On Computational Mechanics, September 5-10th, 2004
  • K.M. Kuok, K.P. Kou, The SIF for deep semi-elliptical surface crack in finite thickness plates determined by the nodal displacement method, 15th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference, June 2-5th, 2002

Services

University and Faculty

  • Head of department of CEE, 2004-2008, 2010-2013
  • Academic Advisor of IAESTE-Macao 2004- 2012
  • Coordinator of Mainland Exchange programs, 2008-2012
  • Member of academic computing committee, 2002-2004
  • Member of Staff –Student Consultative Committee, 2000
  • Member of graduate study committee, 2007- 2012, 2014-2016
  • Member of committee on teaching and learning enhancement, 2009

External Services

  1. Professional Societies
    • Advisor of the ASCE International Student Group at UM, 2007-
    • Executive Council Member of The Macau Institution of Engineers
    • Deputy President of General committee of the Macao Association for Environmental And Planning Engineering
    • Chairman of the Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport in Macao
  2. Governmental Agencies
    • Member of Consultative Committee of Community Service of Macao SAR government (澳門政府社區服務諮詢委員會)
    • Convenor of Consultative Committee of Transport Affair of Macao SAR (交通諮詢委員會)
  3. Community Service
    • Vice chairman of Fun Science competition of High school of Macao SAR (澳門中學生趣味科學比賽副主任委員)
    • Selection Panel member of The Nation Science and Technology Invention Competition for Youth (Macao Area) 全國青少年科技創新大賽評審委員(澳門區)
    • Member of Youth of Federation of An Hui Province, China, 中國安徽省青年聯合會會員
    • Member of Oversea Friendship Association of An Hui, 中國安徽省海外誼會會員
  4. Journals and Conferences
    • Vice Chairman of The Trenchless Technologies in Asia Pacific, Macau 2007
    • Member of organising committee of the third symposium on sustainable development of Gaungdong, Hong Kong and Macau, 2006
    • Member of organising committee of 9th EPMESC, 2003
    • Member of organising committee of 12th EPMESC, 2009
    • Member of Advisory board of the 6th National Forum of Graduate students of Civil Engineering, 2008
  5. Invited Talks and Presentations
    • Recent advances in recycling of rubber-tire research at the University of Macau,Sustainability in the Built Environment, 2006 EnviroSeries 2nd Conference, 7-Jun,2006
    • Introduction to Civil Engineering (土木工程簡介), Pui To Middle School (培道中學), 2004
    • Introduction to the Engineering Profession (工程專業介紹), Sacred Heart Canossian College(聖心女子中學), 2007
  6. Local Education:
    • Consultant for teaching material: “環境保護輔助教材”,澳門環保局出版

Others

  • Chair of organising committee of the third Asian Invitation Civil Engineering Competition, 2004
  • Organising work for the establishment of Centre for Engineering Research and Testing, CERT, 2003
  • Establishing the Laboratory of Computer aided civil engineering
  • Establishing the Laboratory of Transportation Engineering and initiated the professional services to the Macao SAR.

Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Room: E11-3014
Telephone: (853) 8822-4954
Fax: (853) 8822-2426
Email: kpkou