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
Contact Information:
  • Office Location: 144 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
  • 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

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award, DOD Mantech, November, 2007
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow (NDSEG), ASEE, 2001-2003
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2004-2009
  • Dean's Advisory Fellow Council Award, University of Missouri, August, 2007
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award for excellence in teaching, Society of Automotive Engineers, January, 2007
  • Junior Faculty Research Award, University of Missouri, November, 2006

Courses Taught:
  • CEE 625: Intermediate Dynamics: Dynamics of Very High Dimensional Systems
  • EGR 244L: Dynamics
  • ME 391: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 394: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 492: 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
  • MENG 550: Master of Engineering Internship/Project
  • MENG 551: Master of Engineering internship/Project Assessment

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Tweten, DJ; Ballard, Z; Mann, BP, Minimizing error in the logarithmic decrement method through uncertainty propagation, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 333 no. 13 (2014), pp. 2804-2811 [10.1016/j.jsv.2014.02.024] [abs].
    • Mann, BP, Discussion: “On the Role of Nonlinearities in Vibratory Energy Harvesting: A Critical Review and Discussion” (Daqaq, M., Masana, R., Erturk, A., and Dane Quinn, D., 2014, ASME Appl. Mech. Rev., 66(4), p. 040801), Applied Mechanics Reviews: an assessment of world literature in engineering sciences, vol 66 no. 4 (2014), pp. 045501-045501 [10.1115/1.4027257] [abs].
    • Lipp, GM; Mann, BP, Dynamics of an eccentric disk on a curved surface, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, vol 266 (2014), pp. 34-41 [abs].
    • Tweten, DJ; Mann, BP, Experimental investigation of colored noise in stochastic resonance of a bistable beam, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, vol 268 (2014), pp. 25-33 [abs].
    • Ballard, Z; Mann, BP, Two-dimensional nonlinear analysis of an untethered spherical buoy due to wave loading, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, vol 8 no. 4 (2013) [abs].