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Mr. Paul Meyer

Temporary Lecturer

Office: 222 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: (864) 656-5537
Fax: (864) 656-4435

Paul J. Meyer joined the ME Department in 2012 as a Temporary Lecturer when he retired from General Electric after 37 years of service as a design engineer. He started his career working at Ordnance Systems in Pittsfield, Massachusetts doing electronic packaging for Navy systems. This work included structural, shock, vibration and acoustical analysis of large electronic cabinets for submarines often with the aid of FEA. Other projects included working on designs for a fast attack torpedo, a transmission for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, deck analysis of Trident submarines, analysis of radar directors, and a muffler and test equipment for a 155mm liquid propellant howitzer. Paul later transferred to Power Systems, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to work on Navy based steam turbine/generator sets used to power fast attack submarines. This work included shock and vibration analysis consisting of FEA work using ANSYS and NASTRAN and acoustical and vibration testing using FFT and data acquisition systems. While at Fitchburg, he transitioned to doing flange to flange design of small and medium size commercial steam turbines. This work included doing rotordynamics analysis and testing of the units. In 1997, he transferred to Schenectady, NY to work on gas turbines. The early work there included low cycle fatigue, high cycle fatigue, fracture mechanics, ANSYS modeling and rotordynamics analysis. Later he transitioned to directing a team of 8 engineers to design and build 7H and 9H compressor and turbine rotors and instrumented load couplings. After transferring to Greenville, SC in 1999, Paul became the program manager for the Advance Course in Engineering for all of GE Energy. This is a 3 year international training program for entry level engineers to learn specifics of engineering at GE Energy and to obtain a master’s degree in engineering. In the 9 years Paul ran this program, over 500 students participated.


Professional Engineering License, 1976
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1976
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1973

Paul Meyer