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

Daux, C, Moës, N, Dolbow, J, Sukumar, N, and Belytschko, T. "Arbitrary branched and intersecting cracks with the extended finite element method." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 48.12 (2000): 1741-1760.

Dolbow, J, Moes, N, and Belytschko, T. "Modeling fracture in Mindlin-Reissner plates with the extended finite element method." Int. J. Solids Struct. (UK) 37.48-50 (2000): 7161-7183. (Academic Article) Full Text

Dolbow, J, Moës, N, and Belytschko, T. "Modeling fracture in Mindlin-Reissner plates with the extended finite element method." International Journal of Solids and Structures 37.48 (2000): 7161-7183.

Dolbow, J, and Belytschko, T. "Numerical integration of the Galerkin weak form in meshfree methods." Computational Mechanics 23.3 (1999): 219-230. Full Text

Moës, N, Dolbow, J, and Belytschko, T. "A finite element method for crack growth without remeshing." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 46.1 (1999): 131-150.

Dolbow, J, and Belytschko, T. "Volumetric locking in the element free Galerkin method." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 46.6 (1999): 925-942.

Belytschko, T, Krongauz, Y, Dolbow, J, and Gerlach, C. "On the completeness of meshfree particle methods." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 43.5 (November 15, 1998): 785-819. Full Text

Belytschko, T, Krongauz, Y, Dolbow, J, and Gerlach, C. "On the completeness of meshfree particle methods." Int. J. Numer. Methods Eng. (UK) 43.5 (1998): 785-819. (Academic Article) Full Text

Gosz, M, Dolbow, J, and Moran, B. "Domain integral formulation for stress intensity factor computation along curved three-dimensional interface cracks." International Journal of Solids and Structures 35.15 (1998): 1763-1783.

Belytschko, T, Krongauz, Y, Dolbow, J, and Gerlach, C. "On the completeness of meshfree particle methods." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 43.5 (1998): 785-819. Full Text

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