RIT Engineering Professor Emeritus Co-Writes Textbook

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Richard Budynas, of South Bristol, a professor emeritus in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, has co-written a new textbook, Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design, 8th edition (McGraw-Hill).

The text links design and analysis by blending fundamental concepts with real-world applications and examples. Intended for beginner-level students, it includes an online learning center.

“It familiarizes students with both the basis for decisions and the standards of industrial components,” Budynas says. “As they transition into practicing engineers, they’ll find this text indispensable as a reference.”

The text was co-written with J. Keith Nisbett, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Missouri–Rolla.

Budynas, a native of Schenectady, was an RIT faculty member from 1971 through 2005. He served as associate department head of mechanical engineering (1991-1999) and the James E. Gleason Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1985-1991). Budynas previously co-wrote Roark’s Formulas for Stress and Strain, 7th edition (McGraw-Hill), and wrote Advanced Strength and Applied Stress Analysis, 2nd edition (McGraw-Hill), and a chapter in the book, Interactive Graphics in CAD (UNIPUB Publishing Co.).

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