Joseph E. Shigley (deceased) Charles R. Mischke, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Aimes, Iowa. He has authored many technical papers on designing to a reliability specification, computer-aided design, and design morphology. He was Coeditor-in-Chief with J.E. Shigley of the Standard Handbook of Machine Design, Second Edition (1996). Thomas Hunter Brown, PhD, PE, is Faculty Associate at North Carolina State University. He currently manages both the FE review program and the Civil Engineering PE Review Program at the University’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE). In addition to fulfilling his course development and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Brown also teaches review courses for the Mechanical Engineering PE Review Program offered by the University and a private professional development firm. Prior to coming to NC State, Dr. Brown worked as a mechanical engineer for Scientific-Atlanta, Fluor Daniel Construction, and Burlington Industries.
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