Overview

  • Gene Hou joined Old Dominion University right after graduation from University of Iowa in 1983 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in August 1996.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2017 Sensitivity analysis method to address user disparities in the analytic hierarchy processExpert Systems with Applications. 111-126.
    2013 Designing Natural-Tooth-Shaped Dental Implants based on Soft-Kill Option OptimizationComputer-Aided Design and Applications. 59-72.
    2012 Designing Natural-Tooth-Shaped Dental Implants based on Soft-Kill Option OptimizationComputer-Aided Design and Applications. 59-72.
    2009 CFPC Material Characteristics and SLS Prototyping ProcessRapid Prototyping Journal. 339-345.
    2009 System Integration between Three-Dimensional Motion Software and Hydraulic Stewart SimulatorASEE Journal of Engineering Technology.
    2008 A-Pillar Optimization for a Vehicular Roof CrushInternational Journal of Agile Manufacturing.
    2006 A Discontinous Galerkin Method for Parabolic Problems with Modified hp-Finite Element ApproximApplied Mathematics and Computation. 1405-1417.
    2006 A discontinuous Galerkin method for parabolic equationsApplied Mathematics and Computation. 388-402.
    2006 Discontinous Galerkin Method for Parabolic ProblemsApplied Mathematics and Computation. 388-402.
    2006 Discontinuous Galerkin method for parobolic equations with modified h - p finite element approachApplied Mathematics and Computation. 1405-1417.
    2006 Unsymmetrical and Symmetrical Sparse Iterative Algorithm with Multiple Right-Hand-Sides StrategiesWSEAS Transactions on Computers. 1694-1700.
    2006 Unsymmetrical and Symmetrical Sparse Iterative Algorithm with Multiple Right-Hand-Sides Strategies,” WSEAS Transactions on Computers.  pp. 1694-1701.
    2005 High Fidelity Computational Optimization for 3-D Flexible Wings: Part I – Simultaneous Aero-Structural Design Optimization (SASDO)Journal of Optimization and Engineering. 117-138.
    2005 High-Fidelity Computational Optimization for 3-D Flexible Wings: Part II – Effect of Random Geometric Uncertainty on DesignJournal of Optimization and Engineering. 139-156.
    2002 Aerodynamic Design Optimization Using Euler Equations and Variational MethodsComputers and Fluids. 227-43.
    2000 Alternative Approach for Solving Indefinite Symmetrical System of EquationAdvances in Engineering Software. 581-584.
    1995 Component Mode Synthesis Based Design Optimization Method for Local Structural ModificationStructural Optimization. 128-136.
    1994 Approximate Analysis for Repeated Eigenvalue Problems with Applications to Controls-Structures Integrated DesignNASA Technical Paper No. 3439, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.
    1993 Second Order Shape Design Sensitivity Analysis of Heat Conduction ProblemsInternational Journal For Numerical Methods In Engineering. 417-435.
    1992 A Methodology for Determining Aerodynamic Sensitivity Derivatives with Respect to Variation of Geometric ShapeAIAA Journal. 2411-2419.
    1992 A Taylor's Series Approximation of Geometric Shape Variation for the Euler Equation (TN)AIAA Journal. 2163-2165.
    1992 An Alternative Formulation for Design Sensitivity Analysis of Linear Structural Dynamic SystemsInternational Journal of Computers and Structures. 689-692.
    1992 Eigenvalue Sensitivity Analysis of Planar Frames with Variable Joint and Support LocationsAIAA Journal. 2138-2147.
    1992 Eigenvalue and Eigenvector Approximate Analysis for Repeated Eigenvalue ProblemsAIAA Journal. 2317-2324.
    1992 Shape Sensitivity Analysis and Design Optimization of Linear, Thermoelastic SolidsAIAA Journal. 528-537.
    1990 On the Design Sensitivity Analysis of Beams under Nonlinear Forced VibrationsAIAA Journal as a Synoptic. 1067-1068.
    1990 Optimal Cure Cycle Design for the Fiber Reinforced Composite Lamination processingInternational Journal of Polymer Processing. 88-99.
    1988 Calculation of Eigenvalue and Eigenvector Derivatives for Nonlinear Beam VibrationsAIAA Journal. 872-880.
    1987 Numerical Studies of the Thermal Design Sensitivity Calculation for a Reaction-Diffusion System with Discontinuous DerivativesEngineering Optimization. 103-119.
