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
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow (NDSEG), ASEE
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • Dean's Advisory Fellow Council Award, University of Missouri
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award for excellence in teaching, Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Junior Faculty Research Award, University of Missouri

Courses Taught:
  • CEE 625: Intermediate Dynamics: Dynamics of Very High Dimensional Systems
  • EGR 244L: Dynamics
  • 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
  • ME 758S: Curricular Practical Training
  • ME 758S: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • MENG 550: Master of Engineering Internship/Project
  • MENG 551: Master of Engineering internship/Project Assessment

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • 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].
    • Khasawneh, FA; Mann, BP, A spectral element approach for the stability analysis of time-periodic delay equations with multiple delays, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, vol 18 no. 8 (2013), pp. 2129-2141 [10.1016/j.cnsns.2012.11.030] [abs].
    • Tweten, DJ; Mann, BP, On the use of weighting matrices to improve harmonic balance parameter identification results, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 332 no. 12 (2013), pp. 2941-2953 [10.1016/j.jsv.2013.01.010] [abs].
    • Bobrenkov, OA; Butcher, EA; Mann, BP, Application of the Liapunov-Floquet transformation to differential equations with time delay and periodic coefficients, Journal of Vibration and Control, vol 19 no. 4 (2013), pp. 521-537 [10.1177/1077546311433914] [abs].