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Lawrence Zavodney

Larry Zavodney, PhD

Senior Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Zavodney was a member of The Ohio State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Yarmouk University engineering faculty before coming to Cedarville in 1992. He is an internationally known expert in nonlinear vibrations. He has worked in the tire, nuclear power, and fossil fuel industries. Dr. Zavodney's areas of expertise include design, engineering mechanics, and advanced mathematics.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.S.M.E., The University of Akron
  • B.S.M.E., The University of Akron
  • Registered Professional Engineer

Scholarly Works

  • Computer Aided Acoustical Correlation of Pathological Cartilage Generated Noise (Lawrence D. Zavodney) Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications (1977)
  • Identification of Nonlinearity in Structural Systems: Theory, Simulation, and Experiment (Lawrence D. Zavodney) Applied Mechanics Reviews (1991)
  • Bifurcations and Chaos in Parametrically Excited Single-Degree-of-Freedom Systems (Lawrence D. Zavodney, A. H. Nayfeh and N. E. Sanchez) Nonlinear Dynamics (1990)
  • Role of CFD in Undergraduate Research in the Design of a Supermileage Competition Vehicle (Peter Burban, Harwood A. Hegna and Lawrence D. Zavodney) North Central Section of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference (2008)
  • A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Parametrically Excited Nonlinear Mechanical Systems (Lawrence D. Zavodney) Faculty Dissertations (1987)