    1987 Optimal Design of Internal Strain Gage Balances: An Example of Three Dimensional Shape OptimizationASME Journal of Mechanisms Transmissions and Automation in Design. 257-262.
    1986 A Computational Method for Optimization of Structural ShapesAIAA Journal. 1005-1012.
    1985 Shape Optimization of Elastic BarsASME Journal of Mechanisms, Transmissions and Automation in Design. 100-105.
    1985 Techniques and Applications of Shape OptimizationJournal of Computers and Structures. 467-473.
    1984 Shape Optimization Approach to Numerical Solution of the Obstacle ProblemJournal of Applied Mathematics and Optimization. 45-72.
    1984 The Elastic-Plastic Torsion Problem: A Direct Boundary ApproachJournal of Structural Mechanics. 447-463.
    1983 Pshenichny's Linearization Method for Mechanical System OptimizationASME Journal of Mechanisms, Transmissions and Automation in Design. 97-103.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2017 An integrated curriculum for technical writing in higher education in China
    2017 Manual revision process for project-based laboratory instruction
    2014 Initial Investigation of Analytics Hierarchy Process to Teach Creativity in Design and Engineering
    2011 Shape Optimization of an Micro-machined Tuning Fork Gyroscope
    2010 Capstone Design Project Experience on Autonomous Surface Vehicles
    2009 Effective Numerical Models of Thermoelastic Damping Created in COMSOL Based on a Thermal-Energy Method
    2009 Optimization of A-Pillar for Rollover crash of the automobile
    2009 Predictive Analyses with Random Variables in Bolted Helicopter Tailcone Substructure.  AIAA.
    2009 Selection of Pressure Equation for Preliminary Planing Hull Design Using Analytical Hierarchy Process
    2009 System Design and Integration for Repeated Impact Tests
    2008 A Comparison of Slamming Impact Models on Orthotropic Sandwich Panels.  359-369.
    2008 An Analytical and Experimental Study of a Scaled Helicopter Tailcone
    2008 An Integrated Simulation Design with Three-Dimensional Motors and a Hydaulic Stewart Simulator
    2008 An Integrated Simulation Design with Three-Dimensional Motors and a Hydraulic Stewart Simulator
    2008 Stochastic Optimization Formulation for Structure Design
    2006 Optimization of Intelligent Mine Warfare using Agent-based Simulation Software and Design of Experiments Methodology
    2006 Reliability Sensitivity Analysis Using Polynomial Chaos Expansions
    2005 3D Heat Transfer Analysis of a Moving Heat Source
    2005 Effects of Track Irregularities on Dynamic Responses of a Moving Maglev Train.  Paper Number : 2005.
    2005 Modeling Experience on Friction Stir Welding Using FLUENT
    2004 A Most Probable Point-Based Method for Reliability Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis and Design Optimization
    2004 A Substructuring Technique for Design Modifications of Interface Constraints
    2003 Reliability Assessment of a Robust Design Under Uncertainty for a 3-D Flexible Wing
    2003 Thermal Sensitivity Analysis for Nonlinear Transient Problems
    2000 Analytical Sensitivity Analysis of a Static Aeroelastic Wing
    1999 Application of the Theorems of Structural Topological Variations to Elastic Ñ Plastic Analysis of Plane Frames
    1999 Experience of a Graduate Program with Emphasis in Design and Manufacturing at Old Dominion University
    1999 Nonlinear Transient Thermal Analysis by the Force-Derivative Method
    1998 First- and Second-Order Sensitivity Analysis of Finite Element Equations via Automatic Differentiation
    1997 A Design Optimization Strategy for Spot Weld Placement.  129-139.
    1997 Numerical Simulation of Human Thermoregulation in Different Environmental Condition
    1997 Observations Regarding Use of Advanced CFD Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis, and Design Codes in MDO.  263-279.
