Tod A. Laursen

Tod A. Laursen

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & 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].
  • Sanders, J; Dolbow, JE; Mucha, PJ; Laursen, TA, A new method for simulating rigid body motion in incompressible two-phase flow, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol 67 no. 6 (2011), pp. 713-732 [10.1002/fld.2385] [abs].
  • Nadel, L; Sinnott-Armstrong, W, Preface, Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet (2010) [abs].
  • Sanders, JD; Dolbow, JE; Laursen, TA, On methods for stabilizing constraints over enriched interfaces in elasticity, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol 78 no. 9 (2009), pp. 1009-1036 [10.1002/nme.2514] [abs].