David Johnson

Dave Johnson
Associate Professor Emeritus of Engineering, School of Engineering
Office Phone
PENN STATE BEHREND
GLENHILL FARMHOUSE
ERIE PA 16563
    Biography

    Prior to his retirement, Mr. David Johnson was an associate professor of engineering. Mr. Johnson received both the B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1978 and 1980 respectively from the Pennsylvania State University. He began his teaching career at Penn State Behrend, in 1992.

    Mr. Johnson previously held the position of Mechanical Engineering Technology Chair. He had eleven years of industry experience before he began his teaching career. He began his engineering career at Boeing Aerospace Company then was employed by Airco Carbon, and Swanson Analysis Systems Inc. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Western PA ANSYS User’s Group, the Society for Experimental Mechanics, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has received numerous awards including:

    • Recipient, Best of Session Technical Paper Award, “ANSYS Workbench Environment in Education,” Proceedings of the International ANSYS Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2006.
    • Nominated, Pennsylvania State University President’s Award for engagement with students, Spring 2002 and Spring 2003.
    • Recipient, session award for best paper, “Developing an ANSYS creep model for polypropylene from experimental data,” Proceedings of the International ANSYS Conference and Exposition, 2002.
    • Nominated, American Society of Mechanical Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Student Section Advisor’s Award, Spring 2002.
    • Recipient, session award for best paper, Three-dimensional modeling of a bolted connection, International ANSYS Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, August 30, 2000.
    • Nominated, session award for best paper, “Simulation of an ultrasonic piezoelectric transducer,” International ANSYS Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, August 29, 2000.
    • “Man-Mile” Award and trophy plaque, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Region V Student Conference, Troy, MI, April 2-4, 1998. (The contest metric is the number of students who attend the conference, multiplied by the miles we travel to the conference)
    • Award of Special Recognition, Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PENNTAP), for sharing my expertise, time, and support for the clients and staff of PENNTAP, 1997.
    • Recipient, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Allied Signal Contest, over 400 points award for the 1996-1997 academic year, Summer 1997. The points for this award are earned by the Student Section at Penn State Behrend.
    • Faculty Adviser Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), presented at the ASME Regional Student Conference, Athens, OH, April 1994.
    Research Interests

    Structural FEA analysis, thermal FEA analysis, fluid flow CFD analysis, fatigue/fracture/failure analysis, computer applications and graphics.

    Publications

    Locally Applied Direct Electric Current’s Effect on Springback Of 2024-T3 Aluminum After Single Point Incremental Forming, 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference - June 10, 2015
    Collaborators: Brandt Ruszkiewicz, Student Author; John Roth, Author

    Development of Elastomeric Drill Chuck Isolators to Reduce Roof Bolting Machine Drilling Noise, NoiseCON 2013, the US national noise control conference of INCE (the Institute of Noise Control Engineering) - August 27, 2013
    Collaborators: Robert Michael, Co-Author; Shane Callaghan, Student Author; Joshua Fontana, Student Author

    Development of a Seismic Isolation System for Commercial Storage Racks, 2012 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - November 15, 2012
    Collaborators: Robert Michael, Co-Author; Michael Pollino, Co-Author; Joseph Redovan, Student Author; Eric Moser, Student Author; Blake Macdonald, Student Author

    ABET Self-Study Report for the MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Program at THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BEHREND COLLEGE ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, Penn State, Behrend College, School of Engineering - June 22, 2012

    Development of Elastomeric Isolators to Reduce Roof Bolting Machine Drilling Noise - 2011
    Collaborators: Robert Michael, Co-Author; David Yantek, Co-Author; E Ferro; C Swope

    Resurrecting the Electrolytic Plotting Tank, 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - June, 2011
    Collaborators: Robert Edwards, Co-Author; T Demitrio, Student Author

    A Comparative Multi-Field FEA and Experimental Study on the Enhanced Manufacturability of 6061-T6511 Aluminum Using DC Current, Transactions, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering - December, 2009
    Collaborators: Amir Khalilollahi, Co-Author; John Roth, Co-Author

    FEA Simulation Technique for Coupled Field Analysis of Metal Forming Under an Applied Direct Current, 2009 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference - October, 2009
    Collaborator: John Roth, Co-Author

