# 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.

Mourad, HM, Dolbow, J, and Garikipati, K. "An assumed-gradient finite element method for the level set equation." *International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering* 64.8 (2005): 1009-1032.
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Ji, H, and Dolbow, JE. "On strategies for enforcing interfacial constraints and evaluating jump conditions with the extended finite element method." *International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering* 61.14 (2004): 2508-2535.
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Dolbow, J, Fried, E, and Ji, H. "Chemically induced swelling of hydrogels." *Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids* 52.1 (2004): 51-84.
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Dolbow, JE, and Devan, A. "Enrichment of enhanced assumed strain approximations for representing strong discontinuities: Addressing volumetric incompressibility and the discontinuous patch test." *International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering* 59.1 (2004): 47-67.
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Bellec, J, and Dolbow, JE. "A note on enrichment functions for modelling crack nucleation." *Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering* 19.12 (2003): 921-932.
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Dolbow, JE, and Gosz, M. "On the computation of mixed mode stress intensity factors in functionally graded materials." *International Journal of Solids and Structures* 39.9 (2002): 2557-2574.
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Merle, R, and Dolbow, J. "Solving thermal and phase change problems with the eXtended finite element method." *Computational Mechanics* 28.5 (2002): 339-350.
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Ji, H, Chopp, D, and Dolbow, JE. "A hybrid extended finite element/level set method for modeling phase transformations." *International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering* 54.8 (2002): 1209-1233.
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Dolbow, JE, and Nadeau, JC. "On the use of effective properties for the fracture analysis of microstructured materials." *Engineering Fracture Mechanics* 69.14-16 (2002): 1607-1634.
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Dolbow, J, Moës, N, and Belytschko, T. "An extended finite element method for modeling crack growth with frictional contact." *Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering* 190.51-52 (2001): 6825-6846.
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