Skip to main content
Books On Engineering

Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)

Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)

Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)
By Richard Budynas, Keith Nisbett

List Price: $291.88
Price: $186.00

Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Ships from and sold by RushLtd

50 new or used available from $81.99

Average customer review: logo
(142 customer reviews)

Book Description

Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications.

The ninth edition of Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design maintains the approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #336485 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-01-29
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.10" h x 1.60" w x 8.40" l, 4.74 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1120 pages

Editorial Reviews

About the Author
McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
4Informative, but not a stand-alone text
By A. Bush
I purchased this book for my ENGM400: Mechanical Engineering Design class. I gained a lot from that class, but that was LARGELY due to a very experienced professor with excellent presentation abilities. This textbook is filled with useful information, but without a professional to explain how to use many of the concepts presented, it is nearly useless. Until you have been taught the purpose of various tables and charts, and guided through the methods of analyzing many of the problems contained inside, this book will only confuse you.

The book does provide many excellent examples, but unfortunately some of these are severely lacking in explanation, leaving you to puzzle over WHY the authors chose to solve problems the way they did; other problem types are completely missing a corresponding example and are just as confusing.

Obviously, if this textbook is a requirement for your class, reading this review won't persuade you not to buy it. To be honest, I would actually recommend buying it rather than borrowing or leasing, because once you have been instructed in its use it has a ton of helpful information and I have been using it for reference at my place of employment. However, don't expect to pick it up as something to read for knowledge without a course to accompany it.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4It contains a TON of incredibly useful information. And thankfully it does a decent job ...
By Amazon Customer
Shigley's is a go to text for mechanical engineers (and rightfully so). It contains a TON of incredibly useful information. And thankfully it does a decent job of explaining the material. I had two issues with it. First, it is so dense and not easy to read. Of course it's hard material but the authors made no attempts to make it a lighter read. Second, it fails to use units at times. This happened both in example problems and in equations. Sometimes it would give two different equations: one for us and one for SI, but you had to check carefully to make sure you're putting in the right units.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Great reference book for engineers
By Matt K.
Bought this as a reference book for my engineering job. The example problems being in SI units is a really minor issue considering how much cheaper this is than the US hardcover version. Might not work for homework in school, but it works great as a refresher for me at work!

See all 142 customer reviews...
We strive to provide excellent resources for our site visitors.
We make available for information whatever we consider to be a good source of information to Engineering students and practitioners.
If you have any complaint about any of our partners products, please let us know by writing a review at Amazon Product Reviews, so that we may remove it from our store