    Coupled Multifield Finite Element Analysis Model of Upsetting Under an Applied Direct Current - June, 2009
    Collaborators: T Kronenberger, Student Author; John Roth, Co-Author

    Evaluation of Current Density Temperature and Deformations in Sheet Metal Strip and Dome Height Tests, 2008 International ANSYS Conference - August, 2008
    Collaborators: Amir Khalilollahi, Co-Author; John Roth, Co-Author

    Coupled Multifield Finite Element Analysis Model of Upsetting Under an Applied Direct Current, Proceedings, MSEC2007, 2007 ASME International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering - October, 2007
    Collaborators: T Kronenberger, Student Author; John Roth, Co-Author

    Multi-field FE Modeling of Resistive Heating in Ti-6Al-4V Specimens, Proceedings, 21st Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics-CANCAM - June, 2007
    Collaborators: T Kronenberger, Student Author; Amir Khalilollahi, Co-Author; John Roth, Co-Author

    Multi-field FE Modeling of Resistive Heating in a 6061-T6511 Aluminum Specimen, Proceedings, IMECE: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition - November, 2006
    Collaborators: Amir Khalilollahi, Co-Author; John Roth, Co-Author

    ANSYS Workbench Environment in Education, Proceedings of the 2006 International ANSYS Conference and Exposition - May, 2006

    A Demonstration of Heat Affected Zone From Welding, 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, session 1150 - June, 2005
    Collaborators: Richard Englund, Co-Author; Shannon Sweeney, Co-Author

    Vaporization Rates For Rolling Oil Using Computer Simulations Improves Safety in Coil/Foil Annealing, Light Metal Age - June, 2005
    Collaborators: C Logan, Co-Author; R Roberts, Co-Author

    Mechanical Stress Relief Simulation, Proceedings of the 2004 International ANSYS Conference & Exposition - May, 2004
    Collaborator: Richard Englund, Co-Author

    Development of a Mechanical Vibrations Course for Engineering Technologists, Proceedings, 2003 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, session 2648 - June, 2003
    Collaborators: Shannon Sweeney, Co-Author; J Turso, Co-Author

    Developing an ANSYS creep model for polypropylene from experimental data, International ANSYS Conference and Exposition - 2002
    Collaborators: M Dropik, Co-Author; D Roth, Co-Author

    Principles of Simulating Contact Between Parts With ANSYS, Part 2, International ANSYS Conference and Exposition - 2002

    Out of This World Analysis, SoftWords Newsletter - July, 2002

    3D modeling of a bolted connection: An Exercise in Mapped Meshing and Patience, SoftWords Newsletter - January, 2002

    Principles of Simulating Contact Between Parts With ANSYS, Mallett Technology’s ANSYS Users’ Conference - October 2, 2001

    Simulation of an Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Transducer, International ANSYS Conference and Exposition - August, 2000
    Collaborator: D Pal, Secondary Author

    Three-Dimensional Modeling of a Bolted Connection, International ANSYS Conference and Exposition - August, 2000
    Collaborators: Richard Englund, Co-Author; B McAnlis, Co-Author; K Sari, Co-Author; D Columbet, Co-Author

    Tech Prep Camp: Introducing High School Students to Engineering Technology Through Model Rocketry, American Society of Engineering Educators, National Conference, session 3253 - June, 2000
    Collaborators: K Torres, Co-Author; K Holliday-Darr, Co-Author; D Forsman, Co-Author; D Baird, Co-Author

    A Finite Element Analysis Study of Non-Linear Behavior in a Bolted Connection, American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - November, 1999
    Collaborators: Richard Englund, Co-Author; Shannon Sweeney, Co-Author

    Design of Experiments Methods for a Nonlinear Buckling FEA Study, International ANSYS Conference and Exhibition - 1998
    Collaborator: E Heald, Secondary Author

    ANSYS Heat Transfer Training Manual - November, 1998

    Finite Element Analysis of a Threaded Connection Supported by Experimental and Theoretical Research, Journal of Engineering Technology - 1997
    Collaborator: Richard Englund, Co-Author

