Tod A. Laursen

Tod A. Laursen

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 144 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5430
  • Email Address: laursen@duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 1992
  • M.S. Stanford University, 1989
  • B.S. Oregon State University, 1986

Research Interests

Engineering computing and engineering science, continuum mechanics, engineering analysis, finite element methods, and the use of finite element methods for the solution of nonlinear problems, with a special interest in the modeling of physical systems exhibiting contact and friction phenomena in the presence of large deformations, inelasticity, and other sources of nonlinearity.

Representative Publications

  • Kindo, TM; Laursen, TA; Dolbow, JE, Toward robust and accurate contact solvers for large deformation applications: a remapping/adaptivity framework for mortar-based methods, Computational Mechanics, vol 54 no. 1 (2014), pp. 53-70 [10.1007/s00466-014-1013-5] [abs].
  • Kindo, TM; Laursen, TA; Dolbow, JE, Toward robust and accurate contact solvers for large deformation applications: A remapping/adaptivity framework for mortar-based methods, Computational Mechanics, vol 54 no. 1 (2014), pp. 53-70 [10.1007/s00466-014-1013-5] [abs].
  • Bravo, R; PĂ©rez-Aparicio, JL; Laursen, TA, An energy consistent frictional dissipating algorithm for particle contact problems, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol 92 no. 9 (2012), pp. 753-781 [10.1002/nme.4346] [abs].
  • Sanders, JD; Laursen, TA; Puso, MA, A Nitsche embedded mesh method, Computational Mechanics, vol 49 no. 2 (2012), pp. 243-257 [10.1007/s00466-011-0641-2] [abs].
  • Laursen, TA; Puso, MA; Sanders, J, Mortar contact formulations for deformable-deformable contact: Past contributions and new extensions for enriched and embedded interface formulations, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol 205-208 no. 1 (2012), pp. 3-15 [10.1016/j.cma.2010.09.006] [abs].