Brian P Mann

Mann

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information

Education

  • D.Sc. Washington University in St. Louis, 2003
  • M.S. Washington University in St. Louis, 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.

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
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2007
  • SAE Ralph Teetor Award. Society of Automotive Engineers. 2007
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2005
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2004
  • NSF CAREER Award. National Science Foundation. 2003

Courses Taught

  • CEE 625: Intermediate Dynamics: Dynamics of Very High Dimensional Systems
  • ECE 461: Ocean Engineering
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • ENVIRON 461: Ocean Engineering
  • ME 394: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 426: Ocean Engineering
  • ME 491: 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 591: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ME 592: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ME 742: Nonlinear Mechanical Vibration
  • ME 759: Special Readings in Mechanical Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Sequeira, D; Mann, BP, Potential well hopping and performance of ocean energy harvesters, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 465 (2020) [10.1016/j.jsv.2019.115008] [abs].
  • Hutchins, AR; Zani, S; Manson, RJ; Mann, BP, Vibration testing of laparoscopic surgical instruments under varying grip pressures, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series (2020), pp. 9-11 [10.1007/978-3-030-12684-1_2] [abs].
  • Little, JA; Mann, BP, Optimizing Logarithmic Decrement Damping Estimation via Uncertainty Analysis, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series (2020), pp. 19-22 [10.1007/978-3-030-12243-0_3] [abs].
  • Wang, XS; Mann, BP, Dynamics of a Magnetically Excited Rotational System, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series (2020), pp. 99-102 [10.1007/978-3-030-12391-8_12] [abs].
  • Sequeira, D; Little, J; Mann, BP, An Analysis of the Gimballed Horizontal Pendulum System for Use as a Rotary Vibrational Energy Harvester, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series (2020), pp. 87-89 [10.1007/978-3-030-12391-8_9] [abs].