    Design of a Robotic Gripper For an Automated Forge Press, ASME Technical Paper 97-WA/MET-8, 1997 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition - November, 1997
    Collaborators: K Fisher, Co-Author; K Hull

    Open Section Buckling Study Using Design of Experiments and Response Surface Methodology Techniques, ASME Technical Paper 97-WA/MET-6, 1997 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition - November, 1997

    Heat Transfer in Finned Aluminum Heat Sinks by ANSYS, FLOTRAN and Experimental Methods, International ANSYS Conference - 1996
    Collaborator: E Heald, Secondary Author

    Rotational Mold System Having Energy Storage and Recovery, American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering, Congress 1996, 96-WA/MET-4 - 1996
    Collaborators: R Farrell, Co-Author; K Fisher, Co-Author

    Heat Transfer Users Guide for ANSYS 5.1, ANSYS, Inc. - 1995
    Collaborators: E Heald, Secondary Author; D Roth, Secondary Author

    Not So Simple Heat Transfer For Finned Heat Sinks, 1995 ANSYS Conference in Japan - 1995
    Collaborators: E Heald, Secondary Author; E Horne, Secondary Author

    Not So Simple Heat Transfer For Finned Heat Sinks, 1995 ANSYS Conference in Korea - 1995
    Collaborators: E Heald, Secondary Author; E Horne, Secondary Author

    Finite Element Analysis Applications in Undergraduate Engineering, Computers in Education Journal - 1995

    Finite Element Analysis in Engineering Technology, Journal of Engineering Technology - 1995
    Collaborator: D Roth, Co-Author

    Computer Visualization - January, 1995

    Not So Simple Heat Transfer For Finned Heat Sinks, International ANSYS Conference 1994 - 1994
    Collaborators: E Heald, Secondary Author; E Horne, Secondary Author

    Substructuring User's Guide, Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc. - 1993

    Customizing the UADAPT macro of the ANSYS program, ANSYS TechNotes - June, 1993

    Substructuring with the ANSYS Program, Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc. - 1991

    Command Abbreviations in ANSYS 4.4A, ANSYS News - 1990

    Graphics Setup Using Macros, ANSYS News - 1990

    Graphics Tip, ANSYS News - 1990

    New Substructure Interface, ANSYS News - 1990
    Collaborator: C Rogers, Co-Author

    Postprocessing, Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc. - 1989

    Finite Element Predictions of Free Convection Heat Transfer Coefficients of Simulated Electronic Circuit Boards, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Journal of Electronic Packaging - 1989
    Collaborator: C Rajakumar, Co-Author

    Tektronix Terminal Setting After Exiting ANSYS, ANSYS News - 1989
    Collaborator: J Lesko, Secondary Author

    Buoyancy-Induced Flow Computations in Electronic Packaging Using the ANSYS Program, ANSYS TechNotes - 1988
    Collaborators: C Rajakumar, Co-Author; J Finkel, Co-Author

    Casting Solidification: Residual Stress and Permanent Distortion, ANSYS TechNotes - 1988
    Collaborator: L Panzer, Secondary Author

    User's update - Estimating Solution File Sizes For ANSYS 4.3, ANSYS News - 1988

    2D Fluid Flow Element (STIF15), Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc. - 1987

    Finite Element Predictions of Free Convection Heat Transfer Coefficients of Simulated Electronic Circuit Boards, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Winter Annual Meeting - 1987
    Collaborator: C Rajakumar, Co-Author

    Investigations of Free Convection Heat Transfer in Electronic Packaging Using the ANSYS Finite Element Program, International ANSYS Conference - 1987
    Collaborator: C Rajakumar, Co-Author

    Graphics Update, ANSYS News - 1987

    Torsion Analysis with ANSYS Thermal Analogy, ANSYS TechNotes - 1987

    User's Update - ANSYS Rev. 4.3 Graphics, ANSYS News - 1987

    Finite Element Design Optimization of the WABCO 170 Ton Haulpak Truck Frame, Society of Automotive Engineers Earthmoving Industry Conference, SAE paper 860748 - 1986

    Education

    MS, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

    BS, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State Universtiy