# 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

##### Physical Modeling

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.

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.
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Dolbow, J, and Harari, I. "Erratum: An efficient finite element method for embedded interface problems." *International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering* 88.12 (2011): 1344--.
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Sanders, J, Dolbow, JE, Mucha, PJ, and Laursen, TA. "A new method for simulating rigid body motion in incompressible two-phase flow." *International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids* 67.6 (2011): 713-732.
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Kim, T-Y, Dolbow, JE, and Fried, E. "The Navier-Stokes-αβ equations as a platform for a spectral multigrid method to solve the Navier-Stokes equations." *Computers and Fluids* 44.1 (2011): 102-110.
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Embar, A, Dolbow, J, and Harari, I. "Imposing dirichlet boundary conditions with Nitsche's method and spline-based finite elements." *International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering* 83.7 (2010): 877-898.
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Elson, EL, Fried, E, Dolbow, JE, and Genin, GM. "Phase separation in biological membranes: integration of theory and experiment." *Annu Rev Biophys* 39 (2010): 207-226. (Review)
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Harari, I, and Dolbow, J. "Analysis of an efficient finite element method for embedded interface problems." *Computational Mechanics* 46.1 (2010): 205-211.
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Laursen, TA, Dolbow, JE, Jung, Y, and Sanders, J. "From contact mechanics to fluid/structure interaction: Recent developments in interface discretization and stabilization." *Computational Plasticity X - Fundamentals and Applications* (2009).

Kim, T-Y, Cassiani, M, Albertson, JD, Dolbow, JE, Fried, E, and Gurtin, ME. "Impact of the inherent separation of scales in the Navier-Stokes- αβ equations." *Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics* 79.4 (2009).
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Stanciulescu, I, Dolbow, JE, and Zauscher, S. "Computational modeling of surface phenomena in soft-wet materials." *International Journal of Solids and Structures* 46.6 (2009): 1334-1344.
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