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
  • 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
  • Web Page:
Education:

  • D.Sc. 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:

  • ASME Elected Fellow. ASME. 2013
  • Philip E Doak Award . Journal of Sound and Vibration. 2013
  • ONR Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research. 2008
  • SAE Ralph Teetor Award. Society of Automotive Engineers. 2007
  • NSF CAREER Award. National Science Foundation. 2003

Courses Taught:
  • EGR 244L: Dynamics
  • ME 391: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 392: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 491: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 494: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 758S: Curricular Practical Training
  • ME 759: Special Readings in Mechanical Engineering

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Gourc, E; Seguy, S; Michon, G; Berlioz, A; Mann, BP, Quenching chatter instability in turning process with a vibro-impact nonlinear energy sink, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 355 (2015), pp. 392-406 [10.1016/j.jsv.2015.06.025] [abs].
    • Mazzoleni, MJ; Krone, MB; Mann, BP, Dynamics of Rocking Semicircular, Parabolic, and Semi-Elliptical Disks: Equilibria, Stability, and Natural Frequencies, Journal of Vibration, Acoustics, Stress, and Reliability in Design, vol 137 no. 4 (2015), pp. 041017-041017 [10.1115/1.4030169] [abs].
    • Lipp, GM; Mann, BP, Analysis of stability differences in road and time trial bicycles with instantaneous and delayed control, Sports Engineering, vol 18 no. 2 (2015), pp. 67-78 [10.1007/s12283-014-0169-8] [abs].
    • Gourc, E; Seguy, S; Michon, G; Berlioz, A; Mann, BP, Quenching chatter instability in turning process with a vibro-impact nonlinear energy sink, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 355 (2015), pp. 392-406 [10.1016/j.jsv.2015.06.025] [abs].
    • 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].