John Everett Dolbow

  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (Secondary)
  • Bass Fellow
External address: 121 Hudson Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 121 Hudson Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708-0287
Phone: (919) 660-5202

Research Areas and Keywords

PDE & Dynamical Systems
evolving interfaces, finite element methods, phase field methods
Physical Modeling
fracture, lipid membranes

Professor John E. Dolbow came to Duke University from Northwestern University, where he received an MS and PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. During the course of his graduate study, John was a Computational Science Graduate Fellow for the Department of Energy, and he spent a summer working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Dolbow's research concerns the development of computational methods for nonlinear problems in solid mechanics. In particular, he is interested in modeling quasi-static and dynamic fracture of structural components, the evolution of interfaces with nonlinear constitutive laws, and developing models for stimulus-responsive hydrogels. A native of New Hampshire, Dr. Dolbow received his Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 1999

  • M.S., Northwestern University 1998

  • B.S.M.E., University of New Hampshire 1995

Selected Grants

Development of Distributed State Simulators awarded by National Science Foundation (Co Investigator). 2006 to 2009

New Numerical Methods for Transient Interaction of Structures with Fluids and Soils awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Co-Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2008

Computational and Experimental Strategies for Investigating Failure in Emerging Soft-Wet Materials awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2007

Collaborative Research: Surface and Actuation Kinetics of Stimulus-Responsive Hydrogels awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2007

WEAVE: Web-based Educational Framework for Analysis, Visualization and Experimentation awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2006

The Robert J. Melosh Symposium in Finite Element Analysis awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005

Thermomechanical Investigations of High Speed Machining of Aluminum awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2005

Parallel Cluster for Multi-Scale Computation awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2003

Towards Material Systems with Optimized Fracture Response awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2002

Pages

Kim, T-Y, Chen, X, Dolbow, JE, and Fried, E. "Going to new lengths: Studying the Navier--Stokes-$\alpha\beta$ equations using the strained spiral vortex model." Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B 19.7 (August 2014): 2207-2225. Full Text

Annavarapu, C, Hautefeuille, M, and Dolbow, JE. "A Nitsche stabilized finite element method for frictional sliding on embedded interfaces. Part I: Single interface." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 268 (January 2014): 417-436. Full Text

Annavarapu, C, Hautefeuille, M, and Dolbow, JE. "A Nitsche stabilized finite element method for frictional sliding on embedded interfaces. Part II: Intersecting interfaces." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 267 (December 1, 2013): 318-341. Full Text

Embar, A, Dolbow, J, and Fried, E. "Microdomain evolution on giant unilamellar vesicles." Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 12.3 (2013): 597-615. Full Text

Annavarapu, C, Hautefeuille, M, and Dolbow, JE. "Stable imposition of stiff constraints in explicit dynamics for embedded finite element methods." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 92.2 (2012): 206-228. Full Text

Kim, T-Y, Dolbow, JE, and Fried, E. "Numerical study of the grain-size dependent Young's modulus and Poisson's ratio of bulk nanocrystalline materials." International Journal of Solids and Structures 49.26 (2012): 3942-3952. Full Text

Annavarapu, C, Hautefeuille, M, and Dolbow, JE. "A robust Nitsche's formulation for interface problems." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 225-228 (2012): 44-54. Full Text

Hautefeuille, M, Annavarapu, C, and Dolbow, JE. "Robust imposition of Dirichlet boundary conditions on embedded surfaces." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 90.1 (2012): 40-64. Full Text

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