John Everett Dolbow

John Everett Dolbow
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor in the Department of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Joint)
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Bass Fellow
External address: 319 Gross Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 319 Gross Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708-0287
Phone: (919) 660-5202

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

Collaborative Research: Wettability Control on the Mechanics of Hydrocapillary Fracture awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022

Computational Algorithms for Dynamic Fracture awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020

Cohesive Phase Field Modeling of Fractures in Wellbore Cement awarded by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020

Collaborative Research: Computational Mechanics Vision Workshop awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020

Computational Algorithms for Dynamic Fracture awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2019

Computational Algorithms for Fragmentation awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2019

An Integrated Experimental and Computational Investigation of Fragmentation in Transparent Polymers awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2019

Computational Studies of Fracture Networks in Particulate Systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Fracture Integral Routines for X-FEM in MOOSE awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2015

Advanced Fracture Modeling for Nuclear Fuel awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2015

Pages

Jiang, W., et al. “Ceramic nuclear fuel fracture modeling with the extended finite element method.” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol. 223, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.engfracmech.2019.106713. Full Text

Guilleminot, J., and J. E. Dolbow. “Data-driven enhancement of fracture paths in random composites.” Mechanics Research Communications, vol. 103, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.mechrescom.2019.103443. Full Text

Geelen, R. J. M., et al. “A phase-field formulation for dynamic cohesive fracture.” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 348, May 2019, pp. 680–711. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.cma.2019.01.026. Full Text

Liu, Y., et al. “A fully coupled mixed finite element method for surfactants spreading on thin liquid films.” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 345, Mar. 2019, pp. 429–53. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.cma.2018.10.045. Full Text

Peco, C., et al. “Models and simulations of surfactant-driven fracture in particle rafts.” International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 156–157, Jan. 2019, pp. 194–209. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.08.014. Full Text

Geelen, R. J. M., et al. “An optimization-based phase-field method for continuous-discontinuous crack propagation.” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 116, no. 1, Oct. 2018, pp. 1–20. Scopus, doi:10.1002/nme.5911. Full Text

Zhang, Z., et al. “A modified moment-fitted integration scheme for X-FEM applications with history-dependent material data.” Computational Mechanics, vol. 62, no. 2, Aug. 2018, pp. 233–52. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00466-018-1544-2. Full Text

Peco, Christian, et al. “Influence of surface tension in the surfactant-driven fracture of closely-packed particulate monolayers.Soft Matter, vol. 13, no. 35, Sept. 2017, pp. 5832–41. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c7sm01245d. Full Text

Zhang, Z., and J. E. Dolbow. “Remeshing strategies for large deformation problems with frictional contact and nearly incompressible materials.” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 109, no. 9, Mar. 2017, pp. 1289–314. Scopus, doi:10.1002/nme.5325. Full Text

Pages

Spencer, B. W., et al. “Pellet cladding mechanical interaction modeling using the extended finite element method.” Top Fuel 2016: Lwr Fuels With Enhanced Safety and Performance, 2016, pp. 929–38.