John E. Dolbow, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Mathematics and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative and Bass Fellow of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor John E. Dolbow came to Duke University from Northwestern University, where he received an MS and PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. During the course of his graduate study, John was a Computational Science Graduate Fellow for the Department of Energy, and he spent a summer working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Dolbow's research concerns the development of computational methods for nonlinear problems in solid mechanics. In particular, he is interested in modeling quasi-static and dynamic fracture of structural components, the evolution of interfaces with nonlinear constitutive laws, and developing models for stimulus-responsive hydrogels. A native of New Hampshire, Dr. Dolbow received his Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
- Research Interests:
Modeling quasi-static and dynamic fracture of structural components, the evolution of interfaces with nonlinear constitutive laws, and developing models for stimulus-responsive hydrogels
- Animals • Approximation theory • Continuum mechanics • Elasticity • Finite Element Analysis • Fracture mechanics • Friction • Humans • Hydrodynamics • Lipid Bilayers • Materials Testing • Membrane Fluidity • Membrane Microdomains • Surface Properties • Thermodynamics
- Representative Publications
- Mourad, HM; Dolbow, J; Garikipati, K, An assumed-gradient finite element method for the level set equation,
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 64 no. 8
pp. 1009-1032, ISSN 0029-5981 , [doi] [abs]
- Dolbow, J; Fried, E; Ji, H, Chemically induced swelling of hydrogels,
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 52 no. 1
pp. 51-84 [S0022-5096(03)00091-7], [doi] [abs]
- Dolbow, JE; Gosz, M, On the computation of mixed mode stress intensity factors in functionally graded materials,
International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 39 no. 9
pp. 2557-2574, ISSN 0020-7683 [S0020-7683(02)00114-2], [doi] [abs]
- Moës, N; Dolbow, J; Belytschko, T, A finite element method for crack growth without remeshing,
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 46 no. 1
pp. 131-150, ISSN 0029-5981 [(SICI)1097-0207(19990910)46:1<131::AID-NME726>3.3.CO;2-A] [abs]
- Recent Grant Support
- Computational Algorithms for Fragmentation, Sandia National Laboratories, 1166466-Rev 17, 2006/10-2018/09.
- Computational Studies of Fracture Networks in Particulate Systems, National Science Foundation, 1537306, 2015/09-2018/08.
- Fracture Integral Routines for X-FEM in MOOSE, Idaho National Laboratory, 155423, 2015/03-2015/12.
- Advanced Fracture Modeling for Nuclear Fuel, Idaho National Laboratory, 00130987-003, 2012/11-2015/09.
- Transformative Skin: Controlled Electromechanical Instability on Polymer Surfaces, National Science Foundation, CMMI-1200515, 2012/09-2015/08.
Honors and Awards
Professional and Service Activities
- R. H. Gallagher Young Investigator Award, U.S. Association for
Computational Mechanics, 2005.
- Young Researcher Fellowship Award, First MIT Conference on
Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, 2001
- Robert J. Melosh Award for the Best Student Paper in Finite
Element Analysis, Duke University, 1999
- Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow,
- Walter P. Murphy Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University,
- Presidential Scholar, University of New Hampshire, 1991-1995
- ASME Regional Student Conference Highest Technical Content
- Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Professional Member, American Academy of Mechanics
- Professional Member, Society for Engineering Science
- Member, United States Association for Computational Mechanics
- Member, Tau Beta Pi, The National Engineering Honor Society
- Minisymposium Organizer (with T. Laursen) and Session Chairman,
Sixth U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Dearborn,
MI, August 1-3,2001. Minisymposium Title: Computational Mechanics
of Sharp Fronts and Interfaces
- Minisymposium Organizer (with S. De and S. Idelsohn) and Session
Chairman, First MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid
Mechanics, Boston, MA, June 12-15,2001. Minisymposium Title: Meshless
- Reviewer for the following archival journals: Computer Methods
in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Computers and Structures
Engineering Fracture Mechanics Finite Elements in Analysis and
Design International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
International Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids International
Journal of Solids and Structures