Michael         J. Panza

Michael J. Panza

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 814-871-7750
Office: CAE 205
panza001@gannon.edu

  • Awards/Grants
  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Honor Societies
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research
  • Service

Awards/Grants

* Yearly grants since 1989 from General Electric Rail systems to investigate the analysis and desigin of noise control systems for  diesel locomotives.

Biography

I am interested in the following:

* Playing around with applied mathematics and computer models for engineering and science problems.

* American history, especially colonial times and the civil war.

* Creation and Design in the Bible.

* Playing basketball.

* Following Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steeler football.

* Visiting my three daughters' families (eight grandchildren) in Missouri and Virginia.

* Traveling and seeing the people and land in the  US.

Courses Taught

* Engineering Analysis Courses (ME403, GENG603, GENG703)

* System Dynamics and Conttrol (ME326)

* Modeling and SImulation of Dynamic Systems (GME648)

* Computer Assisted Engineering (ME465, GME565

* Acosutics and Noise Control (GME615)

* Statics (ME201) and Dynamics (ME204)

* Risk Management (GENG622)

* Optimization in Engineering (ME407, GME507)

* Nonlinear Analysis (GENG609)

* Advanced Congtrol Systems (GENG685)

* Vibrations (ME461, GME561)

* Advanced Vibrations (GME661)

* Advanced Dynamic Systems (GME655)

* Structural Dynamics (GME635)

* Advanced Strength of Materials (GME530)

* Distributed Parameter Systems (GME612)

* Machine Dynamics

* Digital Computer Usage and Lab (ME205, ME206)

* Various Engineering Design Courses

Educational History

* Gannon College, BS in Mechanical Engineering, 1969

* Gannon University, MS in Mechanical Engineering, 1974

* University at Buffalo, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 1989

Honor Societies

* Gannon University Distinguished Faculty Member since 2003

* Institute of Noise Control Engineers Board Certified Menber since 1985

 

Professional Experience

* Senior Engineer, Acosutics Systems, Lord Corporation, Erie, PA (14 years)

* Acosutical Consultant, Private Practice, Erie, PA (5 years)

* Consulting Engineer, Systems Engineering, General Electric Company, (29 years)

Professional Societies

* Ameican Society of Mechanical engineers

* Institute of Noise Control Engineers

Publications

Journals:

* "Application fo Power Method and Dominant Eigenvector/Eigenvalue Concept for Approximate Solutions to Mechanical Engineering Algebraic Systems," Journal of Engineering Mathematics, in review 2017

* "A Finite State Spece Miodel for Representing the Broadband Infinite Series for Acoustic Reverberation between Parallel Reflectibg Planes," Journal of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, in review 2017

* "A Special Mathematical Images Model to Estimate the Sound Level in a Close-Fitting Enclosure," Journal of Advances in Acoustics and Vibrations, 2014

*  "An Image Based Mathematical Model for the Propagation of Fan Noise in a Plenum with Large Side Openings," Journal of Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, 2016

*  “Euler-Maclaurin Closed Form Finite State Space Model for a String Applied to Broadband 
      Plate Vibrations,” Journal of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2010

 *   “Application of Euler-Maclaurin Sum Formula to Obtain an Approximate Closed Form Green’s Function for a Two-Dimensional Acoustical Space,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2008


   *  “A Hybrid Mathematical Model for Predicting the Noise Attenuation of Rectangular Baffle Silencers,” Noise Control Engineering Journal, Nov.-Dec. 2006.

*  "Closed Form Solution for Acoustic Wave Equation Between Two Parallel Plates Using
      Euler-Maclaurin Sum formula," Journal of Sound and Vibration, October 2004

*  " Mathematical Model for Large Deflection Dynamics of a Compliant Device,” ASME
         Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, June, 2001

*  “Modeling, Actuation, and Control of an Active Fluid Vibration Isolator,” ASME Journal
         of  Vibration and Acoustics, January 1997 (with D. P. McGuire and P. J. Jones).

*  “Hydraulic Actuator Tuning in the Control of a Rotating Flexible Beam Mechanism,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, September 1996 (with R. W. Mayne).

*  “Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Hydraulic Actuator Interaction in the Dynamics of a Rotating Flexible Beam,” ASME Journal of Vibrations and Acoustics, January 1994 (with R. W. Mayne).


     Conference Proceedings:

“Closed form calculation of reverberant sound propagation in a thin duct with flexible
      wall,” Noise-Con 2010 & Acoustical Society of America, Baltimore, April, 2010,
      (An invited paper)

* “Mathematical Models for Finite Controllers for a Class of Bounded Acoustic and  Structural Dynamic Systems”, Proceedings of Active 2004, Williamsburg, VA, September, 2004

* "Variable Damping Control in the Position Control of a Flexible Single Arm," Proceedings of DETC’03 AMSE Biennial Vibrations and Noise Conference, Chicago, September 2003

    *   “Multi-Source Noise Reduction Calculation for Industrial Spaces with Uncertainties in Source  Size and Location”, Proceedings of  NOISE-CON 2003, Cleveland, June, 2003

     *  "Eigenstructure Calculation for Mixed Vibratory Systems Composed of a Continuous Beam
        and Concentrated Actuators," Proceedings of DETC'01 ASME Biennial Vibrations and
        Noise Conference, Pittsburgh, September, 2001

" Mathematical Model for Large Deflection Dynamics of a Compliant Mechanism,”
         Proceedings, ASME Mechanism Conference, Baltimore, September 2000

      *  “Active Fluid Mounting System Damping for Broadband Frequency Performance,” Proceedings of  NOISE-CON 97, Penn State University, June 1997.

       *  “Prediction of  Noise Propagation from Equipment Mounted Under a Rail Vehicle,”
        Proceedings of  NOISE-CON 97, Penn State University, June 1997

*  “Modeling, Actuation, and Control of an Active Fluid Vibration Isolator,” Proceedings of the 15th Biennial ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Boston, Sept. 1995 (with D.P. McGuire and P.J.Jones)

   *  “Hydraulic Actuator Tuning in the Control of a Rotating Flexible Beam Mechanism,”
        Proceedings of the 15th Biennial ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise,  Boston, Sept. 1995 (with R.W.Mayne)

*  “Investigation of Hydraulic Actuator-Beam Interaction for a Rotating Flexible Beam,” Proceedings of the 21st Biennial ASME Mechanisms Conference, Chicago, Sept. 1990 (with R. W. Mayne).

*  “Mathematical Modeling of Actuator-Flexible Beam Dynamic Systems,” Proceedings of the 12th Biennial ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Montreal, Sept. 1989 (with R. W. Mayne).

*  “Prospects of Damping Structures Via Actuator Interaction,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Engineering Science, Atlanta, 1988 (with F. J. Sah, R. W. Mayne, and D. J. Inman).

Scholarship/Research

Development of applied mathematical and computer models in the following areas:

*  Using the Euler-Maclaurin sum formula for Fourier series in space-time coordinates to construct finite closed form state space models for bounded distributed parameter systems such as sound propogation, structural vibration, diffusion,and  quantum nano scale systems.

* Application of  Dominant Eigenvetor, Eigenvalue concepts for approximate solutions to systems of algebraic and ordinary differential equations in mechanical engineering.

*  Developing computer assisted models using Matlab and Simulink for describing and investigating the noise environment and control of complete locomotive systems.

* Studying the interaction of process, actuator, and control in complex dynamic systems.

Service

* As advisor of Gannon's Pi Tau Sigma homorary fraternity, leader of the "Little Free Libraries Program"  for the Eire community where thousands of books per year are organized and delivered to 12 small student designed  library boxes in the area.