# 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.

Kim, T-Y, and Dolbow, JE. "An edge-bubble stabilized finite element method for fourth-order parabolic problems." *Finite Elements in Analysis and Design* 45.8-9 (2009): 485-494.
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Sanders, JD, Dolbow, JE, and Laursen, TA. "On methods for stabilizing constraints over enriched interfaces in elasticity." *International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering* 78.9 (2009): 1009-1036.
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Dolbow, J, and Harari, I. "An efficient finite element method for embedded interface problems." *International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering* 78.2 (2009): 229-252.
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Dolbow, J. "The Melosh competition." *Finite Elements in Analysis and Design* 45.4 (2009): 237--.
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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).

Dolbow, JE, and Franca, LP. "Residual-free bubbles for embedded Dirichlet problems." *Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering* 197.45-48 (2008): 3751-3759.
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Dolbow, JE, and Laursen, TA. "The Melosh Competition." *Finite Elements in Analysis and Design* 44.5 (2008): 227--.
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Dolbow, J, Mosso, S, Robbins, J, and Voth, T. "Coupling volume-of-fluid based interface reconstructions with the extended finite element method." *Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering* 197.5 (2008): 439-447.
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Chang, DP, Dolbow, JE, and Zauscher, S. "Switchable friction of stimulus-responsive hydrogels." *Langmuir* 23.1 (January 2, 2007): 250-257.
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Kim, TY, Dolbow, J, and Laursen, T. "A mortared finite element method for frictional contact on arbitrary interfaces." *Computational Mechanics* 39.3 (2007): 223-235.
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