Brian Mann

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Jeffrey N. Vinik Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Jeffrey N. Vinik Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Contact Information:
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5310
  • Email Address: brian.mann@duke.edu
Education:

  • Sc.D. Washington University, 2003
  • M.S. Washington University, 1999
  • B.S. University of Missouri at Columbia, 1996

Research Interests:

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.

Specialties:

Structural Engineering
Chaos, Dynamics
Nonlinear Dynamics
Adaptive Structures
Vibration
Alternative Energy
Nonlinear Systems
Manufacturing

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research. 2008

Courses Taught:
  • CEE 625: Intermediate Dynamics: Dynamics of Very High Dimensional Systems
  • EGR 244L: Dynamics
  • ME 391: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 394: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 493: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 494: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 541: Intermediate Dynamics: Dynamics of Very High Dimensional Systems
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 758S: Curricular Practical Training
  • ME 759: Special Readings in Mechanical Engineering
  • MENG 550: Master of Engineering Internship/Project
  • MENG 551: Master of Engineering internship/Project Assessment

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Bernard, BP; Mazzoleni, MJ; Garraud, N; Arnold, DP; Mann, BP, Experimental investigation of bifurcation induced bandgap reconfiguration, Journal of Applied Physics, vol 116 no. 8 (2014), pp. 084904-084904 [10.1063/1.4894249] [abs].
    • Tweten, DJ; Ballard, Z; Mann, BP, Minimizing error in the logarithmic decrement method through uncertainty propagation, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 333 no. 13 (2014), pp. 2804-2811 [10.1016/j.jsv.2014.02.024] [abs].
    • Mann, BP, Discussion: “On the Role of Nonlinearities in Vibratory Energy Harvesting: A Critical Review and Discussion” (Daqaq, M., Masana, R., Erturk, A., and Dane Quinn, D., 2014, ASME Appl. Mech. Rev., 66(4), p. 040801), Applied Mechanics Reviews, vol 66 no. 4 (2014), pp. 045501-045501 [10.1115/1.4027257] [abs].
    • Lipp, GM; Mann, B, Dynamics of an eccentric disk on a curved surface, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, vol 266 (2014), pp. 34-41 [10.1016/j.physd.2013.09.007] [abs].
    • Tweten, DJ; Mann, B, Experimental investigation of colored noise in stochastic resonance of a bistable beam, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, vol 268 (2014), pp. 25-33 [10.1016/j.physd.2013.10.010] [abs].