Ronald Priebe

Ronald Priebe
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Degrees & Professional Registration: 
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1970
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Valparaiso University, 1958
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, North Carolina, Illinois
  • Machine Design
  • Stress Analysis
  • Industrial Products
  • Research and Development
  • Forensic Engineering
Other Professional Appointments: 
  • Aachen, Germany, Summer 1998, Visiting Herr Professor at the Fachhochschule
  • Bethune, France, Summers of 1995 and 1996, Visiting Professor at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie
  • One month Industrial Fluid Power course; self-prepared and delivered approximately 90% of it; Federal Pulp and paper, Riegelwood, NC 1980
  • Prepared and delivered approximately (60) Fundamentals of Engineering (previously Engineering In Training, EIT) and Principles and Practices of Engineering, (PE) review courses Charlotte, NC, 1975 through 1992
  • Introduction to Hydraulics: Instructor, Fluid Power Society, Charlotte, NC, Summer 1981 and 1982
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers; one session, Charlotte, NC
  • Gilbarco, Incorporated, Greensboro, North Carolina Summer, 1981; Consulting Engineer
  • Consulted for well over 100 different companies.  In the last five years, consulted for the following:
  • A.M. Haire Body Company, Manufacturing, NC
  • Clinitex Holding, Inc., NC
  • Clintex Medical, Manufacturing, NC
  • Corning, Manufacturing, NC
  • Fiber Composites LLC, Manufacturing, NC
  • FLA Orthopedics, Manufacturing, FL
  • George Hamo & Associates, Attorneys at Law, NC
  • German Government, Education at the Fachhochschule in Aachen, Germany
  • Hamilton Gaskins Fay & Moon, Attorneys at Law, NC
  • Harkey, Lambeth et al, Attorneys at Law, NC
  • Kilpatrick Stockton, Attorneys at Law, NC
  • LeeBoy, Manufacturing, NC
  • Murata Wiedemann, Manufacturing, NC
  • Prentice Hall (Simon & Schuster) Publishers
  • Ramsey Products, Manufacturing, NC
  • Reynold’s Industries, Manufacturing, SC
  • S & ME, Consulting Engineers, NC
  • Sigmon, Sigmon & Isenhower, Attorneys at Law, NC
  • UNC Charlotte, Research, NC
Recent Publications: 
  • Several Confidential Technical Reports
  • Design of Machine Elements, Seventh Edition, M.F. Spotts and T.E. Shoup, Prentice Hall, 1998
  • Fluid Mechanics with Applications, Anthony Esposito, Prentice Hall, 1998
Honors & Awards: 
  • Research Contract with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Project “Strain Rate Sensitivity of Plain Carbon and Type 304 Stainless Steel in the Elastic and Plastic Regions.” Application: Elastic-Plastic Behavior Of High Pressure H2O And Steam Pipes In Nuclear Power Plants.