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

John E. Dolbow

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.

Office Location:  121 Hudson Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5202
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  http://dcml.pratt.duke.edu/
http://www.duke.edu/~jdolbow

Teaching (Fall 2017):

Education:

Ph.D.Northwestern University2000
M.S.Northwestern University2000
Specialties:

Computational Mechanics
Nonlinear Dynamics
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

Keywords:

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

  1. 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 (2005), pp. 1009-1032, ISSN 0029-5981 [1395], [doi]  [abs]
  2. Dolbow, J; Fried, E; Ji, H, Chemically induced swelling of hydrogels, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 52 no. 1 (2004), pp. 51-84 [S0022-5096(03)00091-7], [doi]  [abs]
  3. 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 (2002), pp. 2557-2574, ISSN 0020-7683 [S0020-7683(02)00114-2], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Mo√ęs, 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 (1999), pp. 131-150, ISSN 0029-5981 [(SICI)1097-0207(19990910)46:1<131::AID-NME726>3.3.CO;2-A]  [abs]
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