Department : Mechanical Engineering
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Phone : 718-862-7443
Office : RLC 207B
- Ph.D. in Engineering Science, Columbia University
- Master of Philosophy, Columbia University
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, SUNY Stony Brook
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Bradford
Since 1981, Dr. Pritchard has taught mechanical engineering courses at Manhattan College. He has published a number of undergraduate and technical textbooks relating to engineering education. Most recently, Dr. Pritchard has focused on the use of computer software in teaching engineering analysis, in particular on the use of Mathcad and Excel.
In his spare time, Dr. Pritchard enjoys riding his motorcycle around the Pennsylvania countryside, taking long walks with his dog Sushi, and reading British and U.S. history. He is also a frequent reader of the Economist, The New Yorker and Scientific American magazines.
- Design Engineer, Ford Motor Company, Livonia, Michigan. Design and development of automobile transmission components, 1977-1978.
- Engineer, British Rail, York, England. Training in methods of vehicle fabrication, equipment maintenance, etc., 1967-1971
- Principle Investigator in Manhattan College Project Contract #56.236. Evaluating fuel additive for private company.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publications & Professional Activities
- Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 9th Ed., Wiley, New York, 2015.
- Mathcad: A Tool for Engineering Problem Solving, 2nd Ed, McGraw Hill, New York, 2008.
- PC Applications and the Engineering Curriculum, Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education, Middle Atlantic Section, April 15, 2000.
- Invited main speaker: The Role of Mathcad in Mechanical Engineering, seminar at the University of Waterloo, Canada, December 8, 1998.
- Use of Mathcad as a Primary Interface for Teaching Engineering Mathematics,Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education, Middle Atlantic Section, November, 1994.
- Use of Mathcad to Compute Experimental Uncertainties, Computers in Education Journal, Vol. ii, No.2, 1992.
- Deformed Surface Curve Measurements Using Photogrammetric Techniques, (with Zella L. Kahn-Jetter and James A. Turso) Experimental Techniques, Vol. 16, No.1, 1992.
- Inviscid Flow at the Trailing Edge of an Airfoil, International Journal of Applied Engineering Education, Vol. 7, No. 5, 1991.
- Two-Phase Flows in Chemical Engineering, David Azbel, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1981.
Honors & Awards
- Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Teacher of the year, Manhattan College 1988, 1995, 2007, 2013.
- ENGG 614 Engineering Mathematics
- ENGS 115 Introduction to Engineering
- ENGS 116 Introduction to Engineering Computation
- MECH 231 Solid Mechanics Laboratory
- MECH 302 Applied Thermodynamics
- MECH 318 Fluid Mechanics I
- MECH 319 Fluid Mechanics II