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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Matthew Brake
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
 
e-mail:brake@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2002) Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (2007) Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering (2004) Carnegie Mellon University
 
Primary Department
   Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

G. M. Castelluccio and M. R. W. Brake "On the Origin of Modeling Uncertainty in Threaded Fasteners." Computers and Structures, 186: 1-10.

 
 

M. R. W. Brake "A Reduced Iwan Model That Includes Pinning for Bolted Joint Mechanics." Nonlinear Dynamics, 87 (2017) : 1335-1349.

 
 

M. R. W. Brake, A. C. Hall, and J. D. Madison "Designing Energy Dissipation Properties via Thermal Spray Coatings." Surface and Coatings Technology, 310 (2017) : 70-78.

 
 

M. R. W. Brake, C. W. Schwingshackl, and P. Reuß "On the Observed Variability and Repeatability in Jointed Structures." Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (2017) Submitted

 
 

M. R. W. Brake, P. L. Reu, and D. S. Aragon "A Comprehensive Set of Impact Data for Common Aerospace Metals." ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics (2017) Accepted

 
 

R. C. Flicek, M. R. W. Brake, and D. A. Hills "Predicting a Contact’s Sensitivity to Initial Conditions Using Metrics of Frictional Coupling." Tribology International, 108 (2017) : 95-110.

 
 

S. A. Smith, M. R. W. Brake, and C. W. Schwingshackl "On the Characterization of Nonlinearities in Assembled Systems." Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (2017) Submitted

 
 Articles
 

L. Wu, D. Krattiger, M. Zacharczuk, M. Buck, R. J. Kuether, M. S. Allen, P. Tiso, M. R. W. Brake "Interface Reduction for Hurty/Craig-Bampton Substructured Models: Review and Improvements." Mechanical Systems and Signal ProcessingSubmitted

 
 

R. M. Lacayo, L. Pesaresi, J. Groß, D. Fochler, J. Armand, L. Salles, M. R. W. Brake, C. W. Schwingshackl, and M. S. Allen "Validation and Comparison of a Time Domain Approach and a Frequency Domain Approach for Nonlinear Modeling of Structures with Bolted Joints." Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (2017) Submitted

 
 Books
 

M.R.W.Brake "The Mechanics of Jointed Structures." Springer (2017)

 
 Refereed conference papers
 

A. Bajric, A. I. Ozdagli, B. Liu, S. Vemuganti, F. Moreu, K. L. Troyer, M. R. W. Brake, and D. Otter "Sensing and Rating of Vehicle – Railroad Bridge Collision." IMAC XXXV A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics (2017/January)

 
 

B. A. Robertson, D. Miskin, M. P. Mignolet, and M. R. W. Brake "Modeling, Identification, and Propagation of Uncertainty in a Lap-Joint." IMAC XXXV A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics (2017/January)

 
 

C. R. Little and M. R. W. Brake "The Two Parameter Iwan Model: Capturing Local Kinematics Efficiently." 2017 Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (2017/November)

 
 

M. R. W. Brake, C. R. Little, A. R. Lewis, and M. T. O’Gorman "Reconciling Whole Joint Models and the Preservation of Local Kinematics." ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conference (2017/August)

 
 

M. R. W. Brake, J. G. Stark, S. A. Smith, D. P. T. Lancereau, T. W. Jerome, and T. Dossogne "In Situ Measurements of Contact Pressure for Jointed Interfaces During Dynamic Loading Experiments." IMAC XXXV A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics (2017/January)

 
 

M. Rosatello, S. Cooper, K. Johnson, A. Mathis, M. R. W. Brake, M. S. Allen, A. A. Ferri, D. Roettgen, B. R. Pacini, and R. L. Mayes "Effect of Far-Field Structure on Joint Properties." IMAC XXXV A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics (2017/January)

 
 

R. M. Lacayo, L. Pesaresi, D. Fochler, J. Groß, M. R. W. Brake, and C. W. Schwingshackl "A Numerical Round Robin to Predict the Dynamics of an Experimentally-Measured Brake-Reuss Beam." IMAC XXXV A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics (2017/January)

 
 

T. Dossogne, T. W. Jerome, D. P. T. Lancereau, S. A. Smith, M. R. W. Brake, B. R. Pacini, P. Reuss, and C. W. Schwingshackl "Experimental Assessment of Jointed Configuration." IMAC XXXV A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics (2017/January)

 
 

V. Ondra, R. Riethmueller, M. R. W. Brake, C. W. Schwingshackl, P. M. Polunin, and S. W. Shaw "Comparison of Nonlinear System Identification Methods for Free Decay Measurements with Application to MEMS Devices." IMAC XXXV A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics (2017/January)

 
 

W. Long, D. Krattiger, M. Zackarczuk, M. Buck, R. J. Kuether, M. S. Allen, M. R. W. Brake, P. Tiso, P. Reuß, and L. Salles "Evaluation of Interface Reductions for Craig Bampton Substructured Models." IMAC XXXV A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics (2017/January)

 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

"Invited talk at the University of Houston." (September 2017)

 
 Other
 

"Keynote address at the Golf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium." (October 2017)

 
Positions Held
 Vice Paper Solicitation Chair, STLE Contact Mechanics Committee. (2017 - 2017)

 Member, SEM Technical Division for Nonlinear Structures and Systems. (2014 - 2014)

 Member, SEM Technical Division for Nonlinear Structures and Systems. (2014 - 2014)

 Contractor, NASA Engineering and Safety Center. (2017 - 2017)

 Executive Director, ASME Research Committee on Mechanics of Jointed Structures. (2017 - 2017)

 Secretary, ASME Research Committee on Mechanics of Jointed Structures. (2013 - 2017)

 Vice Chair, SEM Technical Division for Nonlinear Structures and Systems. (2017 - 2017)