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Brian P. Mann, Jeffrey N. Vinik Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Associate Professor of Energy Initiative

Brian P. Mann
Contact Info:
Office Location:  238 Hudson Hall
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2017):

    Teer 114, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Teaching (Fall 2017):

  • ECE 461.01, OCEAN ENGINEERING Synopsis
    SEE INSTRU, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as ENVIRON 461.01, ME 426.01)
    Teer 203, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as CEE 625.01)

D.Sc. Mechanical EngineeringWashington University - St. Louis2003
MS Mechanical EngineeringWashington University - St. Louis1999
BS Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Missouri - Columbia1996

Structural Engineering
Chaos, Dynamics
Nonlinear Dynamics
Adaptive Structures
Alternative Energy
Nonlinear Systems
Research Interests: Nonlinear science, vibration, energy harvesting, machining dynamics, dynamic nanoindentation

Current projects: NSF CAREER Award, NSF Fundamental Nonlinear Dynamics of Nanoindentation, ONR YIP: Broadband energy harvesting in varied and uncertain environments

Nonlinear dynamics and vibration utilizing analytical, numerical, and experimental techniques. Fundamental investigations of phenomenon and application areas where dynamical systems theory plays an important role.

Areas of Interest:

Nonlinear vibration
Nonlinear dynamics
Energy harvesting
Machining dynamics


Nonlinear vibration • Nonlinear dynamics • Vibration • Energy harvesting • Chatter • Machining dynamics

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Adam Sneller  
  • Samuel Stanton  
  • Firas Khasawneh  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Butcher, Eric A. and Mann, Brian P., Analytic Bounds for Instability Regions in Periodic Systems With Delay via Meissner's Equation, JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS, vol. 7 no. 1 (January, 2012), ISSN 1555-1423 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Dunnmon, J. A. and Stanton, S. C. and Mann, B. P. and Dowell, E. H., Power extraction from aeroelastic limit cycle oscillations, JOURNAL OF FLUIDS AND STRUCTURES, vol. 27 no. 8 (November, 2011), pp. 1182-1198, ISSN 0889-9746 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Khasawneh, Firas A. and Mann, Brian P., Stability of delay integro-differential equations using a spectral element method, MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER MODELLING, vol. 54 no. 9-10 (November, 2011), pp. 2493-2503, ISSN 0895-7177 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Khasawneh, Firas A. and Mann, Brian P., A spectral element approach for the stability of delay systems, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING, vol. 87 no. 6 (August, 2011), pp. 566-592, ISSN 0029-5981 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Mann, B. P. and Khasawneh, F. A. and Fales, R., Using information to generate derivative coordinates from noisy time series, COMMUNICATIONS IN NONLINEAR SCIENCE AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION, vol. 16 no. 8 (August, 2011), pp. 2999-3004, ISSN 1007-5704 [doi]  [abs]

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