Brian P Mann

Brian Mann

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Contact Information

Education

  • D.Sc. Washington University, 2003
  • M.S. Washington University, 1999
  • B.S. University of Missouri at Columbia, 1996

Research Interests

Nonlinear dynamics and vibration utilizing analytical, numerical, and experimental techniques. Fundamental investigations of phenomenon and application areas where dynamical systems theory plays an important role.

Specialties

Structural Engineering
Chaos, Dynamics
Nonlinear Dynamics
Adaptive Structures
Vibration
Alternative Energy
Nonlinear Systems
Manufacturing

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • ASME Elected Fellow. ASME. 2013
  • Philip E Doak Award . Journal of Sound and Vibration. 2013
  • ONR Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research. 2008
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2007
  • SAE Ralph Teetor Award. Society of Automotive Engineers. 2007
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2005
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2004
  • NSF CAREER Award. National Science Foundation. 2003

Courses Taught

  • CEE 625: Intermediate Dynamics: Dynamics of Very High Dimensional Systems
  • ECE 461: Ocean Engineering
  • ENVIRON 461: Ocean Engineering
  • ME 392: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 394: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 426: Ocean Engineering
  • ME 491: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 493: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 494: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 541: Intermediate Dynamics: Dynamics of Very High Dimensional Systems
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 591: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ME 592: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ME 742: Nonlinear Mechanical Vibration
  • ME 759: Special Readings in Mechanical Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Sequeira, D; Wang, X-S; Mann, B, Analytical Method for Stroboscopically Sampling General Periodic Functions With Arbitrary Frequency Sweep Rates, Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, vol 140 no. 6 (2018), pp. 064701-064701 [10.1115/1.4040046] [abs].
  • Bernard, BP; Mann, BP, Increasing viability of nonlinear energy harvesters by adding an excited dynamic magnifier, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, vol 29 no. 6 (2018), pp. 1196-1205 [10.1177/1045389X17730924] [abs].
  • Wang, X-S; Mazzoleni, MJ; Mann, BP, Dynamics of unforced and vertically forced rocking elliptical and semi-elliptical disks, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 417 (2018), pp. 341-358 [10.1016/j.jsv.2017.12.003] [abs].
  • Sequeira, D; Wang, X-S; Mann, BP, On the manifestation of coexisting nontrivial equilibria leading to potential well escapes in an inhomogeneous floating body, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, vol 365 (2018), pp. 80-90 [10.1016/j.physd.2017.11.002] [abs].
  • Panigrahi, SR; Bernard, BP; Feeny, BF; Mann, BP; Diaz, AR, Snap-through twinkling energy generation through frequency up-conversion, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 399 (2017), pp. 216-227 [10.1016/j.jsv.2017.03.031] [abs].