    1997 Variational Methods in Design Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis for Two-Dimensional Euler Equations
    1995 Component-Mode-Synthesis-Based Method for Vibration Targeting and Modification of Structural Components.  253-265.
    1995 Transonic Turbulent Airfoil Design Optimization Using Automatic Differentiation in Incremental Iterative Forms
    1994 A Two-Level Approach for Controls-Structures Integrated Design
    1994 Recent Advances in Steady Compressible Aerodynamic Sensitivity Analysis.  341-356.
    1993 A New Method for Calculating Eigenpairs of Structural Systems.  1587-1596.
    1993 Sensitivity Analysis of Lyapunov and Ricaati Equations with Application to Controls-Structures Integrated Design.  1906-1915.
    1991 A Methodology for Determining Aerodynamic Sensitivity Derivatives with Respect to Variation of Geometries Shape
    1991 Eigenvalue Sensitivity Analysis of Planar Frames with Variables Joint and Support Locations
    1991 Eigenvalue and Eigenvector Sensitivity and Approximate Analysis for Repeated Eigenvalue Problems
    1991 Eigenvector Sensitivity Analysis of Continuous Beams with Variable Support Locations.  313-322.
    1990 Design Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of Vibrating Beams with Variable Support Locations.  281-290.
    1990 Eigensensitivity Analysis for Space Structures
    1990 Numerical Methods for Second-Order Shape Sensitivity Analysis.  58-75.
    1990 Shape Optimization of Thermal Elastic Solids
    1989 Computational Shape Optimization: Recent Advances and Applications.  125-135.
    1988 Experiences on Analysis and Optimal Design of Pyramidal Truss Panels
    1988 On the Design Velocity Field in the Domain and Boundary Methods for Shape Optimization
    1987 On the Design Sensitivity Analysis of Beams Under Free and Forced Nonlinear Vibrations.  836-843.
    1987 Optimal Cure Cycle Design of a Resin-Fiber Composite Laminate.  205-284.
    1987 Optimum Shapes of Insulation Layers and Thermal Fins: A Numerical Approach
    1986 Calculation of Eigenvalue and Eigenvector Derivatives for Nonlinear Beam Vibrations.  544-554.
    1986 Numerical Studies of Thermal Design Sensitivity Calculation for Transient problems with Discontinuous Derivatives
    1985 A Computational Method of Shape Optimization.  629-638.
    1984 Shape Optimization of Elastic Bars in Torsion.  31-55.
    Controls-Structures Integrated Design Optimization with Shape Variations.  1418-1428.

    Research Overview

  • His research area is computational mechanics, multibody dynamics and design under uncertainty, emphasizing on multidisciplinary applications.
  • Grants

  • Exploration of Additive Manuf Naval App Exped Warfare  awarded by Office of the Secretary of defense 2016 - 2018
  • Exploration of Additive Manufacturing For Naval Applications In Expeditionary Warfare  awarded by Office of Naval Research 2016 - 2017
  • A Multidisciplinary Platform for Wave Energy  awarded by NSF TUES 2013 - 2016
  • Analytic Hierarchy Process in Mission Engineering  awarded by NEEC 2013 - 2014
  • Design Integration of Ship Combat Systems  awarded by NEEC 2012 - 2013
  • Project AIM –Increasing STEM Major Persistence and Enhancing Student Learning  awarded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute - 2013
  • Scholarships for Future Marine Engineering Workforce Professionals, Scientists, and Industry Leaders  awarded by NSF 2017 - 2012
  • Scholarships for Future Marine Engineering Workforce Professionals, Scientists, and Industry Leaders  awarded by National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia 2008 - 2012
  • Scholarships for Future Marine Engineering Workforce Professionals, Scientists, and Industry Leaders  awarded by NSF - 2012
  • Robust Design of High Performance MEMS Resonators  awarded by National Science Foundation, CMMI 2008 - 2011
  • NSF SME Schalarship  awarded by NSF 2007 - 2011
  • Development of Dynamic Environment Simulation Laboratory  awarded by Lockheed-Martin Corp. - 2011
  • Robust Design of High Performance MEMS Resonators  awarded by NSF - 2011
  • The Study of Image Enhancement, Stabilization and Threat Identification and the Slamming Phenomena for the Purpose of Improving Combatant Craft Operational Capabilities  awarded by Lockheed-Martin Corp. - 2011
