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

Courses Taught:
  • CEE 625: Intermediate Dynamics: Dynamics of Very High Dimensional Systems
  • EGR 244L: Dynamics
  • ME 391: Undergraduate 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 759: Special Readings in Mechanical Engineering

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • 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 (2012) [doi] [abs].
    • 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 (2011), pp. 1182-1198 [doi] [abs].
    • 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 (2011), pp. 2493-2503 [doi] [abs].
    • 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 (2011), pp. 566-592 [doi] [abs].
    • 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 (2011), pp. 2999-3004 [doi] [abs].