  • Motion Induced Fatigue Analysis Method  awarded by CSC Advanced Marine 2008
  • High Performance Planning Hulls  awarded by CDI Marine 2007 - 2008
  • Methodology for Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of High Performance Planing Hull  awarded by CDI Marine Group/NSWCCD 2007 - 2008
  • Motion Induced Fatigue Analysis  awarded by CSC/NSWCCD 2007 - 2008
  • Motion Induced Fatigue Analysis Method  awarded by CSC Advanced Marine - 2008
  • Modeling and Validation of an Orthotic Knee Brace System  awarded by Old Dominion University Seed Grant 2007
  • Riverine Assault Support System, Seemann Composites  awarded by (SBIR) 2007
  • Analysis of Webcore Sandwich Core Panels for Slamming Load  awarded by Webcore Corp. ( STTR BAA ) 2006 - 2007
  • Mold Flow Analysis and Applications  awarded by Nova Chemicals (USA) Inc. (formly Huntsman Chemical Co.) and TAC 1997 - 2005
  • Investigating Recursive Plastic Heating in Third Body Regions during Friction Stir Welding  awarded by National Science Foundation 2003 - 2004
  • Structure-Compatible Nonlinear Heat Transfer Analysis, Error Estimates, Order Adaptivity and Design Optimization  awarded by NASA Langley 2000 - 2003
  • Investigating Alternative Solution Procedure for Flexible Wing SASDO  awarded by NASA Langley 1999 - 2003
  • Solution Strategy for Nonlinear Heat Transfer Problems Modeled by hp-Version Galerkin Finite Element  awarded by NASA NAG-1-1985 1998 - 2003
  • Design of Children Safety Gates  awarded by Taver Maghee Inc./TAC 1999 - 2000
  • Two-In-One Walking Cane  awarded by Ms. Marion Lisenby and TAC - 1999
  • Design and Analysis of AWD (Automatic Walking-Assisted Device)  awarded by GailTech and TAC 1997 - 1998
  • Development of Structural Modules and Coupling Procedure for Flexible Wing SASDO (Simultaneous Analysis and Design Optimization)  awarded by NASA NAS1-19818-Task #111 1997 - 1998
  • Demonstrating Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of a Parallel Processing Network  awarded by NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program 1994 - 1997
  • Nonlinear Transient Thermal Analysis by the Force Derivative Method  awarded by NASA Langley 1993 - 1995
  • Methodology for Sensitivity Analysis, Approximate Analysis, and Design Optimization in CFD  awarded by NASA Langley 1991 - 1995
  • Analysis and Design of Friendly Mobile Barrier  awarded by CIT/ODU Engineering Clinic/ Consolidated Launcher Technology, Inc. 1993 - 1994
  • Design Optimization for Strength Targeting of Automobile Structures  awarded by The Ford Motor Co. 1992 - 1994
  • Development of Design Optimization Methodologies for Controls-Structures Integrated Design Methodology  awarded by NASA Langley 1989 - 1994
  • Analysis and Design of Large-Scaled Pyramidal Truss Core Panels  awarded by The Jonathan Corporation, Virginia Power Co., and CIT 1992 - 1993
  • Design Code for Lightweight Power Plant Structures  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology, VA Power and The Jonathan 1992 - 1993
  • Optimum Design Methodology and Sensitivity Analysis  awarded by NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award 1987 - 1992
  • Static and Vibration Analysis of Pyramidal Truss Core Panels  awarded by Jonathan Corp. and CIT-Engineering Clinics 1990
  • Behavior of Advanced Panel Structures  awarded by The Jonathan Corporation/CIT Engineering Clinic 1988
  • Stress Analysis of the Superconducting RF Cavity  awarded by Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA 1987 - 1988
  • Analysis and Optimal Design of Pyramidal Truss Core Panels  awarded by The Jonathan Corporation, Norfolk, VA 1987
  • Simplified Procedures for Dynamic Analysis of Complex Structures  awarded by Newport News Shipbuilding 1986 - 1987
  • Optimal Cure Cycle Design  awarded by NASA-Langley 1985 - 1987
  • Electromagnetic Launching System Design  awarded by Newport News Shipbuilding 1985 - 1986
  • Dynamic Analysis of Multi-body System  awarded by NASA-Langley 1984 - 1985
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Design/Mechanics, University of Iowa 1982
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University 1976
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University 1974
  • Full Name

  • Gene Hou